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Cream drummer Ginger Baker is turning to his fans to try and raise money for the release of a career-spanning double-disc anthology and a photo book.

He has launched a PledgeMusic campaign for A Drummer's Tale, saying, "It’s been over 30 years since The Best of Ginger Baker anthology – [which was released] without consulting me about the content! This time I’m in charge, with no label. I’m ready to release A Drummer’s Tale and there will also be a book full of very rare, family-owned photos and memorabilia. With PledgeMusic the plan is to give you something very exclusive. I know you’ll enjoy it. Thanks for your support throughout the years -- and remember: ‘Don’t cheer, throw money!’”

And among the gifts he is offering up in exchange for your cash are signed books, drumsticks and VIP access to a London concert.