The Very Best of Cream

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
There have been many compilations drawn from the four albums Cream originally released between 1966 and 1969. But the one most commonly available since the early '80s was the ten-track Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream 1983, a barebones collection focusing on the group's hit singles. Note, then, that this album, despite the similar title, is a newly compiled 1995 CD/cassette containing all of the recordings on Strange Brew, plus ten more. It is thus the most comprehensive Cream anthology on the market, and includes all the group's essential tracks on a single disc with superior sound in a package containing good annotations.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
There have been many compilations drawn from the four albums Cream originally released between 1966 and 1969. But the one most commonly available since the early '80s was the ten-track Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream 1983, a barebones collection focusing on the group's hit singles. Note, then, that this album, despite the similar title, is a newly compiled 1995 CD/cassette containing all of the recordings on Strange Brew, plus ten more. It is thus the most comprehensive Cream anthology on the market, and includes all the group's essential tracks on a single disc with superior sound in a package containing good annotations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/9/1995
  • Label: Universal Int'l
  • UPC: 731452375223
  • Catalog Number: 5237522
  • Sales rank: 6,661

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wrapping Paper (2:21)
  2. 2 I Feel Free (2:51)
  3. 3 N.S.U. (2:43)
  4. 4 Sweet Wine (3:17)
  5. 5 I'm So Glad (3:57)
  6. 6 Spoonful (6:30)
  7. 7 Strange Brew (2:46)
  8. 8 Sunshine of Your Love (4:10)
  9. 9 Tales of Brave Ulysses (2:46)
  10. 10 Swlabr (2:31)
  11. 11 We're Going Wrong (3:26)
  12. 12 White Room (4:58)
  13. 13 Sitting On Top Of The World (4:58)
  14. 14 Politician (4:11)
  15. 15 Those Were the Days (2:53)
  16. 16 Born Under a Bad Sign (3:09)
  17. 17 Deserted Cities Of The Heart (3:38)
  18. 18 Crossroads (4:15)
  19. 19 Anyone for Tennis (2:38)
  20. 20 Badge (2:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cream Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Ginger Baker Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Jack Bruce Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Eric Clapton Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Ginger Baker Composer
Jack Bruce Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Ahmad Jamal Composer
Walter Vinson Composer
Adrian Barber Engineer
Pete Brown Composer
Lonnie Chatmon Composer
Eric Clapton Composer
Tom Dowd Engineer
Bill Halverson Engineer
Damon Lyon-Shaw Engineer
Felix Pappalardi Producer
Gene Raskin Composer
Robert Stigwood Arranger
John Luard Timperley Engineer
Hugh Fielder Liner Notes
Traditional Composer
Janet Godfrey Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
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  • Posted March 15, 2011

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    Memories OF A Bygone Era

    Cream was probably the best power trio ever assembled. They helped create the jam band format and Eric Clapton was a guitar pioneer.Since this compilation came out more extensive sets have been released. However, I think this collection shows off the band's creativity without burdening the listener with their notorious 15 to 20 minute live jams.The newer Gold 2 CD set has a disc of them if you are a fan of endless guitar-bass-drums excursions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    If you want to return back to the time you most remembered or are curious as to what the fuss about the 60's music was, this is the disc to get. The sweet music these three giants of their craft produced says it all. From the hectic and tight excitement of SWALBR to the mournful blues interpretation of SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD to the whimsy of ANYONE FOR TENNIS this power trio blasts off on track 1 and does not return until the last chord is plucked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome cd

    one of the moist influencial bands of all time, i really enjoyed this cd. go out and buy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What Happened!

    I hear a lot of talk about The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin. They are all great bands in rock history. But, to often I hear nothing mentioned about Cream. They are the driving force in modern rock music today. They basiclly invented heavy metal music. (yes, I said it: "invented"). Where as Black Sabbath took you there, Cream drew the map. The drive to be heard is what made this album so great. Ginger, Bruce, and Eric. Always sounded like they were trying to out play each other. This intern made this one really amazing album to listen to. If you r new to cream check out "Crossroads", and "White Room". They are good standards to start with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful !

    I was introduced to Cream in elementary school - they're a little past my time. However, they are my all time favorite rock band. Ginger Baker is a God when it comes to the drums. Anyhow, this CD showcases all of the members exceptional talents and uncommon chemistry. That they were able to produce so many masterpieces of American rock in roll is amazing; this album gives due tribute to that fact.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    awesome

    its kickass no dowt bout it

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    Posted March 12, 2011

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