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Disraeli Gears

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Strange Brew
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Sunshine Of Your Love
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World Of Pain
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Dance The Night Away
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Blue Condition
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Tales Of Brave Ulysses
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SWLABR
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We're Going Wrong
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Outside Woman Blues
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Take It Back
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Mother's Lament
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 33:06

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The Next Level

david10605

Cream surmounted the bounds of popular music. This was arguably their best album. They are possibly the only band that could have been mentioned in the same sentence as the Beatles. Will you ever hear anything that eludes definition so much as We're Going Wrong? Not bloody likely! This album is just as fresh today as it was the day I bought it at nine years of age. There are no musical acts like that around anymore.

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My second album bought, and still one of the best

robynhode

This album is simply great. Derivative in some instances, yes. But there are few albums that aren't. This was Cream's best album and Cream was one of the best groups of the Sixties.

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Disraeli Gears

balloondog

Come now Mailman, how important does a record have to get before you give it cred? I must have listened to this record 10,000 times growing up. It defines a monumental movement in popular music and a time in history. Plus, each song is absolutely memorable. So for any of you hipsters or any young people trying to build a base of where contemporary music started, download this now and put it on rotation. You will not be disappointed.

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Memorized

mailman

An album where one can listen to Eric Clapton play every Albert King lick he memorized off a recording.

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They Say All Music Guide

Cream teamed up with producer Felix Pappalardi for their second album, Disraeli Gears, a move that helped push the power trio toward psychedelia and also helped give the album a thematic coherence missing from the debut. This, of course, means that Cream get further away from the pure blues improvisatory troupe they were intended to be, but it does get them to be who they truly are: a massive, innovative power trio. The blues still courses throughout Disraeli Gears — the swirling kaleidoscopic “Strange Brew” is built upon a riff lifted from Albert King — but it’s filtered into saturated colors, as it is on “Sunshine of Your Love,” or it’s slowed down and blurred out, as it is on the ominous murk of “Tales of Brave Ulysses.” It’s a pure psychedelic move that’s spurred along by Jack Bruce’s flourishing collaboration with Pete Brown. Together, this pair steers the album away from recycled blues-rock and toward its eccentric British core, for with the fuzzy freakout “Swlabr,” the music hall flourishes of “Dance the Night Away,” the swinging “Take It Back,” and of course, the schoolboy singalong “Mother’s Lament,” this is a very British record. Even so, this crossed the ocean and also became a major hit in America, because regardless of how whimsical certain segments are, Cream are still a heavy rock trio and Disraeli Gears is a quintessential heavy rock album of the ’60s. Yes, its psychedelic trappings tie it forever to 1967, but the imagination of the arrangements, the strength of the compositions, and especially the force of the musicianship make this album transcend its time as well. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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