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Disraeli Gears [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

CreamAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 7, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: 1967
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Polydor / Umgd
  • ASIN: B0000067L2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #563 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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With that day-glo cover and Sunshine of Your Love ! Also from 1967.

Fresh Cream, the album that introduced this seminal super-blues trio to America, was perhaps a bit too blues-based to do the advance hype ("Clapton is God!") justice. Two of its three best-known tracks, after all, were blues covers. It was Disraeli Gears that turned Cream into a "supergroup." Here they pursue the psychedelic ideals of the era with total abandon (the LP cover art still stands as one of the 1960s' most striking designs), merging these ideals with their take on the blues and adorning the amalgamation with some superb pop craftsmanship. Of the eleven originals here, four--"Tales of Brave Ulysses," "SWLABR," "Strange Brew," and "Sunshine of Your Love"--earned major airplay. This, their excess-free greatest moment, does the Cream legend proud. --Bill Holdship

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133 of 139 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ukulele music to my ears August 24, 2004
Format:Audio CD
In the summer of 1968 a friend and I were fortunate fourteen-year olds... we scored a brief summer job clearing knee-high weeds from behind a sign manufacturing shop. With our $30 windfall we purchased two of the classic psychedelic albums released the previous year. I walked home with The Beatles 'Sgt. Peppers', while my buddy picked up Cream's 'Disraeli Gears'. Both were wise purchases, but I felt I had made the better choice since I got the cool pop-out Pepper inserts! Given the same choice today, I may well walk home with Cream...

'Disraeli Gears' is, arguably, the finest album recorded by Cream. The only real competition is from 'Wheels Of Fire', and that's a double-lp, so it's difficult to make comparisons. It is one of several albums that made the late-1960's psychedelic era the psychedelic era. It was the second of their four studio releases, and for most people it was the work that brought the band to their attention. Cream had a hit with 'Crossroads' from their first album, but 'Sunshine of Your Love' rose to number five on the national charts, and essentially ushered in the heavy metal feel for bands like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. The overall strength of 'Disraeli Gears' also easily eclipsed the quality of their first album, 'Fresh Cream'. Eric Clapton indulges heartily in the mainstay of psychedelic rock, the wah-pedal guitar, while Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce add their readily distinguishable style on drums and bass, respectively. All three contribute to the vocals, though Clapton and Bruce share most of the leads.

The origins of psychedelic rock albums and songs often has strange origins, and this album is a case in point.
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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful
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Released in 1967 "Disraeli Gears" was Cream's sophmore release. The band was clearly going in a different direction than their first release "Fresh Cream" released a year earlier. Where "Fresh Cream" was primarily blues based, "Disreaeli Gears" was new territory especially for guitarist Eric Clapton. Incorporating his tasty blues licks and experimenting with different sounds by cutting back on the use of treble he came up with a sound he called "Women Tone" (I believe this is what it was called but I may be mistaken) as well as the use of wah wah on some songs ("Tales Of Brave Ulysses" and "World Of Pain") the band's sound fit right into the psychedelic movement that was gaining popularity at the time. To say this album was influential to many up and coming young guitarists would be an understatement. Songs such as "Sunshine Of Your Love", "Tales Of Brave Ulysses", "Swlabr" and "Strange Brew" were often favorites played on rock stations throughout America. Even Jimi Hendrix did a version of "Sunshine Of Your Love" so you know he must have been impressed by the song as well as the band. This edition of "Disraeli Gears" which is part of Universal's "Rarities Edition" cd's contains the entire album in mono as well as various outtakes. If you already own the "Deluxe Edition" of "Disraeli Gears" you won't need this as you'll already have everything here plus more. What you have is a condensed version of it and nothing more. The sound quality of this cd is excellent and the extra bonus tracks (outtakes) is a nice addition if as already mentioned, you don't already own the "Deluxe Edition". Also, for the record, the gold Ultradisc II version of "Disraeli Gears" also included the mono version so this is the third time that it's been released on cd.
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99 of 105 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For hardcore fans only September 28, 2004
Format:Audio CD
"Disraeli Gears" is one of the best rock albums. However, this two-disc "expanded edition" offers very little in the way of previously unreleased material.

What's on it? First, naturally, is the original album. Disc one is filled out with a take of "Lawdy Mama" (previously issued on "Live Cream" and the "Those Were the Days" boxed set); a previously unreleased take of "Blue Condition" with Clapton singing lead, and five demo songs, all of which appear on the box set. Disc Two features the mono version of the original album, along with mono versions of "Lawdy Mama" and the alternate version of "Blue Condition", and adds nine selections from the BBC Recordings (in mono), all of which appear on the "BBC Sessions" disc.

If you own the box set and the "BBC Sessions", all you'll get by purchasing this edition is the mono mix of "Disraeli Gears", and mono and stereo versions of the alternate "Blue Condition." Oh, and you get a nice booklet along with some snazzy new photos. Hard-core fans probably have the previously issued material, making this a rather pricey investment. Casual fans will be satisfied with the far less spendy original album.

OK, so I bought it. Yes, I'm one of those hard-core Cream fans who has to have every note they played. I'm actually interested in listening to the mono mix. But most people don't need to go that far. The most recent remaster of the single-disc original is all you really need.
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53 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hands Down, Best Cream Album January 16, 2002
By jumpy1
Format:Audio CD
When you've heard all of Hendrix a thousand times and are desperate for more, but not the same, you must turn to Cream's psychedelic bluesy classic rock! Great tunes, great solos, by the best rock stylists of their time. One great thing about Cream is that whether in the studio or live, they remain fresh and this album is proof. I realize that saying Disraeli Gears is the best Cream album (over Wheels of Fire) is setting myself up for a fight, but there it is. Every song is a major one, with the most immitated rock guitar tracks of all time (the only exception being Stairway to Heaven). Plus, it is most distinctively Cream, whereas the other albums have integrated many licks and styles that can be found on Hendrix and other blues and rock artists' albums. That doesn't stop me from owning and playing the heck out of them, but establishes, for me, that Disraeli Gears is the supreme achievement of the band.
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Published 13 days ago by Angel Suarez
5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy the album already
Seriously? You have to read a review of this? If you like Sixties hard rock you should already have this.
Published 1 month ago by Adipocere
5.0 out of 5 stars mind-altering tunes like "Strange Brew" and "Tales of Brave Ulysses"
This album was my intro to acid rock when I first listened to it in the late 1970's. I realized what I had missed by being born at the tail end of the 60's generation.... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Future User
5.0 out of 5 stars When Blue Turns to...Psychedelic Pink
When I first got in to Eric Clapton, I still believed in greatest hits packages. I got "The Cream of Clapton" and figured I had a good understanding of what he was about, all the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gerald Brennan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My favorite album great sound
Published 1 month ago by Sweeney Plumbing
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic songs like "Sunshine of your Love"& "Tales of Brave Ulysses"...
Classic songs like "Sunshine of your Love"& "Tales of Brave Ulysses" make this a must have in a classic rock collection.
Published 1 month ago by Louis Prekop
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
One of Creams Greatest CD's.. They where only together a few years.. Awesome CD.. You have to get this..
Published 1 month ago by Mike A. R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this album.
Published 2 months ago by Ronald Marzuolo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great cd
Published 2 months ago by Allen hilton
5.0 out of 5 stars ... at Woolsey Hall way back in 1969 I think----still love the music
I saw Cream at Woolsey Hall way back in 1969 I think----still love the music. Good addition to my collection
Published 2 months ago by Lone Wolf
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