RSD 2018 REISSUE. BLACK VINYL LP, LACQUERED DIRECTLY FROM AXELROD'S ORIGINAL EQ'ED MASTER TAPES AT CAPITOL RECORDS BY RON MCMASTER. CONTAINS 28 PAGE BOOK OF PHOTOS AND AN INTERVIEW.
"Axelrod's debut, and a '60s masterpiece. Celebrated as psychedelic, the birth of jazz fusion, the harbinger of hip-hop, SONG OF INNOCENCE is a hybrid that no one, not even Axelrod himself, could describe. Grounded by wrecking crew vets Earl Palmer and Carol Kaye's funk, torn between the juxtaposition of musical elements, put at ease by Axelrod's sweeping arrangements, which utilize brass and strings in a way that no one of his era did. It's both violent and sublime."