Friday, 4 August 2017

The Electric Prunes - Mass In F Minor 1968 (2013 Rhino Original Album Series ) Flac & mp3

For fans of the Electric Prunes, the 1968 Reprise album Mass in F Minor is a disaster, but for aficionados of failed and bizarre concept records of the late '60s, it's definitely worth investigating. The eight tracks on this religious-based rock opera (with lyrics sung in Latin!) were written, arranged, and conducted by classical composer David Axelrod and spurred on by then-Prunes manager Lenny Poncher and record producer Dave Hassinger. Evidently, all parties involved, including the band, agreed that this project would propel the Electric Prunes from minor-league garage rockers into a finely tuned psychedelic ensemble to be taken seriously as musicians and artists. Unfortunately, the Prunes were not prepared to tackle Axelrod's complex and involved arrangements without a major struggle. In order to keep the sessions from going into costly overtime, Hassinger brought in studio musicians to finish the project. The results were completely unlike the group's previous two releases, with the majority of the tracks being performed by ad hoc Prunes. Shortly after the album's release, the original lineup faded into obscurity, taking Mass in F Minor with them. However, an eerie version of "Kyrie Eleison" received fleeting attention when it was featured in the film Easy Rider.(allmusic)


Surely this album is different from other works by the Prunes but is it bad because of this ? No way.
It seems that the audience love this album more than some critics. By the way six tracks not eight! Anyway take it or leave it

Cheers
           Frank   Flac   &  mp3@320

5 comments:

  1. Thank you Frank. This may not be pop but it's pretty cool.

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    1. Hello Anonymous, i know what you mean but my definition about ''Pop'' is a little different to the general public. And in this case: The exception proves the rule! :-)
      Have a nice day
      Frank

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  2. Thank you Frank.

    What do you think led to the collapse of the band?
    David Axelrod or Dave Hassinger. The article on them in Record Collector wasn't very pretty.

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    1. Hello Bear, i really don't know what's the reason was in the end, but D. Hassinger was at that point of the development no person who could bring the band forward on their way. But that are just my two cents.
      Enjoy your day
      Frank

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  3. Thanks, great record.
    I posted a promo video of the 1st two tracks from the LP broadcast on French TV in '68 on my youtube channel below is a link in case you haven't already seen it


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJRBeL9pfc0

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