In Stock Lists

New Releases

Audiophile News



Speakers Corner


Cream 50th Anniversary Fresh Cream limited edition box set of six 180-gram black LPs housed in rigid slipcase with 64-page LP-sized book

Fresh Cream is the first album by Cream, released in 1966. Recorded at the height of the U.K. blues boom, Fresh Cream covers the kind of territory you might expect from three of the most respected players on the scene at the time. With Eric Clapton fresh just from his time with John Mayall, Ginger Baker leaving behind the R&B backwaters of Graham Bond Organisation, and a woefully under-employed Jack Bruce hightailing it from the increasingly pop-leaning Manfred Mann, the electric blues was their natural turf.

Highlights include the racing harmonica work-out, and the call and response excitements on Muddy Waters' "Rollin' and Tumblin'," a spine-tingled vocal on the Willie Dixon classic, "Spoonful," as well as the self-penned "Sleepy Time Time" that gives Clapton a free hand to wake up all and sundry. The traditional standard, "Cat's Squirrel" is given a rousing treatment, showing how well these players meshed.

Cream - Fresh Cream (LP box set) .... Online Price $171.90