(PR) Hailed as rock music's first "supergroup" that set new standards of musicianship with their dynamic blend of rock and blues, CREAM--ERIC CLAPTON, JACK BRUCE AND GINGER BAKER--shot to stardom in 1966 and released four landmark albums before breaking up two short years later in 1968. Now the whole story behind the hugely influential group's formation, the massive success and the break-up is being told in a fully authorized documentary which will be released in the U.S. November 21 by Image Entertainment, Inc. and Impact Film Sales Ltd. The two-disc set features new interviews with CLAPTON, BRUCE and BAKER as well as rock contemporaries, journalists and music industry associates, plus rare performance footage and photos. The CREAM: CLASSIC ARTISTS DVD also includes a bonus audio CD with previously unreleased versions of five tracks from a 1967 radio performance in Sweden ("NSU," "Steppin' Out," Traintime," "Toad" and "I'm So Glad").
Beyond the band, interviewees include Atlantic Records' Ahmet Ertegun, Jim Marshall (Marshall Amps), Chris Squire (Yes), Paul Jones (Roosters/Manfred Mann), promoter Harvey Goldsmith and others. The film explores the group members' prior bands and the formation of CREAM, plus their creative process, recording, touring and brief reunion when they performed at their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1993. The documentary goes on to explore why, 37 years after they broke up, the groundbreaking band reunited in 2005 for wildly successful performances at London's Royal Albert Hall and at Madison Square Garden in New York City, an event hailed as one of the biggest in the storied venue's history.
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