Earth Rot is visionary composer/arranger/producer David Axelrod's third album, and the last of his
Capitol trilogy. Recorded as a concept album about the decrepit state of the environment in 1970
Los Angeles, and scheduled for release on the first Earth Day, it marks a departure for Axelrod's
signature sound, which would take on a jazzier feel in the 1970s.
The instrumental version of Earth Rot was first issued by Now-Again , overseen by the label's Eothen
Alapatt in conjunction with Axelrod's estate as a limited double LP offering. The instrumentals are
now available for the first time ever as a stand-alone LP. The master was approved by Axelrod's son
Michael, who adapted ancient lyrics for the album in one of three collaborative projects he did with
Contains a 28 page booklet that delves into Axelrod's incredible life and music, replete with never
before published photos and an interview.