11 Jan

Cream – Disraeli Gears on 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl Record

When I was at the record shop the other day, I saw a great classic album that I immediately picked up. Cream – Disraeli Gears on 180 gram virgin vinyl. Sweet!

Cream - Disraeli Gears

It was brand new, unopened on 180 gram vinyl! I was surprised to see it their, as the owner didn’t have a lot of new stuff. I couldn’t wait to get it home and listen to it. Disraeli Gears was when Cream started to get more of a psychedelic sound, and the songs Strange Brew and Tales of Brave Ulysses really bring that out.

When I started to play the record though, I was very disappointed. It wasn’t that it was in mono (a lot of album were in mono in the sixties), but it just doesn’t sound very good. I know that the recording technology back then wasn’t like what we have today, but i have heard these songs before, and this just didn’t sound good. It’s OK, but not great, not 180g vinyl should sound like. So I looked and realized that it was put out by a different label. It was released by Lilith Records, which I can’t find much information about, so they must be a small company. It really doesn’t sound like they used the masters to produce this album. It almost sounds like they used another record or even a cassette tape to record onto the vinyl. It reminds me of a saying (paraphrased so there isn’t any language), “You can’t polish poop.”

Here is an MP3 of my favorite song off the album, Tales of Brave Ulysses;

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If you want to buy Disraeli Gears by Cream, you can get it at Musicstack.

The track listing is;

  • Strange Brew
  • Sunshine of Your Love
  • World of Pain
  • Dance the Night Away
  • Blue Condition
  • Tales of Brave Ulysses
  • Swlabr [She Walks Like a Bearded Rainbow]
  • We’re Going Wrong
  • Outside Woman Blues
  • Take It Back
  • Mother’s Lament
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