Cream’s ‘Disraeli Gears’ feat. ‘Strange Brew’ & ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ is their second album released on November 10, 1967 by Reaction.
Track Listing : 1.Strange Brew (Eric Clapton, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins) – 02:46 . 2.Sunshine Of Your Love (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, Eric Clapton) – 04:10 . 3.World Of Pain (Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins) – 03:03 . 4.Dance The Night Away (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) – 03:34 . 5.Blue Condition (Ginger Baker) – 03:29 . 6.Tales Of Brave Ulysses (Eric Clapton, Martin Sharp) – 02:46 . 7.Swlabr (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) – 02:32 . 8.We’Re Going Wrong (Jack Bruce) – 03:26 . 9.Outside Woman Blues (Arthur Reynolds, Arr. Eric Clapton) – 02:24 . 10.Take It Back (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) – 03:05 . 11.Mother’S Lament (Traditional, Arr. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker) – 01:47
Musicians : Cream – Band . Ginger Baker – Drums, Percussion, Vocals . Jack Bruce – Bass, Piano, Vocals, Harmonica . Eric Clapton – Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Production : Produced By Felix Pappalardi . Felix Pappalardi – Producer . Tom Dowd – Recording Engineer
Package : Bob Whitaker – Cover Photography . Martin Sharp – Cover Art . Jim Marshall – Additional Photography
Recorded May 1967 At Atlantic Studios, New York City.
Released On 10 November 1967 By Reaction.
Unfortunately the album does not totally hang together, marred by some poor material. They usually compensate for what they lack as composers and songwriters by thorough brilliance of performance. […]
Clapton’s guitar had by now been exposed to the effects heavy stylings of Jimi Hendrix and his heavy use of wah-wah gives Disraeli Gears just the right amount of weirdness, making this probably the most experimental album he ever made. […]
Still, it’s a wonderful experience for anyone who wishes to realize one of the greatest influences of modern music today. Disraeli Gears you could easily relate to your music collection as you could to cream in your coffee. Sure, it can be fine without it, but it’s so much nicer when you bring them together. […]