A rare audio interview from 1969, recently surfaced, captures David Axelrod reflecting on his then-new album, the landmark Song of Innocence.
In 1969, David Axelrod was interviewed for Voices of Vista, a United States Peace Corps initiative that was pressed to vinyl and distributed to radio stations and recruitment centers. He spoke about William Blake and his album Song of Innocence, and displayed his famous testiness when he was asked to recite a Blake poem from memory.
This video was edited by Bennett Piscitelli, with thanks to Kristof Indeherberge.
Legendary Composer/Arranger/Producer David Axelrod’s essential trilogy on Capitol Records – Song of Innocence (1968), Songs of Experience (1969), and Earth Rot (1970) – officially reissued this year on Now-Again. Earth Rot will see release on Black Friday Record Store Day.