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Disraeli Gears: Rarities Edition
Disraeli Gears: Rarities Edition
Genres: Pop, Rock


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All Artists: Cream
Title: Disraeli Gears: Rarities Edition
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polydor / Umgd
Release Date: 4/27/2010
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 600753259023

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One Of The Most Influential Albums Of The Late Sixties.
Barron Crist | Somewhere, USA | 04/28/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."