Eric Clapton announced 'Cream'  would break-up after their 1968 tour

July 6, 2017

This week in 1968 Eric Clapton announced

 Cream would break-up after their current tour

 

The group's third album Wheels of Fire

was the world's first platinum-selling double album 

 

Cream is widely regarded

as being the world's first successful supergroup

 

Wheels of Fire

reached

#1 in the United States

#3 in the United Kingdom

 

In May 2012 'Wheels of Fire' was ranked number 205

on Rolling Stone magazine's 

list of the 500 greatest albums of all time

 

Disc 1 was recorded in the studio

Side one

 

1. "White Room" 

(Jack Bruce, Pete Brown ) 4:58

2. "Sitting on Top of the World" 

(Walter Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon; arr. Chester Burnett) 4:58

3. "Passing the Time" 

(Ginger Baker, Mike Taylor ) 4:31

4. "As You Said" 

(Bruce, Brown) 4:20

Side 2

 

5. "Pressed Rat and Warthog" 

(Baker, Taylor) 3:13

6. "Politician" 

(Bruce, Brown ) 4:12

7. "Those Were the Days" 

(Baker, Taylor) 2:53

8. "Born Under a Bad Sign" 

(Booker T. Jones, William Bell ) 3:09

9. "Deserted Cities of the Heart" 

(Bruce, Brown) 3:38

 

Disc 2 was recorded live

Side three

 

1. "Crossroads" 

(Robert Johnson, arr. Clapton)

March 10th 1968

at Winterland, San Francisco, CA. (1st show) 4:13

2. "Spoonful" 

(Willie Dixon) March 10th 1968

at Winterland, San Francisco, CA.(1st show) 16:43

Side 4

 

1. "Traintime" 

(Bruce ) March 8, 1968

at Winterland, San Francisco, CA. (1st show) 7:01

2. "Toad" 

(Baker)

 

 

 

 

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