David Axelrod ‎– Earth Rot

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The Warnings
Part I 2:48
Part II 4:28
Part III 5:04
Part IV 3:08
The Signs
Part I 3:44
Part II 3:43
Part III 5:41

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SKAO-456 David Axelrod Earth Rot(LP, Album) Capitol Records SKAO-456 US 1970 Sell This Version
ANCD014 David Axelrod Earth Rot(CD, Album, RE) Ascension Records (5) ANCD014 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
ANLP014 David Axelrod Earth Rot(LP, Album, RE) Ascension Records (5) ANLP014 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
SKAO-456 David Axelrod Earth Rot(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Capitol Records SKAO-456 US 2000 Sell This Version
ANLP014 David Axelrod Earth Rot(LP, Album, RE, TP) Ascension Records (5) ANLP014 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 21609 2 1 David Axelrod Earth Rot(CD, Album, RE) Stateside 7243 5 21609 2 1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
5 21609 2 David Axelrod Earth Rot(CDr, Album, Promo, RE) Stateside, 10th Planet (2) 5 21609 2 UK 2001 Sell This Version
NA 5167LP , B0028037-01, NA 5167 David Axelrod Earth Rot(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Now-Again Records, Universal Music Special Markets, Capitol Records, Now-Again Records NA 5167LP , B0028037-01, NA 5167 US 2018 Sell This Version
5167-CD-ST, B0028037-02 David Axelrod Earth Rot(CD, Album, RE) Now-Again Records, Capitol Records, Universal Music Special Markets 5167-CD-ST, B0028037-02 US 2018 Sell This Version
SKAO-456 David Axelrod Earth Rot(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Capitol Records SKAO-456 US Unknown Sell This Version

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inshreds66

inshreds66

January 20, 2019
edited 4 months ago
referencing Earth Rot, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, NA 5167LP , B0028037-01, NA 5167
Does anyone else think their copy's artwork is very dark, compared to the photos added on this release and the original artwork?
zattar

zattar

December 30, 2018
referencing Earth Rot, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, NA 5167LP , B0028037-01, NA 5167
the copy I picked up is a terrible pressing, not sure if they are all this way... Lots of surface noise, pops and crackling. Intermittent on sides A/B and present throughout sides C/D. Absolutely ruins the listening experience for this grail. Huge disappointment as the first two in this series sound great.
shedshrine.

shedshrine.

December 2, 2018
edited 5 months ago
referencing Earth Rot, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, NA 5167LP , B0028037-01, NA 5167
Having really liked Axelrod’s arrangements from his instrumental records Songs of Experience, Songs of Innocence and Seriously Deep, I checked out Earth Rot a few years back and was turned off by the choral vocals. I didn’t get it and I didn’t bother to find out what they were talking about, I had just been hoping for more of his instrumental arrangement work. And finding the Earth Rot lp on vinyl was a pricy proposition as well.

When I saw the title in the Record Store Day list I looked into it again, This time read the lyrics. It’s written from the perspective of the Earth spirit, basically saying, fine, if you humans want to trash the place, not pay attention to the consequences and end up serving your own demise, that’s not a problem because the earth will heal itself and be better off without you anyway.

What is really cool about this particular reissue is that it’s a 2 lp set, with the additional record being instrumental versions of the original. And these aren't just the original tracks minus the vocals, they are different takes with instrumental solos in place of the choral story tellers. If you are into Axelrod, it's a nice score.
discogstu

discogstu

November 25, 2018
referencing Earth Rot, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, NA 5167LP , B0028037-01, NA 5167
wicked release. wish they had re-printed the original inner bag with the gas mask (a la Tim Buckley's 'Greetings From L.A.')
MrWordsWorth

MrWordsWorth

November 24, 2018
referencing Earth Rot, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, NA 5167LP , B0028037-01, NA 5167
Sadly, United pressed this and screwed it up, with side B being quite off-center. Fortunately, Now-Again is helping me with this, but United is absolutely incompetent to an alarming degree
this_is_a_document

this_is_a_document

November 23, 2018
referencing Earth Rot, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, NA 5167LP , B0028037-01, NA 5167

I have no original to compare this to, but this pressing sounds amazing just like the last two reissues on Now-Again. They've done us a great service by remastering and re-releasing these masterpieces!
rendezvous65

rendezvous65

October 8, 2018
referencing Earth Rot, LP, Album, SKAO-456
Earth Rot is getting a repress to be released on November 23, 2018. Not sure how legit this is going to be, but maybe this will be an official repress.
Fals

Fals

July 26, 2018
referencing Earth Rot, LP, Album, RE, ANLP014
I am well pleased with the sound of this pressing :)
raider_records

raider_records

October 10, 2017
referencing Earth Rot, LP, Album, RE, Gat, SKAO-456
How or why tf was this declared a bootleg, smh
sko-one

sko-one

January 25, 2015
referencing Earth Rot, LP, Album, RE, Gat, SKAO-456

do you know if this 2000 repress has a gatefold cover?