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SONG OF INNOCENCE
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
Reissue of 1968 release from an artist who can't be easily described. Imagine putting George Martin, Brian Wilson & Phil Spector in a cocktail shaker, mixing them up & then adding Lalo Schifrin & John Barry & you're still ... more »
Reissue of 1968 release from an artist who can't be easily described. Imagine putting George Martin, Brian Wilson & Phil Spector in a cocktail shaker, mixing them up & then adding Lalo Schifrin & John Barry & you're still not there. 7 short but impressively mind expanding tracks. 2000 release. Standard jewel case.
The Hidden Gem of the '60s
Graveyard Poet | St. Louis, MO USA | 02/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"David Axelrod was way ahead of his time when he recorded his solo debut in 1968 which even blew away what the Beatles were doing in the studio at the time (except the great Axe remained under the radar). He had an impeccable ear and with it a sense of production and composition rare in rock music (more akin to jazz and classical music). The most talented and skillful session musicians of the time came aboard for his two companion piece albums which were both completely instrumental conceptual pieces based on the visionary and mystic Romantic poet William Blake. Fusing deep, thick, and soulful bass grooves and drum breaks with psychedelic atmospherics, acid rock guitar, and orchestral grandeur, David Axelrod created a masterwork that has been sampled countless times as the bedrock of ambient, electronic, and hip-hop music and is still being rediscovered today. A true hidden gem and treasure."