Tuesday 3 September 2019
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
The third album from this British band.
Cream were a trio of Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton. The lineup was bass, drums, guitars and vocals.
Their producer helped out on tambourine, keyboards, viola and other instruments.
This is a double album with two LPs and a gatefold cover.
The first LP is a studio recording and the main meat here in my review. The second LP is a live album.
The band had moved from straight blues to a much more psych rock expression on their previous album The Disraeli Gears.
On this album, the blues are back again. The psych rock is very much present here too.
The music is really hard here and a forewarning of what Led Zeppelin would give us on their debut album. These two albums are pretty similar with similar gifted musicians.
This album is also giving notice of the coming heavy metal scene as some of the material here is very heavy.
The musicians is doing a great job on these nine tracks. The live album is like a desert and the dot over the letter i. It is also a good live album in it's own right.
This album is a good album and offers a lot of value for the money. Check it out.