By Kieran Webber
The 60’s blues/hard rock sensation Cream that consisted of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce have announced they will reissue the deluxe edition of their debut album ‘Fresh Cream’ set for release January 27th.
The 3-CD + 1 Blu-Ray Audio disc come housed in a gatefold sleeve within a rigid slipcase and includes a 64-page hardback book, featuring new sleeve notes by respected Rolling Stone writer, David Fricke. The set comprises various alternate and new stereo mixes plus several, previously unreleased BBC sessions.
A special 6LP 180g Vinyl edition of Fresh Cream will also be released in April 2017.
Originally released in 1966, at the height of the UK blues bloom, ‘Fresh Cream‘ showcased the not inconsiderable talents of three of the then music scene’s brightest lights: Eric Clapton fresh from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers; drummer, Ginger Baker straight from the Graham Bond Organisation and versatile bassist and musician, Jack Bruce who, at the time, had just left Manfred Mann. Collectively the three had decided to give up their roles as much sought after sidemen to form their own super group.