Cream lyricist Pete Brown pays tribute to the late Jack Bruce in the new issue of Uncut, dated January 2015 and out now.

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Cream lyricist Pete Brown pays tribute to the late Jack Bruce in the new issue of Uncut, dated January 2015 and out now.

Brown discusses his memories of collaborating with the bassist for nearly 50 years, on both Cream hits like “Sunshine Of Your Love” and “White Room”, and Bruce’s solo work.

“Of course, things like Cream, where the songs become almost standards, do haunt you,” he explains. “Cream was nearly juvenilia for Jack – I think some of his more mature work will eventually be seen to be just as good, if not better than that.

“I generally kept out of things musically with Jack – he was an incredible composer and arranger, I was in awe of him as a musician. I learnt a lot from him, especially as a singer.”

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