Cream at Madison Square Garden 10/25/2005

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.


  1. bob cardelli wrote:

    Great stuff for a recording from the audience’s perspective. Tales of Brave Ulysees doesn’t sound bad at all. The harmonica ruins the other recording but the video……
    now that was special. The sound is tinny (but what do you expect from such a device) but the fact that you have on video from start to finish including them walking off stage what could be their final performance live from your perspective is pretty special.

    Thursday, October 27, 2005 at 10:01 am | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    WOW! I was at this show and it’s great to have video! (I have the audio) I hope you don’t mind but someone posted this on our Cream forum…(you are welcome to join and stop by ) we all used to post on the but now it’s gone :(

    Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 11:05 pm | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    i was at the last show was great i’m 52 waited my whole life to see them ..take it from a nyc fire fighter they were great …were going wrong is my favorite but tales of brave ulysees was …wow

    Friday, November 18, 2005 at 11:41 am | Permalink