Cream Disraeli Gears Half-Speed Mastered 180g LP
180g Vinyl LP! Half-Speed Mastered by Miles Showell
at Abbey Road Studios!
Includes "Sunshine Of Your Love" & "Tales Of Brave Ulysses!"
Released in 1967, Disraeli Gears is the second studio album by the first rock
‘supergroup’ Cream (Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker) and the name of
the album famously came from a malapropism. During a conversation about racing
bikes, one of their roadies, a certain Mick Turner, made reference to Disraeli
gears instead of Derailleur gears, which was greeted with hilarity and the group
decided to use that as the title of the album.
Something of a departure from their blues roots, Disraeli Gears perfectly
captured the mood of the period with a powerful array of psychedelic rockers,
reached number 5 in the UK Charts and was Cream’s breakthrough release in the
US, hitting number 4 in the Billboard 200. It was all recorded in three and a
half days at Atlantic Studios, New York, in the presence of Atlantic Records (to
whom they were signed in the US) boss Ahmet Ertegun, following nine shows as
part of the Music in the 5th Dimension concert series. Their work visas expired
on the last day of recording.
The sleeve was designed by Australian artist Martin Sharp, who lived in the same
building as Eric Clapton, The Pheasantry in Chelsea. Sharp also co-wrote the
lysergic tour-de-force Tales Of Brave Ulysses with Clapton and described the
music on the album as a "warm fluorescent sound". His artwork was an attempt to
represent this visually and is acknowledged to be one of the finest ‘acid rock’
designs of the era.
This record was cut using a special technique known as half-speed mastering.
This artisan process results in cuts that have superior high frequency response
(treble) and very solid and stable stereo images. In short, a very high quality
master that helps to create a very high quality record.
• 180g Vinyl
• Half-Speed Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios
1. Strange Brew
2. Sunshine Of Your Love
3. World Of Pain
4. Dance The Night Away
5. Blue Condition
1. Tales of Brave Ulysses
3. We're Going Wrong
4. Outside Woman Blues
5. Take It Back
6. Mother's Lament