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The Electric Prunes

The Electric Prunes
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In 1967, The Electric Prunes achieved worldwide fame for their psychedelic hit song "I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)" and to a lesser extent its follow up "Get Me to the World on Time." The band is also recognized for the song "Kyrie Eleison," from their third album Mass in F Minor, which was featured on the soundtrack of Easy Rider — however that third album was mainly a project by composer David Axelrod, initiating a period in which the band had little control over their music, and proved to be the undoing of the original band. By the fourth album Release of an Oath (another Axelrod progect) all of the original members had split and producer Dave Hassinger had assembled a new lineup of musicians using the Electric Prunes name, who recorded one more album in 1969 as "The New Improved Electric Prunes." In 1999 the original band reformed, and by 2001 they had resumed recording and touring and remained active until 2011, when original bassist Mark Tulin died. After a brief hiatus, the band has since re-emerged with successful dates in Italy and Sicily in July 2013, with plans to play in Japan in February 2014.
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Releases on file (12)
Various Artists — The Three Seasons Various Artists — The Three Seasons
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 87, 2018, 3LP)
The Electric Prunes — Feedback The Electric Prunes — Feedback
(Prunetwang , 2006, CD)
The Electric Prunes — California The Electric Prunes — California
(Prunetwang , 2004, CD)
The Electric Prunes — Return to Stockholm 2004 The Electric Prunes — Return to Stockholm 2004
(Prunetwang 8-69691-12, 2004/2012, CD)
The Electric Prunes — Artifact The Electric Prunes — Artifact
(Heartbeat , 2002, CD)
The Electric Prunes — Lost Dreams The Electric Prunes — Lost Dreams
(Birdman , 2001, CD)
The Electric Prunes — Just Good Old Rock and Roll The Electric Prunes — Just Good Old Rock and Roll
(Collectors' Choice CCM-731, 1969/2006, CD)
The Electric Prunes — Mass in F Minor The Electric Prunes — Mass in F Minor
(Collectors' Choice CCM-134-2, 1968/2000, CD)
The Electric Prunes — Release of an Oath The Electric Prunes — Release of an Oath
(Collectors' Choice CCM 730, 1968/2006, CD)
The Electric Prunes — I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) The Electric Prunes — I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)
(Collectors' Choice CCM-132-2, 1967/2000, CD)
The Electric Prunes — Stockholm 67 The Electric Prunes — Stockholm 67
(Heartbeat CDHB67, 1967/1997, CD)
The Electric Prunes — Underground The Electric Prunes — Underground
(Collectors' Choice CCM-133-2, 1967/2000, CD)

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