William S. Burroughs ‎– The Best Of William Burroughs From Giorno Poetry Systems

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Mouth Almighty Records ‎– 314 536 700-2, Mercury ‎– 314 536 700-2
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4 × CD, Compilation
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1-1 Twilight's Last Gleamings 2:48
Junkie
1-2 103rd Street Boys 7:32
Naked Lunch
1-3 Benway 0:35
1-4 I Can Feel The Heat Closing In 6:53
1-5 Meeting Of International Conference Of Technological Psychiatry 4:52
1-6 In Mexico The Gimmick Is To Find A Local Junkie With A Government Script 2:21
1-7 The Laboratory Has Been Locked For Three Hours Solid 2:06
1-8 Dr. Benway Is Operating In An Auditorium Filled With Students 1:56
1-9 Fats Terminal Has Organized A Purple Ass Stick For Motorcyclists 2:03
1-10 Hassan Is A Notorious Liquifactionist 5:33
The Soft Machine
1-11 Where You Belong 3:09
Exterminator
1-12 What Washington? What Orders?
Engineer – Peter Barry Chowka
8:13
1-13 From Here To Eternity 3:45
1-14 The Evening News 3:04
Nova Express
1-15 I Was Travelling With The Intolerable Kid On The Nova Lark 8:32
1-16 The Unworthy Vessel 2:44
1-17 The Do-Rights 3:32
Ah Pook Is Here
2-1 Ah Pook Is The Mayan God Of Death 12:27
2-2 Introducing John Stanley Hart. He Entered The Bar With The Best Intentions 2:12
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2-3 When Did I Stop Wanting To Be President 7:03
2-4 What The Nova Convention Is All About 1:56
2-5 Keynote Commentary, Roosevelt After The Inauguration 5:48
The Wild Boys
2-6 The Chief Smiles 6:44
2-7 The Green Nun 3:27
2-8 Tio Mate Smiles 10:24
2-9 Tio Pepe 4:28
2-10 As Esperanza Turns To Go Inside; Tia Maria, Tio Gordo 6:44
2-11 A Top Level Conference Is In Progress 6:02
Port Of Saints
2-12 Firecracker (Excerpt) 3:50
Cities Of The Red Night
3-1 Virus B-23 1:18
3-2 Doctor Pierson 8:41
3-3 The Name Is Clem Snide. Mr. Hart Couldn't Hear The Word Death 5:00
Place Of Dead Roads
3-4 This Is Kim Carson 2:00
3-5 Just Like The Collapse Of Any Currency 1:54
3-6 The Purple Better One 4:11
3-7 M.O.B.
Engineer – Kelley Mascher
4:29
3-8 The Whole Tamale
Engineer – Kelley Mascher
4:20
3-9 My Protagonist Kim Carson 4:54
3-10 Salt Chunk Mary 1:15
3-11 Like Mr. Hart, Kim Has A Dark Side To His Character 2:48
3-12 Progressive Education 7:10
3-13 The Wild Fruits 2:24
3-14 Old Man Bickford 2:08
The Western Lands
3-15 The Mummy Piece 4:05
3-16 The President 1:55
3-17 Colonel Bradfield 2:32
3-18 Every Man A God 1:14
3-19 Kim Like The Great Gatsby 1:24
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3-20 Just Say No To Drug Hysteria (Excerpt) 4:05
3-21 Words Of Advice 3:28
4-1 Dinosaurs
Recorded By – Research Video
5:57
4-2 Sexual Conditioning 8:31
4-3 Dead Souls 4:06
The Cat Inside
4-4 Excerpts 8:55
Nothing Here Now But The Recordings
4-5 Captain Clark Welcomes You Aboard 0:23
4-6 The Saints Go Marching Through All The Popular Tunes 4:11
4-7 Summer Will 1:58
4-8 Outside The Pier Prowled Like Electric Turtles 1:13
4-9 The Total Taste Is Here, News Cut-Ups 0:36
4-10 We See The Future Through The Binoculars Of The People 11:25
4-11 Just Checking Your Summer Recordings 1:40
4-12 Creepy Letter, Cut-Up At The Beat Hotel In Paris
Voice – Brion Gysin, Gregory Corso, Sinclair Beiles, William S. Burroughs
1:56
4-13 Inching, Is This Machine Recording? 0:59
4-14 Handkerchief Masks, News Cut-Up 3:22
4-15 Word Falling, Photo Falling 1:24
4-16 Throat Microphone Experiment 1:00
4-17 It's About Time To Identify Oven Area 1:07
4-18 Last Words Of Hassan Sabbah 12:10
4-19 I Was Fooling Around With These Tapes In Hotels 3:18

