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William Blakes Songs Of Innocence And Experience

Steven Taylor

CD  |  Folk  |  13 Dec 2019

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Steven Taylor William Blakes Songs Of Innocence And Experience CD




• 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.


Title: William Blakes Songs Of Innocence And Experience

Format: CD

Release Date: 13 Dec 2019

Artist: Steven Taylor

Sku: 2446845

Catalogue No: CDTOP1563

Category: Folk



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