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Cream Goodbye Tour Live 1968 [Polydor] By Jim Roberts On Friday, November 1, 1968, I went to the Spectrum in Philadelphia to see Cream on their farewell tour. I had been a big fan since Fresh Cream came out early in 1967, and Jack Bruce’s bass playing was so inspiring to me that I went out and bought my first electric bass. I got Disraeli Gears and Wheels of Fire as soon as they were released and listened to them obsessively, marveling at what Jack was doing and hoping to emulate some his melodic and rhythmic genius in my own playing. That Philly concert was the only time I saw Jack play with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker — and it was unforgettable. Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought so; years later, Clapton told British journalist Phil Sutcliffe that “it was one of our greatest gigs ever.” While that show is not, alas, included on a new four-CD box set called Cream Goodbye Tour: Live 1968, this recent release does document four concerts from the