David Axelrod’s “Earth Rot,” The Definitive Reissue, Out Now

Egon | Nov. 23, 2018 | News | ,

David Axelrod’s personal copy of the Earth Rot LP.

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 on Now-Again. Earth Rot – expanded with never-before-issued instrumentals – is out now.

OUT NOW » DAVID AXELROD – SONG OF INNOCENCE
OUT NOW » DAVID AXELROD – SONGS OF EXPERIENCE
GUARANTEED IN STOCK » DAVID AXELROD – EARTH ROT

Earth Rot (1970) set Axelrod up for his final stage as an architect of jazz fusion and ensured that his productions would help future architects of hip hop. This reissue is a gatefold 2/LP containing a bonus second album with Earth Rot’s instrumentals, never before released. Axelrod himself requested the release of the instrumentals before his death; it was this request that started the process that led to the issue of his Capitol Trilogy on Now-Again, with his family and Estate’s participation and approval.

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David Axelrod speaks about “Songs of Experience” in 1969

Egon | Nov. 1, 2018 | News |

A rare audio interview from 1969, recently surfaced, captures David Axelrod reflecting on his then-new album, the landmark Songs of Experience.

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 the song “A Divine Image” and his album Songs of Innocence, and wondered about the music he would create in the future.

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.

PRE SALE »» DAVID AXELROD – EARTH ROT
ON SALE NOW »» DAVID AXELROD – SONGS OF EXPERIENCE
ON SALE NOW »» | DAVID AXELROD – SONG OF INNOCENCE

David Axelrod – Earth Rot

Egon | Sep. 20, 2018 | Catalog |

Buy it here.

LP Format:

A:

The Warnings
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV

B:

The Signs
Part I
Part II
Part III

C:

The Warnings – Instrumentals
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV

D:

The Signs – Instrumentals
Part I
Part II
Part III

CD Format:

As above. Sides A/B followed by Sides C/D. No side breaks.

(P) 2018 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. (C) 2018 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.Under license to Now-Again Records
Manufactured by Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. 2220 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404. / B0028035

This album produced for reissue by Eothen Alapatt with thanks to Terri, Dana and Michael Axelrod, Andre Torres, Brian DiGenti, Gene Zacharewicz, HB Barnum and Don Randi.

1LP, CD. NA 5167 / B0028037-01.

David Axelrod speaks about “Song of Innocence” in 1969

Egon | Sep. 19, 2018 | News | ,

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.

PRE SALE »» DAVID AXELROD – EARTH ROT
ON SALE NOW »» DAVID AXELROD – SONGS OF EXPERIENCE
ON SALE NOW »» | DAVID AXELROD – SONG OF INNOCENCE

Don Randi on David Axelrod’s “Song of Experience” reissue – “This is Marvelous”

Egon | Aug. 8, 2018 | News |

Above,Songs of Experience keyboardist and conductor Don Randi visits Now-Again’s Egon at producer Emile Haynie’s studio to approve an acetate cut of David Axelrod’s second album, taken directly from the master tapes he and Axelrod assembled 50 years ago.

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. Songs of Experience is now available.

ON SALE NOW »» DAVID AXELROD – SONGS OF EXPERIENCE
ALSO AVAILABLE | DAVID AXELROD – SONG OF INNOCENCE

Songs of Experience (1969) is visionary composer/arranger/producer David Axelrod’s second album; it was recorded after the death of his beloved son Scott. Experience is an ominous affair, an album concerned with mortality and spirituality – the solitary, pastoral musings of William Blake set to the urban bombast of a full Los Angeles orchestra, with Wrecking Crew vets grounding the proceedings with dark funk.

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