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CD released: Dec 13, 2019

Tracklisting:
1. Introduction (Innocence)
2. The Shepherd
3. The Echoing Green
4. The Lamb
5. The Little Black Boy
6. The Blossom
7. The Chimney Sweeper
8. The Little Boy Lost & The Little Boy Found
9. Laughing Song
10. A Cradle Song
11. The Divine Image
12. Holy Thursday (Innocence)
13. Night
14. Spring
15. Nurse's Song (Innocence)
16. Infant Joy
17. A Dream
18. On Another's Sorrow
19. Introduction (Experience)
20. Earth's Answer
21. Holy Thursday (Experience)
22. Nurse's Song (Experience)
23. The Sick Rose
24. The Fly
25. The Angel
26. My Pretty Rose-tree
27. Ah! Sun-flower
28. The Garden Of Love
29. London
STEVEN TAYLOR
WILLIAM BLAKES SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND OF EXPERIENCE
Label: ACE RECORDS
Cat No: CDTOP1563
Barcode: 0029667097222
Packaging: CD Regular

• In July 1948 Allen Ginsberg hallucinated the voice of William Blake chanting two songs from his Songs Of Experience. He later started setting Blake’s songs to tunes of his own invention.

• In 1976 he began an association with guitarist Steven Taylor, who would accompany Ginsberg’s performances of Blake for the next 20 years.

• This CD contains Steven Taylor’s own arrangements and records of the two books. Taylor (as well as producer Scott Petito) has been a member of the Fugs for 35 years, and Blake’s songs frequently feature in their concerts.

• Contains an in-depth note with a biography of Blake and many illustrations from the US Library Of Congress’ 1974 copy of Songs Of Innocence and Experience.

• Released to coincide with the William Blake exhibition which runs at London’s Tate Britain until February 2020.