* Studio/Live Recordings *
Recorded: March 10, 1968 *
Released: June 1968
* live part of collection
Genre: classic British blues rock
Album Tracks – Disc 1 (recorded in the studio):
Album Tracks – Disc 2 (recorded live):
- White Room (Brown/Bruce) [4:57]
- Sitting on Top of the World (Chatmon/Vinson) [4:56]
- Passing the Time (Baker/Taylor) [5:45]
- As You Said (Brown/Bruce) [4:19]
- Pressed Rat and Warthog (Baker/Taylor) [3:14]
- Politician (Brown/Bruce) [4:11]
- Those Were the Days (Baker/Taylor) [2:53]
- Born Under a Bad Sign (Bell/Jones) [3:09]
- Deserted Cities of the Heart (Brown/Bruce) [4:36]
- Anyone for Tennis? (Clapton/Sharp) [2:39] *
- Crossroads (Johnson) [4:14]
- Spoonful (Dixon) [16:45]
- Train Time (Bruce) [6:52]
- Toad (Baker) [15:53]
* see ‘Notes’ below.
Sales (in millions):
* Sales of double albums are reported in the U.S. as having double the sales, so this album was officially certified as selling a million copies.
- Anyone for Tennis? (5/11/68) #64 US, #40 UK
- White Room (10/5/68) #6 US, #28 UK
- Crossroads (live) (1/25/69) #28 US
This is a double album with one disc devoted to studio material and the other to live material. The single “Anyone for Tennis” was later added to the studio disc.
Cream’s official output during the short existence consisted of two studio albums and two albums of both studio and live material. The Cream box set Those Were the Days is an excellent way to get all of that material, with all the studio material on 2 discs and the live material on 2 more. The live discs also encompass the two Live Cream collections released soon after the band dissolved in 1970 and 1972.