White Room: CREAM

Australian singles charts:
White Room entered the Kent charts on 26 October 1968 and was a #1 hit. The song was #13 on the Top 100 of 1969.

The song is on Wheels of Fire which entered the Kent album charts on 16 November 1968. The album reached #1 on 7 December 1968 and was on top for 2 weeks.

Jack Bruce (composer), Pete Brown (lyricist)

Felix Pappalardi

Record label of Australian release:
Polydor Int.

BONUS CLIP BELOW – the story behind White Room

Jack Bruce sang and played bass on the song, Eric Clapton overdubbed guitar parts, Ginger Baker played drums and timpani, and Felix Pappalardi – the group’s producer – contributed violas. Clapton played his guitar through a wah-wah pedal to achieve a “talking-effect”.
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This song is about depression and hopelessness, but the setting is an empty apartment. The lyrics were written by a poet named Pete Brown, who was a friend of Cream bass player Jack Bruce, the lead vocalist on the track. Brown also wrote the words for Sunshine Of Your Love, I Feel Free and SWLABR.
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Songwriter and poet Pete Brown tells the story behind the song White Room by Cream. A short 2018 documentary by Top 2000 a gogo (Dutch Public Television).

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