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Cream  - Wheels Of Fire - In The Studio flac album
  • Performer Cream
  • Title Wheels Of Fire - In The Studio
  • Date of release 1968
  • Country UK
  • Style Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
  • Other formats ASF AU AUD RA ADX MOD TTA
  • Genre Rock / Blues
  • Size MP3 1988 mb
  • Size FLAC 1271 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 618

Wheels of Fire is the third album by the British rock band Cream. It was released in August 1968 as a two-disc vinyl LP, with one disc recorded in the studio and the other recorded live. It reached number three in the United Kingdom and number one in the United States, becoming the world's first platinum-selling double album. In May 2012, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 205 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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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. CD1: In The Studio 01 - White Room 02 - Sitting On Top Of The World 03 - Passing The Time 04 - As You Said 05 - Pressed Rat And Warthog 06 - Politician 07 - Those Were The Days 08 - Born Under A Bad Sign 09 - Deserted Cities Of The Heart.

Listen free to Cream – Wheels Of Fire (White Room, Sitting On Top Of The World and more). Wheels of Fire is the name of a double album recorded by Cream. The release was largely successful, scoring the band a peak in the UK and a in the US, and became the world's first platinum-selling double album. 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.

Wheels of Fire (1968) by Cream. Genres: Blues Rock, Hard Rock Members: Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker.

Their latest recording, Wheels of Fire, a two-record set inside a silver jacket, proves all this. One record is subtitled In the Studio. It’s nice, but not what you want to get the album for. The trumpet solos spoil whatever mood was trying to be evoked by their superfluous ness and obviousness. It is unfortunate that the group chose to do Born Under a Bad Sign, that fine blues that Booker T. Jones wrote for Albert King. There is really only one good side to come out of the studio, and that is Politician, a track which really gets to the heart of Cream’s very real problem. Because only rarely do they have a good original song to work with, their standard procedure is to put a strong rhythm and chord structure behind it and sort of recite the lyrics, spoken almost rather than sung because there is no melody.

Recorded in 1968 while tensions in the band were mounting, Cream released their last full length studio album (Goodbye doesn’t count!). It is a double album and the first disc is a studio album while the second disc was recorded live.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 White Room
Bass, Vocals – Jack BruceDrums, Timpani [Tympani] – Ginger BakerGuitar – Eric ClaptonViola – Felix PappalardiWritten-By – Bruce*, Brown*
4:56
A2 Sitting On Top Of The World
Bass, Vocals – Jack BruceDrums – Ginger BakerGuitar, Vocals – Eric ClaptonWritten-By – Burnett*
4:56
A3 Passing The Time
Bass, Organ [Caliope], Vocals – Jack BruceDrums, Glockenspiel, Vocals – Ginger BakerGuitar, Vocals – Eric ClaptonOrgan [Pedals] – Felix PappalardiWritten-By – Baker*, Taylor*
4:31
A4 As You Said
Acoustic Guitar, Cello, Vocals – Jack BruceCymbal [High Hat] – Ginger BakerWritten-By – Bruce*, Brown*
4:19
B1 Pressed Rat And Warthog
Bass, Recorder – Jack BruceDrums, Vocals [Recitation] – Ginger BakerGuitar – Eric ClaptonTrumpet, Flute [Tonette] – Felix PappalardiWritten-By – Baker*, Taylor*
3:13
B2 Politician
Bass, Vocals – Jack BruceDrums – Ginger BakerGuitar – Eric ClaptonWritten-By – Bruce*, Brown*
4:11
B3 Those Were The Days
Bass, Vocals – Jack BruceBells [Swiss Hand] – Felix PappalardiDrums, Marimba, Tubular Bells – Ginger BakerGuitar, Vocals – Eric ClaptonWritten-By – Baker*, Taylor*
2:52
B4 Born Under A Bad Sign
Bass, Vocals – Jack BruceDrums, Tambourine – Ginger BakerGuitar – Eric ClaptonWritten-By – Jones*, Bell*
3:08
B5 Deserted Cities Of The Heart
Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Cello, Vocals – Jack BruceDrums – Ginger BakerGuitar – Eric ClaptonViola – Felix PappalardiWritten-By – Bruce*, Brown*
4:36

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Polydor Records Ltd.
  • Made By – Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
  • Printed By – Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Dratleaf
  • Published By – Tee-Pee Music Co. Inc.
  • Published By – Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd.
  • Lacquer Cut At – Philips Records Ltd.

Credits

  • Artwork – Martin Sharp
  • Design [Album] – Stanislaw Zagorski
  • Producer – Felix Pappalardi
  • Recorded By [Recording Engineer] – Adrian Barber, Bill Halverson, Tom Dowd
  • Remix – Adrian Barber

Notes

Label variation from Cream - Wheels Of Fire - In The Studio and Cream - Wheels Of Fire - In The Studio: publisher info on the left (below the white box) is all in one line. See photos.
No writing in top right hand corner of rear sleeve.
℗ 1968
Produced by Felix Pappalardi by arrangement with Robert Stigwood.
Made in England
A1, A3 to B3, B5: Dratleaf.
A2: Jewel
B4: Tee Pee

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 583033 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 583033 B
  • Matrix / Runout: 583011 A//1▽420 1 2 1
  • Matrix / Runout: 583011 B//1▽420 1 1 3

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
583 033 Cream Wheels Of Fire - In The Studio ‎(LP, Album) Polydor 583 033 UK 1968
583 033 / 184 167 Cream Wheels Of Fire - In The Studio ‎(LP, Album) Polydor 583 033 / 184 167 Germany 1968
583 033 Cream Wheels Of Fire - In The Studio ‎(LP, Album) Polydor 583 033 UK 1968
583031 Cream Wheels Of Fire - In The Studio ‎(LP, Album) Polydor 583031 Australia 1969
ATX 4254 Cream Wheels Of Fire, Volume 1: In The Studio With Cream ‎(4-Trk, Album) ATCO Records ATX 4254 US Unknown