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Thread started 02/25/16 6:08pm

williamb610

Which version do you prefer...live or studio--the song Cream?

I gotta admit...I really dig the version of Cream that P did on the Arsenio Hall show way back in the 90's. I like the guitar solo that he did at the end of the song which is not on the studio version.

Thoughts...?

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Reply #1 posted 02/25/16 6:09pm

luvsexy4all

rehearsals for brazil shows 1991

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Reply #2 posted 02/25/16 6:33pm

thecloud

The only version i listen too is the "Arsenio Hall" performance!!! Stunning all the way around

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Reply #3 posted 02/25/16 6:48pm

williamb610

luvsexy4all said:

rehearsals for brazil shows 1991

Really?

What's the official name of the boot? Is it easily found?

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Reply #4 posted 02/26/16 12:09am

antonb

One of the few tracks where I prefer the studio version
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Reply #5 posted 02/26/16 3:24am

iZsaZsa

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I remember the studio version.
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Reply #6 posted 02/26/16 4:28am

gollygirl

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I love both but admit I do like the Studio version.

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Reply #7 posted 02/26/16 12:37pm

dodger

I'd probably go for the Arsenio Hall version. As the OP said I like the guitar solo at the end and the horn/synth parts in the chorus.
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Reply #8 posted 02/26/16 12:43pm

Guitarhero

All ,Studio and live Arsenio Hall and NPG mix.

[Edited 2/26/16 12:44pm]

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Reply #9 posted 02/26/16 12:49pm

VelvetKittyKat

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I heard the Arsenio version before the album version. I remember being disappointed that it was so much more 'produced.' It did grow on me tho.

That Arsenio version sounded like T-Rex to me & I loved it.

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Reply #10 posted 02/26/16 12:58pm

scs2000

VelvetKittyKat said:

I heard the Arsenio version before the album version. I remember being disappointed that it was so much more 'produced.' It did grow on me tho.

I thought the same thing.

I loved the version on Arsenio,but I always liked the album version too.

I know I haven't heard the Arsenio version in a long while.

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Reply #11 posted 02/26/16 9:18pm

batman89

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Cream is one of those tracks that sounds dramatically different when performed live. It doesn't feature the studio components that dominate the studio recording (subdued echoed vocal delivery, organ, sparse arrangement). The live versions tend to be sped up, feature horns in the chorus, and in recent times, contains samples of the guitar licks from the studio recording. I like the guitar solo's on the Arsenio and concert versions which ultimately is my preference to the album recording.

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Reply #12 posted 02/26/16 9:21pm

trax

arsenio

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Reply #13 posted 02/27/16 5:34am

NME01

Studio sounds like T.Rex covered by a lame 90's R&B act, live it (often) sounds like T.Rex covered by Prince (at his peak).
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Reply #14 posted 02/27/16 11:04am

luvsexy4all

williamb610 said:

luvsexy4all said:

rehearsals for brazil shows 1991

Really?

What's the official name of the boot? Is it easily found?

yes it is...dont know the name

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Reply #15 posted 02/27/16 11:18am

Doozer

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Arsenio live version by a country mile.

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Reply #16 posted 02/27/16 12:05pm

iZsaZsa

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Oh, and the video over Arsenio.
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Reply #17 posted 02/27/16 12:18pm

Guitarhero

iZsaZsa said:

Oh, and the video over Arsenio.

+1 love the video too.

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