Cream Classic Albums: Disraeli Gears

2006 • 0h 50m

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 long been regarded as a classic album, transforming Cream from visionary blues-based revivalists to psychedelic pop/rock heroes and was a pivotal moment in the development of Heavy Rock. By use of interviews, musical demonstration, acoustic performance, and archive footage the program tells the story behind the conception and recording of this ground-breaking album. We will 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.