David Axelrod ‎– David Axelrod

Mo Wax ‎– MWR141CD
CD, Album, Enhanced, Discbox Slider Case

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1 The Little Children
Alto Saxophone – Lanny MorganFeaturing – Ras KassVocals – The Life Choir
2 Jimmy T
Baritone Saxophone – Bob EffordOrgan [Hammond] – Joe Sample
3 Crystal Ball
Organ [Hammond] – Joe Sample
4 Fantasy For Ralph
Soprano Saxophone – Ernie Watts
5 The Dr & The Diamond 3:36
6 Big B Plus
Trombone – George Bohanon, Oscar Brashear
7 For Land's Sake
Tenor Saxophone – Ernie Watts
8 The Shadow Knows 7:24
9 Loved Boy
Trombone – George BohanonTrombone, Piccolo Flute – Oscar BrashearVocals – Lou Rawls
Video Interview: David Axelrod
Film Producer, Film Director – Matt Quinn (4)

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Enhanced CD contains exclusive Axelrod interview footage.

Discbox slider case with 8pp booklet.

(P) (C) 2001 Mo Wax Labels Ltd.
Made in Europe.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 674948014124
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L501
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 8705
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): MWR 141 CD 02 SONOPRESS

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MWR 141 LPX David Axelrod David Axelrod(2x12", Album, Ltd) Mo Wax MWR 141 LPX UK 2001 Sell This Version
TFCK-87822 David Axelrod David Axelrod(CD, Album, Gat) Toy's Factory TFCK-87822 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
724381078525 David Axelrod David Axelrod(CD, Album, Enh) Source, Mo Wax 724381078525 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
EVERCD186 David Axelrod David Axelrod(CD, Album, Enh) Everlasting Records (2) EVERCD186 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
MWR141CD David Axelrod David Axelrod(CD, Album, Enh, Promo) Mo Wax MWR141CD US 2001 Sell This Version


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July 6, 2020
Tracks 2-8 are from the acetate of the ‘Faust’ Electric Prunes project from 1969/70, with different track titles. Projected follow-up to ‘Release Of An Oath’


November 8, 2004
edited over 16 years ago

David Axelrod, funk pioneer, comes to Mo’Wax for this semi-retrospective (two new tracks bookend seven remastered tracks straight from acetate), and he proves that he’s still ahead of his time. The opening track, “The Little Children” combines strings, choir… and an MC for a mysterious dirge-like result. There’s the summer funk of “Jimmy T.” or the bright and shiny cacophony of “Crystal Ball.” These tracks have been carefully orchestrated, and the attention to sonic quality is evident: from the romantic piano chords and strings that lead into a clarinet whirlwind on “Fantasy for Ralph” to the rolling country-western-gospel feel of “For Land’s Sake.” The lonely trumpet at the start of “Loved Boy” heralds a profound and heartrending spiritual, reminiscent of Mahalia Jackson but with male vocals instead. A startling cap to a timeless album.