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Cream — I Feel Free
Album: Fresh Cream
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Released: 1966
Length: 2:48
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, I feel free.(repeated 8 times)
Feel when I dance with you,
We move like the sea.
You, you're all I want to know.
I feel free, I feel free, I feel free.
I can walk down the street, there's no one there
Though the pavements are one huge crowd.
I can drive down the road, my eyes don't see,
Though my mind wants to cry out loud.
I feel free, I feel free, I feel free.
I can walk down the street, there's no one there
Though the pavements are one huge crowd.
I can drive down the road; my eyes don't see,
Though my mind wants to cry out loud,
Though my mind wants to cry out loud.
Dance floor is like the sea,
Ceiling is the sky.
You're the sun and as you shine on me,
I feel free, I feel free, I feel free.
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 WakeUpWorld wrote:

Is it me or does it sound like Greg Lake is singing on this track?




I was just thinking the same thing.
 WakeUpWorld wrote:
Is it me or does it sound like Greg Lake is singing on this track?
 
i thought so too
Better, best living and musicianship through chemistry.  
 HazzeSwede wrote:
Cream de la Cream ! #10.
 
La crème de la crème!
Believe it or not, we sing this to begin our passover seder. In a round.
But the original is closer to God :)
Bill is on an amazing roll with hit after hit and it just doesn't stop. Wow!
{#Drummer}     I feel free to    {#Bananajam}
Jeff Beck, Muddy Waters...a moments lapse and now this! Amazing! Retro Sunday afternoon. Airplane's Fat Angel next?
If you want to learn about ECs background, life and music go see Lili Fini Zanuck's picture 'A Life in 12 Bars' - opens in the US very soon
 oldfart48 wrote:
{#Yell} one of the best acid tunes ever.....{#Bananajam}{#Drummer} {#Guitarist}  buzzerkley '66

 
Christopher Walken floating in space
Is it me or does it sound like Greg Lake is singing on this track?
 hempmandan wrote:
Ginger Baker is just amazing...
 
 
agreed!

{#Drummer}
Sadly this song was never played live in concert.
An elegant song - seems simple, but has some great stuff going on. Takes me back to the Haddonfield Music Tent in NJ circa '67.
Ginger Baker is just amazing...
 
We were there on the last night with tickets organised by Jack's wife, Margrit.  I still have the T-shirt. A truly memorable night of great music and nostalgia shared with fans from all over the world.  One thing that I will never forget was how many Dads had brought their sons along to show them what turned them on in their youth.
Thanks calypsus for yet another great photograph.

R.I.P Jack.  Great man and exceptional musician and singer.

calypsus_1 wrote:

Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker & Eric Clapton - London’s Royal Albert Hall, May 2005.

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Jack Bruce, Scottish musician and composer, bassist and lead vocals for Cream, R.I.P. Great Man.

 



Simple tune but it catches and holds the essence of being in love.

No matter the age, this is the closest I have ever come... no sadness, no loss, no regrets just pure hope and joy at the future

50 years and this holds the same feelings as before...



Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker & Eric Clapton - London’s Royal Albert Hall, May 2005.

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Jack Bruce, Scottish musician and composer, bassist and lead vocals for Cream, R.I.P. Great Man.


I LOVE WHEN THE WIKI LINK IS VERY LITERAL!
 Imagine (heard a few minutes ago), this song came out before man landed on the moon and before the first Super Bowl.
 oldfart48 wrote:
{#Yell} one of the best acid tunes ever.....{#Bananajam}{#Drummer} {#Guitarist}  buzzerkley '66

 
Yer not kidding :))
 coloradojohn wrote:
I remember turning friends in Boulder onto this back in '83...I had come across some old Cream records, and wow, it rocked that summer.

