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Cream: Clapton, Bruce and Baker Sitting on Top of the World

Genzolini, Edoardo

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A thorough documentation of Cream on and off the Fillmore and Winterland stages, when, during two months of 1968, they were sitting on top of the rock world. Cream, the hugely influential 1960s British rock power trio-featuring guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce, and drummer Ginger Baker-and the American city of San Francisco, California, were a legendary pairing. The Fillmore Auditorium and Winterland were the venues where, in February March 1968, the band’s live sound was first officially immortalized on tape and film. Yet, detailed coverage of those historic performances appears far from complete. Inaccurate documentation, as well as a devastating 1978 fire at the Atlantic Records audio archive, made the definitive chronicle of these famed shows difficult to construct. However, recent archival discoveries led author Edoardo Genzolini to look back at those days with a new perspective. This book presents his thorough documentation of Cream on and off the Fillmore and Winterland stages, when, during those two months of 1968, they really were sitting on top of the world. The author’s detailed analysis of all sets played by the band at both venues-recorded by Atlantic Records and filmed by legendary British documentary filmmaker Tony Palmer-and his precise look at which live performances ended up on which Cream albums present the definitive account for the first time. Also featured are rare, never-before-published concert photographs, presenting Cream at the height of their powers. AUTHOR: Edoardo Genzolini (b. 1991) lives in Perugia, Italy, where he works as teacher. His main interests are cinema and music, with an archivistic attention to both fields. His life changed at age 12, when he discovered the classic films Nashville, by Robert Altman, and Woodstock, by Michael Wadleigh. From that time to the present he has been a devoted historian on the music and culture of the 1960s. Between 2008 and 2015, Edoardo wrote about cinema and music for local newspapers and international webzines, and between 2012 and 2017 he organised retrospectives on experimental cinema at local theaters. Edoardo is also a bass player and filmmaker, mainly interested in found footage. In 2022, Schiffer published his first book, The Who: Concert Memories from the Classic Years, 1964-1976. SELLING POINTS: . Cream, with guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce, and drummer Ginger Baker at the peak of their musical powers . Definitive account of their legendary 1968 concert runs at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium and Winterland venues . Includes commentary by legendary British documentary filmmaker Tony Palmer, who filmed the band at this time 175 colour and b/w photographs

Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
Imprint: SCHIFFER PUBNS US
Publication date: 28/03/2023

ISBN: 9780764365928 Category: