Gold (Cream album)

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Cream Gold
Greatest hits album by Cream
Released April 2005
Recorded 1966–1968
Genre Blues-rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, acid rock
Length 144:30
Label Polydor
Cream chronology
BBC Sessions
(2003)
Cream Gold
(2005)
Royal Albert Hall London, 2–3, 5–6 May 2005
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Cream Gold is a two-disc compilation album by the English rock band Cream, released in 2005 to help celebrate the band's reunion at the Royal Albert Hall. It was a part of the larger Gold series.

The first disc consists of twenty-one studio tracks, with the second featuring eight live tracks.

The tracks come from the band's four studio albums: Fresh Cream, Disraeli Gears, Wheels of Fire, and Goodbye, as well as Live Cream and Live Cream Volume II (which were released after the band's break up).

Gold was also released under the name I Feel Free – Ultimate Cream, reaching No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart in May 2005.[2] This version was available both as a two-disc release identical to Gold, and as a "limited edition box set" with Cream's 2003 BBC Sessions album included as a third disc.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one: In the Studio[edit]

Tracks taken from Fresh Cream (1966):

1. "I Feel Free" [note 1] (Bruce, Brown) – 2:54
2. "N.S.U." (Bruce) – 2:47
3. "Sweet Wine" (Baker, Godfrey) – 3:19
4. "I'm So Glad" (James) – 4:01

Tracks taken from Disraeli Gears (1967):

5. "Strange Brew" (Clapton, Pappalardi, Collins) – 2:48
6. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Bruce, Clapton, Brown) – 4:10
7. "World of Pain" (Collins, Pappalardi) – 3:05
8. "Tales of Brave Ulysses" (Clapton, Sharp) – 2:46
9. "SWLABR" (Bruce, Brown) – 2:31
10. "We're Going Wrong" (Bruce) – 3:29

Tracks taken from Wheels of Fire (1968):

11. "White Room" (Bruce, Brown) – 4:58
12. "Sitting on Top of the World" (Walter Vinson, Lonnie Chatmon; arr. Burnett) – 4:59
13. "Passing the Time" (Baker, Taylor) – 4:32
14. "Politician" (Bruce, Brown) – 4:11
15. "Those Were the Days" (Baker, Taylor) – 2:56
16. "Born Under a Bad Sign" (Jones, Bell) – 3:09
17. "Deserted Cities of the Heart" (Bruce, Brown) – 3:41

1968 Single

18. "Anyone For Tennis" [note 1] (Clapton, Sharp) – 2:37

Tracks taken from Goodbye (1969):

19. "Badge" (Clapton, Harrison) – 2:46
20. "Doing That Scrapyard Thing" (Bruce, Brown) – 3:16
21. "What a Bringdown" (Baker) – 3:57

Disc two: Live[edit]

1. "N.S.U." [note 2] (Bruce) – 10:12
2. "Sleepy Time Time" [note 2] (Bruce, Godfrey) – 6:50
3. "Rollin' and Tumblin'" [note 2] (Waters) – 6:34
4. "Spoonful" [note 3] (Dixon) – 16:46
5. "Crossroads" [note 3] (Johnson, arr. Clapton) – 4:14
6. "Sunshine of Your Love" [note 4] (Bruce, Clapton, Brown) – 7:24
7. "I'm So Glad" [note 5] (James) – 9:12
8. "Toad" [note 3] (Baker) – 16:16
Release notes
  1. ^ a b originally released as a non-album single, but included on later prints of the album
  2. ^ a b c previously released on Live Cream (1970)
  3. ^ a b c previously released on Wheels of Fire (1968)
  4. ^ previously released on Live Cream Volume II (1972)
  5. ^ previously released on Goodbye (1969)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts". everyHit.com. 16 March 2000. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "I Feel Free – Ultimate Cream". Jack Bruce. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

See also[edit]

Other Gold titles: