Cream – Disraeli Gears 1972 Japan LP with obi


A 1972 Japanese pressing of Disraeli Gears by Cream, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Disraeli Gears by Cream, including the lyric insert and original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Disraeli Gears is a 1972 Polydor label pressing of an album that was originally issued in 1967.

The cover is VG, with wear on the front cover near the mouth.  The obi is VG with a couple of repaired tears.

The insert is VG+ with a single small tear.

The disc is M-.  There are a couple of spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Cream LP.  This one should make a great play copy.


Background: Disraeli Gears is generally considered to be the definitive recording by Cream, and is also rightly regarded as one of the most influential rock albums of all time.

The album reached #4 on the American charts and the single “Sunshine of Your Love” reached #6 on the singles charts.  The album was certified platinum in the U.S. and gold in the UK. gave Disraeli Gears 4 1/2 stars:

Cream teamed up with producer Felix Pappalardi for their second album, Disraeli Gears, a move that helped push the power trio toward psychedelia and also helped give the album a thematic coherence missing from the debut.  The blues still courses throughout Disraeli Gears — the swirling kaleidoscopic “Strange Brew” is built upon a riff lifted from Albert King — but it’s filtered into saturated colors, as it is on “Sunshine of Your Love,” or it’s slowed down and blurred out, as it is on the ominous murk of “Tales of Brave Ulysses.”  Cream are still a heavy rock trio and Disraeli Gears is a quintessential heavy rock album of the ’60s. Yes, its psychedelic trappings tie it forever to 1967, but the imagination of the arrangements, the strength of the compositions, and especially the force of the musicianship make this album transcend its time as well.


Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Polydor
Catalog Number:
MP 2241
Year of Release: 1972
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in