Cream’s ‘Royal Albert Hall London’ is the live album of their reunion recorded on May 2, 3, 5and 6, 2005 and released on October 4, 2005 By Reprise.
Track Listing : 1.I’M So Glad (Skip James) – 06:18 . 2.Spoonful (Willie Dixon) – 07:29 . 3.Outside Woman Blues (Blind Joe Reynolds) – 04:33 . 4.Pressed Rat And Warthog (Ginger Baker, Mike Taylor) – 03:21 . 5.Sleepy Time Time 1 (Jack Bruce, Janet Godfrey) – 06:08 . 6.N.S.U. (Jack Bruce) – 06:02 . 7.Badge 1 (Eric Clapton, George Harrison) – 03:59 . 8.Politician (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) – 05:08 . 9.Sweet Wine (Ginger Baker, Janet Godfrey) – 06:28 . 10.Rollin’ And Tumblin’ (Muddy Waters) – 05:02 . 11.Stormy Monday 2 (T-Bone Walker) – 08:09 . 12.Deserted Cities Of The Heart (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) – 03:56 . 13.Born Under A Bad Sign (Booker T. Jones, William Bell) – 05:31 . 14.We’Re Going Wrong (Jack Bruce) – 08:26 . 15.Crossroads (Robert Johnson, Arr. Eric Clapton) – 04:25 . 16.White Room 1 (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) – 05:39 . 17.Toad 2 (Ginger Baker) – 10:07 . 18.Sunshine Of Your Love 1 (Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Pete Brown) – 08:46 . 19.Sleepy Time Time 1 (Alternate) (Jack Bruce, Janet Godfrey) – 06:07
Musicians : Cream – Band . Jack Bruce – Vocals, Bass Guitar, Harmonica . Eric Clapton – Guitar, Vocals . Ginger Baker – Drums, Cowbells, Vocals
Production : Produced By Simon Climie . Bob Ludwig – Mastering . Mick Guzauski – Audio Mixer . Tom Bender – Mixing Assistant
Package : Jill Furmanovsky – Photography . Humberto Howard – Art Direction . Masaki Koike – Art Direction . Stuart Nicholls – Photography . John Van Hamersveld – Cover Art
Recorded On Ay 2-3-5-6, 2005 At Royal Albert Hall London.
Released On October 4, 2005 By Reprise.
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