The Very Best of Cream

The Very Best of Cream

by Cream


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/09/1995
Label: Universal Int'l
UPC: 0731452375223
catalogNumber: 5237522

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cream   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
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
Robert Stigwood   Arranger
John Luard Timperley   Engineer
Hugh Fielder   Liner Notes
Janet Godfrey   Composer

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The Very Best of Cream 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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glauver More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
one of the moist influencial bands of all time, i really enjoyed this cd. go out and buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
its kickass no dowt bout it