'Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2005' [Blu-ray]
(Cream / Blu ray / NR / 2011 / Eagle Eye Media)
Overview: 'Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2005' is Cream's reunion performance of the short-lived, but highly influential band.
Blu ray Verdict: Not trying to overintentionally overstate things here, but for me, a teen in the '60-'70's, this is STILL my number one-viewed concert video. If you were a Cream fan, or Rock & Roll fan in general from that timeframe you will love this video/blu ray. Clear picture, great sound and as the boys said themselves during the show, "We are going to play everything we know" - and, given that time period, my God they did just that!
Considered by many, including me to be rock's first supergroup, Cream - comprising of Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker - were only active from 1966-1968 but released a number of influential albums and hit singles in that time. And, as you can guess from this live release here today on blu ray, in 2005 they reformed for a series of concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall.
This release, that has long since been out on DVD, is simply incredible for all fans of the band, and (as noted above) of Rock & Roll, in general. The show encompasses highlights of the sets from all four nights and features such classics as 'Badge', 'Crossroads' and 'Sunshine of Your Love'. Trust me, buy this today and see in crystal clear quality just why all of the best of Cream definitely rises to the top! This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.66:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs, and has been remastered into a crisp Blu ray production.