A 2 page handwritten and autographed letter from Allen Ginsberg to Fantasy Records regarding never released poetry albums. On August 23, 1971 Ginsberg writes to Sol Zaentz, Ralph J. Gleason and Al Bendich of Fantasy Records of Berkeley, Ca. About an album of William Blake poems set to music and a second album of mantras albums he planned to release, but were for some reason never issued. Ginsberg believed Blakes poems were originally intended to be sung, and that through study of the rhyme and meter of the works, a Blakean performance could be approximately replicated. In 1969, he conceived, arranged, directed, sang on, and played piano and harmonium for an album of songs entitled Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake, tuned by Allen Ginsberg (MGM); this was to be his second Blake album. Ginsberg here delivers the master tapes, and notes that hed like to re-record and remix a few tracks, asks for copies of the masters for him and producer (Barry) Miles, notes that hes traveling to the Sierras with poet Gary Snyder, then to India, and would like to deal with the contracts afterward, and that hes just recorded 16 albums of poetrywill deliver those on call. Included are three additional xeroxed pages, two with Ginsbergs annotations in black marker. Extremely fascinating content note that these sessions included Arthur Russell on cello, then known as Charles Russell. With Recordmeccas lifetime guarantee of authenticity. Recordmecca’s clients include the Smithsonian Institution, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Experience Music Project, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold was named by Rolling Stone as one of 5 Top Collectors of High-End Music Memorabilia. He authenticated previously unknown Bob Dylan manuscripts for PBS’s History Detectives, appeared as a featured appraiser on VH1’s Rock Collectors, and has been profiled as a top dealer and collector in the books Vinyl Junkies and Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to it’s Own Past. Gold is author of the acclaimed books Total Chaos: The Story of The Stooges/As Told By Iggy Pop; and 101 Essential Rock Records: The Golden Age of Vinyl a survey of seminal rock albums, featuring contributions from David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Johnny Marr and Graham Nash. Check our feedback; you’ll see that we are dedicated to providing superior customer service and follow through. We guarantee everything we sell to be authentic with no time limit. The item “ALLEN GINSBERG 1971 Signed HANDWRITTEN LETTER to Fantasy Records RE BLAKE ALBUM” is in sale since Monday, December 24, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “recordmecca” and is located in Venice, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.