Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Complete Fleetwood Mac Singles Collection

Posting this now to wish Lindsey Buckingham a quick recovery of his heart and vocal chords.

Lindsey Buckingham to FM 1974: We're a package deal.  Stevie joins FM along with me
Stevie Nicks to FM 2018: Either Lindsey goes or I go.

This compilation took a tremendous amount of time and energy and I'm not only relieved to have it finally finished and posted but also delighted how good it turned out!  IMHO, this is the only collection that tells the complete tale of every member (except for later, recruited-for tour members - they are not represented unless they collaborated with original members) in the context that it actually happened in.

So it works like this - all FM singles are represented with both sides of all of their 45s.  Instances where FM was the backing back for another artist, I mostly included both sides too. Solo singles get an A-side only, unless super-rare and/or super-good.  All UK and US singles are included in their original mixes/edits (note: including original mono mixes for the Peter Green era singles - thank you Prof. Stoned!) and I included a few others if I thought were needed to listenability and balance. I believe following this method was fair and was the only reason I included some of these Bob Welch and Danny Kirwin sides.

There are quite a few rarities and not being a Mac expert, there might be an omission or two.  If so, please help me by pointing it out and, even better, supply me with the missing track.  I can update the collection quickly and easily. In fact, tracks that are posted with ** at the end of the title are ones that the actual 45 mixes could not be found and I included LP or video version that were as close as I could get.  If anyone can help with those tracks, I'd really be grateful!

The set is eye-opening in other ways, such as how good and diverse the post-Green/pre-Buckingham period was.  And the first A-sides for the '75 self-titled LP were McVie, not Nicks or Buckingham - they weren't taking any chances! Finally, the final couple volumes deserve a spin - the material is surprisingly good. I believe this collection does a great job of showing enough detail while keeping it interesting and listenable.  I hope you agree!

All @320 and each track is tagged with its label or picture sleeve.


Singles Collection 01: Shake Your Moneymaker 1967-69
1 Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac I Believe My Time Ain't Long (UK Mono Single Mix) [11-67] 2:57
2 Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac Rambling Pony (UK Mono Single Mix) [11-67] 2:39
3 Fleetwood Mac Black Magic Woman (UK Mono Single Mix) [3-68] 2:57
4 Fleetwood Mac The Sun Is Shining (UK Mono Single Mix) [3-68] 3:12
5 Fleetwood Mac Shake Your Moneymaker (German Mono Single Mix) [3-68] 2:59
6 Fleetwood Mac My Heart Beat Like A Hammer (German Mono Single Mix) [3-68] 3:02
7 Eddie Boyd with Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac The Big Boat (UK Mono Single) [5-68] 2:40
8 Fleetwood Mac Need Your Love So Bad (UK Mono Single Mix) [7-68] 3:41
9 Fleetwood Mac Stop Messin' Round (UK Mono Single Mix) [7-68] 2:39
10 Fleetwood Mac Albatross (Stereo) [11-68]** 3:11
11 Fleetwood Mac Jigsaw Puzzle Blues (Stereo) [11-68]** 1:35
12 Fleetwood Mac Man Of The World (UK Mono Single Mix) [4-69} 2:52
13 Eddie Vince & The Valiants Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonite (UK Mono Single Mix) [4-69} 2:40
14 Fleetwood Mac No Place To Go (UK Mono B-Side) [7-69] 3:25
15 Otis Spann & Fleetwood Mac Walkin' (Mono Single Mix) [7-69} 2:55
16 Otis Spann & Fleetwood Mac Temperature Is Rising (98.8 F) (Mono Single Mix) [7-69} 5:18
17 Fleetwood Mac Oh Well (Part 1) (UK Mono) [9-69] 3:24
18 Fleetwood Mac Oh Well (Part 2) (UK Mono) [9-69] 5:37
19 Jeremy Spencer Linda (UK Single) [10-69] 2:20
20 Jeremy Spencer Teenage Darling (UK Single) [10-69] 2:48
21 Christine Perfect When You Say [10-69] 3:19
22 Fleetwood Mac Rattlesnake Shake (US) [10-69] 3:31
23 Fleetwood Mac Coming Your Way (US) [10-69] 3:47
24 Clifford Davis Before The Beginning (UK Mono Single) [10-69] 3:31
Volume 01 Is Here


Singles Collection 02: Sands Of Time 1970-72
1 Christine Perfect I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around) (UK Single Version) [4-70] 3:20
2 Fleetwood Mac The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown) [5-70] 4:37
3 Fleetwood Mac World In Harmony [5-70] 3:26
4 Clifford Davis and Friends Come On Down and Follow Me (UK Stereo Single) [7-70] 2:44
5 Clifford Davis and Friends Homework (UK Stereo Single) [7-70] 3:28
6 Tramp Vietnam Rose [7-70] 2:38
7 Fleetwood Mac Tell Me All the Things You Do (French Single) [1970] 4:13
8 Fleetwood Mac This Is The Rock (French Single) [1970] 2:51
10 Fleetwood Mac Jewel Eyed Judy (US) [1-71] 3:20
11 Fleetwood Mac Station Man [Single Version] (US) [1-71] 5:12
12 Fleetwood Mac Dragonfly (UK) [3-71] 2:48
13 Fleetwood Mac The Purple Dancer (UK Single Version) [3-71] 5:40
14 Peter Green Heavy Heart (UK Single Version) [6-71] 3:21
15 Peter Green No Way Out (UK Single Version) [6-71] 3:12
16 Fleetwood Mac Sands of Time (US Single Version) [12-71] 3:03
17 Fleetwood Mac Lay It All Down [12-71] 4:31
18 Otis Spann & Fleetwood Mac Hungry Country Girl (Single Edit) [12-71] 5:48
19 Nigel Watson And Peter Green Beasts Of Burden (UK Single Version) [1-72] 4:05
20 Nigel Watson And Peter Green Uganda Woman (UK Single Version) [1-72] 2:47
21 Fleetwood Mac Sentimental Lady (US Single Version) [5-72] 3:03
22 Fleetwood Mac Sunny Side Of Heaven (US) [5-72] 3:11
Volume 02 Is Here


Singles Collection 03: Revelation 1973-76
1 Jeremy Spencer And The Children Can You Hear The Song (UK) [4-73] 3:00
2 Fleetwood Mac Remember Me (US) [5-73] 2:46
3 Fleetwood Mac Dissatisfied (US) [5-73] 3:44
4 Fleetwood Mac Did You Ever Love Me (UK) [7-73] 3:44
5 Fleetwood Mac The Derelict (UK) [7-73] 2:50
6 Fleetwood Mac Revelation (US B-Side) [9-73] 5:01
7 Fleetwood Mac For Your Love [10-73] 3:47
8 Fleetwood Mac Hypnotized [10-73] 4:49
9 Tramp Put A Record On [5-74] 3:15
10 Fleetwood Mac Heroes Are Hard to Find (Single Version) [12-74] 2:47
11 Fleetwood Mac Born Enchanter [12-74] 2:55
12 Danny Kirwan Ram Jam City [7-75] 2:49
13 Fleetwood Mac Over My Head (Single Version) [9-75] 3:10
14 Fleetwood Mac I'm So Afraid [9-75] 4:30
15 Danny Kirwan Second Chapter (UK B-Side) [9-75] 3:25
16 Fleetwood Mac Warm Ways (UK) [11-75] 3:54
17 Fleetwood Mac Blue Letter (UK Single Version) [11-75] 2:42
18 Danny Kirwan Best Girl In The World (US B-Side) [2-76] 2:31
19 Fleetwood Mac Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) (Single Version) [2-76] 3:48
20 Fleetwood Mac Sugar Daddy [2-76] 4:10
21 Paris Big Towne, 2061 (LP Version) [1976]** 4:33
22 Danny Kirwan Misty River (UK Single) [5-76] 4:03
Volume 03 Is Here


