Rock legends Cream have announced the deluxe edition release date for Fresh Cream, their debut album.
It will hit the stores at the end of January 2017 and will include three CDs and 1 blu-ray audio disc.
The package will also include a rigid slipcase and a 64-page hardback book, new sleeve notes by respected Rolling Stone writer, David Fricke as well as 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 Fresh Cream showcased the talents of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce.
The band formed in the summer of 1966 and moved at impressive speed to release their debut in December of the same year.
Highlights include the racing harmonica work-out and the call and response excitements on Muddy Waters’ Rollin’ and Tumblin’, a spine-tingling vocal on the Willie Dixon classic, Spoonful, as well as the self-penned Sleepy Time Time, which gave Clapton a free hand to wake up all and sundry.
Their rousing treatment of the traditional standard, Cat’s Squirrel alerted listeners to just how well Clapton, Baker and Bruce musically complemented each other.