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Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream

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4.4 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews

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The groundbreaking work of this British psychedelic-blues supergroup deserves more thorough study but this 20-song compilation provides a useful overview for newcomers. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker--virtuosos all--expanded the parameters of rock by incorporating a jazz sensibility into their distorted blues jams. This compilation mixes their odd original hits with a number of souped-up blues covers. The live version of Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" remains one of the greatest blues workouts a rock band has ever produced. Since Cream released only four albums, this set includes most of the highlights,and it illustrates how Cream cast the seeds of heavy metal. -- Marc Greilsamer

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Cream's blues-rooted rock was free, loud, and excessive, notably in concert during the trio's 196~8 lifetime. In the tracks on this compilation grandiloquence takes a backseat to serious, centralized musicmaking, from the straight blues of Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" (recorded live, with guitarist Eric Clapton intelligently taking flight) and Willie Dixon's "Spoonful" (Jack Bruce is a better bassist than harp blower) to splendid chart-denting pop tunes. -- © Frank John Hadley 1993 -- From Grove Press Guide to Blues on CD

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Badge
  2. Sunshine Of Your Love
  3. Crossroads
  4. White Room
  5. Born Under A Bad Sign
  6. Swlabr
  7. Strange Brew
  8. Anyone For Tennis? (The Savage Seven Theme)
  9. I Feel Free
  10. Politician
  11. Tales Of Brave Ulysees
  12. Spoonful


Product details

  • Audio CD (December 30, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 1983
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Polydor/PolyGram Records
  • ASIN: B000001F3L
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,906 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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