David Axelrod ‎– Live Royal Festival Hall

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1 Paint It Black
Written-By – M. Jagger & K. Richard*
6:58
2 The Edge
Written-By – D. Axelrod*
4:53
3 Song Of Innocence
Written-By – D. Axelrod*
6:51
4 Holy Are You
Written-By – D. Axelrod*
5:07
5 So Low
Written-By – D. Axelrod*
9:00
6 Tensity
Written-By – D. Axelrod*
13:26
7 Holy Thursday
Written-By – D. Axelrod*
6:18
8 Urizen
Written-By – D. Axelrod*
4:12
9 The Sick Rose
Written-By – D. Axelrod*
5:55
10 The Human Abstract
Written-By – D. Axelrod*
5:55
11 Smile
Written-By – D. Axelrod*
4:17
12 Norwegian Wood (Spanish Wood)
Written-By – J. Lennon & P. McCartney*
6:44
DVD
1 David Axelrod – Live Royal Festival Hall 1:24:21

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  • Matrix / Runout (CD): MQJ1791 DISC MAKERS
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): MQJ1792 DISC MAKERS DVD

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VAMPI 098-CD David Axelrod Live Royal Festival Hall(CD, Album + DVD-V + RE) Vampi Soul VAMPI 098-CD Spain 2008 Sell This Version
VAMPI 098 David Axelrod Live Royal Festival Hall(2xLP, Album, Ltd + DVD-V) Vampi Soul VAMPI 098 Spain 2008 Sell This Version

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July 14, 2016
Award-winning producer David Axelrod brought his quirky classical compositions to the Royal Festival Hall in 2008. Axelrod, known for producing jazz greats such as Stan Kenton and Cannonball Adderley for Capitol Records, has worked as a composer, arranger, and producer for over 50 years. The concert was designed to be orchestral arrangements of rock songs and the album begins with an almost unrecognizable version of the Rolling Stones' hit "Paint It Black." While some songs, such as "The Edge" feature more guitar-heavy tracks, many are fully fleshed-out orchestral arrangements. Unfortunately, the music does not hold up to contemporary standards of great songwriting and arranging. "Holy Are You" has cheesy instruments and vocals, while "The Sick Rose" sounds like a corny James Bond-esque smooth jazz number. "London" features the vibraphone, which can sound amazing as a jazz instrument, but in the rock world, sounds too smooth and schmaltzy. There was certainly a time for this type of music, but other than for nostalgic purposes, it does not have a place in our current musical climate, where this style is no longer popular.