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The Legendary Final Live Performances Of British Rock Band Cream At The Royal Albert Hall On November 25 And November 26, 1968 As Broadcast On BBC On Sunday, January 5, 1969 As The "Farewell Concert" (Color, 48 Minutes.), PLUS BONUS SPECIAL: THE FINAL CONCERT OF CREAM NOVEMBER 26, 1968, Virtually The *Entire* Last Day Of Cream's Final Performance, Reconstructed From Archival Film Sources As It Happened In Real Time! (Color/Black And White, 1 Hour 10 Minutes) -- All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD!
* November 30, 2022: Updated And Upgraded: Updated With THE FINAL CONCERT OF CREAM NOVEMBER 26, 1968, Along With The Video And Audio Of The FAREWELL CONCERT Newly Redigitized In High Quality 9 Mbps DVD Video For Improved Image And Audio Quality, And Upgraded From A Standard Format DVD To An Archival Quality Dual Layer Format DVD!
British blues rock band Cream performed their November 25-26, 1968 farewell concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, London, England. These two concerts were filmed for a BBC documentary "Farewell Concert" whose premiere broadcast was on Sunday, January 5, 1969, and the film was later released and shown in theatres. The opening acts for the concert were future progressive rock stars Yes, who were just starting out, and Taste, an Irish trio led by Rory Gallagher. From its creation, Cream was faced with some fundamental problems that would later lead to its dissolution in November 1968. Antagonism between bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker created tensions in the band. Marshall amplifier stacks during these years had improved and produced more power, and Jack Bruce pushed their volume levels higher (these go to 11! ;) ), creating great annoyance for for Baker, who was well known for being easily and vociferously annoyed, and even his powerful drumming had trouble competing with Bruce's roaring stacks. Guitarist Eric Clapton spoke of a concert during which he stopped playing and neither Baker nor Bruce noticed. Clapton has also commented that Cream's later gigs mainly consisted of its members showing off, and as a blues purist, he was interested only in the art of the performance. These tensions between bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker led to the band's decision in May 1968 to break up during a tour of the US, though the band were persuaded to make a final album, Goodbye, and to tour, culminating in two final farewell concerts at the Royal Albert Hall In July, the band announced publicly that they would break up after a farewell tour of the US and after playing two concerts in London. Jack Bruce was quoted as saying "Travel can kill a group. It becomes boring, tiring and very depressing." Cream were a formed in London in 1966. Bruce was the primary songwriter and vocalist, although Clapton and Baker also sang and contributed songs. Formed from members of previously successful bands, they are widely regarded as the world's first supergroup. Cream were highly regarded for the instrumental proficiency of each of their members. Their music spanned many genres of rock music, including blues rock ("Crossroads", "Born Under a Bad Sign"), psychedelic rock ("Tales of Brave Ulysses", "White Room"), and hard rock ("Sunshine of Your Love", "SWLABR"). In their career, they sold more than 15 million records worldwide. The group's third album, Wheels of Fire (1968), is the world's first platinum-selling double album.