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"White Room"
Single by Cream
from the album Wheels of Fire
B-side Those Were the Days
Released September 1968
Recorded July 1967-April 1968 at Atlantic Studios, New York City
Genre Psychedelic rock, hard rock
Length 4:56 (album version)
3:04 (single version)[1]
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Jack Bruce
Pete Brown
Producer Felix Pappalardi
Cream singles chronology
"Outside Women Blues"
"White Room"

"White Room", written by Jack Bruce and Pete Brown, is a single by Cream from their 1968 album Wheels of Fire.

After bassist Jack Bruce wrote the guitar pieces, Cream's lyricist, poet Pete Brown, grouped colourful four-syllable phrases, loosely organised around images of waiting in an English railway station influenced by the drugs he was taking. "White Room" is further noted for its unusual time signature of 5/4 in the introduction and bridge, with triplets played on toms by Ginger Baker, his thunderous bass drum part also lacing the verses.[citation needed] Finally, "White Room" is notable for showcasing guitarist Eric Clapton's best known use of the Vox Clyde McCoy Picture Wah in the bridge and extended solo.[citation needed]

Along with "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Crossroads", "White Room" is one of Cream's most notable songs, having reached number 6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number 28 on the UK Singles Chart.

"White Room" was placed at #367 on the 2004 List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

"White Room" is played after wins at Keyspan Park for the Brooklyn Cyclones.

A cover of "White Room" appeared as a playable track in the 2008 music video game Rock Revolution. The song is also featured at the conclusion of the Entourage episode, "The Resurrection".

"White Room" was prominently featured in the soundtrack of Episode 9 of the ABC TV Network series "Life on Mars."


"White Room" has been covered by the following artists:

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