Cream Announce Goodbye Tour Live 1968 Box Set
(hennemusic) Cream will release "Goodbye Tour Live 1968", a 4-disc box set of material from the group's farewell tour, on February 7th and is being previewed with previously-unreleased live audio of "Sunshine Of Your Love".
The package 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.
On its original release in February 1969, "Goodbye" - which combined live performances from their last tour dates with a handful of studio recordings - topped the UK charts while reaching No. 2 on the US Billboard 200.
This new expanded edition comprises three US concerts - at the Oakland Coliseum, Los Angeles Forum and San Diego Sports Arena - alongside London's Royal Albert Hall.
"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," explains Eric Clapton. "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."
Listen to the stream of "Sunshine Of Your Love" from the Oakland concert date here.
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