NEW 'Live' Cream--'Goodbye Tour' Oct & Nov 1968

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  1. Bluesful

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    That's a cool Instagram page.
     
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    I'm going to order this as a Christmas present for EVH.
     
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    Was Winterland 68' part of the Goodbye tour?
     
  4. wntbtw

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    I believe this [the video above] is the 2nd RAH show as it is a different version of White Room. Compare your YT version to this one which is the one on the 'Farewell Concert' DVD:
     
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    That picture was taken, as you can see, by Bruce Krejcik who is a member here. He also saw Cream at Winterland March 9, 1968 & has been very emphatic that Clapton played only the painted SG that night--no 355 whatsoever & all pictures from that time frame Feb to April 1968 confirm that. Clapton had only the SG on stage w/ him until he bought the Firebird in April. Also it has been confirmed that the SOYL that was released 2 days ago w/ the announcement of new 'live' material being released in Feb is from the Oct 4 performance at Oakland which confirms that is the 'DarkBurst' LP [which Clapton then gave to Paul Kossoff when Free toured w/ Blind Faith]. Just some useless trivia for you! I`ll dig up some pictures that Bruce sent to me from Cream`s 3-9-68 gig @ Winterland.
     
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    I was not at these shows - I was too young. My inner ears are eternally grateful. :p I heard by this point Cream was painfully loud. Any earwitnesses who can testify?
     
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    No the US Farewell/Goodbye tour began Oct 4 and ended Nov 4.
     
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    Did they play any shows between the end of that tour (Nov 4) and the Farewell gig at the RAH (Nov 26)?
     
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    Alot of the time Clapton had a 'Y cord' hooked up to 2 Marshall 100w heads. This YT performance by Cream [Nov `67 in Detroit] is probably the most popular of all the bootlegs available & to me it seems like Clapton has both 100w amps working.

     
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    No they didn`t. Not sure what they did during that time. There`s the completion of the studio tracks on the 'Goodbye' LP & Clapton`s work on The Beatles 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' might`ve been recording at this time. And then there`s this--about a month after the RAH performances:
     
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    Holy **** that sounds epic! At the Grande no less. Thanks for sharing this.
     
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  12. Bluesful

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    Love Clapton's playing one that.
     
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    Here`s another great picture that Bruce himself took--Cream Sat March 9, 1968 at the Winterland Ballroom. 90% of the 'Live Cream' recordings were done during their 4 consecutive performances at this time in SF--you can see the recording mics all over the place! Historical picture for sure.
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  14. Bluesful

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    There's a guy at the centre of the stage with a film camera.

    What was filmed?

    Don't tell me there was a concert film?
     
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    From what I know that`s a BBC cameraman but have never heard on any actual released footage from those historic performances other than a little snippet of 'We`re Going Wrong' on the 'Fresh Live Cream' DVD.
     
  16. Bluesful

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    I wonder where those films are.
     
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    Well, I don't recall them playing more than one night at the Forum, nor do I recall it being billed as their "farewell tour", but...
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    Clapton (and I have a lot of respect for him in many ways) just never got better (Or really ever played as well since) his days with Cream and The Bluesbreakers. I guess he was at his peak then. I know for myself and many other guitarists, we just keep getting better with age... not Eric... it’s sad... I really don’t understand it.... Did the drugs [heroin] do that much damage to him? (I’m not a hard drug or alcohol user, so I have no idea)
    And why he went from playing LP’s/Sg’s/335’s which he got such incredible tones from to Strats I will never ever understand
     
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    Dude it's like you read my mind... I feel like saying this in front of people is taboo or something but I 100% agree with everything you've said and have felt that way for a long time.
     
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  20. Bluesful

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    The Dominos stuff is great and I'd put it in the same category as the Bluesbreakers and Cream.
     

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