David Axelrod ‎– Song Of Innocence

Capitol Records ‎– B0028035-01, Now-Again Records ‎– NA 5165, Now-Again Records ‎– NA 5165-LP-ST, Universal Music Special Markets ‎– B0028035-01
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue


A1 Urizen 3:56
A2 Holy Thursday 5:30
A3 The Smile 3:25
A4 A Dream 2:26
B1 Song Of Innocence 4:32
B2 Merlin's Prophecy 2:43
B3 The Mental Traveler 4:03

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Originally reissued for Record Store Day 2018 as a 'RSD First' release, in an over-sized resealable poly-bag with large Record Store Day hype sticker. This lower part of the hype sticker is not on the later released retail pressing.

Lacquered directly from Axelrod's original Eq'ed master tapes at Capitol Records by Ron McMaster.

Contains 28 page booklet containing never before seen photos and an interview with Axelrod.

Barcode und andere Identifikationsmerkmale

  • Barcode: 6 59457 51651 2
  • Matrix / Runout: B0028035-01-A G-1 RM
  • Matrix / Runout: B0028035-01-B G-1 RM

Andere Versionen (5 von 20) Alle anzeigen

Kat.-Nr. Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr. Land Jahr
ST 2982 David Axelrod Song Of Innocence(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 2982 US 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 5 21588 2 9 David Axelrod Song Of Innocence(CD, Album, RE, RP) Stateside 7243 5 21588 2 9 UK & Europe Unknown Diese Version verkaufen
none David Axelrod Song Of Innocence(Acetate, LP, 12", TP) Capitol Records none US 1968 Diese Version verkaufen
B0028035-01, NA 5165, NA 5165-CD-ST David Axelrod Song Of Innocence(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Now-Again Records, Now-Again Records, Universal Music Special Markets B0028035-01, NA 5165, NA 5165-CD-ST US 2018 Diese Version verkaufen
none David Axelrod Song Of Innocence(Cass, Album, Promo) Mo Wax none UK Unknown Diese Version verkaufen


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31. Januar 2019
Compared this to an original EMI U.k pressing and it sounds nowhere near as good,save your money and get out there and search for an original.I have found Two original copies in the last year so it can't be all that rare.


13. Dezember 2018
not sure , could be a faulty needle, but i swear to whatever that the drums are a lot more prevalent in the right channel. can someone either confirm or deny?


16. September 2018
I knew things weren't going to be great when the first thing I saw in the paper sleeve was a tendril of vinyl offcut. My record came dirty and scuffed, even with minor scratches. Judging by what looks like a drunk person has rammed it onto the spindle and the scratches in the first track, my copy appears to have been play tested. And even though they've warmed it up for me I had a hard time getting it back off the spindle because the hole is a little small.

I had to turn the volume up significantly from the record I listened to before it to get a similar level. I would expect a record with sides as short as this to be louder. There is quite a lot of background noise. I can't be sure how much is vinyl noise and how much is simply noise from the recording and unfortunately I don't have an original to compare. But it's very distracting, almost unacceptable in quiet sections so I'm sure this disc is most of it.

Overall the sound quality isn't too bad, but you just have to hope yours doesn't arrive all scuffed and scratched. Perhaps other copies are less noisy overall but I doubt it. The booklet is nice with a lot of info and photos, but at this price I expect much higher quality control on the record itself. And the jacket is rather flimsy and cheap. I would actually like a digital version of this master to cut out the unreliability of pressing plants, and a download card would have been nice at this price.

For comparison, I bought a sealed 2000 pressing of Song of Experience at the same time as this, and it sounds far better than this version of Innocence, or at least my copy of it anyway. It was also just over half the price, and I was sure it was going to sound awful compared to this nice new expensive record, but it ended up being the other way around unfortunately.


22. Mai 2018
From "eq'd" master tapes, what does that mean? master tapes are mastered originals, what does eq'd (equalized) have to do with it? and 'from the original master tapes', doesn't means AAA. It might sound great, no doubt, but unless it says 'All Analogue' these days, it I very much doubt it is.


10. Mai 2018
geändert about 1 year ago
I don't mind the paper sleeve. My copy had no scuffs or marks and the sound quality is great.
Downsides to me are the non-capital label on the record. And the flimsy cover, which is oversized to accommodate the booklet. There is already some seam split from its journey in the mail due to this.
So to summarise, the sound quality is top notch, the booklet is great however I would have traded it for a capital label and a stronger cover.



27. April 2018

This mastering/pressing sounds fantastic; I can't imagine we'll ever get a better vinyl reissue of this classic album. The packaging could be better, but give the record a cleaning and a new inner and you'll be fine. Based on the notes on the album, it sounds like it was an AAA mastering (lacquers created directly from tape), which doesn't happen often these days. Highly recommended!


25. April 2018
Extremely disappointed at this reissue. It's probably my fault for assuming. Given Egon's deep love and respect for Axelrod, I honestly thought that this reissue was going to be at the level of the first run of the Now-Again Reserve Series. In some aspects, it is. Maybe if the term "Audiophile reissue" wasn't used so loosely. I don't own many audiophile reissues, but I can tell you that the ones I do own are proper in every way. Thick, sturdy jackets. Poly inner sleeves. Thick vinyl (minimum 180g). This doesn't come close. I don't even want to go into how shitty this jacket is.

If you do end up purchasing, I highly suggest cleaning the record before playing. The booklet is pretty amazing too.

Just be extremely clear on knowing what it is you're buying so that there's no disappointment.

I just sincerely feel like this deserved so much more.


24. April 2018
Sold my Scorpio/180g Axelrod LPs in advance of this reissue series and I'm very happy with this pressing. Gave it a vacuum clean and a poly inner, it sounds perfect.


23. April 2018
Picked this up in the UK on RSD and love it. I have a cd copy from years back and the sound of this press is a delight in comparison, loads of detail, nice and quiet with no major pops or crackles (those with noisy pressings obviously just had bad luck). The booklet and photos are excellent. Can't see what the problem is with the sleeve but then I haven't studied it closely. I was just excited to come across it by chance on the day, got it home, played it a couple of times, sounds fantastic. Go grab one if you can and don't worry about it, it's a good one.


23. April 2018
I wish they had kept the original Capitol label instead that black label. Also would it be so hard to reissue an album with a thick old style cardboard barcode-less sleeve? While the sound's great, I think many collectors would love to have a closest-to original repress even from the packaging side.