New Cream box set announced - 'Goodbye Tour Live 1968'

New 02/12/2019

UMC has announced a four-disc Cream box set that features previously unreleased 1968 concert recordings.

Titled Goodbye Tour Live 1968, the album features Cream's gigs at Oakland Coliseum Arena, Los Angeles' the Forum and the San Diego Sport Arena, all recorded during their final Californian trip. Plus, the box set will also include their last and final farewell show at the famed Royal Albert Hall in London.

19 of the 36 tracks will be publicly released for the first time. You can see the full tracklist below.

"Cream was a shambling circus of diverse personalities who happened to find that catalyst together," Eric Clapton said. "Any one of us 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."

This box set marks the first CD-release for the farewell Royal Albert Hall show (previously only on DVD). All recordings from the four shows have been remastered from original tapes and will be released on 7th Feb 2020.

The box set is also available for pre-order now. Those who have pre-ordered will receive free downloads of 'Sunshine Of Your Love' (Live At Oakland Coliseum Arena, California/1968). This will be followed by 'Crossroads' (Live At The San Diego Sports Arena/1968) on 13th January. Listen to Sunshine Of Your Love below.

On 17th Feb, Eric Clapton will be leading a Ginger Baker tribute concert at London's Hammersmith Apollo. Click here for more details.

Cream – Goodbye Tour Live 1968 Track List

Disc 1: Oakland Coliseum Arena

  1. White Room
  2. Politician
  3. Crossroads
  4. Sunshine of Your Love
  5. Spoonful
  6. Deserted Cities of the Heart
  7. Passing the Time
  8. I’m So Glad

Disc 2: The Forum, Los Angeles

  1. Introduction
  2. White Room
  3. Politician
  4. I’m So Glad
  5. Sitting on Top of the World
  6. Crossroads
  7. Sunshine of Your Love
  8. Traintime
  9. Toad
  10. Spoonful

Disc 3: San Diego Sports Arena

  1. White Room
  2. Politician
  3. I’m So Glad
  4. Sitting on Top of the World
  5. Sunshine of Your Love
  6. Crossroads
  7. Traintime
  8. Toad
  9. Spoonful

Disc 4: Royal Albert Hall, London

  1. White Room
  2. Politician
  3. I’m So Glad
  4. Sitting on Top of the World
  5. Crossroads
  6. Toad
  7. Spoonful
  8. Sunshine of Your Love
  9. Steppin’ Out