Wheels of Fire

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Wheels of Fire (1968) is the name of the double album recorded by Cream. It was a big success, scoring the band a #3 peak in the UK and a #1 in the US.

The album was also released as Wheels of Fire (in the studio) and Wheels of Fire (live at the Fillmore) as two single albums, released together, with similar cover art except one was gold in colour and the other silver, and completely different track lists and slightly different personnel.

The double album is number 203 on the List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Contents

In the Studio

Track listing

  1. "White Room"
  2. "Sitting On Top Of The World"
  3. "Passing The Time"
  4. "As You Said"
  5. "Pressed Rat And Warthog"
  6. "Politician"
  7. "Those Were The Days"
  8. "Born Under A Bad Sign"
  9. "Deserted Cities Of The Heart"

Performers are the Cream quartet consisting of Clapton, Baker, and Bruce together with Felix Pappalardi, who plays many different instruments and is also credited with production.

"Born Under a Bad Sign" was written by William Bell and Booker T. Jones.

Live at the Fillmore

Although listed as four tracks and pressed with a track separation between the songs, this album consists of only two recordings, with the audio signal continuing intact between the tracks as the band segues between the songs.

Track listing

  1. "Crossroads"
  2. "Spoonful"
  3. "Traintime"
  4. "Toad"

Performers are the basic Cream trio of Clapton (guitar, vocal), Baker (drums) and Bruce (bass, lead vocal, harmonica).

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