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  Newegg.com - Image Entertainment, Inc. Cream - Farewell Concert Not Rated Musical & Performing Arts DVD
Image Entertainment, Inc. Cream - Farewell Concert Not Rated Musical and Performing Arts DVD
On November 26, 1968, London's illustrious Royal Albert Hall was jammed to its gilded rafters with rock fans ready for the final concert of what many still consider the greatest band that ever played.
That band, Cream, featured the legendary Eric Clapton (aka "Slowhand") on lead guitar, the great drummer Ginger Baker (also of the classic rock band Blind Faith), and lead singer-bassist Jack Bruce in a trio that made some of the most amazing rock songs of the Sixties.
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  Cream (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cream epitomised the high energy sound of the time, anchored in a familiar blues style; from the traditional blues classics such as "Crossroads" and "Born Under a Bad Sign," through more eccentric imagery found in "Strange Brew" and "Tales of Brave Ulysses," and culminating in the protracted indulgences of "Spoonful" and "Toad".
Cream broke up in November 1968 due to clashing egos and divergent musical visions: Bruce and Baker were notorious for not getting along, and Clapton famously related how he once suddenly stopped playing in a concert without either of the others noticing.
Cream made a significant impact upon the popular music of the time, together with The Who providing a heavy yet technically proficient musical theme that foreshadowed the emergence of bands like Led Zeppelin in the later 1960s and 1970s, and contributed to the emergence of most later forms of heavy metal and hard rock music.
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 Talk:Cream - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If there is no objection, I will move cream (food) back to cream and place a link to cream (band) at the bottom of cream's page.
Cream was the biggest band around back in the 60's, excluding the beatles.
I have certainly heard of Cream (band) and Cream (color), but Cream (food) remains semantically the most central, statistically the most common, and substantively the most used of all these creams.
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 Reason to Rock: Cream
Cream was also very much a product of a unique point in time, starting as they did in 1966 and continuing through 1969.
Cream was one of the first groups to use the newer Marshall amplifiers on the road, and thus was able to produce an overwhelming sound in the largest of halls, even with only three musicians on stage.
Although Cream stayed together for only two years — and long enough to produce three and a half studio albums — this group still has the distinction of being the only band to feature the talents of Eric Clapton for this long a run.
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 Cream - Those Were The Days   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cream was everything the super groups of the 70's so desperately tried to be: incredible musicians with incredible songs, and a free-flowing attitude that anything could happen on any given night or in any given situation.
Cream wasn't afraid to embellish their own material or some old blues standard -- for the sake of making it their own.
Almost thirty years later, it's amazing that Cream is still fresh in the mind of a lot of music lovers.
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 BBC - h2g2 - Cream - the Band
Cream was a band in the late 1960s (1966 - 1969) that broke new musical ground and set new records for record sales.
All the band's members came from the same general sort of musical background; Clapton was a blues man, while Baker and Bruce were regulars on the jazz circuit.
After Clapton's suggestion of 'Sweet'n'Sour Rock'n'Roll' was rejected, they chose the name 'Cream' after Clapton said 'we're the cream', referring to the fact that they were all the most proficient players of their respective instruments at the time.
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 Cream   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I wanted to give this album a nine but unfortunately, Cream tagged on a second album, a live one at that and it proves to be the downfall of the record.
In addition to which Cream were one of the most inspirational groups of the time.    They pioneered progressive rock, and were emulated by countless bands that followed.
The band had an unfortunately short career that spanned just this one album which really sucks because this is a great album.
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 Blind Faith - Simple English Wikipedia
It was formed by Eric Clapton (who had been in the band Cream) and Steve Winwood (who was in the band Traffic).
Also in the band were Ginger Baker (who was Cream's drummer) and Rick Grech (who was in the band "Family").
Clapton, Winwood, and many other people had high expectations for the new band, but many people did not like the new stuff they were doing, and wanted to hear music like Cream and Traffic made.
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 Cream (band) -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Celebrated as one of the first great power trios and supergroups of rock, their sound was characterised by a melange of blues and psychedelia, combining Clapton's mastery of the genre with the airy voice of Jack Bruce and, at times, manic rhythms of Ginger Baker.
Bruce has stated that without Clapton's influence the band would more likely have played a kind of jazz, although what they played in concert was indeed jazz-rock fusion, and Baker commented in a 2005 interview (included with the Cream reunion DVD) that he and Bruce consider Clapton a jazz musician, even if Clapton himself doesn't.
The band reunited in May 2005 for a series of four shows at the Royal Albert Hall, where they had played their final concerts in 1968 (documented on the album Goodbye.) The reformed band also played at Madison Square Garden from October 24 - 26, 2005.
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 Profiles on Cream-plus! - the Sri Lankan Dance Band of Auckland NZL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cream was founded in December 2000 by Hemantha and Anusha, as a duo bringing years of international and ethnic musical experience to Auckland.
The necessity of a live Sri-Lankan band to back such top class Sri-Lankan artists was sensed at this point, without having to bring any Musicians from Sri-Lanka due to the cost factor.
Cream Plus was founded in July 2004 comprising a bunch of highly talented Sri-Lankan youth to fulfill this need for a live Sri-Lankan band, to back such artists and to cater to various audiences here in Auckland.
cream-plus.net /profile   (213 words)

