Release of an Oath

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Release of an Oath
Studio album by The Electric Prunes
Released November 1968
Recorded 1968
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 24:56
Label Reprise
Producer David Hassinger
The Electric Prunes chronology
Mass in F Minor
Release of an Oath
Just Good Old Rock and Roll
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Release of An Oath is the fourth studio album by The Electric Prunes, released in 1968. Following the musical pattern of their Mass in F Minor, it is a rock music setting of a service intended to release a penitent from an oath "made under duress and in violation of his principles" (liner notes).

The album is subtitled "The Kol Nidre - a prayer of antiquity", and is often referred to simply as "The Kol Nidre". The Jewish Kol Nidre prayer, on which the first track is based, remains in current use as a central part of Jewish worship.

Despite the subtitle and popular name, the remaining tracks of the album are based on a mix of Christian and Jewish liturgies.


Although credited to the Electric Prunes, the album is largely the work of composer and producer David Axelrod and a group of session musicians. Personnel included:

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by David Axelrod

Side 1

  1. "Kol Nidre" 4:14
  2. "Holy Are You" 4:05
  3. "General Confessional" 4:15

Side 2

  1. "Individual Confessional" 2:10
  2. "Our Father, Our King" 3:10
  3. "The Adoration" 3:48
  4. "Closing Hymn" 2:53

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