Singles Collection 04: Crying In The Night 1976-78
1 Fleetwood Mac Say You Love Me (Edited Single Version) [6-76] 4:03
2 Fleetwood Mac Monday Morning [6-76] 2:49
3 Buckingham & Nicks Dont Let Me Down Again (Mono Single Edit) [7-76] 3:32
4 Buckingham & Nicks Crystal [7-76] 3:50
5 Danny Kirwan Angels Delight [9-76] 2:50
6 Paris New Orleans [12-76] 4:18
7 Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way [12-76] 3:44
8 Fleetwood Mac Silver Springs [12-76] 4:49
9 Fleetwood Mac Dreams [3-77] 4:18
10 Fleetwood Mac Songbird [3-77] 3:21
11 Fleetwood Mac Don't Stop [7-77] 3:13
12 Fleetwood Mac Never Going Back Again [7-77] 2:14
13 Danny Kirwan Let It Be [7-77] 2:31
14 Buckingham & Nicks Crying In The Night (Single Version) [10-77] 3:00
15 Buckingham & Nicks Stephanie [10-77] 2:13
16 Bob Welch Sentimental Lady [10-77] 2:53
17 Fleetwood Mac You Make Loving Fun [10-77] 3:37
18 Fleetwood Mac Gold Dust Woman [10-77] 4:59
19 Bob Welch Ebony Eyes [1-78] 3:33
20 Bob Welch Hot Love, Cold World [5-78] 3:41
21 Peter Green The Apostle [6-78] 3:12
Volume 04 Is Here


Singles Collection 05: Save Me a Place 1979-80
1 Bob Welch Precious Love [1-79] 3:15
2 Danny Kirwan Only You [3-79] 2:52
3 Bob Welch Church [5-79] 3:07
4 The Jeremy Spencer Band Cool Breeze [7-79] 3:34
5 Peter Green In The Skies [7-79] 3:48
6 Bob Welch 3 Hearts [7-79] 3:25
7 Fleetwood Mac Tusk [9-79] 3:38
8 Fleetwood Mac Never Make Me Cry 2:18
9 The Jeremy Spencer Band Travellin' [10-79] 3:26
10 Fleetwood Mac Sara (Single Edit) [12-79] 4:36
11 Fleetwood Mac That's Enough For Me [12-79] 1:51
12 Bob Welch Rebel Rouser [12-79] 4:36
13 Bob Welch Don't Let Me Fall [1-80] 3:27
14 Fleetwood Mac Think About Me (Single Remix) [2-80] 2:43
15 Fleetwood Mac Save Me A Place [2-80] 2:42
16 Fleetwood Mac Not That Funny (UK Single Remix) [3-80] 3:13
17 Peter Green Walkin' The Road [3-80] 3:52
18 Fleetwood Mac Sisters Of The Moon (Single Version) [5-80] 4:40
19 Fleetwood Mac Walk A Thin Line  [5-80] 3:47
20 Peter Green Loser Two Times [6-80] 4:35
21 Bob Welch Don't Rush The Good Things [9-80] 3:41
Volume 05 Is Here


Singles Collection 06: That's How We Do It In L.A. 1981-82
1 Fleetwood Mac Fireflies (Single Edit) [1-81] 3:38
2 Fleetwood Mac Over My Head (Live) [1-81] 3:23
3 Fleetwood Mac The Farmer's Daughter (Live) [3-81] 2:29
4 Fleetwood Mac Monday Morning (Live) (US) [3-81] 3:58
5 Fleetwood Mac Dreams (Live) (UK) [2-81] 4:20
6 Peter Green Give Me Back My Freedom (LP Version) [3-81]** 5:41
7 Stevie Nicks With Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Stop Draggin' My Heart Around [7-81] 4:05
8 Peter Green Promised Land [7-81] 3:33
9 Mick Fleetwood You Weren't In Love [9-81] 3:57
10 Lindsey Buckingham Trouble [10-81] 3:57
11 Bob Welch Two to Do [11-81] 3:33
12 Stevie Nicks With Don Henley Leather And Lace [10-81] 3:45
13 Lindsey Buckingham That's How We Do It In L.A. (UK) [11-81] 2:54
14 Stevie Nicks Edge of Seventeen (Just Like the White Winged Dove) (Single Edit) [2-82] 4:41
15 Lindsey Buckingham It Was I [2-82] 2:43
16 Bob Welch Remember [3-82] 3:52
17 Lindsey Buckingham The Visitor (Bwana) (UK) [3-82] 3:09
18 Stevie Nicks After The Glitter Fades [4-82] 3:32
19 Lindsey Buckingham Mary Lee Jones (UK) [5-82] 3:14
20 Peter Green The Clown [6-82] 6:01
Volume 06 Is Here


Singles Collection 07: Eyes Of The World 1982-84
1 Fleetwood Mac Hold Me [6-82] 3:45
2 Fleetwood Mac Eyes Of The World [6-82] 3:46
3 Fleetwood Mac Gypsy [Single Edit] [9-82] 3:54
4 Fleetwood Mac Cool Water [9-82] 3:23
5 Fleetwood Mac Love In Store [11-82] 3:15
6 Fleetwood Mac Can't Go Back [11-82] 2:44
7 Fleetwood Mac Only Over You (UK) [12-82] 4:10
8 Fleetwood Mac Oh Diane [3-83] 2:39
9 Fleetwood Mac That's Alright (US) [3-83] 3:10
10 Stevie Nicks Stand Back (Single Edit) [5-83] 4:22
11 Lindsey Buckingham Holiday Road [7-83] 2:12
12 Bob Welch S.O.S. [7-83] 2:55
13 Mick Fleetwood's Zoo I Want You Back [9-83] 2:57
14 Stevie Nicks If Anyone Falls [9-83] 4:09
15 Bob Welch I'll Dance Alone [10-83] 4:04
16 Stevie Nicks (With Sandy Stewart) Nightbird (LP Version) [11-83]** 5:01
17 Christine McVie Got A Hold On Me [1-84] 3:54
18 Mick Fleetwood's Zoo Angel Come Home [2-84] 4:20
19 Christine McVie Love Will Show Us How [4-84] 4:15
20 Lindsey Buckingham Go Insane [7-84] 3:05
21 Christine McVie I'm The One [10-84] 4:06
Volume 07 Is Here


