Offered for sale is an original UK mono pressing of the 1966 LP Fresh Cream by Cream.
About this copy: This copy of Fresh Cream is believed to be a first UK mono pressing on the blue Reaction label. It has a Ernest J. Day cover and A1/B1 stampers.
The laminated cover is VG, with wear at the edges and some creasing in the lamination. There is a name written on the back cover.
The disc is VG+, with just a few scuffs from the inner sleeve. The album has been well cared for and has seen relatively little play.
Background: Fresh Cream, released in 1966, was the first album by the so-called “supergroup.” The album reached #6 in the UK, where the band members were better-known, and #39 in the U.S., though the album was later certified gold by the RIAA.
Fresh Cream represents so many different firsts, it’s difficult to keep count. Cream, of course, was the first supergroup, but their first album not only gave birth to the power trio, it also was instrumental in the birth of heavy metal and the birth of jam rock. That’s a lot of weight for one record and, like a lot of pioneering records, Fresh Cream doesn’t seem quite as mighty as what would come later, both from the group and its acolytes.
|Country of origin:||UK|
|Year of Release:||1966|