UMeToday marks the 50th anniversary of the U.K. release of Cream‘s debut album, Fresh Cream, and coinciding with the milestone comes news that a deluxe, expanded edition of the record will hit stores on January 17.

The deluxe Fresh Cream will feature three CDs and a Blu-ray Audio disc, as well as a 64-page hardcover book that includes new notes penned by respected rock journalist David Fricke.

The Fresh Cream: Deluxe Edition CDs includes mono and stereo versions of the original U.K. album, tracks that were released as singles and on EPs around that same time period, alternate mixes and masters of select tunes, early versions of songs, outtakes and more. The discs also contain performances from BBC sessions that were recorded in late 1966 and early 1967, some which have never been released before. The Blu-ray Audio disc features high-resolution mono and stereo versions of Fresh Cream‘s U.S. track list, plus select bonus tunes.

Cream was formed in 1966 by guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker — all considered to be among the finest rock musicians in their native U.K. Fresh Cream features a mix of original tunes and classic blues covers, including “I Feel Free,” “I’m So Glad” and “Spoonful.” The album peaked at #39 on the Billboard 200, although it yielded no hit singles. It has gone on to sell more than 500,000 copies in the U.S.

A six-LP vinyl version of the deluxe Fresh Cream reissue also will be released, in April 2017.

You can check out the full track list of the four-disc Fresh Cream: Deluxe Edition set at

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