Cream were a 1960s British rock power trio consisting of drummer Ginger Baker, guitarist/singer Eric Clapton and bassist/singer Jack Bruce. The group's third album, Wheels of Fire (1968), was the world's first platinum-selling double album. The band is widely regarded as the world's first successful supergroup. In their career, they sold more than 15 million copies of their albums worldwide.Their music included songs based on traditional blues such as "Crossroads" and "Spoonful", and modern blues such as "Born Under a Bad Sign", as well as more current material such as "Strange Brew", "Tales of Brave Ulysses" and "Toad".
The band's biggest hits were "I Feel Free" (UK number 11), "Sunshine of Your Love" (US number 5), "White Room" (US number 6), "Crossroads" (US number 28), and "Badge" (UK number 18).
The band made a significant impact on the popular music of the time, and, along with Jimi Hendrix and other notable guitarists and bands, popularised the use of the wah-wah pedal. They provided a heavy yet technically proficient musical theme that foreshadowed and influenced the emergence of British bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath in the late 1960s and the early 1970s. They also had an impact on American southern rock groups the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The band's live performances influenced progressive rock acts such as Rush.
The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. They were included in both Rolling Stone and VH1's lists of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time," at number 67 and 61 respectively.They were also ranked number 16 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".
【Recorded track】 (total 62'38 ")
01.Sunshine of Your Love (Revolution Club Live 1967)
02.Rollin 'And Tumblin' (Early version)
03.Stepping Out (Stockholm 1967 / pitch corrected)
04.Cat's Squirrel acetate version
05.I'm So Glad (acetate version)
06.Sweet Wine (acetate version)
07.Sleepy Time Time (acetate version)
08.NSU (Stockholm 1967)
09.The Clearout (vocal try-out take 2)
10.Take It Back (clapton's intro guitar try-out)
11.Take It Back (take 1 / Instrumental)
12.Weird Of Hermiston (take 2 / Complete version)
13.We're Going Wrong (Incl. Try-out intro jam)
14. Falstuff Beer Commercial (take 1 / Long version)
15. Load (Early version,run-thru take)
16. Sitting On Top Of The World (Ricky Tick Club, 1967)
17. Spoonful (Ricky Tick Club, 1967)