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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Cream (Eco-Friendly Packaging) [Original recording remastered]

CreamAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)


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listen  6. Sunshine Of Your Love 4:10$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Tales Of Brave Ulysses 2:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen10. Crossroads (Live) 4:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (March 13, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • ASIN: B000NA1ZZ6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441,371 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The 20th Century Masters series is the best-selling single-artist line in music history and is being re-released by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) in its ground-breaking, environmentally-friendly packaging format. A first for the music industry, the standard package (both sleeve and tray) will be completely paper-recyclable, continuing the company's long-standing commitment to being "green."

To further reduce the amount of paper in the Eco-Pack, the CD booklet will no longer be offered. Official liner notes are easily accessible on the Internet at http://www.ilovethatsong.com/green.

UMe is the first North American music company to replace the traditional jewel case with recycled paperboard sleeves and the plastic tray with trays made from PaperFoam®, a new packaging technology from Shorewood Packaging, a business of International Paper, that is paper-recyclable and biodegradable. Shorewood Packaging is the first North American packaging supplier to produce disc trays from PaperFoam®.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Band, Poor Compilation July 30, 2004
Format:Audio CD
20th Century Masters- The Best of Cream(2000). Cream's Second Compilation.

Throughout the Late 60's, Cream, one of Rock's finest Rock Trios, emerged on the fledging Rock Music scene. After leaving the Yardbirds, legendary guitarist Eric Clapton teamed up with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker to shell out some of the finest Blues Rock albums ever, from Cream's Psychadelic debut,'Fresh Cream', to the huge success of 'Disraeli Gears', and the finale of 'Goodbye'. Throughout the years, Cream has been remembered for huge hits such as 'Sunshine Of Your Love' and 'White Room', plus numerous other hit singles, so it's no surprise that 20th Century Masters has released a compilation for Cream. So, like every other 20th Century Masters compilation, does this one suck, or is surprisingly good for someone on a budget? Read on to find out!

PROS-

-CASUAL FANS GET ALL OF CREAMS BIGGEST HITS!- Here you can find such huge hits as 'I Feel Free', 'N.S.U.','Sunshine Of Your Love', 'White Room', and 'Crossroads'.

-YOU GET UNDERRATED MASTERPIECES TOO!- On this compilation you get such underrated Cream masterpieces as 'Sweet Wine', 'Spoonful', 'Strange Brew', 'Tales of Brave Ulysses', 'Politician', and 'Badge' for your listening pleasure.

-CHEAP!- Most stores have clearanced the 20th Century Masters compilations, so you can find them for very cheap prices.

-INCLUDES TRACKS FROM EVERY CREAM ALBUM!- The listener gets tracks from 'Fresh Cream', 'Wheels of Fire', 'Disraeli Gears', and 'Goodbye', making this a career-spanning retrospective!

CONS-

-MISSING WAY TOO MANY SONGS!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great music, Bad CD... July 16, 2001
By Brian
Format:Audio CD
Against my better judgement, I bought this record to be my first foray into Cream (I'm fourteen, so I'm still catching up on rock's golden years). Despite my reservations after buying the '20th Century Masters' disc of The Who - a disc that, despite the good music had poor track selection, was too short and had only a one page, poorly written biography - I went ahead and bought the same series of disc, only of not The Who, but of Cream. After all, I was saving nearly $15 by buying this one as opposed to 'Strange Brew' or one of the other complete greatest hits discs available. But, my bargain hunting mode just kicked in, and I bought the '20th Century Masters' greatest hits instead of one of the others. As soon as I got the receipt, I was kicking myself.
You see, apparantly the big thing these days for the big multi-million dollar corporations is ripping off it's customers - in most cases the customers that have been loyal to them from day one, even the ones who stood by them during the entire music software deal (like me). I have no problem with record companies' normal purpose, but when they begin doing something like this, it becomes mildly disheartening. They even have the formula for doing it down pat. Take a band's real greatest hits disc, drop everything but the MEGA hits, add a poorly written one page biography (complete, often with historical inaccuracies), and slap the thing onto a bargain bin shelf for $7.99 (Cdn.).
The music itself, however, shines through all this. This being my introduction to Cream other than a couple of covers of 'Sunshine Of Your Love' by Jimi Hendrix that I've heard on his BBC Sessions disc (as well as a few concert bootlegs, but we're not going to delve into detail), I was quite impressed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This disc is essential for beginners, regardless... June 29, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I never really thought of Eric Clapton as a 'heavy-metal' guitar player, but then again that term meant something else back when these records first came out. Also, Jack Bruce is a pretty good singer, and the melodic poetry of the lyrics and the mostly understandable renditions shocked me from what was supposed to be a hard and heavy group. My favorite song is "Crossroads"-that's just ultimate must-have blues. "White Room" and "Badge" are cool too, and I remember the days when KLOU 103.3 used to play these tracks as rock'n'roll oldies--well, those days psychedelia didn't hold any connotations, so it was all good. I just wish we could get all those great oldies back, but I think they are starting to. This disc has a beautiful sound, and I kind of like Cream better than the Who now, but please don't confuse Eric Clapton with Jimi Hendrix. (Okay, they're both great, but...)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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It replaces it's previously Strange Brew: The Very Best Of from 1983 a bare bone collection compilation with a mixed version to the studio and live tracks on it no doubt. Since it is out of print in the U.S. But not here from Canada still available on CD & cassette where I live. Great song classics like "Sunshine Of Your Love", "I Feel Free" and "Crossroads". By one of the 20th centuries most popular british psychedelic groups of all-time ever formed as CREAM with Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. A great millennium masters series. But I also recommend is The Very Best complete anthology just in case if you might change your mind!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 for the CD, 5 for the Cream !!
The Cream is the Cream and if you did the 60s in real-time then these will be very familiar. This digital version of the original analog vinyl (by the same name) sounds like they... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Lawrence Bird
2.0 out of 5 stars Rip Off
ordered several classic cd's. Every case was broken or cracked. How do you save the cd in this condition RIP OFF
Published 11 months ago by Richard Cobb
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Bluesy Rock
Stuff we haven't heard for a long while. Good times. Good to mix it up with some other stuff, so you don't get stuck in a rut. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Fred Fredricksen
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for any lover of classic Rock.
My Son reminds me that I can download these for free, and that I've have already bought these songs several times in the last 45+ years. Read more
Published 16 months ago by James R. McDonald
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Rock
Elite late 60s classic rock; recorded four albums with Eric Clapton on vocals who of course went onto a long solo career. Read more
Published on April 14, 2011 by Joseph Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exceptional Release
I generally try to stay away from the 20th Century Masters series. On the whole they are cheap and incomplete. But this one is the exception. Read more
Published on April 20, 2008 by Jesse Ross
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Band
This band had a unique sound.I originaly got into this band because Kiss always mentioned this band as one of their favorite bands. Read more
Published on April 21, 2007 by Y2bjs Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Use as a "Sampler" CD
Cream is a good band. Their career was all too short, yet they created some of the best music. Like other 20th Century Masters collections, this one is short, and is missing... Read more
Published on January 3, 2006 by Julie A Ross
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite an impressive tracklist
When you look at it, Cream is the perfect band for a Millennium Collection. They are truly Twentieth Century Masters, and their career was brief enough to cover in just a few... Read more
Published on October 3, 2005 by finulanu
4.0 out of 5 stars Covers the essentials...you don't get the whole experience
Like the reviewer before me, I bought this as my first Cream album, my intro if you will. The only song I had heard was "White Room" and I fell in love with it, and I gotta say, I... Read more
Published on November 29, 2004 by Amazon Customer
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