3 July 2000, wgpsec @ 2:24 am
Trinity (Mid Valley MVR 067)
Marquee Club, Soho , London , UK – May 23, 1967
This is a very good audience recording with all the instruments even in the mix. It is a little thin with some distortion in places probably because the microphone couldn’t always handle the volume Cream was putting out. Overall, the recording is still enjoyable, the band is powerful and Clapton’s playing is fantastic. His guitar sounds very heavy at times and the recording captures this well.
The first half of the set has the band trying out new material from their recent studio sessions. The haunting “Tales of Brave Ulysses” open the show and has a brief bass drop out but nothing too disruptive and other new songs like “World of Pain” and “Dance the Night Away” shows their musical direction expanding. The latter part of the set has some great versions of earlier songs like “Sleepy Time Time” and “Sweet Wine”, much to the crowds’ approval. “Rollin’ and Tumblin” unfortunately fades about four minutes into the track and all we are left with is a 1:14 fragment of what is probably the jam section of “N.S.U.”.Recommended to Cream fans as the set contains songs rarely played and the performance by the band is very energetic.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)
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