This two-disc version of Cream
entry gathers 14 tracks featuring "the best" of the seminal power trio's recordings from 1966-1969. All the usual suspects are contained on the studio disc, including "Sunshine of Your Love," "Strange Brew," "White Room," and "Tales of Brave Ulysses." The second disc is devoted to live recordings, highlighted by such classic performances as "Crossroads," "Rollin and Tumblin," and "Sweet Wine," which clocks in at 15:16. Icon 2
is the better set in the series, as it provides an excellent contrast between the intensity and improvisation of Cream's live gigs and their relatively straightforward approach in the studio.