Singles Collection 08: As Long As You Follow 1984-88
1 Lindsey Buckingham Slow Dancing [11-84]
2 Stevie Nicks Talk To Me [10-85] 4:12
3 Tom Petty With Stevie Nicks Needles And Pins (Live) [12-85] 2:25
4 Billy Burnette with Christine Mcvie It Ain't Over [1985] 4:05
5 Stevie Nicks I Can't Wait (Single Mix) [2-86] 4:27
6 Stevie Nicks Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You [5-86] 4:38
7 Fleetwood Mac Big Love [3-87] 3:44
8 Fleetwood Mac You And I, Part 1 [3-87] 2:35
9 Fleetwood Mac Seven Wonders [6-87] 3:42
10 Fleetwood Mac Book Of Miracles (Instrumental) [6-87] 4:32
11 Fleetwood Mac Little Lies [8-87] 3:41
12 Fleetwood Mac Ricky [8-87] 4:27
13 Fleetwood Mac Everywhere (US) [11-87] 3:47
14 Fleetwood Mac When I See You Again (US) [11-87] 3:49
15 Fleetwood Mac Family Man [1-88] 4:07
16 Fleetwood Mac Down Endless Street [1-88] 4:29
17 Fleetwood Mac Isn't It Midnight (UK) [6-88] 4:14
18 Fleetwood Mac Mystified (UK) [6-88] 3:10
19 Fleetwood Mac As Long As You Follow [11-88] 4:12
20 Fleetwood Mac Oh Well  (Live) (Video Version) [11-88] ** 4:05
Volume 08 Is Here


Singles Collection 09: Save Me 1989-92
1 Stevie Nicks Rooms On Fire (LP Version)** [4-89] 4:34
2 Stevie Nicks (Duet With Bruce Hornsby) Two Kinds Of Love [8-89] 4:46
3 Stevie Nicks Whole Lotta Trouble [10-89] 4:55
4 Fleetwood Mac Save Me (Single Version)3-90] 4:07
5 Fleetwood Mac Another Woman (Video Version) (Live) [3-90] 3:21
6 Fleetwood Mac Skies the Limit [7-90] 3:46
7 Fleetwood Mac The Second Time [7-90] 2:32
8 Fleetwood Mac In The Back Of My Mind (UK) (Video Edit) [8-90] 4:55
9 Fleetwood Mac Lizard People (UK) [8-90] 4:49
10 The Zoo Featuring Mick Fleetwood And Billy Thorpe Shakin' The Cage [3-91] 4:16
11 Stevie Nicks Love's A Hard Game To Play [1991] 5:04
12 Stevie Nicks Sometimes It's A Bitch [1991] 4:39
13 Lindsey Buckingham Soul Drifter [1992] 3:28
14 John McVie's 'Gotta Band' with Lola Thomas One More Time With Feeling [1992] 4:58
15 Lindsey Buckingham Countdown [1992] 3:23
16 Rick Vito Duet With Stevie Nicks Desiree [1992] 3:45
17 John McVie's 'Gotta Band' with Lola Thomas Now I Know [1992] 4:06
18 Fleetwood Mac Paper Doll [12-92] 3:57
Volume 09 Is Here


Singles Collection 10: Love Shines 1993-2001
1 Fleetwood Mac Love Shines (UK) [1-93] 4:48
2 Fleetwood Mac The Chain (Alternate Mix) (UK) [1-93] 4:20
3 Stevie Nicks Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind [1994] 4:19
4 Stevie Nicks Blue Denim [1994] 4:24
5 Fleetwood Mac I Do [Edit] [1995] 3:50
6 Fleetwood Mac Talkin' to My Heart [1995] 4:57
7 Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham Twisted [1996) 4:13
8 Fleetwood Mac Landslide (Live Edit) [1997] 3:56
9 Fleetwood Mac Silver Springs [Live) [Edit] [1997] 4:51
11 Fleetwood Mac Temporary One (lLive Edit) [1997] 3:17
12 Stevie Nicks Reconsider Me [4-98] 3:47
13 Stevie Nicks If You Ever Did Believe [1998] 4:11
14 Stevie Nicks Every Day [2001] 3:38
15 Stevie Nicks Planets Of The Universe (LP Version) [5-01] 4:49
16 Stevie Nicks Sorcerer (Video Edit)  [2001] 3:50
Volume 10 Is Here


Singles Collection 11: Say You Will 2004-11
1 Fleetwood Mac Peacekeeper [2003] 4:11
2 Fleetwood Mac Say You Will (Single Remix Fade) [2003] 3:50
3 Fleetwood Mac Smile At You [2003] 4:34
4 Christine McVie Friend (LP Version) [2004] 4:31
5 Christine McVie You Are [2004] 3:35
6 Deep Dish Feat.Stevie Nicks Dreams (Fadio Edit) [2005] 3:47
6 Lindsey Buckingham Show You How [2006] 4:22
7 Stevie Nicks Rock And Roll (Live) [3-07] 4:03
8 Stevie Nicks with The Melbourne Symphony Landslide (Live in Melbourne) [2007] 4:14
9 Lindsey Buckingham Did You Miss Me [2008] 3:39
10 Lindsey Buckingham Love Runs Deeper [2008] 3:58
11 Stevie Nicks Crash Into Me [3-09] 5:34
12 Stevie Nicks Secret Love [1-11] 3:16
13 Lindsey Buckingham That's the Way That Love Goes [2011] 3:54
14 Lindsey Buckingham When She Comes Down [2011] 4:48
15 Stevie Nicks For What It's Worth (LP Edit) [7-11] 4:32
16 Lindsey Buckingham In Our Own Time [2011] 4:21
Volume 11 Is Here


Singles Collection 12: Sad Angel 2013-17
1 Fleetwood Mac Sad Angel (Extended Play) [4-13] 4:04
2 Fleetwood Mac Without You (Extended Play) [4-13] 4:39
3 Fleetwood Mac It Takes Time (Extended Play) [4-13] 4:09
4 Fleetwood Mac Miss Fantasy (Extended Play) [4-13] 4:18
5 Stevie Nicks The Dealer [8-14] 4:38
6 Stevie Nicks Lady [8-14] 4:58
7 Stevie Nicks Starshine [9-14] 4:06
8 Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold [9-14] 4:09
9 Delta Rae feat. Lindsey Buckingham If I Loved You [2-15] 3:37
10 Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie In My World [4-17] 4:25
11 Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie Red Sun [6-17] 3:15
12 Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie Feel About You [8-17] 3:28
13 Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie Lay Down For Free [8-17] 3:56
Volume 12 Is Here

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Cream - Like a Bearded Rainbow





I put this together after listening to Clapton's "A Life In 12 Bars" OST. This time though, I'd take Clapton, Baker, and Bruce and tell their complete story, including many that haven't ever been attempted yet. Each volume tells a different story and is designed to stand on its own. A LOT of effort was put into making these listenable and enjoyable. I hope you will all agree. Special thanks to Burt Kocain for supplying artwork!! All is at @320 and I'll try to give you my thoughts and reasoning for each volume. Here goes!

