Release of an Oath
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|Release of an Oath|
|Studio album by The Electric Prunes|
|The Electric Prunes chronology|
Release of an Oath is the fourth studio album credited to The Electric Prunes, released in 1968. It was composed and arranged by David Axelrod, and band members played little part in its recording. The work follows the musical pattern of their Mass in F Minor, also composed by Axelrod.
The liner notes describe the album as a rock music setting of a service intended to release a penitent from an oath "made under duress and in violation of his principles". It is subtitled "The Kol Nidre - a prayer of antiquity", and is often referred to simply as "The Kol Nidre". The actual Kol Nidre prayer, on which the first track is based, begins the order of service of Yom Kippur in the yearly cycle of Jewish religious observance.
All tracks composed by David Axelrod.
- "Kol Nidre" 4:14
- "Holy Are You" 4:05
- "General Confessional" 4:15
- "Individual Confessional" 2:10
- "Our Father, Our King" 3:10
- "The Adoration" 3:48
- "Closing Hymn" 2:53
“General Confessional” was utilized on The Beatnuts’ 1997 album Stone Crazy, on the track "Niggaz Know".
- Mudhaffer, Zaid (20 January 2014). "Heavy Axe: A Guide to David Axelrod". Red Bull Music Academy.
- Liner notes on original album cover on www.electricprunes.com
- David Axelrod entry at Piccadilly Records documents personnel.
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