Cream / Disraeli Gears half-speed mastered vinyl LP


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Disraeli Gears half-speed vinyl LP

Half-speed mastered • OBI Strip • Certificate

Released in 1967, Disraeli Gears is the second studio album by the first rock ‘supergroup’ Cream (Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker) and the name of the album famously came from a malapropism. During a conversation about racing bikes, one of their roadies, a certain Mick Turner, made reference to Disraeli gears instead of Derailleur gears, which was greeted with hilarity and the group decided to use that as the title of the album.

Something of a departure from their blues roots, Disraeli Gears perfectly captured the mood of the period with a powerful array of psychedelic rockers, reached number 5 in the UK Charts and was Cream’s breakthrough release in the US, hitting number 4 in the Billboard 200. It was all recorded in three and a half days at Atlantic Studios, New York, in the presence of Atlantic Records (to whom they were signed in the US) boss Ahmet Ertegun, following nine shows as part of the Music in the 5th Dimension concert series. Their work visas expired on the last day of recording.

The original cut for this record was half speed mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell.

Side A

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

Side B

  1. Tales of Brave Ulysses
  3. We're Going Wrong
  4. Outside Woman Blues
  5. Take It Back
  6. Mother's Lament