Offered for sale is a rare RCA pressing of Cream’s final album, Goodbye, with two-color label and poster.
About this copy: This copy of Goodbye is the rare version of the album pressed by RCA, using a purple and brown label design that Atco had discontinued in 1968.
The cover is VG, with slight ring wear and wear at the edges and corners.
The disc is VG on side 1, with a few heavy scuffs. Side 2 is VG+.
The poster is VG+, with some wear at the seams but no holes or tears.
A nice play copy of a rare Cream LP.
Background: Goodbye was the final LP by Cream, released after the band had announced their breakup. The album reached #1 in the UK and #2 in the U.S., helped by the single, “Badge.”
U.S. pressings of the album were issued on the all-yellow Atco label that had been introduced a year earlier, but a few copies were pressed on the older purple and brown label. These were pressed by RCA, either for general distribution or for record club distribution, though there are no marks on the LP to indicate that it’s a record club pressing.
After a mere three albums in just under three years, Cream called it quits in 1969. Being proper gentlemen, they said their formal goodbyes with a tour and a farewell album called — what else? — Goodbye. As a slim, six-song single LP, it’s far shorter than the rambling, out-of-control Wheels of Fire, but it boasts the same structure, evenly dividing its time between tracks cut on-stage and in the studio. While the live side contains nothing as indelible as “Crossroads,” the live music on the whole is better than that on Wheels of Fire, capturing the trio at an empathetic peak as a band.
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|Year of Release:||1969|