Disraeli Gears (Rarities Edition)

Disraeli Gears (Rarities Edition)

by Cream
     
 

Cream's first album, 1967's Fresh Cream, was still very much a blues-based affair filtered through rock's emerging power trio format. When the group released Disraeli Gears later that same year, the psychedelic trappings of the new album's lyrics disguised the fact that it was still very much blues-based, and this raritiesSee more details below

Overview

Cream's first album, 1967's Fresh Cream, was still very much a blues-based affair filtered through rock's emerging power trio format. When the group released Disraeli Gears later that same year, the psychedelic trappings of the new album's lyrics disguised the fact that it was still very much blues-based, and this rarities collection (which consists of the mono mix edition of Disraeli Gears plus a handful of outtakes and demos) makes that point clear. The group took a couple of stabs at a version of "Lawdy Mama" during the Disraeli sessions, and the main riff in the song became the central riff of "Strange Brew," which, lyrics aside, is "Lawdy Mama" dressed up in new clothes. Both versions of "Lawdy Mama" are included here, along with a couple of alternate versions of "Blue Condition." The mono mix of the album brings out the vocals a little more but doesn't differ markedly from the more familiar stereo mix. It's fun to hear the outtakes and alternates, but this set is really for die-hard Cream fans only. Casual listeners should probably just stick with the stereo version of the original album.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/27/2010
Label:
Polydor / Umgd
UPC:
0600753259023
catalogNumber:
001416802

Tracks

  1. Strange Brew  -  Cream
  2. Sunshine of Your Love  -  Cream
  3. World of Pain  -  Cream
  4. Dance the Night Away  -  Cream
  5. Blue Condition  -  Cream
  6. Tales of Brave Ulysses  -  Cream
  7. Swlabr  -  Cream
  8. We're Going Wrong  -  Cream
  9. Outside Woman Blues  -  Cream
  10. Take It Back  -  Cream
  11. Mother's Lament  -  Cream
  12. Lawdy Mama  -  Cream
  13. Blue Condition  -  Cream
  14. We're Going Wrong  -  Cream
  15. Hey Now Princess  -  Cream
  16. Swlabr  -  Cream
  17. Weird of Hermiston  -  Cream
  18. The Clearout  -  Cream
  19. Lawdy Mama  -  Cream
  20. Blue Condition  -  Cream

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cream   Primary Artist
Ginger Baker   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Jack Bruce   Harmonica,Piano,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Eric Clapton   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Ginger Baker   Arranger,Composer
Jack Bruce   Arranger,Composer
Cream   Producer
Pete Brown   Composer
Eric Clapton   Arranger,Composer
Tom Dowd   Engineer
Ahmet Ertegun   Producer
Felix Pappalardi   Composer,Producer
Robert Stigwood   Arranger,Producer
Bernie Andrews   Producer
Gail Collins   Composer
Suha Gur   Mastering
Martin Sharp   Composer,Cover Art
Robert Whitaker   Cover Photo
Bill Bebb   Producer
Traditional   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Scott Schinder   Liner Notes
Arthur Reynolds   Composer
Bev Phillips   Producer

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