Kronos Quartet ‎– Howl, U.S.A.

Nonesuch ‎– 79372-2
CD, Album

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1 Sing Sing: J. Edgar Hoover
Written-By – Michael Daugherty
2 Barstow: Eight Hitchhikers' Inscriptions From A Highway Railing At Barstow, California
Arranged By [Arrangement] – Ben JohnstonVoice – Ben JohnstonWritten-By – Harry Partch
Cold War Suite From How It Happens
Voice – I.F. StoneWritten-By – Scott Johnson
3 Lawless Things 3:43
4 Movies 1:25
5 Light 1:16
6 Perfect Weapon 1:55
7 What Would Have Happened 2:29
Text By [Poem By], Read By [Reading By] – Allen GinsbergWritten-By – Lee Hyla
8 I 15:18
9 II 4:17
10 III 3:07
11 Footnote To Howl 3:00

Companies, etc.



1. Peer Music (BMI)
2. Smith Publications (ASCAP)
3. to 7. Emotomat Music (ASCAP)
8. to 11. Lee Hyla (BMI) / May King Poetry Music (BMI)

Recorded August 1995, at Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, CA.
Allen Ginsberg's reading of "Howl" was recorded May 1995, at Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY.
Mastered, SoundByte Productions, New York, NY.

Cover photograph: American Flag, 1977. Copyright © 1977 The Estate of Robert Mapplethorpe.
Photograph of Barstow: Mohave River Valley Museum, Bassett Collection.
Photograph of Allen Ginsberg typing "Howl", San Francisco, 1955 Copyright © 1994 Allen Ginsberg.

Made in U.S.A. by W.E.A. Manufacturing, Inc.
Nonesuch Records, a Warner Group Company. A Time Warner Company.
℗ & © 1996 Nonesuch Records for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
Printed in the U.S.A.

Packaging: Transparent tray jewel case with a 32-page booklet.

Barcode is on the slipcover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 075597937220
  • Matrix / Runout: 2 79372-2 SRC##03 ARC XM2 S1
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2V2B
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
8-977 Kronos Quartet Howl, U.S.A.(CD, Album, Unofficial) ArsNova 8-977 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
7559-79372-2 Kronos Quartet Howl, U.S.A.(CD, Album) Nonesuch 7559-79372-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version