 
Happy Super Sunday coloradojohn!!!  Rock On!
I remember turning friends in Boulder onto this back in '83...I had come across some old Cream records, and wow, it rocked that summer.
drei people   und so`n guter sound     yah man{#Guitarist} slow  man eric    {#Drummer}   cool man ginger {#Bananajam}rock man jack
{#Yell} one of the best acid tunes ever.....{#Bananajam}{#Drummer} {#Guitarist}  buzzerkley '66
Tell us how you really feel.  (This was one our favorite songs to light up, back in the day when it was a newly released LP.  Still brings a smile.)
Two godlike in a row!  I wake up singing this many a morning.{#Bananasplit}
Smooth and Creamy
Still brilliant
 arserocket wrote:
I hear a little Duane Allman but thats only a complement
 
This album predated the Allmans by a good three years.
I hear a little Duane Allman but thats only a complement
Saw them in 1966 while in college at the LA Forum....opening band was Deep Purple"...what a show!
Loved this song then and still do.  Great debut album for a great group of talents.
Disraeli Gears Cream's best!
HATE (really!) TO WRITE IT.

BUT...,11!


 Bleyfusz wrote:

A board. That's what you got on your forehead.

 
Ha, ha, ha! Good comment!

 johnjconn wrote:
I feel board, turn it off
 
A board. That's what you got on your forehead.

 Papernapkin wrote:
Old people music.
 
Not to pile on, Diddums, but you're no spring chicken yourself. 

And yes, this song still rocks. A huge shame that Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker simply can't stand each other—the band still had it when they played at Royal Albert Hall in 2005.

 fingerpin wrote:

Get off my fucking lawn.

 
Here, fingerpin *hands you a cold brew*  Just ignore Papernapkin - he's disposable, and some people even blow their noses on him. He probably wouldn't know a good song if it tap-danced on his head. {#Lol}
Yes, remember there was "underground" music.  It wasn't played on regular airwaves. This one one of a small collection of albums that started the revolution.  The only reason I knew of Cream was from a friend who turned me on to it.  I would add in the first Doors album, Surrealistic Pillow, The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Youngbloods, and others of the same time and ilk. 

carpe noctem  der abend ist  feel good  {#Dancingbanana}


 Papernapkin wrote:
Old people music.
  
As W.C. Fields said' "Go away kid, you bug me" ...


 johnjconn wrote:
I feel board, turn it off
 
You feel messageboard?  Chalkboard? Particleboard? Or did you mean "bored," as in yawning, loss of attention, need a nap type bored?

 Papernapkin wrote:
Old people music.
 
Get off my fucking lawn.

Wow - yet another song from the La Femme Nikita series.  There's a head-on collision - two operatives dive from their car heartbeats before it gets smashed by the driver they were pursuing.  The driver of the other car dies, as was her intention.

This show re-introduced me to music I'd heard but forgotten. And now, I re-love Cream.
This was the first song played on WBCN, Boston, back in the late sixties. Back then, 'BCN was on "underground radio" on the FM dial.

A couple of years ago, WBCN went off the air/suffered a format change.

RIP, "the ROCK of Boston". 
 JamesB wrote:
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}  What a trifecta...SRV, Jeff Beck, Cream...I'm sweatin'!
 
BUMP 
 Papernapkin wrote:
Old people music.
 
some of the best that year - 1966 - I was 13. Old, not yet ... at least not in my musical tastes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_in_music#Albums_released - Only have 20 from the list in my vinyl collection. Likely paid 2.99 for each one so I had to save a couple of allowances to get those. 
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}  What a trifecta...SRV, Jeff Beck, Cream...I'm sweatin'!

Those are some sweet goggles he is wearin'....
Papernapkin wrote:
Old people music.
Well, we do rock. Thanks! 
 Papernapkin wrote:
Old people music.
 
Yeah, this helps illumisine why they're called GRANDparents - on the greatilicious scale of goodness the next generation is designated thusly:Great Grandparents. Old people - they just keep getting better all the time.
Love it! {#Music}
Clapton is God!!!
 Papernapkin wrote:
Old people music.
 

At least, it is not disposable and can be reused for a variety of groovy sensations...
...unlike papernapkins!
{#Sunny}
(Sorry I could not resist!)

Papernapkin wrote:
Old people music.

Thank you for the compliment. Eric Clapton I guess IS old. But what a great band Cream was! Great music! Still and now.

Excellent! I thought this was David Bowie (I love his version too).
 Papernapkin wrote:
Old people music.

Oh dearie, dearie me. Do you think younger people will not say that about your favourite music when you are older? How will you feel, do you think? I feel that you sound naive. And I think it is rude to make blanket statements like this. But if you just don't like the music, fair enough.  



