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What are your favorite albums and tracks by Cream?

On July,16,1966, ex Yardbirds guitarist Eric Clapton forms Cream, the original "power trio" with bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker of the Graham Bond Organization.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Fresh Cream, I remember when it came out in 1966 of December of that yea. Fresh Cream represents so many different firsts, it's difficult to keep count. Cream, of course, was the first supergroup, but their first album not only gave birth to the power trio, it also, was instrumental in the birth of heavy metal and the birth of jam rock. That's a lot of weight for one record and, like a lot of pioneering records, Fresh Cream doesn't seem quite as mighty as what would come later, both from the group and its acolytes.

    Fresh Cream was a remarkable shift forward in rock upon its 1966 release and it remains quite potent. Certainly at this early stage the trio was will grouded heavily in blues, only fitting given Eric Clapton's stint in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, which is were he first played with bassist, Jack Bruce, but Cream never had the purist bent of Mayall, and not just because they dabbled heavily in psychedelia. The rhythm section of Bruce and Ginger Baker had a distance jazzy bent to thier beat, ths isn't hard and pure, it's spongy and lastic, giving the musicians plenty of room to roam.

    Disraeli Gears: Cream teamed up with producer Felix Papplardi for their second album, Disraeli Gears, a move that helped push the power trio toward psychedelia and also helped give he album a thematic coherence missing from the debut. This of course, means that Disraeli Gears gets further away from the pure blues improvisatory troupe they were intended to be, but it does get them to who they truly are, a massive, innovative power trio.

    Yes, its psychedelic trappings tie it forever to 1967, but the imagination of the arrangements, the strength of the compositions, and especially the force of the musicianship make this album transcend its time as well.

    Wheels Of Fire: If Disraeli Gears was the album were Cream came into their own, its successor Wheels Of Fire, finds, the trio in full flight, capturing every side of their personality, even hinting at the internal pressures that soon would tear the band asunder.

    I love all of their music.

    take care

    dave

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Disraeli Gears - Best Album

    Fresh Cream

    Wheels of Fire

    Tracks:

    Sunshine of Your Love

    Strange Brew

    White Room

    Badge

    I Feel Free

    N.S.U.

    Crossroads

    Born Under a Bad Sign

    Tales of Brave Ulysses

    Swlabr

    I'm So Glad

    Toad

    Enjoy!

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  • Fav album: Disraeli Gears

    Fav songs: Tales of Brave Ulysses, I Feel Free, White Room, Badge, Sunshine of your love, Crossroads, Swablr, Wrapping Paper, Strange Brew

    Amazing trio ...

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  • Red
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Album: Disraeli Gears

    Song: Tales Of Brave Ulysses

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  • Peepaw
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    9 years ago

    Albums:

    1966 – Fresh Cream

    1967 – Disraeli Gears

    1968 – Wheels of Fire

    1969 – Goodbye

    I like Them all.

    Songs:

    "I Feel Free"

    "I'm So Glad"

    "Strange Brew"

    "Sunshine of Your Love"

    "SWLABR"

    "White Room"

    "Born Under A Bad Sign"

    "Politician"

    "Badge"

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  • 9 years ago

    White Room

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  • 9 years ago

    I own all four original albums.

    Actually, Strange Brew the hits collection is one of my favorites. I was learning guitar at that time. Favorite tracks: I Feel Free, Badge, Sunshine..., etc. I have used their tunes in teaching music students the past two decades. Much like the Beatles music, it is eternal.

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  • 9 years ago

    Album: Disraeli Gears

    Song: World of Pain. Or...White Room.

    Ugh, so hard to pick!

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  • Izzy
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Too bad you weren't around to answer my last quiz question--you may have been able to guess who's in my icon :)

    My favorite song is definitely Sweet Wine, but I also like Politician, White Room, and Anyone for Tennis.

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  • Fish
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Every album and every song, that was easy.

    I will narrow one thing down though, Jack Bruce is my favorite bass player of all time.

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