Like A Bearded Rainbow 01 - Pre-Cream Recordings (1:40)
1 Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated I'm a Hoochie Coochie Man (Live) (Bruce/Baker) [7-62] 3:28
2 Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated Early in the Morning (Live) (Bruce/Baker) [1-63] 2:58
3 Sonny Boy Williamson II & The Yardbirds Mister Downchild (Clapton) [12-63] 3:57
4 Sonny Boy Williamson II & The Yardbirds Take It Easy Baby (version 2) (Clapton) [12-63] 4:13
5 The Yardbirds Louise (Clapton) [3-64] 3:41
6 The Graham Bond Organization Long Tall Shorty (Bruce/Baker) (5-64) 2:19
7 The Yardbirds I Wish You Would (Clapton) [5-64] 2:19
8 The Yardbirds A Certain Girl (Clapton) [5-64] 2:17
9 Otis Spann Pretty Girls Everywhere (Clapton) [5-64] 2:53
10 The Yardbirds I Ain't Got You (Clapton) [10-64] 1:59
11 The Graham Bond Organization Wade In The Water (Bruce/Baker) (1-65) 2:42
12 The Graham Bond Organisation Train Time (Bruce/Baker) [3-65] 2:24
13 The Yardbirds Got To Hurry (Clapton) [3-65] 2:48
14 The Graham Bond Organization Love Come Shining Through (Bruce/Baker) (4-65) 2:05
15 John Mayall's All-Stars I'm Your Witchdoctor (Clapton) [5-65] 2:13
16 John Mayall's All-Stars Telephone Blues (Clapton) [5-65] 4:01
17 Eric Clapton & Jimmy Page Choker (Clapton) [5-65] 1:29
18 Eric Clapton Tribute To Elmore (Clapton) [5-65] 2:13
19 John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Bernard Jenkins (Clapton) [10-65] 3:49
20 Jack Bruce I'm Getting Tired (of Drinking and Gambling) (Single) [12-65] 2:37
21 Jack Bruce Rootin' Tootin' (Single) [12-65] 2:54
22 Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse Crossroads [Clapton/Bruce] [3-66] 2:18
23 Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse I Want to Know [Clapton/Bruce] [3-66] 2:17
24 Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse Steppin Out [Clapton/Bruce] [3-66] 3:16
25 Manfred Mann She Needs Company (Bruce) [4-66] 2:48
26 John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers They Call It Stormy Monday (Live At The Flamingo) [Clapton/Bruce] [3-66) 4:34
27 John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Have You Ever Loved A Woman (Live At The Flamingo) [Clapton/Bruce] [4-66] 6:42
28 Champion Jack Dupree Shim-Sham-Shimmy (Bluesbreakers/Clapton) [1-66] 2:09
29 Manfred Mann My Generation (Bruce) [6-66] 2:29
30 Manfred Mann (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Bruce) [6-66] 2:55
31 John Mayall Steppin' Out (Clapton) [7-66] 2:29
32 John Mayall Ramblin' On My Mind (Clapton) [7-66] 3:08
33 John Mayall Hideaway (Clapton) [7-66] 3:15
34 Manfred Mann Spirit Feel (Bruce) [1-67] 2:41

I gotta admit this one was a lot of trouble to be fair to Baker, Bruce and Clapton and also to tell the story that needs to be told with the necessary detail. In the end, I cut a lot of stuff, but everything that is here, is here for a reason.

https://saas.cloudike.com/public/jk6aouTvh42nWSkXs7VXWtRH




Like A Bearded Rainbow 02 - Fresh Cream 1966 (SHM Mono and Stereo) (1:16)
1 N.S.U. (Mono) 2:44
2 SleepyTime Time (Mono) 4:20
3 Dreaming (Mono) 1:59
4 Sweet Wine (Mono) 3:19
5 Spoonful (Mono) 6:32
6 Cat's Squirrel (Mono) 3:00
7 Four Until Late (Mono) 2:08
8 Rollin' And Tumblin' (Mono) 4:45
9 I'm So Glad (Mono) 3:59
10 Toad (Mono) 5:11
11 N.S.U. (Stereo) 2:44
12 Sleepy Time Time (Stereo) 4:21
13 Dreaming (Stereo) 2:00
14 Sweet Wine (Stereo) 3:18
15 Spoonful (Stereo) 6:30
16 Cat's Squirrel (Stereo) 3:07
17 Four Until Late (Stereo) 2:08
18 Rollin' And Tumblin' (Stereo) 4:43
19 I'm So Glad (Stereo) 3:58
20 Toad (Stereo) 5:10

Newly remastered and reconfigured to play the mono LP first, as that's what I believe would have been the go-to version in '66. No bonus tracks here or on any of the other regular LP releases. Just Fresh Cream exactly as it was created.

https://saas.cloudike.com/public/M_pYcmbr35NuAV37BYljYrhh




Like A Bearded Rainbow 03 - Disraeli Gears 1967 (SHM Mono and Stereo) (1:06)

1 Strange Brew (Mono) 2:48
2 Sunshine Of Your Love (Mono) 4:12
3 World Of Pain (Mono) 3:07
4 Dance The Night Away (Mono) 3:35
5 Blue Condition (Mono) 3:31
6 Tales Of Brave Ulysses (Mono) 2:52
7 SWLABR (Mono) 2:33
8 We're Going Wrong (Mono) 3:28
9 Outside Women Blues (Mono) 2:26
10 Take It Back (Mono) 3:08
11 Mother's Lament (Mono) 1:49
12 Strange Brew (Stereo) 2:48
13 Sunshine Of Your Love (Stereo) 4:12
14 World Of Pain (Stereo) 3:03
15 Dance The Night Away (Stereo) 3:35
16 Blue Condition (Stereo) 3:31
17 Tales Of Brave Ulysses (Stereo) 2:48
18 SWLABR (Stereo) 2:33
19 We're Going Wrong (Stereo) 3:28
20 Outside Women Blues (Stereo) 2:26
21 Take It Back (Stereo) 3:07
22 Mother's Lament (Stereo) 1:48

Again from a recently remastered SHM and IMO the best sounding version of this classic album. Once again, the mono is moved to the front and any bonus tracks are adios amigos.

https://saas.cloudike.com/public/_5-VVL7m9xOnwVhezQpz7IBv


Like A Bearded Rainbow 04 - Whiskey Au-Go-Go 4 Sept 1967 (1:43) 
1 (Opening Music) [1st Set] 1:51
2 NSU [1st Set] 8:21
3 Tales Of Brave Ulysses [1st Set] 4:52
4 Sitting On Top Of The World [1st Set] 4:59
5 Sweet Wine [1st Set] 10:48
6 Rollin' And Tumblin' [1st Set] 5:00
7 (opening music) [2nd Set] 0:37
8 Spoonful [2nd Set] 13:38
9 Sunshine Of Your Love [2nd Set] 5:51
10 Sleepy Time Time [2nd Set] 7:27
11 Steppin' Out [2nd Set] 10:35
12 Train Time [2nd Set] 7:45
13 Toad [2nd Set] 10:35
14 I'm So Glad [2nd Set] 10:35

A complete and good for its age recording. I did a lot of research and listening to other early live Cream shows and this is the one. Nicely recorded and they are in pretty good form. Here they are trying to break into the USA. Their next visit to the USA is going to be a different story!

https://saas.cloudike.com/public/BHNbqlVYDl5XclMBCKtd81c9




Like A Bearded Rainbow 05 - Wheels Of Fire 1968 (SHM) (1:21)
1 White Room 5:03
2 Sitting On Top Of The World 5:02
3 Passing The Time 4:34
4 As You Said 4:25
5 Pressed Rat And Warthog 3:17
6 Politician 4:16
7 Those Where The Days 2:58
8 Born Under A Bad Sign 3:14
9 Deserted Cities Of The Heart 3:44
10 Crossroads (Live) 4:19
11 Spoonful (Live) 16:48
12 Traintime (Live) 7:03
13 Toad (Live) 16:17

