Cream (2) ‎– Fresh Cream

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Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono

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A1 N.S.U.
Written By – BruceWritten-By – Bruce*
A2 Sleepy Time Time
Written By – Godfrey-BruceWritten-By – Bruce*, Godfrey*
A3 Dreaming
Written By – BruceWritten-By – Bruce*
A4 Sweet Wine
Written By – Godfrey-BakerWritten-By – Godfrey*, Baker*
A5 Spoonful
Written By – Willie DixonWritten-By – Willie Dixon
B1 Cat's Squirrel
Arranged By – S. SplurgeWritten By – Trad. Arr. S. SplurgeWritten-By – Trad.*Written-By [Uncredited] – Isaiah Ross
B2 Four Until Late
Written By – Robert JohnsonWritten-By – Robert Johnson
B3 Rollin' And Tumblin'
Written By – Muddy WatersWritten-By – Muddy Waters
B4 I'm So Glad
Written By – Skip JamesWritten-By – Skip James
B5 Toad
Written By – BakerWritten-By – Baker*

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First press vinyl in white paper poly-lined inner with punch-hole. "Made in England".

Sleeve laminated on front (full-color print), unlaminated back (black & white half-tone print).
Printed and made by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd., London, W. 1. Patent Pending.
Managed & Distributed by Polydor Records Ltd., for The Robert Stigwood Organisation Ltd. ℗ 1966

Silver print on blue.
Made in England
℗ 1966 (both sides)
A Robert Stigwood Production

A1 to A4, B1, B5 - Dratleaf Music
A5, B3 - Jewel Music
B2 - Copyright Control
B4 - M.C.P.S.

[Track B1 is influenced & taken from the 'catfish blues' work 'Cat Squirrel' by Dr. Isaiah Ross, a renowned 'one man band' artist in the Mississippi delta blues tradition. Ross died in May 1993. Doctor Ross - Call The Doctor].

The band began recording at Rayrik Studios in London's Chalk Farm in the summer of 1966 (from which Wrapping Paper and The Coffee Song resulted). The core of the album work was completed at Ryemuse Studios, Sth. Moulten St., London in Sep-Nov '66 - with Timperley engineering at both studios.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Run-out, Stamped): 59 3001 A//1 1 4
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Run-out, Stamped): 59 3001 B//1 11 31
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Run-out (variant), stamped): 59 3001 A//1 1 7
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Run-out (variant), stamped): 59 3001 B//1 1 8
  • Other (A&B-side run-outs, hand-etched): W
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Rights Society: Copyright Control

Other Versions (5 of 171) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2384 067 Cream (2) Cream(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 2384 067 UK Unknown Sell This Version
827 576-2 Cream (2) Fresh Cream(CD, Album) Polydor 827 576-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CDMR 245697 Cream (2) Fresh Cream(CD, Album, Unofficial) CD Media Records CDMR 245697 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
UICY-9150 Cream (2) Fresh Cream(CD, Album, Enh, Unofficial, Min) Polydor (2) UICY-9150 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
2479 180, RSO 2479 180 Cream (2) Cream(LP, Album, RE) RSO, RSO 2479 180, RSO 2479 180 Canada Unknown Sell This Version


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January 29, 2019
Are there any Fresh Cream LP's that contain "I Feel Free" as the first track? or even on the same LP, not a bonus or separate LP? I grew up in the CD era and have grown accustomed to having it as the first track, really don't want to play a single just to hear it...


May 29, 2016
Hi to everybody, I have the same version but on the back cover there's "Printed and made by E.J. Day, London. Patent Pending."
Someone know if this can be add as different release or Reissue?
Thank you


November 27, 2014
The first power trio, this could lay claim to being the first Heavy Metal Record. Maybe it's not quite that, but it's certainly laying the ground work, and it's definitely one of the first psychedelic rock albums. Not as great as their later work, but there's still some great stuff on here. "I Feel Free" is the one obvious enduring classic and infusing Bruce and Baker jazzy rhythm section with Clapton's amplified blues guitar gives some of the tunes the feel of a live jam session: "Spoonful", "Cat's Squirrel", "Rollin and Tumblin'" and "I'm So Glad" in particular. "Dreaming" is a bit weak and dated, and "Toad" is a little self-indulgent, nonetheless, this must rank as one of the best débuts of all time.