Saturday, August 31, 2019

Cream - Goodbye (1969) (Vinyl 180g, 5 bonus tracks)

Year: 1969 (LP 2008)
Label: Vinyl Lovers Records (Russia), 900068
Style: Rock
Country: London, England
Time: 50:33
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 332 Mb

Goodbye (also called Goodbye Cream) is the fourth and final studio album by Cream, with three tracks recorded live, and three recorded in the studio. It was released in Europe by Polydor Records and by Atco Records in the United States, debuting in Billboard on 15 February 1969. It reached number one in the United Kingdom and number two in the US. A single, "Badge", was subsequently released from the album a month later. The album was released after Cream disbanded in November 1968.
Just before Cream's third album, Wheels of Fire, was to be released, the group's manager Robert Stigwood announced that the group were going to disband after a farewell tour and a final concert at the Royal Albert Hall in November. Just before the start of their farewell tour in October 1968, Cream recorded three songs at IBC Studios in London with producer Felix Pappalardi and engineer Damon Lyon-Shaw. The songs "Badge" and "Doing That Scrapyard Thing" featured Eric Clapton using a Leslie speaker, while all three recordings featured keyboard instruments played by either Jack Bruce or Felix Pappalardi. The group started their farewell tour on 4 October 1968 in Oakland, California and 15 days later on 19 October the group performed at The Forum in Los Angeles where the three live recordings on Goodbye were recorded with Felix Pappalardi and engineers Adrian Barber and Bill Halverson.

Jack Bruce – bass guitar, piano, organ, vocals
Ginger Baker – drums, percussion, vocals
Eric Clapton – guitars, vocals
Felix Pappalardi – producer, bass on "What a Bringdown", piano, Mellotron
George Harrison (credited as "L'Angelo Misterioso") – rhythm guitar on "Badge"

01. A1 I'm So Glad (09:30)
02. A2 Politician (06:16)
03. A3 Sitting On Top Of The World (04:55)
04. A4 Sunshine Of Your Love (Bonus Track) (04:40)
05. B1 Badge (02:44)
06. B2 Doing That Scrapyard Thing (03:14)
07. B3 What A Bringdown (04:02)
08. B4 Lawdy Mama (Bonus Track) (02:49)
09. B5 We're Going Wrong (Bonus Track) (03:48)
10. B6 Swlabr (Bonus Track) (04:32)
11. B7 The Clearout (Bonus Track) (03:57)


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