Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream

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Strange Brew: The Very Best of Cream
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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 British 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 (Eric Clapton, George Harrison) – 2:46
  2. "Sunshine of Your Love"2 (Jack Bruce, Clapton, Pete Brown) – 4:10
  3. "Crossroads"3 (Robert Johnson, arr. Clapton) – 4:14
  4. "White Room"3 (Bruce, Brown) – 4:58
  5. "Born Under a Bad Sign"3 (Booker T. Jones, William Bell) – 3:13
  6. "SWLABR"2 (Bruce, Brown) – 2:34
  7. "Strange Brew"2 (Clapton, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins Pappalardi) – 2:48
  8. "Anyone for Tennis" (Clapton, Martin 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 (Willie 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 a single (1968)

Personnel[edit]

Certification[2][edit]

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