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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