Cream’s “Goodbye Tour Live 1968” Box Set Announced
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Cream will be releasing a “Goodbye Tour Live 1968” box set on the 7th of February next year. This will be comprised of 4-discs from the group’s iconic farewell tour.
The package will feature 36 tracks, with 29 of them being shipped in CD format for the first time. The material included with the box set is from the US leg of their tour in October 1968, as well as the final UK gig at London’s Royal Albert Hall on the 26th of November of the same year.
19 of these tracks are previously unreleased, while the 10 tracks from the Royal Albert Hall show has only been ever released on DVD. Three US dates will be covered with this new release, namely the Oakland Coliseum, the Los Angeles Forum, and the San Diego Sports Arena gigs.
Eric Clapton shares his sentiments about his former band, saying, “Cream was a shambling circus of diverse personalities who happened to find that catalyst together…any one of use 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.”