“I Feel Free” was the first single released by Cream and also the first track on the debut album in The United States. It would be a big hit in England but would not be commercially successful in The USA.
I did not know what to make of it when I heard it for the first time. Little did I realize that it would not be representative of what would follow for Cream or that it was the first release by one of the more influential groups in rock history.
“I Feel Free” is really mainstream rock and a little catchy to boot. Eric Clapton does provide some tasty short guitar solos which would look ahead to his inprovisational work with the group.
This single is still an interesting listen as it is a relic of a group that would eventially sell millions of albums and singles plus end up in The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.