Offered for sale is Japanese white label promotional pressing of Disraeli Gears by Cream, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Disraeli Gears is a 1980 Japanese pressing on the RSO label of an album that was originally issued in 1967 on the Polydor label.
The cover is VG+ with trace corner wear and a bit of writing at the top of the front cover The obi is M-. The lyric insert is M-
The disc is M- with a a very faint sleeve scuff, but no other marks on the vinyl and no spindle marks on the labels. The record may be unplayed. Clean disc!
A beautiful copy of a classic LP and the only white label promo we’ve seen of this issue. Even Discogs doesn’t have this version listed.
Background: Disraeli Gears is generally considered to be the definitive recording by Cream, and is also rightly regarded as one of the most influential rock albums of all time.
The album reached #4 on the American charts and the single “Sunshine of Your Love” reached #6 on the singles charts. The album was certified platinum in the U.S. and gold in the UK.
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. 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.” 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.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1980|