The definitive authorized story of the album
Arguably the first supergroup, Cream with 'Disraeli Gears' in 1967, achieved massive worldwide success and ensured their place in rock's hall of fame. 'Disraeli Gears' has long been regarded as a classic, transforming Cream from visionary blues-based revivalists to psychedelic pop/rock heroes.
By use of interviews, musical demonstration, acoustic performance and archival footage, the program tells the story behind the conception and recording of this ground-breaking album. Discover how Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton created the album with the help of lyricist Pete Brown, artist and lyricist Martin Sharp, producer Felix Pappalardi and legendary engineer Tom Dowd. John Mayall, Manfred Mann, music business personnel, key journalists and rock historians add insight to the creation of this classic album.
'Disraeli Gears' was released in November 1967. It was full of material that combined poetry with cinematic imagery and catchy chart hits took their place alongside ballads, music-hall ditties, pop psychedelia and down-home blues. It was their time, and this was the album that propelled them into rock and roll history. Truly a classic album.