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BBC Sessions
Live album by Cream
Released May 25, 2003
Recorded 1966-1968
Genre Blues Rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock
Length 68:30
Label Polydor
Producer Bill Bebb
Bernie Andrews
Jeff Griffin
Bev Phillips
Professional reviews
Cream chronology
20th Century Masters
(2000)
BBC Sessions
(2003)
Cream Gold
(2005)

BBC Sessions by Cream was released May 25, 2003 on Polydor Records. It contains 22 tracks and 4 interviews recorded live at the BBC studios in London.

Between October 21, 1966 and January 9, 1968, Cream recorded eight sessions for the BBC radio network, selected highlights from seven of which are featured in chronological order on this collection.1

Only the versions of "Steppin' Out" and "Lawdy Mama" had been previously released, although both were released on Eric Clapton's solo Crossroads box set, not by the band itself.

Track listing

  1. "Sweet Wine" (Baker, Godfrey) – 3:27
  2. Eric Clapton Interview – 0:54
  3. "Wrapping Paper" (Bruce, Brown) – 2:29
  4. "Rollin' and Tumblin'" (Waters) – 3:02
  5. "Steppin' Out" (Bracken) – 1:50
  6. "Crossroads" (Johnson, arr. Clapton) – 1:53
  7. "Cat's Squirrel" (Traditional, arr. S. Splurge) – 3:38
  8. "Traintime" (Bruce) – 2:50
  9. "I'm So Glad" (James) – 4:22
  10. "Lawdy Mama" (Traditional, arr. Clapton) – 1:53
  11. Eric Clapton Interview 2 – 0:48
  12. "I Feel Free" (Bruce, Brown) – 2:54
  13. "N.S.U." (Bruce) – 2:55
  14. "Four Until Late" (Johnson, arr. Clapton) – 1:55
  15. "Strange Brew" (Clapton, Pappalardi, Collins) – 3:00
  16. Eric Clapton Interview 3 – 0:44
  17. "Tales of Brave Ulysses" (Clapton, Sharp) – 2:55
  18. "We're Going Wrong" (Bruce) – 3:25
  19. Eric Clapton Interview 4 – 0:37
  20. "Born Under a Bad Sign" (Jones, Bell) – 3:03
  21. "Outside Woman Blues" (Reynolds) – 3:18
  22. "Take It Back" (Bruce, Brown) – 2:17
  23. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Clapton, Bruce, Brown) – 4:08
  24. "Politician" (Bruce, Brown) – 3:59
  25. "Swlabr" (Bruce, Brown) – 2:32
  26. "Steppin' Out" (Bracken) – 3:37
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Recording and broadcast details

Tracks 1-5 recorded November 8, 1966 at the BBC Playhouse Theatre, London.

Broadcast on Saturday Club, BBC Light Programme, November 11, 1966.

Track 6 recorded November 28, 1966 at Aeolian 2, London.

Broadcast on Guitar Club, BBC Home Service, December 30, 1966.

Tracks 7-10 recorded December 9, 1966 at Maida Vale 4, London.

Broadcast on Rhythm & Blues, BBC World Service, January 9, 1967.

Tracks 11-14 recorded January 10, 1967 at the BBC Playhouse Theatre, London.

Broadcast on Saturday Club, BBC Light Programme, January 14, 1967.

Tracks 15-18 recorded May 30, 1967 at the BBC Playhouse Theatre, London.

Broadcast on Saturday Club, BBC Light Programme, June 3, 1967.

Tracks 19-23 recorded October 24, 1967 at Aeolian 2, London.

Broadcast on Top Gear, BBC Radio 1, October 29, 1967.

Tracks 24-26 recorded January 9, 1968 at Aeolian 2, London.

Broadcast on Top Gear, BBC Radio 1, January 14, 1968.

Note 1: This collection includes no material recorded at Cream's first BBC session, recorded October 21, 1966 at Maida Vale 4, London and broadcast on Band Beat, BBC World Service, November 21, 1966.

Personnel


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