March 10, 2021
Including a home recording made by the pair in 1970.
A new collection of recordings by Beat poets William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin is being released on vinyl. Straightforwardly titled William S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin, it’ll arrive via Cold Spring this April.
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The album features the complete recording of Burroughs’ live reading in Liverpool in 1982, Gysin’s performance of a selection of his Permutated poems, and a home recording made by the pair in Paris during 1970.
The album marks the first time the recordings have been released together in a single collection.
It follows Cold Spring’s release of FM Einheit’s Exhibition Of A Dream album in 2020.
Pre-order William S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin here in advance of its 16th April release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.
1. The Beginning is also the End (excerpt)
2-6. Reading at the Centre Hotel, Liverpool
7-10. Reading at the Centre Hotel, Liverpool (Cont.)
11. Cut-Ups Self-Explained
12. I Am this Painter
13. Pistol Poem
14. I’ve Come to Free the Words
15. No Poets Don’t Own Words
16. Calling All Reactive Agents
17. Junk is No Good Baby
18. Kick That Habit Man
19. I Am That I Am
William S. Burroughs:
20-22. Invisible Art (Three Versions)
23. Silky Supple Mirrors To Be Folded…