Cream Set to Release 50th Anniversary Fresh Cream Box Set


Cream Set to Release 50th Anniversary Fresh Cream Box Set

–Joe Lund

The 50th anniversary of Cream’s debut album will be celebrated on January 27 with the release of a four-disc Super Deluxe Edition of the landmark LP. Included in the Fresh Cream reissue are three CDs featuring mono and stereo mixes of the original album – plus singles from the period, alternate takes and outtakes, early EPs and BBC session recordings. The fourth disc consists of Blu-ray audio versions of the mono and stereo mixes, plus bonus tracks. All told, the set includes nearly 100 tracks, and is fleshed out with a hardback book filled with essays and photos. A six-LP vinyl edition of the set is reportedly on tap for April 2017

.One of rock’s pioneering power trios, Cream came together in 1966 when Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker joined forces. Fresh Cream was recorded mostly in the summer and fall of that same year, and released in December. The trio reunited in 1993 to perform at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and 12 years later the band staged a series of shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall and New York’s Madison Square Garden.

More details about Fresh Cream: Super Deluxe Edition are available here. Below, watch Cream perform “White Room” at the Royal Albert Hall in 2005.