This is what most people were expecting out of Cream, and while they should be applauded for their bravery in exploring other areas, it was very kind of them to reward the more 'down-to-earth' people.
This time, Cream is further experimenting in the studios: eastern influences/rising falling climaxes ("Passing the Time"- yeh!), violins and acoustic guitar ("As You Said"- yikes!, "Deserted Cities of the Heart"-yeh!), and trumpets (the bizarre yet somewhat amusing "Pressed Rat and Warthog"), and funk ("Politican", good riff!).
But Cream as a live band was all about the spark of inspiration that would send them off into all manner of jamming sequences, with the ever-present threat that the song might not end for another ten minutes.
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 Ray Minhinnett
Cream were the archetypal virtuoso, power rock blues trio featuring Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce, and Cream'd emulate that period of virtuoso musicianship thrillingly.
The set includes such Cream classics as Sunshine of Your Love, White Room (from which the band's tourname derives) I Feel Free, Badge, Theme from An Imaginary Western and Tales of Ulysses as well as highlights from the band's million selling albums such as Disraeli Gears, Fresh Cream, and Wheels of Fire.
Cream'd don't attempt to be a tribute band who dress up, but rather allow the music to stand on its own.
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 Amazon.com: The Very Best of Cream: Music: Cream   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Very Best of Cream is a must have for any Cream fan, this album showcases the versitility of a trio of musicians who, joined together for such a short time but concieved some titles that still sound fresh today.
Indeed, Cream, which also included drummer Ginger Baker and bassist/pianist/guitarist Jack Bruce, covered 30's blues legend Skip James' "I'm So Glad." The bulk of material on this very best of collection is taken from their two best albums, Disraeli Gears and Wheels of Fire, but there are some songs from Fresh Cream and Goodbye.
Cream really gets it right on the scathing satire of "Politician" Hearing "I support the left, though I'm leaning toward the right/but I'm just not there, when it's coming down to a fight" would've been ideal for Clinton when he embraced some of Gingrich's Contract on America platform.
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 CNN.com - Supergroup Cream rises again - Sep 27, 2005
None of this would have surprised Cream fans in the 1960s -- the acrimony and excesses within the supergroup being as well known as their musical riffs.
Cream burst onto the scene unexpectedly in 1966 -- three musicians little known outside their individual musical spheres but very much aware of their own abilities, as was evident in the choice of group's name.
But Clapton hinted at a possible reunion in 1993, when the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and played a brief set for the audience.
www.cnn.com /2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/05/03/cream.reunion.concert   (994 words)

 Cream Reunion on DVD and CD
In just under three years, the band produced three seminal studio albums, "Fresh Cream" (1966), "Disraeli Gears" (1967) and "Wheels of Fire" (1968) and secured worldwide acclaim and commercial success with their unique take on electrified blues.
The band were a prolific and thrilling live act and toured incessantly in their short, but remarkable, history.
The last time the band played together was in 1993 when they were inaugurated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Los Angeles.
www.ericclaptonportal.com /news/2005/08/cream-reunion-cd-dvd.html   (316 words)

 Amazon.com: Fresh Cream: Music: Cream   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fresh Cream was Cream's debut and the first of their three consecutive fantastic albums made while they were together.
On 'Fresh Cream' Clapton is at his fiery best, and not on any of the other subsequent Cream albums did he sound this good in the studio.
This is Cream's best studio album in terms of sound and performance, with not one duff track or filler on it, compared to their subsequent releases, and it has a live feel to it.
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 Cream Discography at CD Universe
Though they were only together for two brief years (1966-1968), the London-based power trio Cream changed the face of rock with their jazz-schooled psychedelic blues--and never more so than on their 1967 classic DISRAELI GEARS.
The London-based band were only together for a brief couple years (1966-1968), but their success opened the door for subsequent generations of blues-rockers and power trios.
After Baker and Clapton's reunion in Blind Faith, all three members of Cream went on to lengthy solo careers, ranging from Baker's experimental jazz and world music to Bruce's folk and jazz to Clapton's traditional blues and mainstream rock.
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 Cream Reunion - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shortly after the 1960s supergroup Cream was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the band's aloof lead guitarist, Eric Clapton, became emotional.
On the contrary, there was tremendous anticipation: Each band member--Clapton on lead guitar, Bruce on bass guitar and Baker on drums--had already been proclaimed by music insiders as "the best ever" on his instrument.
The band members had little time left for developing new material and, with strong egos all, couldn't survive their own fabulous celebrity.
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 Eric Clapton & Cream - Great Guitar Sites on the Web
Eric also appeared with the Plastic Ono Band on that group's single "Cold Turkey," which was released on October 24, 1969.
It was in 1970 that Eric finally decided to form his own band, Derek and the Dominos.
CREAM developed a form of communication between musicians which was hitherto unheard of.
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 Cream's "Sunshine" Days Are Over - Oct 27, 2005 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to a Reuters report, the band's promoter and publicist say the trio's recent shows were likely their last.
After the jam, an emotional Clapton told audience members that he was "moved" by the band's performance, sparking a decade's worth of talk of a possible reunion.
Cream was formed in 1966 when Clapton left another Hall of Fame band, the Yardbirds, and hooked up with Bruce, a Scotsman from blues outfit Manfred Mann, and Baker, who played toms for the Graham Bond Organization.
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Clapton returns for Cream dates
The band last played together in 1993 when they were inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Many fans had flown over from the USA to witness the reunion, which Clapton, 60, is said to have agreed to because of the failing health of the other former members of the band.
Although the band were only together for less than three years, they recorded three albums which sold more than 35 million copies.
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 CNN.com - Rock band promotes ice cream, environment - April 2, 2002
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The unlikely mixture of a rock band, an ice cream company and a U.S. senator have launched "One Sweet Whirled" -- a new ice cream flavor -- in a campaign against global warming.
The Dave Matthews Band, Ben & Jerry's and Sen. Jim Jeffords, I-Vermont, announced the effort Tuesday at a news conference.
The new ice cream -- a blend of caramel and coffee flavors, with marshmallow and caramel swirls and coffee-flavored fudge chips -- is a twist on the title of the band's environmental single from the early 1990s, "One Sweet World."
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