Earth Rot

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Earth Rot
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Studio album by David Axelrod
Released April 22, 1970
Genre Jazz fusion, Baroque pop
Length 28:15
Label Capitol
Producer David Axelrod
David Axelrod chronology
Songs of Experience
(1969)Songs of Experience1969
Earth Rot
(1971)String Module Error: Match not found1971
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Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Earth Rot is a 1970 album by David Axelrod. The tracks on side 1, "The Warnings", include lyrics adapted from the Book of Isaiah, while the songs on side 2, "The Signs", include lyrics adapted from "Song Of The Earth Spirit", a Navajo creation legend. Earth Rot is in effect a cantata for the planet, or, in Axe's own words "contemporary music with ancient yet timely words set to the theme of ecology."

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by David Axelrod; "lyrics adapted by Michael T. Axelrod from The Book of Isaiah, The Old Testament and adapted from Song of the Earth Spirit, a Navajo origin legend."

Side 1
  1. "The Warnings Part 1" – 2:52
  2. "The Warnings Part 2" – 4:27
  3. "The Warnings Part 3" – 5:06
  4. "The Warnings Part 4" – 3:11
Side 2
  1. "The Signs Part 1" – 3:43
  2. "The Signs Part 2" – 3:43
  3. "The Signs Part 3" – 2:36
  4. "The Signs Part 4" - 3:12


  • Dennis Budimir, Louis Morell - guitar
  • Robert West, Arthur Wright - bass
  • Don Randi - piano
  • Earl Palmer - drums
  • Gary Coleman, Sonny Anderson - vibraphones
  • Ernie Watts - tenor saxophone and flute
  • Jackie Kelso - tenor, baritone saxophone and flute
  • William E. Green - tenor, baritone saxophone and flute
  • Richard Hyde, Richard Leith - trombone
  • Allen De Rienzo, Frederick Hill - trumpet
  • Clark Eran Gassman, Diana Lee, Gerri Engemann, Jacqueline Mae Ellen, Janice Gassman, Jerry Whitman, Jon Joyce, Lewis E. Moreford, Tom Bahler - choir