William S. Burroughs Ali's Smile Numbered Limited Edition Import LP
William S. Burroughs Ali's Smile Numbered Limited Edition Import LP
Genre: Spoken Word
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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William S. Burroughs Ali's Smile Numbered Limited Edition Import LP

William S. Burroughs

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SKU:
PDLPI036
UPC:
769791978560

1st Official Reissue Of The Lost Recording On Vinyl LP!
Numbered, Limited Edition Of 1000!

This record is divided into two sections. The first part is the title track and takes up most of side one. Ali's Smile was first published in 1971 and was privately released as a one-sided LP, in an edition of 99 copies. It came in a plain sleeve with a hardback copy of the spoken text, and was sold exclusively through Unicorn Bookshop in Brighton, UK. Bill Butler, the bookshop owner, was still paying off a viciously punitive fine and associated court costs imposed in 1968 after a guilty verdict in an obscenity trial. Burroughs, a "fellow American," was only too happy to help out by letting him have the rights to the recording.

Rumors abound as to how many copies of the LP actually sold and how many were damaged after having been left on a heater, but, whatever the facts, this magnanimous gesture would still have been very handy. This is the first official reissue of this lost audio recording. A tale of revenge, heartless cruelty and amulet power, muddied with frequent recourse to Scientological references. The rest of the LP is taken up with 33 minutes of audio tape supplied by Burroughs in answer to various questions mailed to him by a freelance journalist. It also includes several readings from material he was working on at the time.

The recordings date from 1963, which places them as some of, if not the, earliest in-depth recordings of his readings and thoughts. As this material dates from just before the publication of Nova Express, much of it serves as a useful companion and commentary on his Nova mythology. In the end only about ten minutes of this material ever got broadcast, and was used as part of an illustrated talk on the BBC's Third Programme. Sleeve notes on a numbered insert; edition of 1000.

Features

  • Numbered, Limited Edition - 1000 Copies
  • Vinyl LP
  • 1st Official Reissue Of The Lost Audio Recording
  • Numbered Insert
  • Sleeve Notes
  • Made in the EU

Selections

Side 1:

  1. Ali's Smile
  2. Nova Dispatches: Pry Yourself Loose...

Side 2:

  1. Nova Dispatches: ...and Listen
  2. Nova Dispatches: What Are Words?
  3. Nova Dispatches: Nova Mythology
  4. Reading From The Ticket That Exploded
  5. Nova Dispatches: Cut-Up And Fold-In Techniques
  6. Nova Dispatches: Virus
  7. Nova Dispatches: Association Blocks
Description

1st Official Reissue Of The Lost Recording On Vinyl LP!
Numbered, Limited Edition Of 1000!

This record is divided into two sections. The first part is the title track and takes up most of side one. Ali's Smile was first published in 1971 and was privately released as a one-sided LP, in an edition of 99 copies. It came in a plain sleeve with a hardback copy of the spoken text, and was sold exclusively through Unicorn Bookshop in Brighton, UK. Bill Butler, the bookshop owner, was still paying off a viciously punitive fine and associated court costs imposed in 1968 after a guilty verdict in an obscenity trial. Burroughs, a "fellow American," was only too happy to help out by letting him have the rights to the recording.

Rumors abound as to how many copies of the LP actually sold and how many were damaged after having been left on a heater, but, whatever the facts, this magnanimous gesture would still have been very handy. This is the first official reissue of this lost audio recording. A tale of revenge, heartless cruelty and amulet power, muddied with frequent recourse to Scientological references. The rest of the LP is taken up with 33 minutes of audio tape supplied by Burroughs in answer to various questions mailed to him by a freelance journalist. It also includes several readings from material he was working on at the time.

The recordings date from 1963, which places them as some of, if not the, earliest in-depth recordings of his readings and thoughts. As this material dates from just before the publication of Nova Express, much of it serves as a useful companion and commentary on his Nova mythology. In the end only about ten minutes of this material ever got broadcast, and was used as part of an illustrated talk on the BBC's Third Programme. Sleeve notes on a numbered insert; edition of 1000.

Features

  • Numbered, Limited Edition - 1000 Copies
  • Vinyl LP
  • 1st Official Reissue Of The Lost Audio Recording
  • Numbered Insert
  • Sleeve Notes
  • Made in the EU

Selections

Side 1:

  1. Ali's Smile
  2. Nova Dispatches: Pry Yourself Loose...

Side 2:

  1. Nova Dispatches: ...and Listen
  2. Nova Dispatches: What Are Words?
  3. Nova Dispatches: Nova Mythology
  4. Reading From The Ticket That Exploded
  5. Nova Dispatches: Cut-Up And Fold-In Techniques
  6. Nova Dispatches: Virus
  7. Nova Dispatches: Association Blocks
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Spoken Word
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
3.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
William S. Burroughs
Title
Ali's Smile
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
04-08-2021
Release Date
07-19-2021
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
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