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Cream — Dance the Night Away
Album: Disraeli Gears
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6.8

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Total ratings: 818









Released: 1967
Length: 3:31
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Gonna build myself a castle
High up in the clouds.
There'll be skies outside my window;
Lose these streets and crowds.
Dance the night away.

Will find myself an ocean,
Sail into the blue,
Live with golden swordfish,
Forget the time of you.
Dance the night away.

Dance myself to nothing.
Vanish from this place.
Gonna turn myself to shadow
So I can't see your face.
Dance the night away.
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 ImaOldman wrote:

Same here but I've got it at 7, possibly do to a flashback....
 
Very understandable that ratings are where they are. This is more than 50 years old. They were breaking new ground at the time, and doing it extremely well.  But the bar has moved so much higher since then and the musicianship along with it. Still, those of us in our mid-to-late sixties and older can dig the memories!
 Editorguy wrote:


The Van Halen song is a good one, but not the same song as this, just same name.
 
I was just being a smart-ass, as usual.
Cheers.
the cream of the cream as we say in France.
 Editorguy wrote:


The Van Halen song is a good one, but not the same song as this, just same name.
 

i kinda like the way the mavericks did it. i like van halen, but they were not cream. 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
I prefer the original by Van Halen.
 

The Van Halen song is a good one, but not the same song as this, just same name.
 diannemck56 wrote:
I liked it better back in the day than I do now. (maybe because I'm not doing LSD anymore?)  Surprisingly I've got it at a 6.
 
Same here but I've got it at 7, possibly do to a flashback....
I liked it better back in the day than I do now. (maybe because I'm not doing LSD anymore?)  Surprisingly I've got it at a 6.
 nomnol wrote:
Not to mention some pretty good drums on this album. Sounds as if he were using tree limbs.
 
Don't know about the Cream days, but the sticks Ginger currently puts him name on are 7As: among the smallest and lightest available. Coming as he does from a jazz background, this makes sense. 
Not to mention some pretty good drums on this album. Sounds as if he were using tree limbs.
Gorgeous. Everything about this is bang on: the rhythm, vocals; as the man says more Cream please.  From the same album Tales of Brave Ulysses - depressed mood, elevated mood, procreation and nuclear physics in the first line.  
I'll have a little more Cream, please
A forgotten little gem. But perhaps I'm biased, this was the first album I ever bought - with money made mowing lawns. 
RIP Jack Bruce. I sang along with him for hours.
A classic for sure...  Not my favorite, but I can definitely appreciate it's influence...
Ha, listening to this shortly after a Queens Of The.Stoneage song, it's pretty obvious which band Josh Home taught himself to sing to... The timbre and harmonies are very very similar.
The original power trio - epic!
Without a doubt a 10. To my ears only, of course.
{#Wink}
I was seven when this album came out, I didn't discover it for about 7 years. Both my sons grew up listening to it though from a very early age.
Without a doubt a 1.  To my ears only, of course.
Recently dug out the vinyl of this and been loving the whole thing a lot lately.  This album has aged very well.
i always liked this song and album, the guitar in the upswing part sounds as if it's in a tunnel far away
Without a doubt 1 of the best albums of all time.  Excellent addition to the RP line-up.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
I prefer the original by Van Halen.

 
Oh, I thought this number was penned by Vanilla Ice — you learn something every day.
Jack Bruce - The Man Behind the Bass (BBC Documentary)
https://youtu.be/w3KBEq95N5U
thank you kingart! went and youtube'd Ginger at the Iridium and loved it man
Absolutely one of the most correct, enticing ways to weave a spell of acid-rock psychedelia; grand, trippy expression of heaps of talent!
 kingart wrote:
And Clapton never played the axe in quite the same way on any other track. 

