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Disraeli Gears

Disraeli Gears
Album by Cream
Released November, 1967
Recorded May 1967 at Atlantic Studios , New York City
Genre Blues-rock/Psychedelic
Length 33 min 37 sec
Record label Polydor
Producer Felix Pappalardi
Professional reviews
AMG 4.5 stars out of 5 link
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Disraeli Gears is the second LP release by British blues-rock group Cream. It was originally released in November 1967 and went on to reach number 5 on the UK album chart. The album features the two singles "Strange Brew" and "Sunshine Of Your Love". By this time, the group were veering quite heavily away from their blues roots to indulge in more psychedelic sounds.

Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker all contribute songs with the help of lyricist sideman Pete Brown and producer Felix Pappalardi. Baker's only attempt at singing lead vocal with the group was on "Blue Condition". The album was recorded in New York, during the band's stay over in the United States.

In 2003 the TV network VH1 named Disraeli Gears the 87th greatest album of all time. It is number 112 on the List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Track listing

Side 1

  1. "Strange Brew"
  2. "Sunshine Of Your Love"
  3. "World Of Pain"
  4. "Dance The Night Away"
  5. "Blue Condition"

Side 2

  1. "Tales Of Brave Ulysses"
  2. "SWLABR" (She Was Like A Bearded Rainbow, and a picture with a moustache)
  3. "We're Going Wrong "
  4. "Outside Woman Blues"
  5. "Take It Back"
  6. "Mother's Lament"
Last updated: 10-29-2005 02:13:46