Heavenly Cream - An Acoustic Tribute To Cream
"Heavenly Cream - An Acoustic Tribute To Cream" features Ginger Baker, the late Cream lyricist Pete Brown, Free frontman Paul Rodgers, Bernie Marsden, Joe Bonamassa, Bobby Rush, Malcolm Bruce (son of Jack Bruce), Debra Bonham, Maggie Bell and others.
For a band that existed for only two and a half years, Cream's influence and fame seem to have grown over the decades.
One of the highlights of this project was the participation of Cream's original drummer, Ginger Baker. Unfortunately, it turned out that these were the last recordings he ever made.
Another big plus was the participation of the great Bobby Rush. The verve and energy of the 85-year-old blues/funk master is spectacular.
Joe Bonamassa didn't quite realize that everyone was playing acoustic, but his slide work on "Sunshine" was very effective.
The powerful voice of Deborah Bonham made the walls of Abbey Road Studios shake as she laid down a couple of tracks. Her husband Peter Bullick also contributed to the mix, showing off his guitar finesse with great ease.
Maggie Bell's performances were a welcome reminder that she is still one of the greatest British blues/soul artists of our time. And multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Malcolm
Bruce, who joined in on all the tracks, did a magical job that I'm sure his late father Jack would have been very proud of.
Release date: Nov 3, 2023
I feel free (ft. deborah bonham, bernie marsden and malcolm bruce)
White room (ft. pete brown, malcolm bruce and clem clempson)
Theme for an imaginary western (ft. pete brown, malcolm bruce)
We're going wrong (ft. malcolm bruce and clem clempson)
Sunshine of your love (ft. ginger baker, joe bonamassa)
Deserted cities of the heart (ft. joe bonamassa, bernie marsden)
Sweet wine (ft. ginger baker,nathan james,pee wee ellis)
Tales of brave ulysses (ft. ginger baker, nathan james)
Crossroads (ft. ginger baker, bernie marsden, joe bonamassa)
Take it back (ft. maggie bell, bernie marsden and malcolm bruce)
Spoonful (ft. bobby rush, bernie marsden and malcolm bruce)
Sitting on top of the world (ft. bobby rush, maggie bell)
Badge (ft. deborah bonham, bernie marsden and malcolm bruce)
Politician (ft. pete brown, bernie marsden and malcolm bruce)
Born under a bad sign (ft. paul rodgers, bernie marsden)