David Axelrod’s personal copy of the Songs of Experience 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 this year on Now-Again. Songs of Experience is now available in an exclusive pre-sale at our web store at Rappcats. WW release date August 10th.
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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This was the first pop up in what will be three events – Rappcats brought back Ubiquity Records founder Michael McFadin and thousands of records from the collection of “Boston” Bob Gibson for a record shop in our 1500 square foot space in Highland Park. The shop is now closed but the online grab bag is still available. (more…)
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