Cream

Those Were the Days

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Those Were the Days is an ambitious four-disc, 63-track box set that divides Cream's career into two halves. The first two discs feature every studio track the group ever released, plus a handful of unreleased cuts, alternate takes, and rarities. The other two discs are devoted to live material, which is segued together in an attempt to recreate the "ideal" Cream concert. It's a remarkably comprehensive collection, complete with an extensive booklet and remastered sound, yet it doesn't reveal any new insights about Cream, nor does it offer any invaluable rarities. Therefore, it's only for die-hard collectors or listeners wanting to acquire the entire Cream catalog at once; casual fans will be satisfied with individual albums or greatest-hits collections.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:22 SpotifyAmazon
2 2:51 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:43 SpotifyAmazon
4 4:20 SpotifyAmazon
5 1:58 SpotifyAmazon
6 3:17 SpotifyAmazon
7 6:30 SpotifyAmazon
8 3:03 SpotifyAmazon
9 2:07 SpotifyAmazon
10 4:42 SpotifyAmazon
11 3:57 SpotifyAmazon
12 5:11 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:00 Amazon
14 2:46 SpotifyAmazon
15 4:10 SpotifyAmazon
16 3:02 SpotifyAmazon
17 3:34 SpotifyAmazon
18 3:29 SpotifyAmazon
19 2:46 SpotifyAmazon
20 2:31 SpotifyAmazon
21 3:26 SpotifyAmazon
22 2:24 SpotifyAmazon
23 3:05 SpotifyAmazon
24 1:47 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 4:58 SpotifyAmazon
2 4:58 SpotifyAmazon
3 5:53 Amazon
4 4:20 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:13 SpotifyAmazon
6 4:12 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:53 SpotifyAmazon
8 3:09 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:38 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:38 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:14 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:58 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:46 Amazon
16 2:39 Amazon
17 3:49 SpotifyAmazon
18 3:31 Amazon
19 4:30 SpotifyAmazon
20 3:12 Amazon
21 3:58 Amazon
22 1:00 SpotifyAmazon
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