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Cream: Farewell Concert
Cream Farewell Concert
Actors: Patrick Allen, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Cream
Directors: Tony Palmer, Toni Palmer
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     1999     0hr 48min

On guitar: Eric Clapton. Lead singer and bass guitarist: Jack Bruce. On drums: Ginger Baker. Their motto: "Forget the message, forget the lyrics, and just play." Their name: Cream. For two glorious years, Cream's high-volu...  more »


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Actors: Patrick Allen, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Cream
Directors: Tony Palmer, Toni Palmer
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Concerts, Pop, Rock & Roll, Clapton, Eric, Cream, Hard Rock & Metal, Classic Rock, Other Music, Musicals
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/12/1999
Original Release Date: 01/01/1968
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1968
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 0hr 48min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 2/15/2020...
Had a few songs that I like but the documentary with too much talking took away from the great songs in my opinion.

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Buyer Beware
rocdoc | United States | 02/03/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)

"They shouldn't call this "The Farewell Concert". There's very little concert here. The thing is also very pooly filmed and edited. There are bits and pieces of songs. This would make a nice "extra" for a good video disc, but doesn't stand well on it's own at all."
Bits and pieces with bad sound
rocdoc | 05/18/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD, even at its low price, isn't worth it. Sounds are incomplete and interrupted by narration. The sound and video quality isn't pleasing either."
The music gets the stars
M. Detko | Scarborough, Ontario Canada | 09/08/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"oh no...well it was 1967 and filmakers hadn't had a lot of experience filming rock concerts. The bad: Tight zooming in and out, superimposition, long close-ups of Jack Bruce's boils, shots of Clapton's face while he's burning some wicked blues guitar; the sound is awful, and to make it worse they add echo all the way through Ginger Baker's drum solo so it's a huge mess. There's also echo added in other tunes...really bad.

On the plus side it actually is interesting to see the boys talking candidly about this and that, very "period", and Clapton demonstrating his guitar techniques using the Dayglo-painted Gibson SG that George Harrison had given to him. At this moment in time Clapton was considered the greatest guitarist alive.

If you want a good representation of Cream playing live you'll get all you need on their official albums: Wheels of Fire, Live Cream (excellent-I think their best live material and lovely production), and Goodbye, which has excerpts from this concert but without the horrible echo. There is also Live Cream 2, which is also quite good, but released after the break-up. Look for the Strange Brew DVD for a better retrospective and excellent live footage."