 
Or since. I think he claimed once that he saw evil gremlins while playing during an acid trip and decided he didn't want to rock hard anymore. Who knows...I think that whole period while he hid out with Delany and Bonnie was a waste of his time and talent. 
I saw Ginger Baker and his two mates in a concert taped at (I think) the Iridium here in NY not too long ago. It was cast on a PBS outlet here in NYC. I was channel surfing, the sax player caught my ear, the band was not identified. but I was intrigued by the enraptured faces of several members in the audience. Baker is old, sunken, broken down, and needed help getting up and down from his drum stool, I didn't recognize him for a few minutes.  He's lost some kit tricks—but he can still BRING IT.  I latched on to one of his bridges and it revealed him immediately.  Ginger Baker! Holy shit! That crazy man has a very distinctive style, he was maybe the most fluent fluid of the big blues rock thumpers of his day. Ginger Baker's Air Force was awesome.  
Always liked the high-end sparkles on this.


Wow, had to drive up to DC last weekend and in the car I was thumbing through the music on the player when this album came up. Haven't listened to whole thing in decades. I was surprised at how much I still like this song, and here it is again. Thanks, Bill!
 haretic wrote:
Another reminder of our own mortality: the Gods of our youth crumble, fall, and finally, die.
{#Meditate}  R I P Jack Bruce  {#Meditate}

Loss.  Just one of the many blessings of getting old.  (Sucks, doesn't it?)

Bill, I just can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate the gift in my life that Radio Paradise is, and has been for years now. You and Rebecca have kept the music alive in my life, playing great old stuff and new stuff I would never otherwise have heard.

{#Drummer}   love   {#Guitarist}

{#Meditate}

 
Totally agree with the gratitude to Bell&Rebecca (aka RP), I have exacly the same thoughts quite often! and you also make my everyday work on the computer much nicer!
Thanks Bill, seems that you read my post about the EC autobiography from a while ago and wanted to gift me with this cream ;-)
The album is excellent, though maybe this is not the best cut but I enjoy!
This is definitely not the crème de la Cream - the singing is just earache. A shame, as I rather like other Creamy stuff, but this one has curdled :(
I prefer the original by Van Halen.
He would play the precise, exact line that brought out the best in his sidemen—and, oh, what sidemen: Baker and Clapton. He laid the foundation and let the others take the spotlight. One of the very best ever. RIP.
RIP Jack - many thanks for all the musical pleasure you have given me for so many years.   The reunion concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2005 being extra special.

One of the very few bass players who would make me sit up and listen to the bass line.

 
Another reminder of our own mortality: the Gods of our youth crumble, fall, and finally, die.
{#Meditate}  R I P Jack Bruce  {#Meditate}

Loss.  Just one of the many blessings of getting old.  (Sucks, doesn't it?)

Bill, I just can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate the gift in my life that Radio Paradise is, and has been for years now. You and Rebecca have kept the music alive in my life, playing great old stuff and new stuff I would never otherwise have heard.

{#Drummer}   love   {#Guitarist}

{#Meditate}
One of the great blues-rock bass players has passed. His lines were extraordinary. RIP, Jack.  
Today it gets a 10. R.I.P, Jack Bruce.
Pure magic ... a great album.  For years all I had was Wheels of Fire ... then finally got my hands on this album ... always a treat to hear just about anything by this band.
And Clapton never played the axe in quite the same way on any other track. 
This was one of my favorite Cream tracks since I heard it for the first time some 46 years ago. Creme de la Cream. 
 kurtster wrote:
One of my favorite Cream tracks.  It has a little bit of everything and yes what a great hook !
 
You got that right! This one was played over and over in my bedroom as a teen. The singing is beautiful, as is the soaring guitar track.

That said, I think Ginger's drumming is rather rudimentary on this track; I always think of a college marching band. 
One of my favorite Cream tracks.  It has a little bit of everything and yes what a great hook !
Super artpiece man, I'd love to cover a wall in my work room with that, and add some lava lamps and phlorescent lighting
Great hook. Wonderful memory. Ginger is a freaking phenomenon.