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Return to Book Page. Preview — Cream by Chris Welch. Written by Chris Welch, former Melody Maker journalist and Cream confidante, this newly-researched book is the first full account of rock's premiere three-man supergroup: From Cream's formation in to their breakup in , the book analyzes the group's working methods and offers detailed des Book. From Cream's formation in to their breakup in , the book analyzes the group's working methods and offers detailed descriptions of all their recordings.

A special section explores the musical interactions of Clapton, Bruce and Baker, plus key songwriters Bruce and Pete Brown. With rare full-color photos throughout, it also includes a complete discography, studio sessionography, and diary of live shows. Paperback , pages. Published December 1st by Backbeat Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Cream , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Jun 23, Drew Athans rated it really liked it. My full and detailed review can be found on my website: While not perfect, this is a very good book that is the definitive story of the band.

The career diary at the end of the book is a great touch and very nice to have.

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Lots of great photographs as well as some interesting information. Aug 20, Patrick Macke rated it really liked it Shelves: Efficient telling, cool photos, concert playbills, etc. The band didn't last long and neither did the book; a small dose of the talented trio was just the ticket.

It happened like yesterday What a group that was, this book brought back memories like no other Brilliantly written books like this should always be written. Lakshminarayanan rated it really liked it Mar 28, Joseph O rated it really liked it Jun 11, It was really a wonderful experience musically, and it just went into the realms of stupidity. Clapton had also become interested in the music of Bob Dylan 's former backing group, now known as the Band , and their debut album, Music from Big Pink , [3] which proved to be a welcome breath of fresh air, to Clapton, in comparison to the incense and psychedelia that had defined Cream.

At the beginning of their farewell tour on 4 October , in Oakland, California , nearly the entire set consisted of songs from Wheels of Fire: From its creation, Cream was faced with some fundamental problems that would later lead to its dissolution in November The rivalry between Bruce and Baker created tensions in the band. Clapton also felt that the members of the band did not listen to each other enough. Equipment during these years had also improved; new Marshall amplifier stacks produced more power, and Jack Bruce pushed the volume levels higher, creating tension for Baker, who would have trouble competing with roaring stacks.

Clapton spoke of a concert during which he stopped playing and neither Baker nor Bruce noticed. Cream decided that they would break up in May during a tour of the US. Cream were eventually persuaded to do one final album. The album, the appropriately titled Goodbye , was recorded in late and released in early , after the band had broken up. It featured six songs: Cream's "farewell tour" consisted of 22 shows at 19 venues in the United States from 4 October to 4 November , and two final farewell concerts at the Royal Albert Hall on 25 and 26 November that were opened by Yes who had formed three months earlier.

Both shows were sold out and attracted more attention than any other Cream concert, but their performance was regarded by many as below standard. Baker himself said of the concerts: Cream was better than that We knew it was all over. We knew we were just finishing it off, getting it over with. Classic Artists , he added that the band was getting worse by the minute. Cream's supporting acts were Taste featuring a young Rory Gallagher and the newly formed Yes , who received good reviews.

Three performances early in Cream's farewell tour were opened by Deep Purple.

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Deep Purple had originally agreed to open the entire U. Blind Faith , a band that included both Clapton and Baker, was formed after the demise of Cream, following an attempt by Clapton to recruit Steve Winwood into Cream in the hope that he would help act as a buffer between Bruce and Baker. All three members continued to explore new musical ideas and partnerships, play concerts and record music for over four decades after ending Cream. In , Cream were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and reformed to perform at the induction ceremony.

At Clapton's request, Cream reunited for a series of four shows, on 2, 3, 5, and 6 May at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the venue of their final concerts in Tickets for all four shows sold out in under an hour. Inspired by the success of the reunion, the band agreed to an additional set of three shows at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, from 24—26 October In February , Cream received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of their contribution to, and influence upon, modern music.

On the day prior to the Grammy ceremony, Bruce made a public statement that more one-off performances of Cream had been planned: However, this story was refuted by both Clapton and Baker, first by Clapton in a Times article from April The article stated that when asked about Cream, Clapton said: We did it and it was fun.

But life is too short. I've got lots of other things I would rather do, including staying at home with my kids.

The thing about that band was that it was all to do with its limits These comments were far more specific and explosive than Clapton's, as they were centred around his relationship with Jack Bruce. Ginger said, "When he's Dr. It's when he's Mr. Hyde that he's not. And I'm afraid he's still the same. I tell you this — there won't ever be any more Cream gigs, because he did Mr.

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Hyde in New York last year. Oh, he shouted at me on stage, he turned his bass up so loud that he deafened me on the first gig. What he does is that he apologises and apologises, but I'm afraid, to do it on a Cream reunion gig, that was the end. He killed the magic, and New York was like It was just a get through the gig, get the money sort of deal.

I was absolutely amazed. I mean, he demonstrated why he got the sack from Graham Bond and why Cream didn't last very long on stage in New York. I didn't want to do it in the first place simply because of how Jack was. I have worked with him several times since Cream, and I promised myself that I would never work with him again. When Eric first came up with the idea, I said no, and then he phoned me up and eventually convinced me to do it.

I was on my best behaviour and I did everything I could to make things go as smooth as possible, and I was really pleasant to Jack. Baker and Bruce would reunite on stage in London when Baker was awarded a lifetime achievement award by Zildjian. The band decided against it and this was confirmed by Bruce in a letter to the editor of the Jack Bruce fanzine, The Cuicoland Express , dated 26 September Dear Marc, We were going to do this tribute concert for Ahmet when it was to be at the Royal Albert Hall but decided to pass when it was moved to the O2 Arena and seemed to be becoming overly commercial.

He said, "Cream is over. On 25 October , Bruce died of liver disease in Suffolk, England at the age of 71, putting an end to any possibilities of another reunion. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Cream disambiguation. Psychedelic rock acid rock [1] blues rock hard rock. Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love".

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