“Disraeli Gears” is the second album by British blues-rock group Cream. It was released in November 1967 and went on to reach #5 on the U.K. album chart. It was also their American breakthrough, becoming a massive seller there in 1968, reaching #4 on the American charts.
The title of the album was taken from an inside joke. Eric Clapton had been thinking of buying a racing bicycle and was discussing it with Ginger Baker, when a roadie named Mick Turner commented, “it’s got them “Disraeli Gears”, meaning to say “derailleur gears”.
Original Issue. Grammy Award Sticker. Purple & Tan Label. LP. Atco SD 33-232. VG*****