This week, I completed the ripping and processing of an album that I didn’t even remember having, called “Live Cream.” (ATCO SD 33-328/)
Released in 1970, this album contains only five tracks, four of which are live, and one of which is a studio recording. I did not recognize any of the songs on the album, but there are some extremely good live moments included. The live tracks were recorded in 1968, and the one studio recording was done in 1967. The track list is as follows:
1. N.S.U.–Recorded on March 10, 1968 at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco
2. Sleepy Time Time–Recorded on March 9, 1968 at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco
3. Lawdy Mama–the studio track, recorded in May, 1967 at Atlantic Studios, NYC
1. Sweet Wine–Recorded on March 10, 1968 at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco
2. Rollin’ and Tumblin’–Recorded on March 7, 1968 at The Fillmore, San Francisco
“Lawdy Mama” had the same instrumental track as “Strange Brew” (on “Disraeli Gears”), but a different vocal and guitar solo. I thought it sounded very familiar. There are some truly amazing solos and instrumentals in these tracks, and it is an album well worth listening to. I’m glad that I have it in my collection.
Here is “N.S.U.”
Here is “Sleepy Time Time.”
It’s a great album. If you get a chance, grab it and have a listen to some classic Cream.