Cream – Wheels of Fire Live at the Fillmore early Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1970 Japanese pressing of the single LP Wheels of Fire Live at the Fillmore by Cream, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of the single LP Wheels of Fire – Live at the Fillmore by Cream, including the original obi.

This album was originally released in Japan as two single LPs – one of studio recordings and one of live recordings.  This single LP contains the live disc only.

About this copy: This copy of Wheels of Fire is a 1970 pressing on the Polydor label.  It’s technically a second issue, with the MP-1417 catalog number.  The first pressing, from the previous year, was SMP-1417.

The gatefold cover is VG+, with slight edge wear and a small repaired split on the bottom edge.  The obi is M-; the “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.

This LP was issued without a lyric insert.

The disc is M-, with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a classic LP.

Background: Released in 1968, Wheels of Fire was the third album by Cream.

The double album, with one studio disc and one live one, reached #1 on the U.S. charts and #3 in the UK. gave Wheels of Fire a 4 star review:

If Disraeli Gears was the album where Cream came into their own, its successor, Wheels of Fire, finds the trio in full fight, capturing every side of their multi-faceted personality, even hinting at the internal pressures that soon would tear the band asunder. A dense, unwieldy double album split into an LP of new studio material and an LP of live material, it’s sprawling and scattered, at once awesome in its achievement and maddening in how it falls just short of greatness…. Wheels of Fire is indeed filled with Cream’s very best work, since it also captures the fury and invention (and indulgence) of the band at its peak on the stage and in the studio, but as it tries to find a delicate balance between these three titanic egos, it doesn’t quite add up to something greater than the sum of its parts. But taken alone, those individual parts are often quite tremendous.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Polydor
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in