Cream have become the latest classic rock act to announce that they will be celebrating Record Store Day on April 20. The famous supergroup will release a three-LP of ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ in an extremely limited run of only 1,500 copies.
Originally released on CD and home video in October 2005, ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ chronicles the band’s reunion concerts at the historic London venue on May 2, 3, 5, & 6, 2005. The shows were the first time Cream had performed together – with the exception of their 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – since their 1968 farewell concert on Nov. 26, 1968, which also took place at the Royal Albert Hall.
Mastered at half-speed by noted mastered engineer Stan Ricker, the records were pressed, fittingly, onto cream-colored vinyl. The box set includes a book commemorating the historic reunion of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.
Also of note on the same Warner Bro. press release, the Stooges have contributed ‘No Fun’ to a split single with the Black Keys‘ 2002 version of the same song on the other side. The orange-and-red sunburst vinyl is limited to 7,500 copies.
Record Store Day was created in 2007 to celebrate independent record shops in an era of declining sales. Many artists release limited edition vinyl exclusives for the occasion. David Bowie and Bob Dylan also have products coming out on April 20. Check Record Store Day’s website for more information.