Got this online for a bargain, a nice black hardcover second hand edition. You get to know a lot about the early sixties period during which he stayed in New York before he got famous. A lot of name checking of legendary and contemporary musicians on the Folk scene, but also references to Jazz musicians, Beat poets, art. An exceptionally long portion is spent on his cooperation with the producer Daniel Lanois. Somehow I doubt there’s going to be another volume, but that’s okay.
“When you are concerned with aesthetics, with images of beauty, you are always exploring. You’re always remaking them, adding to them. They are basically slow-growing things, like plants, and the explosions are rare, but so far as man’s mind is concerned, this is all part of the system.”
Finally got a hold of this beautiful but rather obscure compilation by Mark Pritchard, containing the title song by Heaven and Earth which I first heard on some of the Amorphous Androgynous DJ sets around 2007. This personal note by Mark says it all:
According to Discogs this is only one of two releases on Optimum Sounds Limited at the moment and I wonder if it even still exists. There’s no metadata in Musicbrainz yet and the CD seems to be going for a ridiculously low price, for less than 10 bucks it’s yours. Here’s the tracklisting: