Offered for sale is an original mono white label promotional copy of Disraeli Gears by Cream in exceptionally nice condition.
About this copy: This copy of Disraeli Gears is an original U.S. mono pressing with white promotional labels.
The cover is a stock mono copy with a sticker that says “DJ COPY – For Promotional Use Only.”
The cover is VG++, with some wear at the corners but no general wear.
The white label promo disc is M- and aside from a couple of spindle marks, appears to have had little, if any play. A gorgeous copy of a record that’s usually found in horrible condition.
An absolutely gorgeous example of one of the greatest rock albums of all time and a very hard album to find as either a mono pressing or as a promotional copy.
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.
While the album was released in the U.S. in both mono and stereo, the mono version of the album was only in print for a year before being deleted. Original mono pressings are quite rare in comparison to stereo pressings.
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.
You can listen to “Sunshine of Your Love” here:
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