Best of Cream is a compilation album of material recorded from 1966 to 1968 by the rock band Cream, and released shortly after their disbanding. The album was originally released by Atco part of Atlantic Records. This album was available on Atco between 1969 and 1972. The album was briefly reisussued in 1977 by RSO/Polydor Records and was released again in 2014 by Polydor on 180g vinyl.
Best of Cream was the first American album to contain Cream's studio recording of Spoonful. Although included in international versions of Cream's 1966 debut album Fresh Cream, the song was deleted from Atco's initial U.S. release of the album, and replaced with the band's first hit single, I Feel Free. U.S. reissues of Fresh Cream contain both songs.
The album peaked at #3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart in July 1969.The album reached #6 on the UK album charts. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.
Members of Cream included: Eric Clapton with lead guitar and vocals, Jack Bruce was bass guitar, keyboards, vocals and harmonica and Ginger Baker on drums and percussion.
Also appearing on the album were two other notables: George Harrison of the Beatles was on rhythm guitar and backing vocals on the song Badge. Felix Pappalardi from the Young Rascals, Rascals and Mountain played Piano and Viola as well as producing most of the album.
Songs on this album include: Sunshine of Your Love, Badge, Crossroads, White Room, SWLABR, Born Under A Bad Sign, Spoonful, Tales Of Brave Ulysses, Strange Brew and I Feel Free.
This album is in very good condition.