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Notes

Packaging consists of 4 jewel cases in a 12x12" cloth box (similar to boxed sets from the 1950s) with a large book of writings and photos.

1-1, 1-16, 1-17, 2-2, and 3-3 previously appeared on "You're The Guy I Want To Share My Money With", Giorno Poetry Systems, 1981.
1-2, 1-6, 1-8, 1-10, 1-13, 2-1, 2-6, 2-7, 3-1, 3-2, and 3-9 to 3-13 previously appeared on "William S. Burroughs / John Giorno", Giorno Poetry Systems, 1975.
1-3, 2-5, 3-4, and 3-5 previously appeared on "The Nova Convention", Giorno Poetry Systems, 1979.
1-7 previously appeared on "Big Ego", Giorno Poetry Systems, 1977.
1-15 previously appeared on "Sugar, Alcohol & Meat", Giorno Poetry Systems, 1980.
2-3 previously appeared on "Totally Corrupt", Giorno Poetry Systems, 1976.
2-10 previously appeared on "The Dial-A-Poem Poets", Giorno Poetry Systems, 1972.
2-11 previously appeared on "Biting Off The Tongue Of A Corpse", Giorno Poetry Systems, 1975.
3-14 previously appeared on "You're A Hook", Giorno Poetry Systems, 1983.
3-15 previously appeared on "Life Is A Killer", Giorno Poetry Systems, 1982.
3-16 to 3-18 previously appeared on "A Diamond Hidden In The Mouth Of A Corpse, Giorno Poetry Systems, 1985.
3-19 and 3-21 previously appeared on "Smack My Crack", Giorno Poetry Systems, 1987.
3-20 and 4-3 previously appeared on "Like A Girl, I Want You To Keep Coming", Giorno Poetry Systems, 1989.
4-1 previously appeared on "Better An Old Demon Than A New God", Giorno Poetry Systems, 1984.
4-5 to 4-19 previously appeared on "Nothing Here Now But The Recordings", Industrial Records, 1981.

All other tracks previously unreleased.

℗© 1998 Giorno Poetry Systems Institute, Inc.
Manufactured and marketed by Mercury Records, a Polygram company. Distributed by I.L.S.
Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): 314 536 701-2 03! B
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): 314 536 702-2 02@ D
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3): 314 536 703-2 01@ C
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 4): 314 536 704-2 02@ B
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI L005
  • Mastering SID Code (Discs 2, 3, & 4): IFPI L006
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 0314
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 0313
  • Mould SID Code (Discs 3 & 4): IFPI 0384
  • Other (All Discs, Stamped): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Other (Disc 1 Catalog Number): 314 536 701-2
  • Other (Disc 2 Catalog Number): 314 536 702-2
  • Other (Disc 3 Catalog Number): 314 536 703-2
  • Other (Disc 4 Catalog Number): 314 536 704-2
  • Barcode (on sticker): 7 31453 67002 0

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ferrarabrainpan

ferrarabrainpan

May 22, 2019
This release is a meticulously curated and crafted labor of love in memory of the great writer and cultural theorist by his dear friend John Giorno. The production of the box, packaging of individual discs, heavy stock LP-sized booklet with intimate photos from Burroughs' early years to his final days, alone and amongst his noteworthy friends and admirers, and the selection of recordings... everything is so tnoughtfully assembled and printed. One of my prized box sets and well worth the price it's going for, considering its high quality and relative rarity.