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ALS signed "Allen," two pages, 8.5 x 11, August 23, 1971. Written at "330 AM," a letter to "Al, & Sol & Ralph Phantasy" (Al Bendich, Sol Zaentz, and Ralph J. Gleason of Fantasy Records), in regard to contracts and rerecordings for his 'Songs of Innocence and Experience' and 'Mantra' projects, in full: "Here are 3 reels: Side 1 & 2 of Blake album, Side 1 of a Mantra album, These are the Masters, I have no copies, can you make a protection copy at 15 I.P.S. and 3 copies at 7 1/2 IPS (one for me, one for Miles & one for Peter Edmiston)? If 2 or 3 cassettes can be made simultaneously I could use those for musicians. I'll be back in a week from Snyder & Sierras, & be in town very briefly before going to India for a week. If contracts are agreed & ready on return from Sierras and/or India, O.K.--I would like to re do Spring, Nurse's Song, and A Dream, all the choruses, make them longer & bouncier in chorus. For that I'll need couple sessions & couple sessions mix down time (6 & 6) in studio around September 18-23 (???)--." Ginsberg signs his name again, "Allen," at the conclusion of his postscript: "16 albums of poetry were completed this eve, safety copy made. Will deliver those on call." Includes three printouts for the running order and liner notes for the two referenced albums, "Allen Ginsberg: Blake / Mantra Album II," which bears felt tip notations on the first page by Ginsberg, "re record at Fantasy," which he writes again below, and on the third page in the lower border, "Add another side of Mantras, 23 min, Om Sri Maitreya, Kare Krishna, etc." In fine condition, with scattered light creasing and some light stains.

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Allen Ginsberg Handwritten Letter Signed

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