Mass in F Minor is the third studio album by American rock band The Electric Prunes, released in 1968. It consists of a musical setting of the mass sung in Latin and Greek and arranged in the psychedelic style of the band, and was written and arranged by David Axelrod.
Produced under license from Warner Bros. Los Angeles, CA 90025-4900.
Mass In F Minor (LP, Album, Mono). The notorious axelrod arrangement that put the prunes outta commission due to a live performance that they were unable to play the music that axe had to bring in studio musicians to play because it was more than the prunes could handle,lol RIP AXE. Reply Notify me 1 Helpful. Marketplace 0 46 For Sale from €. 2.
Band Name The Electric Prunes. Album Name Mass in F Minor. Data wpisu Styczeń 1968. Wydawcy Reprise Records. Styl muzycznyPsychedelic Rock. Zarejestrowanych posiada ten album1.
MASS IN F MINOR combined classical music, Gregorian vocals sung in Latin, and psychedelia, resulting in a fascinating amalgam that makes for enthralling listening. Unfortunately, the members of The Electric Prunes weren’t able to master Axelrod’s compositions as quickly as the established timetable required, which resulted in the band getting assistance from a Canadian group called The Collectors. They later evolved into the band Chilliwack. You may know the album’s opening track, Kyrie Eleison, from its appearance in Easy Rider, but unless you’re a diehard Electric Prunes fan, you may well be unfamiliar with the album in its entirety. Although MASS IN F MINOR did succeed in besting the commercial success of its predecessor by climbing to on the Billboard 200, it scored no hits on the Hot 100, and before the year was over, The Electric Prunes had disbanded.
For fans of the Electric Prunes, the 1968 Reprise album Mass in F Minor is a disaster, but for aficionados of failed and bizarre concept records of the late '60s, it's definitely worth investigating. The eight tracks on this religious-based rock opera (with lyrics sung in Latin!) were written, arranged, and conducted by classical composer David Axelrod and spurred on by then-Prunes manager Lenny Poncher and record producer Dave Hassinger. Unfortunately, the Prunes were not prepared to tackle Axelrod's complex and involved arrangements without a major struggle. The results were completely unlike the group's previous two releases, with the majority of the tracks being performed by ad hoc Prunes.
By: The Electric Prunes (1968, Rock). 1. Kyrie Eleison Just Good Old Rock And Roll by The Electric Prunes. Release Of An Oath by The Electric Prunes. The Electric Prunes by The Electric Prunes.
Loved Mass in F Minor from the moment I heard it when it first came out. Very hard to find decent religious music and I was happy with this album. I hoped it would start a trend but "Christian Rock" really went south. This is an interesting album, primarily because most of it is performed by The Collectors, who were a much better band than the Electric Prunes. Published on November 30, 2014.
All first Three albums from Electric Prunes are great. This is the best one. Also check out the David Axelrod LP's 'Songs of Innocence' and 'Songs of Experience'. He wrote Mass in F Minor and Release of an Oath. I think for me it is impossible to name one album the greatest I've ever heard, because I enjoy so much different Music. I am sure, however, it stays firmly in top Three.
- Distributed By – Pye Records (Sales) Ltd.
- Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
- Made By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
- Published By – E. H. Morris
- Lacquer Cut At – Pye Studios
- Art Direction, Photography By – Ed Thrasher
- Composed By, Written-By, Arranged By – David Axelrod
- Lacquer Cut By – T*
- Liner Notes – Stan Cornyn
- Producer – Dave Hassinger
NotesComes in a front-laminated flipback sleeve.
On sleeve and label, Roman numerals are used listing the tracks.
Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, label): RLP 6275-A
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, label): RLP 6275-B
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, runout stamped): RLP 6275A-1 △T
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, runout stamped): RLP 6275B-1 △T
- Matrix / Runout (Sides A & B, etched UK purchase tax code): KT
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|R2 7519, CCM-134-2||The Electric Prunes||Mass In F Minor (CD, Album, RE)||Rhino Special Products, Collectors' Choice Music||R2 7519, CCM-134-2||US||2000|
|REP 44 047||The Electric Prunes||Mass In F Minor (LP, Album, RE)||Reprise Records||REP 44 047||Germany||1980|
|R 6275||The Electric Prunes||Mass In F Minor (LP, Album, Mono)||Reprise Records||R 6275||US||1968|
|MID K 34003||The Electric Prunes||Mass In F Minor (LP, Album, RE)||Midi||MID K 34003||UK||1974|