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[psychedelic rock] (1968) Cream - Wheels Of Fire (2CD) [FLAC,Trac...

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(1968) Cream - Wheels Of Fire (2CD)




Review:

Cream reached their peak early with Disraeli Gears, but it’s follow-up Wheels of Fire is still a unique piece in their discography. More ambitious than its predecessor, it is a double album, one half being studio tracks and the other live ones. Obviously, there is a lot of material to offer, but this also results in some slight inconsistencies. Nevertheless, the group is still creatively at their best, and the album turns out to be their second (and last) essential work. Take opener White Room, which leaves no doubt as to whether Cream have kept things up. In fact, it may be the best track the trio has ever written. Jack Bruce puts down his best vocal performance of his time with the band, combining it smoothly with lyrics that actually make no sense, but then again they do because he’s singing them. Clapton puts so much emphasis on the wah-pedal that even Jimi Hendrix may have found that he was overdoing it, but it turns out to be the very hook of the song. The solo, following in the same vein, is one of the guitarist's most tasteful yet. The point about Wheels of Fire is that while some of its tracks rise above the very best moments on Disraeli Gears, it is by far not as consistent. Concluding the studio half of the record, Those Were the Days, Born Under a Bad Sign and especially Deserted Cities of the Heart are all amongst the best Cream material ever. Before getting to those, you can’t help to be just a bit disappointed by the middle part of the album. Sitting On Top of the World is quite slow and pleasant but too long, Passing the Time doesn’t really go anywhere, As You Said is quite repetitive, and Baker’s contribution Pressed Rat and Warthog is just as silly as his others. Be not too worried though: while each of these songs is flawed in some sense, they are in no way poor. The unique Cream feel never disappears. It is justified to be initially sceptic about extra live parts to an album. Mostly, the bonus feels redundant, boring and does not warrant more than one listen, but I’m glad to say Wheels of Fire is somewhat of an exception. This was an era in which rock bands still knew how to jam live, and that is made very evident in the four tracks, counting up together to a lengthy 44 minutes. The 16-minute rendition of Toad is too long for a drum solo, but Willie Dixon cover Spoonful (both are found in a shorter version on Fresh Cream), which is about the same length, manages to be surprisingly captivating throughout. You can picture the three musicians rivalling vividly without actually seeing them, and that is an accomplishment. The shorter Crossroads (suprisingly Clapton's only moment on lead vocals on the entire album) and Traintime (great use of the harmonica by Bruce here) are also highly enjoyable, and the live section ends up counterbalancing the few boring moments in the studio part of the album. How long their value really lasts is debatable, but the second disc is very much worth hearing. It leaves the judgement on Wheels of Fire mostly positive. While definitely not as consistent as Disraeli Gears, some of the finest Cream tunes are featured here, and the live section is far from disappointing. Songwriting-wise, Cream were never the strongest, and it gets them into just some minor trouble here, but overall, the album is another excellent accomplishment and a must-have for any rock fan still into the oldies. Get this, and put it next to Disraeli Gears.





Tracklist:

CD1 - In The Studio 00:40:37
01. White Room 05:03
02. Sitting On Top Of The World 05:02
03. Passing The Time 04:34
04. As You Said 04:24
05. Pressed Rat And Warthog 03:16
06. Politician 04:16
07. Those Where The Days 02:57
08. Born Under A Bad Sign 03:14
09. Deserted Cities Of The Heart 03:43
Bonus Tracks:
10. Anyone For Tennis 02:42
11. Falstaff Beer Commercial 01:22

CD2 - Live At The Filmore 01:04:03
01. Crossroads 04:18
02. Spooful 16:47
03. Traintime 07:03
04. Toad 16:16
Bonus Tracks:
05. Sunshine Of Your Love 06:58
06. N.S.U. 12:38


Summary:
Country: UK
Genre: psychedelic rock


Media Report:
Source: CD
Format: FLAC
Format/Info: Free Lossless Audio Codec, 16-bit PCM
Bit rate mode: Variable
Bit rate: ~ 952-1005 Kbps
Channel(s): 2 channels
Sampling rate: 44.1 KHz
Bit depth: 16 bits

Files:

(1968) Cream - Wheels Of Fire (2CD) [FLAC,Tracks] CD1
  • 01.White Room.flac (31.8 MB)
  • 02.Sitting On Top Of The World.flac (30.3 MB)
  • 06.Politician.flac (27.4 MB)
  • 04.As You Said.flac (26.9 MB)
  • 09.Deserted Cities Of The Heart.flac (24.7 MB)
  • 03.Passing The Time.flac (24.3 MB)
  • 08.Born Under A Bad Sign.flac (21.5 MB)
  • 05.Pressed Rat And Warthog.flac (19.3 MB)
  • 07.Those Where The Days.flac (19.3 MB)
  • 10.Anyone For Tennis - Bonus Track.flac (16.0 MB)
  • 11.Falstaff Beer Commercial - Bonus Track.flac (5.6 MB)
  • Cream - Wheels Of Fire PT-SHM 1.log (5.1 KB)
CD2
  • 02.Spoonful.flac (104.8 MB)
  • 04.Toad.flac (96.8 MB)
  • 06.N.S.U. - Bonus Track.flac (75.1 MB)
  • 05.Sunshine Of Your Love - Bonus Track.flac (41.2 MB)
  • 03.Traintime.flac (40.5 MB)
  • 01.Crossroads.flac (28.3 MB)
  • Cream - Wheels Of Fire.log (4.1 KB)
  • cover.jpg (159.8 KB)
  • downloaded from katcr.co.txt (0.0 KB)

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