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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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Great music, terrible editing See more (6 total) »


 (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
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
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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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Movie Connections:
Edited into The Cream of Eric Clapton (1990) (V)See more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Great music, terrible editing, 22 June 2004
Author: ( from Gilching, Outback of Germany

This concert must have been fantastic. Creams hard-blues rocking live sound is an experience every music fan should get, and there's a whole lot of really magnificent solos, including a hurricane-style Ginger Baker solo for about ten minutes. If you are a Blues or Rock lover, listen and tremble. Watching is a different thing. The editing of the concert footage is very poor for anyone who wants to see more than Jack Bruces bass guitar or Ginger Bakers open mouth. The movie makers obviously tried to capture the live experience by adding visual effects and using a lot of close-ups. It doesn't work. You want to see Eric Claptons hands running over his guitar? Get another movie, there's about ten seconds of this in here. Even Claptons solos are "invisible". The interviews are surely interesting, but I don't think it a good idea to insert them in the middle of songs - especially not the Ginger Baker interview; after it you are for the moment fed up with drum solos and can't really enjoy his great work. What's more, there really is footage from another concert in the movie; Bakers dress and Claptons guitar change for some shots. Therefore, this movie makes the record-book as first documentary to contain continuity errors.

But: Watch it nonetheless. With a big sound system and you ears open.

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