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Disraeli Gears DVD


03/14/06
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(Kayos) Eagle Rock Entertainment, through its wholly-owned Eagle Vision imprint, announces the next title of its lauded Classic Albums series with an in-depth look behind-the-scenes at the recording of Cream’s second album, the album that broke them in America, Disraeli Gears. Release date April 4.

Guitarist Eric Clapton was already a star when he joined bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker for the world’s first “supergroup.” Stretching the blues into monster stomps of gargantuan proportions like no one before or since, Cream startled the international Hard Rock world by literally inventing their own art of the simultaneous jam. No one had ever before heard all three instruments—guitar, bass and drums—simultaneously soloing wildly for extended periods of time. The profound influence of that original combustion has yet to abate. Bands today from metal to prog to alternative use lessons taught to them by Cream, the original Power Trio (along with, of course, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, who also debuted in 1967).

This installment of Eagle Vision’s Classic Albums series contains brand new Clapton, Bruce and Baker interviews as well as quotes from lyricist Pete Brown, Atlantic’s Ahmet Ertegun, John Mayall, Manfred Mann and Rolling Stone’s David Fricke. A new sense of Disraeli Gears emerges when, within a cut-by-cut analysis, Clapton reveals extremely surprising influences. There’s new acoustic performances by Eric Clapton (“Sunshine Of Your Love,” “Outside Woman Blues” and Jack Bruce (“We’re Going Wrong”), as well as archival concert of Cream at The Revolution Club in 1968 and in Paris in 1967.

The Classic Albums DVD series has, in its decade-long existence, cross-referenced a wide spectrum of international rock music from The Band, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols to Dark Side Of The Moon, Metallica, Rumors, Electric Ladyland, Nevermind and Graceland.

Filled with revelations, acoustic performances made just for the occasion, archival concert footage and insightful analysis, Classic Albums goes beyond the standard in-depth behind-the-scenes documentary, and, in so doing, has created its own art form.

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