via Pat Thomas:
As a follow up to last years Allen Ginsberg Box Set Last Word on First Blues -comes this new 2 CD set: The Complete Songs Of Innocence And Experience
Between 1969 and 1972 – in studios in New York and San Francisco, Allen Ginsberg set William Blake poems to music – and hired Don Cherry and Elvin Jones to accompany him in New York City and a young, unknown Arthur Russell in San Francisco.
Some of this material was released by MGM Records at the time, but much of it wasn’t.
It’s all on CD now for the first time. Coming out in June on Omnivore Recordings.
Reissue compiled by and liner notes by Pat Thomas.
I once saw Ginsberg do a gig at the Troubadour in L.A. He was doing Blake stuff. I thought, “This all connects.” —Van Morrison