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55 Years of Cream's 'Disraeli Gears'

02 Nov 2022

This week 55 years ago, Cream released their second studio album, Disraeli Gears. This groundbreaking album became the group's American breakthrough, becoming a massive seller in 1968 and reaching No. 4 on the American charts. The album features the two singles, 'Strange Brew' and 'Sunshine of Your Love'.
 
The album reportedly took only three and a half days to record which took place at Atlantic Studios, New York in May 1967. On the album's hit song, 'Sunshine of Your Love', Eric Clapton used his Gibson Cherry Red ES-335, featured in the video below.

 
'One by one these guitars were the chapters of my life. They belong to a very well-loved family.' - Eric Clapton 
 
This guitar is featured in Eric Clapton's book, Six-String Stories. Eric Clapton reflects on a legendary career as told through the tools of his trade: his guitars. Collected together for the first time are the instruments Clapton sold in three record-breaking auctions between 1999 and 2011 to benefit the Crossroads treatment centre he founded in 1998. Featuring some of the most famous guitars ever played, Clapton guides the reader through nearly 300 instruments as he discusses their provenance, reveals insights about his own playing, and shares anecdotes from each chapter of his spectacular life in music. 
 
To read more about Six String Stories, or to purchase, click here.


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