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"Omnibus" Cream's Farewell Concert (1969)

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Original Air Date:
5 January 1969 (Season 2, Episode 14)
The historic Farewell Concert at Albert Hall in London by one of rock's greatest groups has been dynamically recorded in this film by Robert Stigwood... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Eric Clapton ... Himself

Ginger Baker ... Himself

Jack Bruce ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Allen ... Narrator (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Sandy Oliveri 
Tony Palmer 

Series Crew
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Cinematography by
Mark Molesworth (multiple episodes)
Jeremy Stavenhagen (1997)
Film Editing by
Barry Cornely 
Rob Sylvester (1997)
Nigel Williams (1997)
Sound Department
Donna Bertaccini .... location sound mixer (multiple episodes)
Martyn Clift .... sound recordist (1997)
John Crossland .... sound recordist (1997)
John Hooper .... sound recordist (1997)
Craig Irving .... dubbing mixer (1997)
Michael Lax .... sound (2000)
Editorial Department
Andy Quested .... on-line editor (1997)
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Additional Details

USA:50 min | 80 min (extended version)
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Movie Connections:
Edited into The Cream of Eric Clapton (1990) (V)See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful Noise, 6 May 2004
Author: Gary170459 from Derby, UK

The version I just watched was the cinema print which I hadn't seen since 1974 at the maximum 79 DVD minutes and is the version to watch if possible, but my opinion remains the same as it was then. How could 3 slightly odd and weedy 1960's British blokes produce such an incredible noise, both derivative and still sounding futuristic at the same time. How our naked ears were tortured, with pleasure! Such a sound and the skill that went with it came from out of blue(s) - can you imagine a band like Cream flourishing in 1963?

Additionally, can you imagine a band like Cream, even if American being allowed to flourish to such an extent by the record industry now?

The music may have been superb, but the documentary narration was dated and cringe-worthy in 1974 - probably in 1969 when it was made too - and totally irritates and detracts from the rest of it. How our naked ears were tortured, with embarrassment! The rest of it shows a three piece band playing intelligent and loud rock music for a huge intelligent and loud crowd in the Albert Hall and will have to represent the irrefutable evidence for future generations of all this happening in the UK in the 1960's: it was a different world. My marks are for the music of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker only and definitely not for Tony Palmer's laughably deferential and puerile commentary.

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