Cream’s ‘Goodbye Tour Live 1968’ Features Previously Unreleased Live Recordings

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An expanded edition of Cream’s 1969 album, Goodbye, is due on February 7. The four-CD edition, Goodbye Tour Live 1968, for the first time, features officially released recordings of three full shows from the supergroup’s final U.S. tour in October 1968, as well as the entire performance at their final UK show in November.

The original Goodbye LP was made up of live recordings from Cream’s final tour and studio tracks. The new edition presents the band featuring Eric-Clapton and the late Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce performing at Oakland Coliseum, Los Angeles Forum and San Diego Sports Arena. The new release also includes the band’s farewell concert on November 26 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

A total of 19 of the 36 tracks are previously unreleased, while an additional 10 from the Royal Albert Hall show were previously only available on DVD. Stream “Sunshine Of Your Love” from the Oakland Coliseum below:

Goodbye Tour Live 1968 Tracklist

Disc One – October 4, 1968 – Oakland Coliseum, Oakland (all tracks previously unreleased, except *)

  1. White Room 6:19*
  2. Politician 5:22*
  3. Crossroads 3:57
  4. Sunshine Of Your Love 5:35
  5. Spoonful 16:47
  6. Deserted Cities Of The Heart 5:26*
  7. Passing The Time 10:40
  8. I’m So Glad 7:07

Disc Two – October 19, 1968 – Los Angeles Forum, Los Angeles (all tracks previously unreleased except *)

  1. Introduction by Buddy Miles 1:39
  2. White Room 6:53
  3. Politician 6:41*
  4. I’m So Glad 9:37*
  5. Sitting On Top Of The World 4:53*
  6. Crossroads 4:25
  7. Sunshine Of Your Love 6:27
  8. Traintime 8:11
  9. Toad 12:55
  10. Spoonful 17:27*

Disc Three – October 20, 1968 – San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego (all tracks previously unreleased)

  1. White Room 6:42
  2. Politician 6:26
  3. I’m So Glad 7:53
  4. Sitting On Top Of The World 5:45
  5. Sunshine Of Your Love 5:13
  6. Crossroads 4:13
  7. Traintime 9:39
  8. Toad 14:03
  9. Spoonful 9:12

The Oakland Coliseum, Los Angeles Forum and San Diego Sports Arena concerts were mastered from the original 1968 analog mix reels by Kevin Reeves at Universal Mastering, Nashville, TN.

Disc Four – Cream Farwell Concert – November 26, 1968 – Royal Albert Hall, London (all tracks first-time release on CD)

  1. White Room 8:02
  2. Politician 6:37
  3. I’m So Glad 6:53
  4. Sitting On Top Of The World 5:06
  5. Crossroads 5:03
  6. Toad 11:22
  7. Spoonful 15:47
  8. Sunshine Of Your Love 8:37
  9. Steppin’Out 5:02

The Royal Albert Hall concert was mastered from the original 1968 analog transfer reels by Jason NeSmith at Chase Park Transduction, Athens, GA.