Colored 180g Vinyl Box Set Edition
Beat-era poet Allen Ginsberg's life changed permanently in 1956 with the publication of his most famous work, Howl, which sparked the San Francisco poetry renaissance. Shortly after its publication, Howl was banned for obscenity, a decision that was overturned soon afterwards when it was judged to contain redeeming social importance. It remains one of the most vital poems of the mid-20th century. This revered recording from 1959 features the poet reading some of his most significant works including Howl and is a perfect memorial to his legacy. In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Obscenity Trial that rocketed the poem to the forefront of the public consciousness, comes this definitive celebration of free expression, the deluxe presentation of Allen Ginsberg's landmark recording, Howl And Other Poems. The colored 180g vinyl pressing is housed in a single-pocket tip-on jacket and also includes a rare replica of the original "pocket poem" and a book with new liner notes.