The British rock supergroup Cream was formed in 1966, and consisted of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton. Their sound was characterized by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and burgeoning psychedelic rock, combining imaginative lyrics often written by poet Pete Brown, Clapton's innovative blues guitar playing, Bruce's operatic voice and fluid bass playing, and Baker's jazz-influenced drumming.
By the end of 1968, however, Cream had already disbanded after less than two and a half years during which time they set new standards in rock musicianship and generally raised the bar for rock music as a credible and critical form. They bowed out with dates at Madison Square Garden in New York and at the Royal Albert Hall in London in November 1968.
The group's post-breakup farewell album, Goodbye, released the following March, once again mixed live and studio recordings to great effect and includes the single "Badge" written by Clapton and George Harrison, who played rhythm guitar on the track under the alias L'Angelo Misterioso. This reissue from Vinyl Lovers comes complete with the four bonus tracks: "Sunshine Of Your Love," "Lawdy Mama We're Going Wrong," "Swlabr" and "The Clearout."