Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo copy of Cream’s Disraeli Gears, with original shrink wrap and hype sticker on the cover.
About this copy: This copy of Disraeli Gears is a 1967 U.S. stereo pressing on the two-tone Atco label.
The wrap is fully intact on the front cover, but about half of it is missing on the back.
The original hype sticker that says, “Includes the hit SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE” is still attached.
The cover is VG++ and close to M- with just a slight amount of wear at the lower right hand corner.
The disc was pressed at the Columbia Records Pittman plant, with CP stamped in the dead wax.
The disc is VG++, with no significant marks but with a few scuffs from being removed from the paper inner sleeve. There are a few spindle marks on the labels. It’s a very clean disc.
A terrific early copy of an iconic album by one of rock’s best-known bands.
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.
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