A special edition of Cream’s album Goodbye, ‘Goodbye Tour – Live 1968’. This is the first authorised release of these...
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A special edition of Cream’s album Goodbye, ‘Goodbye Tour – Live 1968’. This is the first authorised release of these four historic, complete 1968 concerts. Each concert features previously unreleased tracks and the Royal Albert Hall show hasn’t featured on CD until now.
+ Includes hardback, full-colour book in 12" slipcase
Having decided to call it quits whilst on tour in the US during May 1968 by way of a farewell Cream agreed to undertake more live shows, predominantly in the US later that same year plus 2 final UK dates at the Royal Albert Hall that November.
Originally released in Feb 1969, 'Goodbye' originally mixed live performances from those last tour dates with a handful of studio recordings and rose to the UK no.1 slot and no.2 on the US Billboard. Goodbye Tour – Live 1968, as the name suggests expands the recordings from the 3-piece powerhouse’s last tour.
This historic collection was produced by Bill Levenson. The Oakland Coliseum, Los Angeles Forum and San Diego Sports Arena concerts were mastered from the original 1968 analog mix reels by Kevin Reeves at Universal Mastering, Nashville, TN. The Royal Albert Hall concert was mastered from the original 1968 analog transfer reels by Jason NeSmith at Chase Park Transduction, Athens, GA.
The set features 36 tracks of which 29 are issued for the first time.
DISC ONE - OCTOBER 4, 1968 - Oakland Coliseum, Oakland (all tracks previously unreleased, except *) White Room * Politician * Crossroads Sunshine Of Your Love Spoonful Deserted Cities Of The Heart * Passing The Time I'm So Glad
DISC TWO - OCTOBER 19, 1968 - Los Angeles Forum, Los Angeles (all tracks previously unreleased, except *) Introduction by Buddy Miles White Room Politician * I'm So Glad * Sitting On Top Of The World * Crossroads Sunshine Of Your Love Traintime Toad Spoonful *
DISC THREE - OCTOBER 20, 1968 - San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego (all tracks previously unreleased) White Room Politician I'm So Glad Sitting On Top Of The World Sunshine Of Your Love Crossroads Traintime Toad Spoonful
DISC FOUR - CREAM FAREWELL CONCERT NOVEMBER 26, 1968 - Royal Albert Hall, London (all tracks first-time release on CD) White Room Politician I'm So Glad Sitting On Top Of The World Crossroads Toad Spoonful Sunshine Of Your Love Steppin' Out