Their first number one album, in fact, this what most of were listening to nonstop 50 years ago right now. This is once again the 2014 Japanese SHM version with IMHO the best sound bonus tracks removed.

https://saas.cloudike.com/public/6qYkTLMXMMWT5HlCXQ7uGdpM




Like A Bearded Rainbow 06 - San Francisco March 1968 (2:07)
1 Tales Of Brave Ulysses [10 March 1968 Winterland San Francisco] 4:47
2 Xx Spoonful [10 March 1968 Winterland San Francisco] 16:40
3 Xx Crossroads [10 March 1968 Winterland San Francisco] 4:24
4 We're Going Wrong [3 March 1968 Winterland San Francisco] 6:33
5 Sweet Wine [10 March 1968 Winterland San Francisco] 15:19
6 Sleepy Time Time [9 March 1968 Winterland San Francisco] 6:53
7 Sunshine Of Your Love [Live 9 March 1968 Winterland San Francisco] 7:26
8 Rollin' And Tumblin' [7 March 1968 The Fillmore San Francisco] 6:45
9 N.S.U. [10 March 1968 Winterland San Francisco] 10:15
10 Steppin' Out [10 March 1968 Winterland San Francisco] 13:39
11 Xx Traintime [8 March 1968 Winterland San Francisco] 7:03
12 Toad [7 & 8 March 1968 Fillmore West San Francisco] [Extended Version] 17:39
13 I'm So Glad [15 October 1967 Grande Ballroom Detroit] 9:38

The bulk of these were taken from 192/24 HD conversions of Live Cream and Live Cream 2. If you see "XX", it means that I had no choice but to use Wheels of Fire tracks, but remixes taken from the Those Were The Days Box set. Other versions either sounded bad or were not Cream at their best. This is sequenced to present a typical Cream concert from this tour.   I'm So Glad is from October, because I couldn't find a listenable version from March!

https://saas.cloudike.com/public/nCh1UnwI6OvW5ErMP55Dlq_t


 

Like A Bearded Rainbow 07 - Goodbye (SHM) + Best Of Cream 1969 (1:06)
1 I'm So Glad (Live) 9:13
2 Politician (Live) 6:21
3 Sitting On Top Of The World (Live) 5:05
4 Badge 2:48
5 Doing That Scrapyard Thing 3:19
6 What A Bringdown 3:58
7 Sunshine Of Your Love (Dennis Drake Remaster) 4:13
8 Badge (Dennis Drake Remaster) 2:48
9 Crossroads (Live) (Dennis Drake Remaster) 4:14
10 White Broom (Single Edit) (Dennis Drake Remaster) 3:09
11 SWLABR (Dennis Drake Remaster) 2:35
12 Born Under A Bad Sign (Dennis Drake Remaster) 3:14
13 Spoonful (Dennis Drake Remaster) 6:34
14 Tales Of Brave Ulysses (Dennis Drake Remaster) 2:50
15 Strange Brew (Dennis Drake Remaster) 2:50
16 I Feel Free (Dennis Drake Remaster) 2:53

This finishes their albums and I give a nod to the first Cream LP I ever owned (Best Of) and also to Dennis Drake who seems to be much loved by audiophiles for his '80s and '90s remasters. Personally, I'm ambivalent about his work. Remember EC's 1988 Crossroads boxset and Cream's Those Were The Days? Dennis Drake. Oddly, Best Of Cream has never seen a CD/Digital release, so I decided that it'd fit just fine here and I also thought that others would have fond memories of the LP as I did. Goodbye uses, as with the other LPs, the 2014 Japanese SHM remaster.

https://saas.cloudike.com/public/RGy_zebbRmXhFqV6Grf8bL6Z




Like A Bearded Rainbow 08 - Farewell Tour Oct 1968 (1:25)
1 White Room (Live 4 October 1968 Oakland Coliseum) 5:41
2 Politician (Live 4 October 1968 Oakland Coliseum) 5:09
3 Sunshine Of Your Love (Live 4 October 1968 Oakland Coliseum) 5:28
4 Crossroads [Live 20 October 1968 San Diego] 4:03
5 Spoonful [Live 19 October 1968 The Forum Inglewood] 17:26
6 Deserted Cities Of The Heart (Live 4 October 1968 Oakland Coliseum) 4:34
7 Passing The Time (Live 4 October 1968 Oakland Coliseum) 10:48
8 I'm So Glad [Live 19 October 1968 The Forum Inglewood] 6:32
9 Traintime [Live 19 October 1968 The Forum Inglewood] 7:55
10 Sitting On Top Of The World [Live 20 October 1968 San Diego] 5:05
11 Toad [Live 19 October 1968 The Forum Inglewood] 12:52

Here's the hat-trick of including one version of every song performed at the three California dates that were recorded for the Goodbye LP. This time though, there is no duplicate performances from Goodbye. The sound of the set is really nice, with tracks taken from Live Cream 2 (HD 192/24), A Life In 12 Bars, Those Were The Days and some boots. This is sequenced, like volume 6, to represent a typical show at the time. The only exception is Passing The Time which is the other song Baker would use for his drum solo. The performances on that track are a bit rougher, but the song wasn't played very often. Had to include it for that reason!

https://saas.cloudike.com/public/LN8JVg-Gx7iOyaIWq0Ckxmfu


  
  
  
  


Like A Bearded Rainbow 09 - Singles & EPs (1:23)
1 Wrapping Paper [UK Mono Single] [10-66] 2:29
2 Cat's Squirrel [UK Mono B-Side] [10-66] 3:01
3 I Feel Free [UK/US Mono Single] [12-66] 2:50
4 N.S.U. [UK/US Mono B-Side] [12-66] 2:46
5 Strange Brew (UK/US Mono) [6-67] 2:52
6 Tales Of Brave Ulysses (UK/US Mono) [6-67] 2:53
7 Spoonful Part I [US Mono Single] [9-67] 2:26
8 Spoonful Part II [US Mono B-Side] [9-67] 2:32
9 Sunshine Of Your Love [US Mono Single] [9-67] 3:05
10 SWLABR [US Mono B-Side] [12-67] 2:36
11 Anyone For Tennis (The Savage Seven Theme) [CSG Stereo UK/US Single] [4-68] 2:42
12 Pressed Rat And Warthog [CSG Stereo UK/US B-Side] [4-68] 3:17
13 White Room [Stereo US Single Edit] [9-68] 3:09
14 Those Where The Days [Stereo UK/US B-Side] [9-68] 2:58
15 Crossroads [Stereo US Single] [1-69] 4:14
16 Passing The Time [Stereo US Single] [1-69] 4:34
17 Badge [Stereo UK/US Single] [3-69] 2:48
18 What A Bringdown [Stereo UK/US B-Side] [3-69] 3:58
19 Lawdy Mama [Stereo US Single] [7-70] 2:48
20 Sweet Wine [Stereo US B-Side] [7-70] 3:18
21 Wrapping Paper [French EP Polydor 27 791] [11-66] 2:25
22 Sweet Wine [French EP Polydor 27 791] [11-66] 3:19
23 I'm So Glad [French EP Polydor 27 791] [11-66] 3:58
24 Cat's Squirrel [French EP Polydor 27 791] [11-66] 3:02
25 I Feel Free [French EP Polydor 27 798 Alt. Mix] [11-66] 2:48
26 Rollin' And Tumblin' [French EP Polydor 27 798 Alt. Mix] [11-66] 1:51
27 N.S.U. [French EP Polydor 27 798] [11-66] 2:45
28 Four Until Late [French EP Polydor 27 798] [11-66] 2:07

