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Goodbye To The Cream

David Griffiths, Record Mirror, 7 December 1968

THE CREAM delivered all that was expected of them, and a little more, at their final, farewell-type Albert Hall concert last week. Of course, the atmosphere helped: with just about every hole in the Albert Hall filled by totally appreciative and demanding fans, with TV cameras adding an extra dimension of occasion, with a first half (by two groups – Yes, and The Taste) that managed to be quite exciting and whip up suspense for The Cream, with pleasant compering by John Peel–in short, with everything going for them, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton were easily enabled to justify their reputations and even – if possible – reach a little higher. That was IT – the ultimate potential of The Cream was realised.

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