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  • Fresh Cream (Deluxe) Fresh Cream (Deluxe) Quick View

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    Fresh Cream (Deluxe)

    Set Of 6x180-Gram Heavyweight Black LPs Housed In A Rigid Slipcase

    64-Page Perfect Bound LP Sized Book

    New Sleeve Notes From Highly Respected Rolling Stone Writer David Fricke

    Limited Edition

    Fresh Cream is the first album by Cream, released in 1966. Laid down at the height of the UK blues boom, Fresh Cream covers the kind of territory you might expect from three of the most respected players on the scene at the time. With Clapton fresh just from his time with John Mayall, Ginger Baker leaving behind the R'n'B backwaters of Graham Bond Organisation, and a woefully under-employed Jack Bruce hightailing it from the increasingly pop-leaning Manfred Mann, the electric blues was their natural turf.

    Highlights include the racing harmonica work-out, and the call and response excitements on Muddy Waters' "Rollin' and Tumblin'", a spine-tingled vocal on the Willie Dixon classic, "Spoonful", as well as the self-penned "Sleepy Time Time" which gives Clapton a free hand to wake up all and sundry. The traditional standard, Cat's Squirrel is given a rousing treatment, showing how well these players meshed.

    LP 1: Fresh Cream Mono Album (Reaction 593001):
    1. N.S.U. (Mono Mix)
    2. Sleepy Time Time (Mono Mix)
    3. Dreaming (Mono Mix)
    4. Sweet Wine (Mono Mix)
    5. Spoonful (Mono Mix)
    6. Cat's Squirrel (Mono Mix)
    7. Four Until Late (Mono Mix)
    8. Rollin' And Tumblin' (Mono Mix)
    9. I'm So Glad (Mono Mix)
    10. Toad (Mono Mix)

    LP 2: Session Recording - Mono Mix, The Mono Singles And The Mono French Eps:
    1. The Coffee Song Mono Mix
    2. Wrapping Paper (First UK Single A-Side)
    3. Cat's Squirrel (First UK Single B-Side)
    4. I Feel Free (Second UK Single A-Side)
    5. N.S.U. (Second UK Single B-Side)
    6. Spoonful Part I (Third US Single A-Side)
    7. Spoonful Part II (Third US Single B-Side)
    8. Wrapping Paper (Alternate Mix)
    9. Sweet Wine (Alternate Mix)
    10. I'm So Glad
    11. Cat's Squirrel (Alternate Master)
    12. I Feel Free (Alternate Mix)
    13. Rollin' And Tumblin' (Alternate Master)
    14. N.S.U.
    15. Four Until Late

    LP 3: Fresh Cream Stereo Album:
    1. N.S.U.
    2. Sleepy Time Time
    3. Dreaming
    4. Sweet Wine
    5. Spoonful
    6. Cat's Squirrel
    7. Four Until Late
    8. Rollin' And Tumblin'
    9. I'm So Glad
    10. Toad

    LP 4: Session Recordings - Stereo Mixes And New Stereo Mixes:
    1. I Feel Free
    2. Wrapping Paper
    3. The Coffee Song
    4. I'm So Glad (New Stereo Mix)
    5. N.S.U. (New Stereo Mix)
    6. Wrapping Paper (New Stereo Mix)
    7. The Coffee Song (New Stereo Mix)
    8. Rollin' And Tumblin' (First Version - New Stereo Mix)
    9. Spoonful (First Version - New Stereo Mix)
    10. Toad (New Stereo Mix)

    LP 5: Fresh Cream Early Versions, Outtakes And Alternate Mixes:
    1. Coffee Song (Early Version)
    2. Beauty Queen (Demo Version)
    3. You Make Me Feel (Demo Version)
    4. Wrapping Paper (Early Version)
    5. Cat's Squirrel (Early Version)
    6. I Feel Free (Early Version)
    7. I Feel Free (Mix With No Lead Vocal)
    8. I Feel Free (Alternate Mono Mix)
    9. Sweet Wine (Early Version)
    10. Rollin' And Tumblin' (Early Version)
    11. Toad (Early Version)