Here's their complete singles mostly all in their original mixes. I say "mostly because by the time of Wheels Of Fire, the CSG process began to be used, which is stereo mastered partly out of phase so if you bought a "stereo mono compatible" record, it will play in (folded down) mono or in (kinda fucked up) stereo. Few complained about it at the time, but these days those folks at the Steve Hoffman Forum are screaming the loudest. Add to that by 1968 if there was a mono mix, like on "White Room" or "Crossroads", by all reports (and my ears if I could find it) these are fold downs. So for that reason, I've had no choice but to offer stereo mixes of the 1968 and later singles. But you're not really missing much. At the end are French EPs that have unique mono mixes. All tracks are individually tagged with its own label or cover art.

https://saas.cloudike.com/public/2hcx0OAXWEG2r2y4XWi9f-Gu




Like A Bearded Rainbow 10 - Demos. Alternates, Remixes (2:58)

1 The Coffee Song [Session Recording] (Early August, 1966. Chalk Farm Studios) 2:56
2 The Coffee Song (Early Version) (Early August, 1966. Chalk Farm Studios) 2:54
3 The Coffee Song (Stereo Master) (Early August, 1966. Chalk Farm Studios) 2:49
4 The Coffee Song (2017 Stereo Mix) (Early August, 1966. Chalk Farm Studios) 3:07
5 Beauty Queen (Session Outtake) (Early August, 1966. Chalk Farm Studios) 2:38
6 You Make Me Feel (Take 1/Rehearsal) (Early August, 1966. Chalk Farm Studios) 2:42
7 Wrapping Paper (Take 1/Rehearsal) (Late August, 1966. Chalk Farm Studios) 1:06
8 Wrapping Paper (Stereo Master) (Late August, 1966. Chalk Farm Studios) 2:26
9 Wrapping Paper (2017 Stereo Mix) (Late August, 1966. Chalk Farm Studios) 2:43
10 Cat's Squirrel (Take 1/Rehearsal) (Early September, 1966. Ryemuse Studios) 2:28
11 I Feel Free (Rehearsal ) (Early September, 1966. Ryemuse Studios) 3:09
12 I Feel Free (Basic Track) (Early September, 1966. Ryemuse Studios) 2:52
13 I Feel Free (Alternate Mono Mix) (Early September, 1966. Ryemuse Studios) 2:51
14 N.S.U. (2017 Stereo Mix) (Early September, 1966. Ryemuse Studios) 2:48
15 Sweet Wine (Take 1) (Mid October, 1966 Ryemuse Studios) 3:58
16 Sweet Wine (Take 2) (Mid October, 1966 Ryemuse Studios) 3:08
17 Rollin' and Tumblin' (Take 1) (Early November, 1966 Ryemuse Studios) 4:36
18 Rollin' And Tumblin' (First Version 2017 Stereo Mix) (Early November, 1966 Ryemuse Studios) 4:53
19 Toad (Rehearsal) (Early November, 1966 Ryemuse Studios) 4:20
20 Toad (2017 Stereo Mix) (Early November, 1966 Ryemuse Studios) 5:12
21 I'm So Glad (Incomplete Master) (Early December, 1966. Ryemuse Studios) 3:54
22 I'm So Glad (2017 Stereo Mix) (Early December, 1966. Ryemuse Studios) 3:59
23 Spoonful (First Version 2017 Stereo Mix) (Early December, 1966. Ryemuse Studios) 5:57
24 Sleepy Time Time (Fresh Cream Acetate Mix December 08, 1966) 4:16
25 Sweet Wine (Fresh Cream Acetate Mix December 08, 1966) 3:16
26 I'm So Glad (Fresh Cream Acetate Mix December 08, 1966) 3:54
27 Wrapping Paper (Fresh Cream Acetate Mix December 08, 1966) 2:24
28 Four Until Late (Fresh Cream Acetate Mix December 08, 1966) 2:05
29 Cat's Squirrel (Fresh Cream Acetate Mix December 08, 1966) 3:00
30 We're Going Wrong (Demo) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 3:50
31 Hey Now Princess (Reheasrsal 1) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 1:44
32 Hey Now Princess (Reheasrsal 2) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 0:25
33 Hey Now Princess (Demo) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 3:33
34 SWLABR (Rehearsal 1) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 4:19
35 SWLABR (Rehearsal 2) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 1:22
36 SWLABR (Rehearsal 3) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 3:39
37 SWLABR (Demo) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 4:34
38 Weird Of Hermiston (Rehearsal) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 5:07
39 Weird Of Hermiston (Demo) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 3:15
40 The Clearout (Rehearsal) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 1:15
41 The Clearout (Demo) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 3:56
42 Take It Back (Rehearsal) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 5:09
43 Take It Back (Demo) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 3:24
44 Blue Condition (Rehearsal) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 5:18
45 Blue Condition (Eric Vocal Version) (Mono) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 3:13
46 Blue Condition (Eric Vocal Version) (Stereo) (March 15 1967, Ryemuse Studios) 3:12
47 Lawdy Mama (Version 1) (Mono) (3 April 1967. Atlantic Studios, New York) 2:04
48 Lawdy Mama (Version 2 Stereo) (3 April 1967. Atlantic Studios, New York) 2:50
49 White Room (Altermate) (early August 1967. IBC Studios, London) 4:25
50 Falstuff Beer Commercial (take 1) (Early August 1967. IBC Studios, London) 1:26
51 Falstuff Beer Commercial )Take 2) (Early August 1967. IBC Studios, London) 1:02
52 Falstaff Beer Commercial (With Voiceover) (Early August 1967. IBC Studios, London) 1:01
53 Pressed Rat and Warthog (O'dubbs/1st Master) (12-15th, 24th December 1967. Atlantic Studios, New York) 3:15
54 Anyone For Tennis (O'dubbs/1st Master) (12-15th, 24th December 1967. Atlantic Studios, New York) 2:38
55 Passing the Time (O'dubbs/Mixing/Master) (Mid June 1968. Atlantic Studios, New York) 5:45

Volume 10 is your one-stop-shop of everything that doesn't elsewhere. Every known studio outtake, alternate mix, and variation that exists is presented here in chronological order. "The Coffee Song" was released commercially in the late '80s (if I remember correctly) but is found here because it doesn't fit anywhere else. The irony is that it actually sounds like belongs here. It IS an outtake that was added to a greatest hits collection. At three hours long, this is by far the longest volume and I consider it to be the volume you need to have, but not the one you need to listen to. However, rest assured multiple versions of each track I had were compared to give the best sounding version.

