INCLUDES FINAL EVER SHOW AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL
4 COMPLETE UK & US 1968 CONCERTS, AND 19 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS
“Cream was a shambling circus of diverse personalities who happened to find that catalyst together….. any one of us could have played unaccompanied for a good length of time. So you put the three of us together in front of an audience willing to dig it limitlessly, we could have gone on forever…. And we did….just going for the moon every time we played.”
- Eric Clapton
29 NOVEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company is delighted to announce the 4-CD, special edition of Cream’s Goodbye Tour Live 1968. Set for release in February 2020, this sumptuous set brings together 36 tracks, including 29 making their first appearance on CD, recorded during Cream’s farewell tour of the U.S. in October 1968 and their final UK date at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 26 of that same year. There are a total of 19 previously unreleased tracks, and a further 10 tracks from the Royal Albert Hall show, which have only ever been available on DVD. Rolling Stone magazine’s David Fricke supplies insightful liner notes, chronicling the group’s collective musical genius and their legendary final tour.
On its original release in February 1969, Goodbye, which combined live performances from their last tour dates with a handful of studio recordings, rose to the UK no. 1 slot and to no. 2 on the U.S. Billboard chart. This new expanded edition comprises three U.S. concerts; Oakland Coliseum, Los Angeles Forum, San Diego Sports Arena alongside London’s Royal Albert Hall. It captures Cream at their virtuosic best, at the end but also at the height of their career.
With Cream, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton, set the template for not only the ‘supergroup’ but also the ‘power trio’, with their innate musical talent and brilliance. Only coming together as Cream in July 1966, they shone briefly but blindingly brightly throughout two trailblazing years.
CREAM - GOODBYE TOUR LIVE 1968 Tracklist:
First authorized release of four historic complete 1968 concerts
DISC ONE – OCTOBER 4, 1968 – Oakland Coliseum, Oakland
(all tracks previously unreleased, except *)
DISC TWO – OCTOBER 19, 1968 – Los Angeles Forum, Los Angeles
(all tracks previously unreleased except *)
DISC THREE – OCTOBER 20, 1968 – San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego
(all tracks previously unreleased)
The Oakland Coliseum, Los Angeles Forum and San Diego Sports Arena concerts were mastered from the original 1968 analogue mix reels by Kevin Reeves at Universal Mastering, Nashville, TN.
DISC FOUR – CREAM FAREWELL CONCERT NOVEMBER 26, 1968 – Royal Albert Hall, London
(all tracks first-time release on CD)
The Royal Albert Hall concert was mastered from the original 1968 analogue transfer reels by Jason NeSmith at Chase Park Transduction, Athens, GA.