CREAM - SAN DIEGO 1968 (UPDATED MAY 16: REPLACED FAULTY TRACKS)

May 10, 2016 – 1:28 pm

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CREAM
The Last Goodbye [Mid Valley, 1CD]

Live at the Sports Arena, San Diego, CA; October 20, 1968. Excellent soundboard.

Train Time, Toad and Spoonful have appeared previously and it’s great to get the entire San Diego 1968 show all on one CD, and from a quality soundboard no less. However, there are some who feel that these tracks could have come from LA instead or they are a mix of San Diego and LA!

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This is Disc 3 of the Cream - The Last Goodbye four-CD set.
Click here for Discs 1, 2 and 4.

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Thanks to ethiessen1 and to jesusmahdi for sharing the show at Dime.

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UPDATED MAY 16, 2016

Thanks to squareofnone at The Traders’ Den for sharing the three faulty tracks (these tracks originally had digital errors).

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Track 01. White Room 6:40 (11.2MB)
Track 02. Politician 6:52 (11.6MB)
Track 03. I’m So Glad 7:23 (12.4MB)
Track 04. Sitting On Top Of The World 5:46 (9.7MB)
Track 05. Sunshine of Your Love 5:21 (9.0MB)
Track 06. Crossroads 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 07. Train Time - Fixed 9:43 (16.3MB)
Track 08. Toad - Fixed 13:53 (23.3MB)
Track 09. Spoonful - Fixed 14:54 (25.0MB)
75 mins

Lineup:
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Jack Bruce - bass, vocals
Ginger Baker - drums

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  1. 19 Responses to “CREAM - SAN DIEGO 1968 (UPDATED MAY 16: REPLACED FAULTY TRACKS)”

  2. awesome ,thanks Bigo any chance we can get the entire release all 4 shows? Curious to hear the sound upgrade.

    By sluggo on May 10, 2016

  3. WOW! Thanks, BigO! You always manage to surprise me!

    By walter on May 10, 2016

  4. This is cool.All things being equal,at the time this was recorded the Cream were better than just about everyone including the Experience in the live setting.I`ll give Jimi the edge on the albums but at this point Cream were a fucking machine live!Thx Big-O !!

    By Couz on May 10, 2016

  5. Cream - always good.

    By Bobby Keys Tshirt on May 10, 2016

  6. THANK YOU BIG O! This is time travel at its best. I like a lot of the post Cream Jack Bruce albums, and I have never understood why Ginger Baker didn’t find another band in the 70s to tour with. He is great, and deserved better. Eric Clapton’s post-Cream work has never held the same appeal for me -except for Derek & The Dominos.

    By Eric (the other Eric) on May 10, 2016

  7. I’m so glad
    I’m so glad
    I’m glad
    I,m glad
    I’m glad

    By Enrico on May 11, 2016

  8. Thx, I remember a friend’s dad telling me he saw Cream in LA on this tour. He described it as a ‘wall of sound’. They started on the east coast, and by the time they got to California, some of the songs were completely reworked from touring (strange brew became lawdy mama, for instance).

    By David on May 11, 2016

  9. @Eric (the other Eric) - My memory is a bit fuzzy but I think Ginger toured with a couple of bands in the 70’s… Baker-Gurvitz Band, Hawkwind (that was either 1979 or 1980).

    By Betty Swollocks on May 11, 2016

  10. Was lucky to live in The Bay Area during their tous(Thanks Bill Graham)and saw them a few times.Thanks for this……a lot of Cream shows have less than listenable sound.

    By russ on May 11, 2016

  11. Thank you Big O Amigos. This Cream will make for a great Thompson sunset soundtrack. Be well my friends. Any live Hawkwind out there?
    Respectfully, James

    By James on May 11, 2016

  12. thank you big o!! eric, you should check out the excellent documentary Beware of Mr Baker-ginger is not just a world class drummer, arranger, and composer, he’s also a world class lunatic…still almost everything ive heard from him has been fantastic. try fela ransome & the Africa ‘70 with ginger baker or the ginger baker trio with bill frisell and Charlie haden, they are truly great

    By mcm on May 11, 2016

  13. Hey Couz! Are you joking? Are you sure that Cream were a better live act than just about everyone including Hendrix and the Experience? Just compare Jimi’s creative peak (the fantastic 1968 Winterland shows) with Cream’s lifeless, hollow virtuosity on those 1968 shows. In my opinion was the best Clapton, Bruce and Baker could do was to call it a day.

    By Tony Lauber on May 12, 2016

  14. If you don’t mind I forgot to mention that there were some awesome Cream shows in 1966 and 1967. I can’t find the fire the trio possessed in those early days (Live at Ricky Ticky, at the Whisky a Gogo, at the Grande Ballroom!) in the 1968 shows. Search the net!

    By Tony Lauber on May 12, 2016

  15. Stunning! Great sound quality and mix. Jack starts off sounding a little strained on “White Room” but they soon really take off with the ferocious, runaway version of “I’m So Glad”. Ginger Baker in my opinion, the greatest rock drummer ever, almost sounds like two drummers here, and Jack Bruce the most innovative bassist and a good rock singer. Clapton was never as good as during his 1967-68 Cream years, being pushed to the max by Baker and Bruce. Amazing the record company just lets material of this audio quality and performance intensity sit unreleased for over 47 years. Thanks a million, Big O!

    By Carson on May 12, 2016

  16. What do you mean you, “never understood why Ginger Baker didn’t find another band in the 70s?” Haven’t you ever heard of Ginger Baker’s Air Force?!? Fantastic stuff!

    By Dick Cole on May 16, 2016

  17. Dick - good mention! Listening to that album is like going 10 rounds with Muhammad Ali. Not for pussies.

    By Happy Camper on May 16, 2016

  18. Grande Ballroom ‘67 - NSU. God Mode.

    By oneL on May 17, 2016

  19. thanks for everything, bigO! especially gems like this!

    By metaljohn333 on May 30, 2016

  20. This has just had a quasi-legit release

    By Luis Torregrosa on Jul 4, 2019

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