The ELECTRIC PRUNES – ” Then Came The Dawn “

Posted: March 18, 2022 in MUSIC

 An extensive 6CD box set devoted to one of the key innovators of the ‘60s psychedelic sound featuring their entire output, rarities and demos.

Featuring the first CD issue of the mono mix of the ‘Mass In F Minor’, the collection also compiles the original dedicated mono 45 mixes, plus rare cuts, early demos, and extended takes, as well as the legendary live recording of the band captured in Stockholm during their European tour in late 1967, all lovingly remastered by Alec Palao. To complement these unique psychedelic sounds the box set includes a comprehensive history of the group by Gray Newell, featuring in-depth recollections from original vocalist James Lowe, and from key member of the later incarnation of the band, Richard Whetstone, making this the definitive Electric Prunes’ collection.

The Electric Prunes came together in Southern California during 1966 and soon became regarded as one of the seminal US psychedelic groups, thanks to the hit singles ‘I Had Too Much (To Dream Last Night)’ and ‘Get Me To The World On Time’.

Through their various incarnations, the Prunes recorded five albums for the Reprise label between 1967 and 1969 with legendary producer Dave Hassinger helping to create their unique and distinctive psychedelic sound.

Under the direction of composer and arranger David Axelrod, the Prunes helped pioneer the Religious Rock genre with the ‘Mass In F Minor’ and ‘Release Of An Oath’ LPs.
This collection brings together their entire output for the very first time, including stereo and mono versions of their first three albums.

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