Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream

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Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream
Compilation album by Cream
Released 1983
Recorded 1966-1968
Genre Blues-rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, acid rock
Length 41:24
Cream chronology
Heavy Cream
(1972)
Strange Brew
The Very Best of Cream

(1983)
The Very Best of Cream
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream was a 1983 compilation album by the English rock band Cream.

While The Very Best of Cream is a more complete compilation, this album focuses more on the band's singles.

CD track listing[edit]

(Note: Tracks 6 and 11 may not appear on some vinyl LP versions or on the cassette - they are on RSD5021 in the UK)

  1. "Badge" 4 (Clapton, Harrison) – 2:46
  2. "Sunshine of Your Love" 2 (Bruce, Clapton, Brown) – 4:10
  3. "Crossroads" 3 (Johnson, arr. Clapton) – 4:14
  4. "White Room" 3 (Bruce, Brown) – 4:58
  5. "Born Under a Bad Sign" 3 (Jones, Bell) – 3:13
  6. "SWLABR" 2 (Bruce, Brown) – 2:34
  7. "Strange Brew" 2 (Clapton, Pappalardi, Collins) – 2:48
  8. "Anyone For Tennis? (The Savage Seven Theme)" (Clapton, Sharp) – 2:38
  9. "I Feel Free" 1 (Bruce, Brown) – 2:54
  10. "Politician" 3 (Bruce, Brown) – 4:12
  11. "Tales of Brave Ulysses" [sic] 2 (Clapton, Sharp) – 2:49
  12. "Spoonful" 1 (Dixon) – 6:30

Release notes[edit]

^1 Tracks 9 & 12 originally released on Fresh Cream (1966)
^2 Tracks 2, 6, 7 & 11 originally released on Disraeli Gears (1967)
^3 Tracks 3, 4, 5 & 10 originally released on Wheels of Fire (1968)
^4 Track 1 originally released on Goodbye (1969)
^5 Track 8 originally released as single (1968)

Personnel[edit]

Certification[edit]

Certified by the RIAA[2]

Organization Level Date
RIAA Gold 12/01/1993
RIAA Platinum 12/01/1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowman, Rob. "Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream" at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Cream – Strange Brew - The Very Best of Cream". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH