Very Best of Cream AUS-Import
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|11. We're Going Wrong|
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Unavailable in the U.S.! Import pressing of this collection from the British trio, the most comprehensive single-disc Cream compilation on the market. Despite the fact the group was mostly esteemed as a live, Blues-based extended-jams outfit that sometimes didn't know when to quit, most of the songs here are tuneful, concise studio tracks with Beatle-esque touches in the arrangements; it's hard to imagine how anybody could dismiss gems like 'White Room', 'Strange Brew' or 'Badge' as excessive. 20 tracks. Polydor.
The groundbreaking work of this British psychedelic-blues supergroup deserves more thorough study, but this 20-song compilation provides a useful overview for newcomers. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker--virtuosos all--expanded the parameters of rock by incorporating a jazz sensibility into their distorted blues jams. This compilation mixes their odd original hits with a number of souped-up blues covers. The live version of Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" remains one of the greatest blues workouts a rock band has ever produced. Since Cream released only four albums, this set includesv most of the highlights, and it illustrates how Cream cast the seeds of heavy metal. -- Marc Greilsamer
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-If you're a casual fan who is seeking all of the big hits the group released over the years, you've come to the right place! Strange Brew, Sunshine of Your Love, White Room, Crossroads, Badge, and all the other tracks you have come to know and love can be found here.
-In addition to the big hits, you also get a number of underrated masterpieces, including I Feel Free and I'm So Glad. There is WAY more to this band than most people think.
-It's a compilation that is readily available in a number of stores.
-The price of this compilation will make it ideal to the casual fan.
-You get TWENTY TRACKS ON ONE DISC! That makes the set a great value.
-Many die-hard fans of the band will tell you that a few selections got deprived of their place on here, and I'm going to have to agree with that. Where's the title track from the Disreli Gears album?
-If you're a casual fan of Eric Clapton in general, I recommend buying a career-spanning compilation, rather than just one that covers his Cream years (the compilation entitled the Cream of Clapton would be a good bet.)
-Cream didn't release very many albums. You're better off buying them all separately.
What more can I say? If you're a casual Cream fan, I really doubt you'll be disappointed with this collection. These guys were classic hard rock gods, and this compilation proves that point twenty times over.
Cream, like any great band, was also wonderfully versatile. Not only did they do blues and hard-rock, but they did gentle lilting ballads and psychedelic jams. "Spoonful", the old Willie Dixon song, is remade into an epic, acid-blues track here. "Tales of Brave Ulysses" turns Homer on his head. "Politician" has one of my al ltime favorite Clapton riffs. "Wrapping Paper", the band's first single, is also sedate but great fun to sing along too. "Crossroads", a live track taken from their 1968 double album WHEEL OF FIRE (half studio, half live), is seen by many (including E.C. himself) as Clapton's definitive song. "Anyone For Tennis" sounds like an aural twin to "Wrapping Paper". For you Beatles fans, George Harrison co-wrote the last track to this album with Eric Clapton, the phenomenal "Badge", and also played rhythm guitar.
With any major band, there's been a long line of compilations for this band. This is one of the best ones. Longer than the Strange Brew comp from the 1980s, aimed at the causal listener looking for a single disc Cream, it's long enough to feature the majority of the most important work. If I'm not mistaken there's been some more comprehensive comps. released after this, but for a single disc jobber nothing beats this.
For the hard core Cream fans, there will be those who complain some tracks are left off. Cream only released four albums, so it's just as easy to get them. But if you're looking for an introduction to the band, this is one of the best places to start.
Powerful rhytms , advanced ideas and keep in mind that every one of these super gifted musician were among the top list in every one of his instruments.
Think in classical rock themes as The White Room , Badge, In the sunshine of your love , The tales of Brave Ulysses or Politician.
If you're a teenager, or even not, this album is a must for you because it's a decisive turning point in the rock music .
Cream was a status ensemble and still we can feel his powerful influence in certain bands.
A must in your collection.
Most recent customer reviews
Great collection , all their best for sure. All you need if your a casual fan.Published 5 months ago by CHRIS WEIR
My first introduction to Cream was a song on the classic rock station called "Crossroads" and I loved the way Clapton and Bruce played the lead gitar/bass duo-melodies in... Read morePublished on May 28 2004 by Black Cat de La Bear
From the opening notes of Wrapping Paper to the end of Badge, this album is the best classic rock you will ever hear. Read morePublished on March 26 2004 by KM
Classic British psychedelica - which clearly indicates that some of the lesser known (but still important Cream milestones) are also included. Read morePublished on March 2 2004
I bought this off the ebay and thought maybe I had been hoodwinked into purchasing some crappy BMG record club selection or something. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004 by Michael J. Manning
As a beginning guitarist i listened to this cd and was amazed. Eric Clapton has been one of my role models ever since my father introduced him to me a few years back. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2004