This DVD from Canada, playable on USA systems includes a history with band members interviews also Masters of Reality, John Mayall, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, & Pete Brown.features live performances, unreleased backstage foot... more »age and a rare performance by Jimi Hendrix of "Sunshine of Your Love."« less
"Like so many of today's religious fundamentalists, the "singular body orifice creatures" (not allowed to give an accurate description on this site) that produce DVD's such as this have forgotten the message and worship the creed. Do they assume that all the people who will purchase this DVD's are in some college music appreciation class, because primarily what is provided here are lectures on how & why each song came about from the personalities involved, along with a few snippets of the songs themselves. Have they forgotten that the music IS the message! Once again, three or four track "almost" in their entirety, the rest are just snippets in between interview. I'm not anti interview, indeed the commentary here provided SOME useful insight into the process and the band, but this would have been a truly unique DVD if it contained these tracks (or any track) in its entirety. Therefore again I say, skip this one and keep holding out for that magic Cream DVD that will actually have complete MUSIC on it..."
How NOT to film and edit a rock band
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The music is great, I love Cream. With a great band like this I would hope to see the band play together, the interaction between players is part of what makes a classic band so fascinating. The camera never gets past the head shot and mostly focuses on teeth. The filming is so inconsistent with the music that it is an agony to watch. Wouldn't you like to watch Eric Clapton play his guitar? So would I. Don't expect to on this one. The only solo shot of him is filmed from behind. Like to watch Ginger Baker play a set of drums? Don't expect to see more than him grimace with an occasional corner of a cymbal vibrate by. Jack Bruce is a great singer but his profile is the major visual. Save your money, buy the CDs,listen to the music, this DVD can drive you crazy it is so badly filmed. Hopefully there is some archived film out there, that will allow us to watch Cream perform as a band."
A surprising Excellent Video
Lightning Rod | 11/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was surprised to see this video in a record store last year because it's rare to find Cream videos anywhere. The Buddy Guy interview basically describes the band in a nutshell. This is a better video than the Royal Albert Hall Farewell because there are complete versions of Crossroads and White Room."
Three virtuosos catapult rock to a new plateau!
drew behr | Cliffside Park, New Jersey United States | 08/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This video presents a mesmerizing insight into Cream, the band that redefined rock music in the late 1960s. Eric, Jack and Ginger more than demonstrate their musical prowess on the many songs that they play. Their combined efforts explosively unite to create the dizzingly electrifying sound that defined Cream. The three members reminisce throughout about the ups and downs they experienced during the group's brief life, as do other artists like Alex Van Halen and Buddy Guy. And I also felt that Jimi Hendrix's salute to the band via his wailing rendition of "Sunshine of Your Love" during a TV appearance was the ultimate tribute to the power trio. And while I was riveted by Clapton and Baker's astonishing musical abilities, Jack Bruce really gathered me up with his amazing dexterity on his bass as well as his soulful singing voice. Ginger Baker also speaks of a Rolling Stone article questioning whether or not Cream's music will ultimately stand the test of time, and Ginger enthusiastically insists that of course, it has. And I enthusiastically concur."
A very awsome video!
Brent Hilton | Layton, Utah USA | 08/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"if you're a major cream fan , then this is a must have. behind the scenes , home video of the band & last but not least cream playing their songs live at albert hall . interviews with the bandmates jack bruce, ginger baker & of course eric clapton , along with guests such as alex valen halen , buddy guy & robert cray. plus the guy that helped write alot of the cream's tunes, lyric composer pete brown . take a fantastic trip through time. highly recommended ! should be PG for mild lauguage."