    LP 6: The BBC Sessions (November 1966 - January 1967):
    BBC Light Programme "Saturday Club" Session. Recorded 8th November 1966:
    1. Sweet Wine
    2. Eric Clapton Interview
    3. Wrapping Paper
    4. Rollin' And Tumblin'
    5. Sleepy Time Time (Previously Unreleased)
    6. Steppin' Out
    BBC Home Service "Guitar Club" Session. Recorded 28th November 1966:
    7. Crossroads
    8. Steppin' Out (Previously Unreleased)
    BBC World Service R & B Club Session. Recorded 9th December 1966:
    9. Cat's Squirrel
    10. Traintime
    11. I'm So Glad
    12. Lawdy Mama
    BBC Light Programme "Saturday Club" Session. Recorded 10th January 1967:
    13. Eric Clapton Interview
    14. I Feel Free
    15. N.S.U.
    16. Four Until Late

    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    The Columbia Years 1968-1969

    All Tracks Previously Unreleased (Except Track B5/8)

    Production By Miles Davis & Teo Macero

    Featuring Performances From Hugh Masekela, Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience), John Mclaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Harvey Brooks, Wayne Shorter, Billy Cox (Band Of Gypsys), Larry Young, And Members Of The Jazz Crusaders

    Remastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes

    New Interviews, Rare Photos, And Unseen Historical Documents From The Teo Macero Archive

    One can hardly imagine Prince, Erykah Badu, or Outkast without the influence of Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can't be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music. Betty penned the song ''Uptown'' for The Chambers Brothers and wrote the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty's career would be her unbending DIY ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn't fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal. In 1968, she married Miles Davis and quickly influenced him on the magic of psychedelic rock along with introducing him to Jimi Hendrix-personally inspiring the classic album, Bitches Brew.

    Miles and Betty fans have long debated the truth of a near mythological session recorded in Studios B and E at Columbia's 52nd Street Studios on May 14th and 20th, 1969. The landmark session was produced by Miles and Teo Macero and featured Betty on vocals, accompanied by Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell, guitarist John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock on keys, and Dylan/Miles session bassist Harvey Brooks. Other players included bassist Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys), saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and organist Larry Young. Now, Light In The Attic, with full support from Betty herself, presents these recordings to the public for the very first time. These historic sessions-never heard, never bootlegged-predate Miles' revolutionary album, Bitches Brew, and are the true birth of Miles' jazz-rock explorations, along with the roots for Betty's groundbreaking funk that came years later, starting with her self-titled debut in 1973. While, ultimately, these recordings would go unreleased for nearly half a century, they would greatly shape each of their careers.

    The vibe is intrinsically unique, fresh, and futuristic-jazz heavyweights playing psychedelia, rock, and jazz-fusion long before the term became commonplace. The songs include Betty originals and covers of classics by Creedence and Cream. The concepts explored on these previously unheard sessions fueled concepts that wouldn't be fully realized until years later with Miles' seminal On The Corner.

    Additionally, included here is the first time rerelease of a 1968 Columbia single, recorded in October 1968 at Columbia Studios in Los Angeles. The session was produced by Jerry Fuller and featured South African maverick Hugh Masekela on trumpet and arrangements, plus members of jazz-funk pioneers The Crusaders-including trombonist Wayne Henderson and pianist Joe Sample. Two of the three tracks included here from this session are previously unreleased.

    This deluxe package is a treasure trove for both Betty and Miles fans, including rare documents from the pen of co-producer Teo Macero, rarely seen photos from legendary photographer Baron Wolman, and new interviews with Mrs. Davis herself, Harvey Brooks, and Hugh Masekela-the entire project overseen with Betty's full blessing.

    1. Hangin' Out
    2. Politician Man

    3. Down Home Girl

    4. Born On The Bayou

    5. I'm Ready, Willing & Able (Take 1)

    6. I'm Ready, Willing & Able (Take 9)

    7. It's My Life (Alternate Take)

    8. Live, Love, Learn

    9. My Soul Is Tired
    Betty Davis
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