https://saas.cloudike.com/public/gFX0VpYbrqI3EbdEQxLVCX87




Like A Bearded Rainbow 11 - On The Radio (2:09)
1 Sweet Wine (1966-11-08) 3:31
2 Interview (1966-11-08) 0:49
3 Wrapping Paper (1966-11-08) 2:39
4 Rollin' And Tumblin' (1966-11-08) 3:04
5 Steppin' Out (1966-11-08) 1:51
6 Sleepy Time Time (1966-11-08) 3:17
7 I'm So Glad (1966-11-08) 3:14
8 Crossroads (1966-11-28) 1:55
9 Steppin' Out (1966-11-28) 2:34
10 Cat's Squirrel (1966-12-09) 3:43
11 Traintime (1966-12-09) 2:56
12 Hey Lawdy Mama (1966-12-09) 1:53
13 I'm So Glad (1966-12-09) 4:16
14 Interview (1967-01-10) 0:48
15 I Feel Free (1967-01-10) 2:54
16 Four Until Late (1967-01-10) 1:59
17 N.S.U. (1967-01-10) 3:00
18 Traintime (1967-01-10) 3:21
19 Toad (1967-01-10) 2:41
20 N.S.U. (1967-03-07) [SWEDISH RADIO CONCERT] 4:21
21 Steppin' Out (1967-03-07) [SWEDISH RADIO CONCERT] 3:58
22 Traintime (1967-03-07) [SWEDISH RADIO CONCERT] 5:52
23 Toad (1967-03-07) [SWEDISH RADIO CONCERT] 7:34
24 I'm So Glad (1967-03-07) [SWEDISH RADIO CONCERT] 5:15
25 Take It Back (1967-03-20) 3:09
26 Strange Brew (1967-05-30) 3:05
27 Interview (1967-05-30) 0:45
28 Tales Of Brave Ulysses (1967-05-30) 3:01
29 We're Going Wrong (1967-05-30) 3:30
30 Tales Of Brave Ulysses (1967-07-14) (AMBIENT BBC RECORDING) 3:03
31 Take It Back (1967-10-24) 2:20
32 Outside Woman Blues (1967-10-24) 3:18
33 Interview (1967-10-24) 0:42
34 Born Under A Bad Sign (1967-10-24) 3:05
35 Sunshine Of Your Love (1967-10-24) 4:23
36 Politician (1968-01-09) 4:04
37 SWLABR (1968-01-09) 2:42
38 Steppin' Out (1968-01-09) 3:42
39 We're Going Wrong (1968-01-09) 3:56
40 Blue Condition (1968-01-09) 3:02
41 Sunshine Of Your Love (1968-05 The Glen Campbell Show CBS] 4:40

Every known broadcast presented in chronological order. I mixed the BBC Transcription discs (better quality) with tracks where only off-air (home-taped) exist. To my ears, they play just fine. I like hearing the whole show. A highlight is the Swedish Radio Concert. Great performances and sound.

https://saas.cloudike.com/public/pZ4bUDU59a8Jt6wpt3mCQHN_




Like A Bearded Rainbow 12 - Session Men 1967-71 (2:05)

1 Donovan Someone's Singing (Bruce) [1967] 3:05
2 Aretha Franklin Good to Me as I Am to You (Clapton) [12-67] 3:56
3 George Harrison Ski-ing (Clapton) [1-68] 1:51
4 Jackie Lomax Sour Milk Sea (Clapton) [6-68] 3:58
5 The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps (2018 Mix) (Clapton) [11-68] 4:45
6 The Scaffold Lily The Pink (Bruce) [10-68] 4:26
7 Jimi Hendrix I Just Wanna Make Love To You (Jack Bruce) {10-68] 4:29
8 Martha Velez Feel So Bad (Clapton/Bruce) [1969] 5:14
9 Billy Preston That's The Way God Planned It (Clapton/Baker) [6-69] 5:44
10 George Harrison I Remember Jeep (Clapton/Baker) [6-69] 8:09
11 The Plastic Ono Band Yer Blues (Live Peace in Toronto) (Clapton) [9-69] 3:40
12 Plastic Ono Band Cold Turkey (Clapton) [10-69) 5:04
13 Rick Gretch Spending All My Days (Clapton) (10-69) 3:03
14 Delaney & Bonnie Comin' Home (Clapton) [11-69] 3:14
15 Leon Russell Prince Of Peace (Clapton) [11-69] 3:08
16 Doris Troy Ain't That Cute (Clapton) [12-69] 3:53
17 Vivian Stanshall & The Sean Head Showband Labio-dental Fricative (Clapton) [12-69] 3:09
18 The Tony Williams Lifetime Right On (Unedited Version) (Bruce) [1-70] 8:05
19 Shawn Phillips Man Hole Covered Wagon (Clapton) [1970] 4:35
20 Ashton, Gardner & Dyke I'm Your Spiritual Breadman (Clapton) [4-70] 3:23
21 Jonathan Kelly Don't You Believe It? (Clapton) [4-70] 2:33
22 George Harrison Beware Of Darkness (Clapton) [5-70] 3:51
23 George Harrison Art Of Dying (Clapton) [5-70] 3:42
24 Stephen Stills Fishes And Scorpions (Clapton) [6-70] 3:17
25 Howlin' Wolf Sittin' On Top Of The World (Clapton) [7-70] 3:53
26 John Mayall Prisons on the Road (Clapton) [11-70] 4:18
27 Buddy Guy & Junior Wells T-Bone Shuffle (Clapton) [12-70] 4:19
28 Carla Bley & Paul Haines Rawalpindi Blues (Edit) (Bruce) [1970?] 5:24
29 Fela Ransome-Kuti and The Africa '70 with Ginger Baker Let's Start (Baker) [1971} 6:56

A distillation of Baker's, Bruce's and Clapton's best session work during and after Cream. A lot of effort went into this, and frankly, I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. The first version of this ran over four hours and with hours of listening and soul-searching, I was able to take it down to two. Every track here has a reason to be here, and I believe many who listen to this will be pleasantly surprised and happy to discover some of the gems hidden in this set.

https://saas.cloudike.com/public/lc4ZqO8_H23ZYUyvVQe6OKHF




Like A Bearded Rainbow 13 - Post Cream Recordings (1:33) 
1 Eric Clapton Blues Power [3-70] 3:11
2 Jack Bruce Theme from an Imaginary Western [9-69] 3:31
3 Ginger Baker's Airforce Let Me Ride [10-70] 4:24
4 Derek & The Dominos Roll It Over (Single Version) [7-70] 4:30
5 Blind Faith Well All Right [8-69] 4:27
6 Jack Bruce The Clearout [9-69] 2:38
7 Eric Clapton & Duane Allman Mean Old World [9-70] 3:51
8 Jack Bruce Never Tell Your Mother She's Out of Tune [9-69] 3:43
9 Ginger Baker Blood Brothers [1971] 6:57
10 Blind Faith Sleeping In The Ground [6-69] 2:52
11 Derek & The Dominos Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out [9-70] 5:05
12 Jack Bruce Rope Ladder To The Moon [9-69] 2:54
13 Eric Clapton After Midnight [3-70] 2:53
14 Jack Bruce Weird Of Hermiston [9-69] 2:23
15 Blind Faith Presence Of The Lord [8-69] 4:51
16 Derek & The Dominos Layla (US Single Edit) [9-70] 2:45
17 Ginger Baker Something Nice [1971] 4:20
18 Eric Clapton She Rides [3-70] 5:09
19 Jack Bruce Things We Like [8-68] 3:38
20 Blind Faith Do What You Like [6-69] 15:23
21 Ginger Baker's Airforce Man Of Constant Sorrow [3-70] 3:35

