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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A mindblowing sounscape of strings, beats, bass & space.
Anthology is a wonderful introduction to the musical talents of the original beats, bass and space innovator of the 60s,Dave Axlerod. This compilation has dug deep into the vaults of Axlerod's early recordings which have been extracted from albums...Thankfully at long last, a brilliant compilation at an astonishingly affordable price is at long last available. Axlerod's...
Published on 12 July 2001 by ndhanjal@hallmarknetworkuk.com

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15 of 44 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten, yes. Genius, no.
The liner notes of this compilation make inflated claims for David Axelrod as a forgotten genius of the sixties, but the music within tells a different story. Most of the tracks are by Axelrod himself, and feature his trademark blend of simplistic orchestral motifs over a rock rhythm, with sprinklings of jazz and "psychedelic" guitar. This music bears the same...
Published on 15 Oct 2001 by Mr. Dylan T. Hayden


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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A mindblowing sounscape of strings, beats, bass & space., 12 July 2001
This review is from: 1968 To 1970: An Axelrod Anthology (Audio CD)
Anthology is a wonderful introduction to the musical talents of the original beats, bass and space innovator of the 60s,Dave Axlerod. This compilation has dug deep into the vaults of Axlerod's early recordings which have been extracted from albums...Thankfully at long last, a brilliant compilation at an astonishingly affordable price is at long last available. Axlerod's incredible musical compositions are excellently showcased here, right from his classic and perhaps finest moment of Holy Thursday, to the collaborations with 60s psyche rockers, The Electric Prunes to his acclaimed partnership with the legendary jazz great, Cannonball Adderely, this album is a must purchase if you like your music, beat driven, bass lead sprinkled with gorgeous moody and spacey string arrangements, organs and guitars that create and conjure up blissful soundscapes to blow your mind. Now the likes of ordinary folk can taste Axlerod's audio delights, other than the likes of Dj Shadow, Dr Dre and record and beat trainspotters! A timeless musical masterpiece.
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic lp! You'll love it, 5 Jan 2000
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This review is from: 1968 To 1970: An Axelrod Anthology (Audio CD)
Massed violins curve, bass flickers, guitars spray jewels across the air. This record takes you to a place, gives you sense of space and fills you up with musical grace. Fantastic stuff!
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Symphonic, hypnotic, massive music for mind travelers, 4 Feb 2000
This review is from: 1968 To 1970: An Axelrod Anthology (Audio CD)
One of the best musical nuggets from the vaults of the psychedelic area. Enter the soundscapes of David Axelrod.
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15 of 44 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten, yes. Genius, no., 15 Oct 2001
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This review is from: 1968 To 1970: An Axelrod Anthology (Audio CD)
The liner notes of this compilation make inflated claims for David Axelrod as a forgotten genius of the sixties, but the music within tells a different story. Most of the tracks are by Axelrod himself, and feature his trademark blend of simplistic orchestral motifs over a rock rhythm, with sprinklings of jazz and "psychedelic" guitar. This music bears the same relation to real psychedelia as George Martin's easy-listening arrangements of Beatles songs do to the originals. As for the other artists on the album, South African singer Letta contributes two pleasant tracks, early forays in world-pop, while Cannonball Adderley somewhat lamely attempts to update the Blue Note soul-jazz formula for the flower-power generation. Lou Rawls' version of Stephen Stills' "For What It's Worth" is a good performance of a good song, let down by a curiously murky production from the supposed studio wizard. Worst of all are the two tracks by the Electric Prunes, which are frankly dire, like being cornered in a lift by a kaftan-wearing Jesus-freak.
This album is worth hearing once or twice to sharpen one's appreciation of the real geniuses of the sixties (Hendrix, Zappa, Miles, Stockhausen, to name just a few), or could provide authentically naff background noise for a sixties-themed party, but does not in any way repay repeated listening. We live in an age of revivals, but some things are better left on the dustbin of history, and this is one of them.
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