Thursday, July 26, 2012

VIDEO: Cream - 1968 From Royal Albert Hall Farewell Concert

Hi readers,

Here's a treat! I had never heard this before this morning, but it has some great stuff on it, and Jack's bass is just awesome on this recording, despite the poor sound quality and the strange camera-work. There are also some interesting interviews, so enjoy this one!


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01:25 "Sunshine of Your Love"
05:40 "Interview Jack Bruce"
11:15 "Politician"
16:25 "Interview Eric Clapton"
21:20 "White Room"
25:10 "Spoonful"
33:40 "Interview Ginger Baker"
39:13 "Toad"
45:44 "Jack Bruce - Farewell"
48:38 "I'm So Glad"


Jack Bruce - bass, harmonica, vocals
Eric Clapton - guitars, vocals
Ginger Baker - drums

Farewell Concert is a documentation of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker's final concert performance together as Cream at the Royal Albert Hall on November 26, 1968. It was originally broadcast by the BBC in January of 1969. The film was directed by pioneering rockumentarian Tony Palmer.

Farewell Concert was always regarded as a bit shoddy due to the muddy sound, herky-jerky camera movement and the often out-of-sync editing, to say nothing of the annoying voiceover and the fact that the whole thing consists of tight close-ups.

But, nevertheless, it is Cream!


  1. I saw this as a live transmission at the local cinema. the concert was transmitted to some cinemas around the country.. next best to seeing live...I believe it was the first attempt at this..

  2. Gerry, that's great news! I wonder how many other people saw this "live"? That must have been an amazing experience and quite ground-breaking. I just can't believe that this is the first time I had heard it. I've been a Cream fan for decades! (BTW, I was born in Geelong - Baxter House!).