Disraeli Gears

Disraeli Gears

Produced by Felix Pappalardi by Arrangement with The Robert Stigwood Organisation, Ltd.


Strange Brew 2:46
Sunshine Of Your Love 4:10
World Of Pain 3:02
Dance The Night Away  3:34
Blue Condition 3:29
Tales Of Brave Ulysses 2:46
SWLABR 2:31
We're Going Wrong 3:27
Outside Woman Blues 2:25
Take It Back 3:05
Mother's Lament 1:47

Reviews

Thomas Zino

Rating : 10/10

25 July 2008


Disraeli Gears is the classic blending of blues, rock and psychedelics from the 1960s. It blew us all away when it was released, and it still holds up as a classic in the history of music. Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton forged a new genre in music. How can this ground breaking album be anything other than a solid 10?

 

Elvis D

Rating : 6/10

6 August 2007


Ginger Baker sucks as usual on this record, having forgotten to tune his drums or find any sort of a groove. The pop elements are actually the best parts of this record. The album foreshadows a persistent problem with Clapton and his bands, save Derek and the D's-weak rhythmic arrangement.

 

Nate

Rating : 10/10

17 May 2006


This is, I think, Eric Clapton's best CD ever. The music is so gritty and has so much feeling behind it. Every song is great, and I don't find myself skipping from one to another.

 

Michael Wheeler

Rating : 9/10

14 August 2003


Disraelis Gears to this day remains one of the classic albums of Rock and Roll History. Everything from the music to the cover art remains ahead of its time. To me this is the album where Eric Clapton breaks out and truly becomes the guitar God that everyone talks about now. Strange Brew is a reworking of their Song "Lawdy Mama which appears on other albums. Strange Brew though having some superb guitar work to me has something to be desired. Next is the classic "Sunshine of your Love which remains part of Clapton's concert agenda. World of Pain is a little trendy in retrospect. Dance the Night Away to this day gets me to listen closely to the guitars and the physcadellic music of the time. Next is the very average Blue Condition sung by Ginger Baker.
Next is the classic "Tales of Brave Ulysses which to me is still one of the best Wah Wah songs ever recorded. Clapton uses it to perfection. This rivals even any Hendrix song in which a wah wah is used. SWLABR is next and again very strong and worth the listen. Next is the outstanding "Outside Woman Blues. Outside Woman Blues remains one of my favourite Cream songs ever. Take it Back and Mothers lament round it out, neither sparkle though.

This is a must for any EC fan and a must for any Cream fan. It remains one of the classic albums of the 60's and Rock and Roll history.

 

Peter Wilson

Rating : 5/10

14 October 2002


A big disappointment after their superb debut album, "Fresh Cream". This one was made more in a pop experimental vein, rather than blues orientated. Nevertheless there are a few gems such as "Dance The Night Away", "We're Going Wrong", and "Tales Of Brave Ulysses" also stands out. But the remaining tracks are either not memorable or just plain monotonous, such as the highly overrated "Sunshine Of Your Love".

 

Jam

Rating : 8/10

4 March 2002


Wow- bought this CD in the Christmas sales and it's only just hit me how COOL it is. I think I've played this album roughly six times today, which is a sure sign that there's something pretty special in the songs (especially SWLABR, Dance the Night Away and Brave Ulysses and ooooh, all the rest). OK so Blue Condition and Mothers Lament irritate slightly but when you've got songs as fantabulous as the remaining nine these factors don't matter one bit! Everything about the musicianship on this LP is great- Baker is an amazing drummer, Clappo's fuzz guitar rules and Mr. Bruce's bass playing is bob on (just listen to the way his bass line ducks and weaves around the intro riff in Take it Back- beautiful). Dance the Night Away and We're Going Wrong are two of the most gorgeous, melancholic hidden gems of the 1960s and as for Sunshine- that fade out just blows my mind!!!!!! Right- I'm off to give the Gears another spin!!!! Peace.

 

Peter Nelson

Rating : 8/10

19 October 2001


Having outgrown the tentative blues and pop forms of their debut album, Cream on Disraeli Gears achieved their own distinctive sound - heavy, blues-based psychedelic rock complete with trippy lyrics (and cover artwork). Eric here adopts a masterful 'less is more' musical philosophy, playing a string of extremely compact and well-constructed lead solos (in particular, on 'Sunshine of Your Love,' 'Outside Woman Blues' and 'SWLABR'). Eric also begins to use his guitar expressionistically, adding subtle tonal colour and shading to enhance the overall effect of the songs (e.g. the wah-wah backwash on 'Tales of Brave Ulysses' and 'Dance the Night Away,' and the stark, atmospheric guitar work on 'We're Going Wrong').

Disraeli Gears proved to be the peak of Cream's studio work. Although the later studio portions of 'Wheels of Fire' and 'Goodbye' still contained the occasional gem (e.g. 'White Room' and 'Badge'), in general they were bogged down by over-production and a bland pop aesthetic.

 

Imran Khan

Rating : 10/10

21 June 2001


This album is revolutionary, a guitar players bible Cream were the innovators of the heavy rock genre. Clapton, Bruce & Baker were all maestros of their chosen instruments! They were the CREAM!!!

 

Dan

Rating : 10/10

21 April 2001


How could you give Cream anything else but a 10. No let downs from any body on this album and it just keeps pumping out great tunes song after song.


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