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  • Audio Cassette (7 July 1987)
  • Label: Uni/Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001FGE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 854,855 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Feel Free
2. N.S.U.
3. Sleepy Time Time
4. Dreaming
5. Sweet Wine
6. Spoonful
7. Cat's Squirrel
8. Four Until Late
9. Rollin' and Tumblin'
10. I'm So Glad
11. Toad

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By nicjaytee on 14 Jun. 2009
Format: Audio CD
When you set out to be "the best", as Cream did, you'd better be sure you deliver. And, after a very odd start with their first single "Wrapping Paper" - that left those who hadn't seen them live wondering what all the fuss was about - deliver they did with an album that remains one of the most inventive and powerful debuts of all time. Still exciting forty years on (and helped by the inclusion of "I Feel Free" which inexplicably was only released as a single in the UK despite being recorded in the same sessions) its combination of driving blues and Eric Clapton's incredible "barrier bending" guitar playing - evidenced to perfection in their stunning interpretation of Skip James' "I'm So Glad" - took the British R&B scene by storm and set a precedent that raised expectations of what was to come beyond all reasonable levels.

There was indeed more to come, but while much of "Disraeli Gears" and parts of "Wheels of Fire" were as good, if not better, "Fresh Cream" is infused with the sheer enthusiasm of a group getting it right for the first time. And, like all similarly brilliant debut albums, that's what shines through and makes it timeless.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By nicjaytee on 16 Jan. 2007
Format: Audio CD
When you set out to be "the best", as Cream did, you'd better be sure you deliver. And, after a very odd start with their first single "Wrapping Paper" - that left those who hadn't seen them live wondering what all the fuss was about - deliver they did with an album that remains one of the most inventive and powerful debuts of all time. Still exciting forty years on (and helped by the inclusion of "I Feel Free" which inexplicably was only released as a single in the UK despite being recorded in the same sessions) its combination of driving blues and Eric Clapton's incredible "barrier bending" guitar playing - evidenced to perfection in their stunning interpretation of Skip James' "I'm So Glad" - took the British R&B scene by storm and set a precedent that raised expectations of what was to come beyond all reasonable levels.

There was indeed more to come, but while much of "Disraeli Gears" and parts of "Wheels of Fire" were as good, if not better, "Fresh Cream" is infused with the sheer enthusiasm of a group getting it right for the first time. And, like all similarly brilliant debut albums, that's what shines through and makes it timeless.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. E. Harrison TOP 500 REVIEWER on 17 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD
'Fresh Cream' was Cream's first release, recorded within a few months of them getting together. It was probably one of the first 'progressive blues' records and as such sounded different to anything else around in 1966, apart from perhaps Jimi Hendrix. Looking back now it seems to contain a slightly odd mix of melodic pop - "I Feel Free", "NSU" "Sweet Wine", updated country blues - "Four Until Late", "I'm So Glad" and harder-edged blues workouts - "Spoonful", "Cat's Squirrel" and "Rollin' And Tumblin'". As time went on it was these workouts that would come to dominate their set as extended jams but here they are relatively concise and in my opinion all the better for that.

Although Clapton's guitar is very much to the fore, the exceptional rhythm section of Bruce and Baker is very much an equal part of the overall sound, perhaps the first time in rock that the bass had been used in such an upfront way. Bruce's powerful and emotional baritone vocals were also a major and very distinctive element in their sound. I was never very keen on the drum solo "Toad" - not one for repeated plays.

For me this was Cream's best record, combining melody and emotion, with muscular playing that was relatively free but still disciplined and succinct. I think that later on they probably managed to combine the pop and blues elements better into songs like "Sunshine of your love" and "Strange Brew" but the later live extended versions of many of these songs added little to these original versions. Here they sound fresh and agile, and far from the lumbering dinosaur they would later turn into.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Basilides on 18 Mar. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Let's not be sentimental or nostalgic about this, it really does sound very dated, not least because of the very primitive stereo engineering. And of course on the basis of this album you would have to conclude that they hadn't yet found their 'sound' as a band. But already by November '66 the authentic sound could certainly be heard in the BBC recordings except that in the earliest Bruce hadn't begun to use sustain on his bass. They also evidently had that sound in live public performance in March 1967 as is evidenced by the recordings of 'NSU'(3.53) and 'I'm So Glad'(4.40) made at the Konserthusen Stockholm both of which at one time were available on two different sem-official releases called 'Stepping Out' and 'Eric Clapton's Cream'. It seems obvious therefore that they had the sound from the beginning when they got together to jam at Baker's house in Neasden. So why didn't it get onto this first album?

This album with its highly artificial studio production is really only of some minor historical interest because of its prominence at the time for commercial reasons, which unfortunately has led to it being of undue interest to 'academic' rock historians of the blues and its new white exponents or 'appropriators. The pity is that this album was made so early and in the Soho of 'Tin-Pan Alley' - even though 'early' here means a matter of months. It saddens me still to see this album referred to in popular discophile reference books, and academic discographies and footnotes, where mention of this 'Spoonful' is made but no mention of the 'Spoonful' from 'Live at the Filmore' or the live numbers on 'Goodbye Cream'. Every time I see this sort of misdirection and misemphasis I know they haven't understood the nature of Cream's (white) 'appropriation' of the blues at all.
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