This is the some of the most Cream-ish and added in some of the best of their official post Cream work. With this volume, sequencing it chronologically won't cut it. So this was made as if it were a quasi-White Album. A couple of surprises and rarities are included to keep it all interesting. I really tried to keep it all fairly balanced between the three former members. Along with Volume 12, this is my personal favorite volume. I hope you give it a listen all the way through.

https://saas.cloudike.com/public/R7APS7z4Ke8RqlYaWVHlqcjW

So there we have it! Your comments both positive and otherwise are welcome. I forgot to say this directly, but as I was putting this together, I threw out the 80 minute-per-disc rule. Each volume took as long as it needed to take, but everything here, as I said earlier, is here for a reason. My goal was to present a complete exploration of their work and for each volume to stand alone and be enjoyable as both a listening experience and as an archival piece.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Only Buddy Can Make a Buddy Holly Record (2019 Edition)


 
A nine-year-old AYBCS blog post redone and updated.  I had completely forgotten about this and stumbled across it when I took a look around the old blog.  The idea was simple: make a compilation of every publicly released BH song that existed at the time that the music died. These are the records that the fans knew before Buddy died.  History has a way of distorting what actually happened at the time and his legacy is no excpetion. With the 60th anniversary of the plane crash coming soon, I thought it was time to remember Buddy and his music.

In this collection there are a few additions though - Reminiscing was a track that Buddy wanted and had planned to put out but was held back due to a dispute with Norman Petty. It's now restored to where it should have been. Also, Buddy's productions of Ivan, Lou Giordano, and Waylon Jennings are included.

So it's all spruced up and polished. I reconfigured it to play in original US release date, added issue dates to the tracks, changed the artist name from simply Buddy Holly to the actual name on the label, and tagged each rekkid with label/cover art. @320

Only Buddy Can Make A Buddy Holly Record (2019 Edition)
1 Buddy Holly Blue Days, Black Nights [4-56] 2:06
2 Buddy Holly Love Me [4-56] 2:08
3 Buddy Holly Modern Don Juan [12-56] 2:40
4 Buddy Holly You Are My One Desire [12-56] 2:23
5 The Crickets That'll Be the Day [5-57] 2:17
6 The Crickets I'm Looking for Someone to Love [5-57] 1:58
7 Buddy Holly Words of Love [6-57] 1:56
8 Buddy Holly Mailman Bring Me No More Blues [6-57] 2:13
9 Buddy Holly with the Three Tunes That'll Be the Day [8-57] 2:30
10 Buddy Holly Rock Around With Ollie Vee [8-57] 2:13
11 Buddy Holly Peggy Sue [9-57] 2:31
12 Buddy Holly Everyday [9-57] 2:08
13 The Crickets Oh Boy! [10-57] 2:09
14 The Crickets Not Fade Away [10-57] 2:23
15 The Crickets You've Got Love (The "Chirping" Crickets LP) [11-57] 2:09
17 The Crickets It's Too Late (The "Chirping" Crickets LP) [11-57] 2:24
17 The Crickets Maybe Baby (The "Chirping" Crickets LP) [11-57] 2:04
18 The Crickets Tell Me How (The "Chirping" Crickets LP) [11-57] 2:01
19 The Crickets An Empty Cup (and a Broken Date) (The "Chirping" Crickets LP) [11-57] 2:14
20 The Crickets Send Me Some Lovin' (The "Chirping" Crickets LP) [11-57] 2:36
21 The Crickets Last Night (The "Chirping" Crickets LP) [11-57] 1:56
22 The Crickets Rock Me My Baby (The "Chirping" Crickets LP) [11-57] 1:51
23 Buddy Holly I'm Gonna Love You Too [2-58] 2:14
24 Buddy Holly Listen to Me [2-58] 2:22
25 Buddy Holly Look at Me (Buddy Holly LP) [2-58] 2:08
26 Buddy Holly Valley of Tears (Buddy Holly LP) [2-58] 2:09
27 Buddy Holly Ready Teddy (Buddy Holly LP) [2-58] 1:32
28 Buddy Holly (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care (Buddy Holly LP) [2-58] 1:38
29 Buddy Holly Little Baby (Buddy Holly LP) [2-58] 1:58
30 Buddy Holly Rave On! (Buddy Holly LP) [2-58] 1:50
31 Buddy Holly Take Your Time (B-Side Rave On!) [4-58] 1:58
32 Buddy Holly with the Three Tunes Ting-A-Ling (That'll Be The Day LP) [4-58] 2:42
33 Buddy Holly with the Three Tunes Girl on My Mind (That'll Be The Day LP) [4-58] 2:19
34 Buddy Holly with the Three Tunes I'm Changin' All Those Changes (That'll Be The Day LP) [4-58] 2:14
35 Buddy Holly Don't Come Back Knockin' (That'll Be The Day LP) [4-58] 2:16
36 Buddy Holly Midnight Shift (That'll Be The Day LP) [4-58] 2:12
37 The Crickets Think It Over [5-58] 1:47
38 The Crickets Fool's Paradise [5-58] 2:31
39 Ivan Real Wild Child (Produced By Buddy Holly) [6-58] 2:17
40 Ivan Oh You Beautiful Doll (Produced By Buddy Holly) [6-58] 1:19
41 Buddy Holly Early in the Morning [7-58] 2:08
42 Buddy Holly Now We're One [7-58] 2:05
43 The Crickets It's So Easy! [9-58] 2:11
44 The Crickets Lonesome Tears [9-58] 1:49
45 Buddy Holly Heartbeat [10-58] 2:10
46 Buddy Holly Well ... All Right [9-58] 2:15
47 Buddy Holly with King Curtis Reminiscing [Undubbed] [Rec 10-58] 2:01
48 Buddy Holly with King Curtis Come Back Baby [Rec 10-58] 1:49
49 Buddy Holly It Doesn't Matter Anymore [1-59] 2:05
50 Buddy Holly Raining in My Heart [1-59] 2:48
51 Lou Giordano Stay Close To Me (Produced By Buddy Holly) [2-59] 1:53
52 Lou Giordano Don't Cha Know (Produced By Buddy Holly) [2-59] 1:50
53 Waylon Jennings Jole Blon (Produced By Buddy Holly) [5-59] 1:54
54 Waylon Jennings When Sin Stops (Produced By Buddy Holly) [5-59] 2:08

(Original 2010 notes) I came across a well written and thought provoking blog recently, http://deadhendrix.blogspot.com . The claim he makes is "Only Jimi Can Create A Hendrix Album" (of course!) It made me think of what Buddy Holly would think if he knew that everything that his record company could get their hands on would be released. Horrified is the word that comes to my mind. This compilation runs about 1 1/2 hours. The new-ish box set Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings lasts over 7 hours. That's 5.5 hours of material that Buddy never wanted his name on.

So what we have here is only the songs that Buddy Holly (and the producers) did (or wanted to) release in his lifetime. Even the casual fan will see some hits missing like "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" (posthumous overdubbed demo!), "True Love Ways" (on the rush-released Buddy Holly Story, just weeks after the plane crash), "Peggy Sue Got Married" and "Crying, Waiting, Hoping" (Yeah, he probably would have put them out, but not those versions).

The one exception was "Reminiscing" (undubbed!) and "Come Back Baby" which Buddy wanted to put out but was held back by Producer Norman Petty when Buddy split with him and went to NYC.

Also included is Buddy's work as a producer for other artists. @320 Links in comments.