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 features choral vocals and marks a
departure for Axelrod's signature sound, which would take on a jazzier feel in the 1970s.
This definitive version of Earth Rot, overseen by Now-Again's Eothen Alapatt in conjunction with
Axelrod's estate is an audiophile reissue, with the vocal version lacquered directly from Axelrod's
original master tapes at Capitol Records by Ron McMaster. 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 his father.
Contains a 28 page booklet that delves into Axelrod's incredible life and music, replete with never
before published photos and an interview.