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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Every1TookMyName, Sep 6, 2001.
I would go with the first 4 and the live one.
Live Cream Vol II
...Very Best of Cream has most of their good stuff on it.
I like "Disraeli Gears".
"Crossroads" has about the hottest guitar soloing I've ever heard. Somehow, Bruce manages to rip it up simultaneously but doesn't get in Clapton's way. It's generally considered the song that made Clapton, "god."
"Anyone for Tennis" hinted at what was to come with Blind Faith.
'Sfunny: In their hey day, which lasted roughly 2 years or so, (The)Cream only released FOUR albums-
3)Wheels Of Fire
The two Live ones, Volumes 1 & 2 were subsequently released about two years after Cream's breakup.
The band, IMO, was at its 'best' in a LIVE environment. I think it's LIVEVolume 1 where Baker just kicks ass & takes names...
BTW, I think most of their studio recording contained LIVE material(eg Wheels Of Fire has the version of "Crossroads" that Rick mentioned; that version blows me away, too. It's 'jammimng' to the max...definitely a Jazz-Rock mentality happenin').
For fun & history, you may also wanna check out Baker/Bruce pre-Cream during their stint with Graham Bond Organization(Tower Records has a 2-albums-on-1-disc release)...
If you can find Clapton with The Yardbirds or with John Mayall, that would be cool. too!
Get 'Wheels Of Fire', its a great album and it has 'The White Room', which I think is their best song.