Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Cream announce vinyl debut of Goodbye Tour show Live At The Forum

Cream will release the debut vinyl edition of their 1968 concert recording, “Live At The Forum”, on April 23.

A series of tracks from an October 19, 1968 show at the famed Los Angeles venue were originally included on the band’s 1969 album, “Goodbye”, and the full performance finally surfaced last year on the four-CD set, “Goodbye Tour Live 1968.”

Now, the first standalone vinyl offering of The Forum event will be made available as a limited-edition 2LP blue vinyl set that presents all 9 songs from the stop on the group’s farewell tour.

The record was produced by Bill Levenson, with Kevin Reeves mastering the tapes from the original 1968 analog mix reels.

With Cream, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton set the template for not only the 'supergroup' but also the "power trio."

"Cream was a shambling circus of diverse personalities who happened to find that catalyst together,” says Clapton. “Any one of us could have played unaccompanied for a good length of time. 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."

Cream reunited to perform at their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993, and the trio would regroup again for a series of concerts in 2005 that resulted in a live recording from London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Bruce died of liver disease in 2014 at the age of 71, while Baker passed away in 2019.

"Goodbye Tour: Live At The Forum” vinyl edition

Release date: April 23

Side 1
1. “Introduction by Buddy Miles”
2. “White Room”
3. “Politician”
4. “I’m So Glad”

Side 2
1. “Sitting On Top Of The World”
2. “Crossroads”
3. “Sunshine Of Your Love”

Side 3
1. “Traintime”
2. “Toad”

Side 4
1. “Spoonful”

See also:

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Eric Clapton postpones European tour
Eric Clapton announces 2021 Royal Albert Hall shows
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