'Cream: Royal Albert Hall London 2005' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 08:00 AM PDT by

The 2005 reunion concert goes high-def next month.

In an early announcement to retailers, Eagle Rock Entertainment is prepping 'Cream: Royal Albert Hall London 2005' for a high-definition release on October 11.

This epic 19-song high-definition reunion concert of guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker—who hadn’t played together in nearly 40 years—comes complete with an additional three bonus tracks: alternate versions of “Sleepy Time Time,” “We’re Going Wrong” and “Sunshine Of Your Love.” Interviews with all three legends make up the remainder of this historic two-hour and 47-minute classic.

Cream’s four studio albums – Fresh Cream, Disraeli Gears, Wheels Of Fire, and Goodbye – were all successful, and yielded numerous hit singles. Still, it was their incendiary and revolutionary approach to live performance that made them stand out head and shoulders above their peers. This very special chemistry can be felt on 'Cream: Royal Albert Hall London 2005.'

Despite being together originally from only 1966 to 1968, these three not only set the standard for power trios but became god-like to their fans in their virtuosity and intricate bombastic jamming. The interplay between the three of them—all three soloing simultaneously!—was like nothing that had ever came before. To even the surprise and delight of the musicians themselves, that bond did not break through the decades.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $19.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Cream: Royal Albert Hall London 2005' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 11.

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Cream: Royal Albert Hall London 2005 (Blu-ray)
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