“The only good music is when good musicians play for each other. I believe that’s what made Cream so different from the other rock groups.” Jack Bruce
Following the acclaimed release of Cream’s 10 UK and US 7” singles’ boxed-set package towards the end of last year comes this superb 4 album/5CD set celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cream’s inception in 1966. The Classic Album Selection features the band’s complete studio albums – Fresh Cream, Disraeli Gears, Wheels Of Fire and Goodbye; four incredible albums, which left an indelible mark in rock history.
With Cream, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton, set the template for a whole new generation of rock music with their innate musical virtuosity. Although they were only together for just over two years, Cream blazed an indelible trail through the latter half of the 1960s with their challenging and exquisite mélange of blues, pop and psychedelia; their influence at their peak, and in the years following their break-up, was immense. Cream have sold over 15 million albums worldwide, had the world's first platinum-selling double album with ‘Wheels Of Fire’, had 3 of their 4 albums listed in Rolling Stones magazines’ 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 and received a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement the same year.
CREAM CLASSIC ALBUM SELECTION
Cream – Fresh Cream - The band’s first album - Includes the singles N.S.U, Spoonful and Cat’s Squirrel - Released in 1966 - # 101 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time -
Cream – Disraeli Gears - The bands 2nd album, released in 1967 - Includes the singles Strange Brew (#17 in the UK charts), Sunshine Of Your Love (#25 in the UK Charts). - Reached #5 in UK charts, #4 in the US charts in 1968 - #114 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. - In 1999, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame
Cream – Wheels Of Fire - CD1 – Wheels Of Fire & CD2 – Wheels Of Fire (Live At The Fillmore, San Francisco) - Reached #3 in the United Kingdom and #1 in the United States, becoming the first ever platinum-selling double album - # 205 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time
Cream - Goodbye - Released in 1969 - Includes the single Badge (#18 in the UK chart) - #1 in the United Kingdom and # 2 in the United States