This album is so famous that it has its own wikipedia page, and probably only about a thousand other dedicated web pages. I don’t really need to write anything of my own - so I hardly shall.

Cream were Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.

The track listing is:

A side

  1. 1.Strange Brew

  2. 2.Sunshine of Your Love

  3. 3.World of Pain

  4. 4.Dance the Night Away

  5. 5.Blue Condition

B side

  1. 1.Tales of Brave Ulysses

  2. 2.SWLABR

  3. 3.We’re Going Wrong

  4. 4.Outside Woman Blues

  5. 5.Take It Back

  6. 6.Mother’s Lament

The iconic cover (which I never liked) was designed by Martin Sharp. Just looking at it brings back memories of trying to clean Blu-Tack marks off the damp walls of student flats.

My own copy of the cover seems badly faded compared to the lurid versions I find on the web, and the vinyl has been ploughed by a million roughly dropped styli (styluses?). But you can get a perfect CD or mp3 of Disraeli Gears everywhere that music is sold.

If you want to get a taste, go onto iTunes and play the 90 second snippet of ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ - which you, young, people may recognise as the air-guitar classic that your grandfather likes to play when your grandmother is safely out of the house at the chiropodist.


  1. Artist: Cream

  2. Title: Disraeli Gears

  3. Label: Polydor

  4. Catalogue number: 2394 129

  5. My theme: Music

  6. Trivia related by brand: none

  7. Date: 1967

  8. Derailleur brands: none

  9. Derailleurs: none

Cream - Disraeli Gears