This, then, is the music of the Kol Nidre, which is as modern and meaningful today as when it was first written. David Axelrod has brought the music into a contemporary stance by blending the melodies of the centuries with today's contemporary sounds. David Hassinger has taken the efforts of David Axelrod and, with his provocative talents, has in turn blended them into this artful presentation by The Electric Prunes."
(Jules B. Newman - cover of 'Release Of An Oath')
1. Kol Nidre (Axelrod) 4.14
2. Holy Are You (Axelrod) 4.05
3. General Confessional (Axelrod) 4.15
1. Individual Confessional (Axelrod) 2.10
2. Our Father, Our King (Axelrod) 3.10
3. The Adoration (Axelrod) 3.48
4. Closing Hymn (Axelrod) 2.53
Richard Whetstone - Drums & Lead Vocals
Howard Roberts - Guitar
Carol Kaye - Bass Guitar
Earl Palmer - Drums
Don Randi - Keyboard
Gary Coleman - Percussion
Lou Morell - Guitar
Produced by : Dave Hassinger
Composed and arranged by : David A. Axelrod
Recorded at : The Sound Factory, 6359 Selma, Hollywood, California
Cover Photo : Sid Avery
Art Direction : Ed Thrasher
Mr. Axelrod's services were available through the courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
The Release of an Oath LP has been widely used in the 1990's for samples on many hip-hop records. The-Breaks.com lists the following :
* "Holy are You" : Fat Joe - "Respect Mine", Howie B - "Take Your Partner by the Hand" and Quasimoto - "Return of the Loop Digga"
* "General Confessional" : Beatnuts - "N----s Know", Black Moon - "Duress", Quasimoto - "B.S." Rampage - "Flipmode Iz Da Squad" and Wu-Tang Clan - "The Monument"
* "The Adoration" : Beatnuts - "World Famous" (Intro on Stone Crazy)
Also "Gloria" from the Mass in F Minor LP has been sampled by Adeem on "Forgotten Habit".
Check out Richard Whetstone's interview with Eothen Alapatt on 'The Origins of Hip-Hop' radio programme (February 14th, 1999) for further details.