Allen Ginsberg / William Blake ‎– Songs Of Innocence And Experience

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MGM Records ‎– FTS-3083, Verve Forecast ‎– FTS-3083, MGM Records ‎– FTS3083, Verve Forecast ‎– FTS3083
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Cat# on front cover and spine: FTS-3083
Cat# on center labels, right of spindle hole: FTS3083

Recorded at Apostolic Studios New York City June & July 1969.

The original volume of William Blake’s collection of poems Songs Of Innocence And Experience Showing the Two Contrary States Of The Human Soul was published in 1789 and since then many have tried their hand at putting some of his “songs” to music, including poet Allen Ginsberg who believed that Blake had originally intended for his poems to be sung. Ginsberg also believed that by studying their meter and verse he could roughly figure out how Blake himself would have performed them. This album then, originally released in 1970 on Verve, is the result of his efforts.

Originally recorded for The Beatles Zapple label but unreleased.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A label): MGS2112
  • Matrix / Runout (B label): MGS2113
  • Matrix / Runout (A disc, engraving): FTS - 3083 S-1 MGS-2112 FG
  • Matrix / Runout (B disc, engraving): FTS - 3083 S-2 MGS-2113

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