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Reissue of Allen Ginsberg’s 1983 release First Blues

The release includes 11 previously unreleased songs

Los Angeles label Omnivore Recordings are to reissue Allen Ginsberg’s 1983 release First Blues, a record he made alongside Bob Dylan, Anne Waldman, David Amram, Happy Traum, Arthur Russell and others. Titled The Last Word On First Blues, the three CD box set will also include 11 previously unreleased songs recorded between 1971–81 as well as demos and live recordings featuring Dylan, Russell and Don Cherry. Also included is a 28 page booklet of rare photos, writings and drawings from Ginsberg’s archives and an essay by Listen, Whitey! author Pat Thomas.

The Last Word On First Blues will be released 20 May.