Cream reached their peak with Wheels of Fire. The double album was released in August 1968 as a two-disc vinyl LP with one disc recorded in the studio and the other recorded live. It was the first ever platinum-selling double album showing that Cream had fully arrived just before they decided to call it quits
The album was also released together as two single LPs: Wheels of Fire (In the Studio) and Wheels of Fire (Live at the Fillmore) with the studio album cover psychedelic art printed in black ink on silver foil-coated board for the studio album while the live album cover was a negative image of the studio album cover in the UK.
"White Room," interpreted as the recollection of a bad acid trip, encapsulates the best elements of the short-lived power trio during their duration as a group and has become Cream's essential song according to Classic Rock Review. Listen to "White Room" from Wheels of Fire here
Track Listing
DISC ONE: IN THE STUDIO
Side One
1. "White Room"
2. "Sitting on Top of the World"
3. "Passing the Time"
4. "As You Said"
Side Two
5. "Pressed Rat and Warthog"
6. "Politician"
7. "Those Were the Days"
8. "Born Under a Bad Sign"
9. "Deserted Cities of the Heart"
DISC TWO: LIVE AT THE FILLMORE
Side Three
1. "Crossroads"
2. "Spoonful"
Side Four
3. "Traintime"
4. "Toad"