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Mass In F Minor / Release Of An Oath - The Kol Nidre (CD)
A pair of rare gems from The Electric Prunes - both of which feature key production help from David Axelrod! Mass In F Minor is a beautifully baroque batch of tracks, written and arranged for the Electric Prunes by the great David Axelrod - a really groundbreaking mix of modes that had quite an impact back in the late 60s! The record shows Axelrod's perpetual fascination with the spiritual - mixed with that great modern style of funk that he was forging at Capitol during the late 60s. The record's not really preachy, nor is it proggy. It's more of a complex blueprint of rock, jazz, funk, and touches of soul - all hung together on the same sort of "mass" structure that Axelrod would later use with Cannonball and on his own. Titles include "Kyrie Eleison", "Gloria", "Benedictus", and "Sanctus". Release Of An Oath is the second album done by David Axelrod for The Electric Prunes - and arguably the best! The album's a bit unusual, in that none of the original Prunes were actually working on the session - and instead, Axlerod's almost fully at the helm - putting together the set in a way that's quite similar to his own solo albums over at Capitol! As with those, there's a bold, spacious sort of instrumentation here - richly orchestral, but also quite funky at times - punctuated by great drums from Earl Palmer, bass from Carol Kaye, keyboards from Don Randi, and guitar from Howard Roberts - who's really tripping out nicely here! The work uses the Jewish Kol Nidre mass as its conceptual focus - but really takes off with plenty of tripped-out Axelrod flourishes that make the whole thing a fair bit more psychedelic than anything you'd ever hear in temple.
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Similar artists: 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS, ELECTRIC 69
Type: CD
Recorded: 1968
Release Date: 2013-07-11
Label: Morello
Country: Euro
Item No: MRLL16
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Track List
01 Kyrie Eleison
02 Gloria
03 Credo
04 Sanctus
05 Benedictus
06 Agnus Dei
07 Kol Nidre
08 Holy Are You
09 General Confessional
10 Individual Confessional
11 Our Father
12 Our King
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