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A little pedestrian, but entertaining
on 26 August 2007
This is a very entertaining and enjoyable DVD, and the re-convened Blues/Rock genius that was Cream is still very much in evidence.
The video quality and sound is near perfect for the occasion, and the band give a lengthy account of just about their whole repertoire, most of which is pure class.
So why only 3 star? - well I found watching this a little like watching a world class footballer who is past 30; - still has the skill and the instinct but has lost a yard or so of pace. That really is the main fault, - there is simply a lack of drive and energy - its all a pit laid back, staid and somewhat off the pace. Clapton and Bruce probably sing as well of not better than before, but for my taste Claptons Strat sound does not do justice to the music, and I'm almost sure played Gibsons ( Les Paul and ESX?) originally and the songs now suffer in comparison.
Also for such an historic rock occasion there is virually nothing in the way of extras - 4 alternative versions of songs in the main DVD and a short interview section - rather disappointing given the band and individuals' history and what welath of material must be out there, especially original cream footage etc.
Still well worth having for the material which although not shown at its best is still way better than most rubbish you will get today and also good value for money.