Old people music.
 lovemydog wrote:
My absolute favorite Cream song.

{#Hearteyes}
 

{#Yes}
 lovemydog wrote:
My absolute favorite Cream song.

{#Hearteyes}
 
...you beat me to it, my thoughts exactly.

My absolute favorite Cream song.

{#Hearteyes}
YES!



More hippies! Yeah!!! {#Meditate} {#Bananajam}{#Notworthy}{#Sunny}
gumby wrote:
most excellent bong music :)
Always has been, always will be :good-vibes:
most excellent bong music :)
Lawdy, this is sublime . . .
Man, I still get the same chills I did back in '67! This song kicks ass.
If these guys stick with it, they might just make something of themselves... j/k. Even after all these years, this is still some cool stuff. c.
Cream de la Cream ! #10.
Timeless. Will always be thrilled to hear this song.
Conjures up many memories.
DebateG wrote:
Apparently, this is the amazing guitarist set: Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather Jeff Beck - Rollin' and Tumblin' Cream - I Feel Free Oh, where will it go next? Hendrix? Sonny Landreth? Chet Atkins? Django?
I know - don't you love it? Any of those guys would be fine to hear next.
dango wrote:
Man, these guys drive me up a wall and back down the other side. Weak, breathy vocals, hollow guitars (yes) and spastic drums. There were dozens of better artists while Cream was together. And thousands since. A 1.
Are you thinking maybe Blue Cheer or Grand Funk Railroad? Sorry, neither even comes close to the brilliance of Cream!!!
another good one! :daisy:
Same set again today. :music:
Apparently, this is the amazing guitarist set: Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather Jeff Beck - Rollin' and Tumblin' Cream - I Feel Free Oh, where will it go next? Hendrix? Sonny Landreth? Chet Atkins? Django?
pianocomposer wrote:
This is very good, and it's not their best. My problem with Cream is that it sounds dated nowadays, whereas other old bands wear better with age (The Who and Pink Floyd, for instance).
so what if it sounds dated?? does music have to sound like "today" to be considered good....it's really not about today if you ask me...... :sunny:
pianocomposer wrote:
My problem with Cream is that it sounds dated nowadays ...
I don't have that problem with most of their stuff, but this one in particular sounds especially ancient and frozen in time. Still some rippin' fretwork though - both bass and guitar.
anniebear wrote:
Sheesh, this is unlistenable on headphones :(
My headphones got a little chewed up- the right ear is about half power. This is the only song today where it has been really noticeable. I hear the singing and harmonies and pretty much nothing else. Oh the glorious heady days of stereo stereo.
Sheesh, this is unlistenable on headphones :(
:drummer:
i do too...i'm just not smart enough to say that. james_of_tucson wrote:
I love the 2-channel mix with hard isolation.
Geecheeboy wrote:
Which one on that cover is Clapton? I cannot tell. Doesn't look like any of them.
Left to right : Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton
eman wrote:
Back when EC didn't mind crankin' it out...so, then what happened...? :cowboy:
The devil revoked his contract.
Geecheeboy wrote:
Which one on that cover is Clapton? I cannot tell. Doesn't look like any of them.
1st one on the right closest to you.
I love the 2-channel mix with hard isolation.
Which one on that cover is Clapton? I cannot tell. Doesn't look like any of them.
"The" Cream. Nothin' betta.
That was a nice way to start work this morning. Thanks Bill
:guitarist: :drummer: :jump: :meditate: Play LA...play LA...play LA.....
Back when EC didn't mind crankin' it out...so, then what happened...? :cowboy:
:bananajam: :drunk:
algrif wrote:
dango wrote: There were dozens of better artists while Cream was together. Name one !!! In fact name any three piece rock group that sounded anything like this in the 60's :ask:
This is very good, and it's not their best. My problem with Cream is that it sounds dated nowadays, whereas other old bands wear better with age (The Who and Pink Floyd, for instance).
dango wrote: There were dozens of better artists while Cream was together. Name one !!! In fact name any three piece rock group that sounded anything like this in the 60's :ask:
just run out of Frisco 67-68 on the way to Boulder, tons of Cream......you can kick & scream when these old English tunes show up but they are the foundation for Radiohead, U2 and the others.... Clapton is still God!!!!!
