Dec 11, 2008
DAVID AXELROD - PRIDE (WARNER BROS 1970) Remastered reissue
Very rare album by the Electric Prunes arranger who did "Release of an Oath" and "Mass in F Minor". The album has some vocals but is still filled with David's trademark arrangements (guitars / drums /bass /harpsichord /strings etc) and some beautiful psychedelic arrangements throughout.
The Electric Prunes albums are well known, but the Pride album is equally great -- a spare, airy album co-penned with MT Axelrod, and featuring Spanish guitar, vibes, and other sweet instrumental elements amidst the vocals -- all set to gently funky rhythms that echo some of Axelrod's best work at Capitol. Pride titles include "Proud Sorrow", "A Hope", "The Death Of Juan Diaz", "The Truth","In The Wilderness","Worthless Pleasures","Returning Home", and "Song Of The Pirate"...