Cream - At The BBC download album
BBC Sessions is a live album by the British rock band Cream, released on 25 May 2003 on Polydor Records. It contains 22 tracks and 4 interviews recorded live at the BBC studios in London.
It contains 22 tracks and 4 interviews recorded live at the BBC studios in London. Only the versions of "Steppin' Out" and "Lawdy Mama" had been previously released, although both were released on Eric Clapton's Crossroads box set, not by the band itself.
Tracks recorded at BBC Studios: 1 to 5 (November 8, 1966) 6 (November 28, 1966) 7 to 10 (December 9, 1966) 11 to 14 (January 10, 1967) 15 to 18 (May 30, 1967) 19 to 23 (October 24, 1967) 24 to 26 (January 9, 1968). All tracks previously unreleased except tracks 10 & 26 originally released on Eric Clapton "Crossroads" 4CD box set (1988). Cream (2). BBC Sessions (26xFile, MP3, Album, 256).
Cream's music included songs based on traditional blues such as 'Crossroads' and 'Spoonful', and modern blues such as 'Born Under a Bad Sign', as well as more eccentric songs such as 'Strange Brew', 'Tales of Brave Ulysses' and 'Toad'. Cream's biggest hits were 'I Feel Free', 'Sunshine of Your Love', 'White Room', 'Crossroads' and 'Badge'. 1968 'Wheels of Fire' released. 1968 The band break up. 1993 Cream reunite to play at the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2005 The band play the Royal Albert Hall and Madison Square Garden. 2006 Receive a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement. The Break-Up Of Cream. Amped up Blues riffery at its finest. All original tunes; a powerfully psychedelic masterpiece.
This compilation of 22 Cream BBC tracks from 1966-1968 marked a major addition to the group's discography, particularly as they released relatively little product during their actual lifetime. All of but two of these cuts ("Lawdy Mama" and the 1968 version of "Steppin' Out," which had appeared on Eric Clapton's Crossroads box) were previously unreleased, and although many of these had made the round on bootlegs, the sound and presentation here is unsurprisingly preferable. As for actual surprises, there aren't many.
Live at the BBC - (or At the BBC ) is the name of a number of compilation albums by different artists. Over the years, the BBC has hosted and recorded live performances of different musical acts.
Some fit of nostalgia possessed me to pick up the album Cream: The BBC Sessions. These live, in-studio performances are all pretty tightly crafted, yet raucous, sticking generally to the length of their studio work-unlike the 10+ minute excursions they sometimes fell into. Its great to hear any new material of this quality after all these decades. The album collects several such sets from 1966 through 1968, covering mostly material from Fresh Cream and Disraeli Gears, so you can sense their move from power blues into psychedelia. There’s a really early take of Crossroads from 1966, before Fresh Cream had even been released. It’s a great rough version, not yet the tour de force Clapton famously put on display on the live portion of Wheels of Fire. He really opens up on a few tracks such as Outside Women Blues and SWLABR.
The BBC voiceover and EC interviews are delightfully of their time. Seems every major British band from the 60's - mid 70's recorded sessions at the BBC. This album from Cream is essential if you are a fan of Cream.
|1-4||Rollin' And Tumblin'|
|1-5||Sleepy Time Time|
|1-9||I'm So Glad|
|1-12||I Feel Free|
|1-14||Four Until Late|
|1-17||Tales Of Brave Ulysses|
|1-18||We're Going Wrong|
|1-20||Born Under A Bad Sign|
|1-21||Outside Woman Blues|
|1-22||Take It Back|
|1-23||Sunshine Of Your Love|
|2-6||Outside Woman Blues|
|2-9||I Feel Free|
|2-12||Tales Of Brave Ulysses|
|2-13||Sunshine Of Your Love|
|2-14||We're Going Wrong|
|2-15||Anyone For Tennis|
|2-16||Sunshine Of Your Love|
NotesCD1 1-6. BBC: 12th November 1966
CD1 7-10. BBC: 9th January 1967
CD1 11-15. BBC: 14th January 1967
CD1 16-18. BBC: 3rd June 1967
CD1 19-23. BBC: 19th October 1967
CD2 1-4. BBC: 14th January 1968
CD2 5-8. BBC: Unreleaased Transcriptions
CD2 9-10. Beat Club: 19th May 1967
CD2 11-13. The Revolution Club, London: 21st November 1967
CD2 14. BBC: 25th November 1967
CD2 15-16. Smothers Brothers Show: 17th May 1968