Summer evenings driving home from the lake, windows rolled down, and this song turned up as loud as the crappy little radio could go. Heaven!
dango wrote:
Man, these guys drive me up a wall and back down the other side. Weak, breathy vocals, hollow guitars (yes) and spastic drums. There were dozens of better artists while Cream was together. And thousands since. A 1.
Give me a break. Ever listen to this off of the original album? Turned up loud? A 1? No way.
:guitarist: :drummer: :jump:
lotus_65 wrote:
...so anyone going to see them? 3 nights april 2,3,4 i think at royal albert hall. they're putting together a dvd of it. EDIT: oops, 4 nights
Unfortunately I wasn't able to fly to England just to see them, but I did catch them two weeks ago at the Garden...they were quite incredible
dango wrote:
Man, these guys drive me up a wall and back down the other side. Weak, breathy vocals, hollow guitars (yes) and spastic drums. There were dozens of better artists while Cream was together. And thousands since. A 1.
What a pitiful world you must live in...
When I hear this song, I think of that episode of "La Femme Nikita" where the woman sees in her rear-view mirror that she's being followed, so she does some fancy maneuvering, and then drives her car straight for the car following her - an obvious suicide move. This song is playing during the scene. Powerful stuff.
My youth lives!!! ZOWIE
:sunny.gif:
BKardon wrote:
SRV to Jeff Beck to Cream? You're just toying with me aren't you.
So absolutely and perfectly what I was just thinking. Name your guitar god, I dare ya. Outstanding tune.
What a KILLER set this AM... man waht a way to start this day...RP ROCKIN' GOOD :guitarist:
Surefire cure for catatonia :bounce:
sharkartist wrote:
Nearly forty years later this song still has the impact it had when I first heard it, just gotta stop what I'm doing and crank it up. I once heard a radio interview with Duane Allman prior to his passing, and he claimed that Clapton's solo in this song was one of his all-time favorites. Who am I to argue? :guitarist:
Big influence on ABB -- Duane and his little brother Greg covered this as "The Allman Joys", which was a bland sixties crap group that the studio execs controlled until Duane and Greg ran into Dickie Betts and Barry Oakley and discovered what they could really achieve. or something like that
...so anyone going to see them? 3 nights april 2,3,4 i think at royal albert hall. they're putting together a dvd of it. EDIT: oops, 4 nights https://www.pollstar.com/tour/searchall.pl?Content=A-CREAM&StartSearch.x=8&StartSearch.y=10&Date_From=Today&Date_To=04-01-2007&By=All&PSKey=Y
SRV to Jeff Beck to Cream? You're just toying with me aren't you. Here I am stuck at my work desk without a guitar. Only thing that would make this perfect is to follow it up with some Eric Johnson or Pat Metheny.
Last four songs...great set. Too bad I have to go to work argghhh :frustrated:
dango wrote:
Man, these guys drive me up a wall and back down the other side. Weak, breathy vocals, hollow guitars (yes).... A 1.
Weird sense of humor for one of the great songs of the era. The battle of Baker and Bruce, syncopated by Clapton, was among the epic clashes of modern music....
sharkartist wrote:
I once heard a radio interview with Duane Allman prior to his passing
As opposed to after? ;-) Allman was right. Great stuff.
bobringer wrote:
Who in their right mind, gives this a one?? :drummer: :guitarist: :yell:
Someone named 'dango' (if that's his REAL name)... Don't look! He has no respect! Probably lactose intolerant!
Nearly forty years later this song still has the impact it had when I first heard it, just gotta stop what I'm doing and crank it up. I once heard a radio interview with Duane Allman prior to his passing, and he claimed that Clapton's solo in this song was one of his all-time favorites. Who am I to argue? :guitarist:
:bounce:
Man, these guys drive me up a wall and back down the other side. Weak, breathy vocals, hollow guitars (yes) and spastic drums. There were dozens of better artists while Cream was together. And thousands since. A 1.
Who in their right mind, gives this a one?? :drummer: :guitarist: :yell:
aharamanx wrote:
:yell: 10 :clap: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :clap:
I agree !!! :notworthy: :clap: :notworthy: :clap: :notworthy: :clap: :notworthy: