I saw Cream last night (10/25/2005) at Madison Square Garden. I had heard some reviewers saying that they were not all that good on the previous night. I have to say though, that this concert was the best big event that I’ve ever been to. They were great. Clapton played all the Cream tunes as though he had been practicing for 30 years. Jack Bruce looked terribly old, but his voice was strong and he sounded better than on the old records. Ginger Baker proved that he is one of the best blues drummers alive. They played well together and, for just three guys, filled Madison Square Garden with more music than I’ve ever heard, and I’ve been to a lot of concerts.
I recorded the concert on my little electronic thingy, but the sound did not come out as well as Little Charlie and the Night Cats and the other shows that I’ve recorded. I have some very cheesy video also.
These links don’t work anymore. File suckers killed my bandwidth allotment. If you really really need the files, I can point you to them as well as the last night 10/26 sound file taken from the fifth row.
Cream: Tales of Brave Ulysses (3.5 megs)
Cream: Rollin n Tumblin mp3 (5.8 megs)
Cream: Sunshine of My Love video (20.5 megs) The video is very bad, but the sound is OK.