Gold

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There has been no shortage of Cream compilations over the years -- as a matter of fact, they far outnumber the group's actual albums, of which there were merely four true, they were recorded during an insanely productive two-year lifespan -- but 2005's Gold is arguably the best of the lot. Released as part of Universal's ongoing Gold series, Cream's installment spans 29 tracks over the course of two discs, with the first CD being devoted to their studio work it weighs in at 21 tracks and the second devoted to live recordings it runs only eight songs, which illustrates how much they improvised in concert. Not only are all of the usual suspects here -- the hits "I...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
There has been no shortage of Cream compilations over the years -- as a matter of fact, they far outnumber the group's actual albums, of which there were merely four true, they were recorded during an insanely productive two-year lifespan -- but 2005's Gold is arguably the best of the lot. Released as part of Universal's ongoing Gold series, Cream's installment spans 29 tracks over the course of two discs, with the first CD being devoted to their studio work it weighs in at 21 tracks and the second devoted to live recordings it runs only eight songs, which illustrates how much they improvised in concert. Not only are all of the usual suspects here -- the hits "I Feel Free," "Strange Brew," "Sunshine of Your Love," "Tales of Brave Ulysses," "Badge," "Swlabr," "Crossroads," and "Politician" -- but this includes such gems as "World of Pain," "Passing the Time," "Doing That Scrapyard Thing," and "What a Bringdown." While there are a handful of cuts that might have deserved inclusion -- chief among them "Four Until Late," "Take It Back," and "As You Said" -- everything essential is here, and each disc draws a near-definitive portrait of what the group achieved on-stage and in the studio. As a relatively concise overview, Gold can't be beat -- it tells you everything you need to know about this legendary supergroup.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2005
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • UPC: 602498801468
  • Catalog Number: 000419302
  • Sales rank: 12,638

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Feel Free (2:54)
  2. 2 N.S.U. (2:44)
  3. 3 Sweet Wine (3:19)
  4. 4 I'm So Glad (4:01)
  5. 5 Strange Brew (2:49)
  6. 6 Sunshine of Your Love (4:12)
  7. 7 World of Pain (3:05)
  8. 8 Tales of Brave Ulysses (2:49)
  9. 9 Swlabr (2:34)
  10. 10 We're Going Wrong (3:29)
  11. 11 White Room (4:59)
  12. 12 Sitting on Top of the World (5:00)
  13. 13 Passing the Time (4:33)
  14. 14 Politician (4:13)
  15. 15 Those Were the Days (2:56)
  16. 16 Born Under a Bad Sign (3:12)
  17. 17 Deserted Cities of the Heart (3:41)
  18. 18 Anyone for Tennis (2:39)
  19. 19 Badge (2:46)
  20. 20 Doing That Scrapyard Thing (3:16)
  21. 21 What a Bringdown (3:57)
Disc 2
  1. 1 N.S.U. (10:13)
  2. 2 Sleepy Time Time (6:51)
  3. 3 Rollin' and Tumblin' (6:34)
  4. 4 Spoonful (16:45)
  5. 5 Crossroads (4:15)
  6. 6 Sunshine of Your Love (7:24)
  7. 7 I'm So Glad (9:12)
  8. 8 Toad (16:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cream Primary Artist
Ginger Baker Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Jack Bruce Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Cello, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
George Harrison Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Felix Pappalardi Organ, Bass, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Mellotron, Swiss Hand Bells, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Skip James Composer
Ginger Baker Composer
William Bell Composer
Jack Bruce Composer
George Harrison Composer
Adrian Barber Engineer, Remixing
Pete Brown Composer
Howlin' Wolf Composer
Eric Clapton Arranger, Composer
Tom Dowd Engineer, Audio Production
Bill Halverson Engineer
Robert Johnson Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer
Damon Lyon-Shaw Engineer
Muddy Waters Composer
Felix Pappalardi Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Robert Stigwood Producer
Mike Taylor Composer
John Luard Timperley Engineer
Gail Collins Composer
Vartan Art Direction
Suha Gur Mastering
Martin Sharp Composer
John Timperly Engineer
Scott Schinder Liner Notes, Essay
Janet Godfrey Composer
Jim Marshall Cover Photo
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