The Road To the Western Lands

by William S. Burroughs/Bill Laswell

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William S. Burroughs - reading from his classic novel - The Western Lands, the final volume of the trilogy that began with Cities of the Red Night, published in 1981, and The Place of Dead Roads in 1984. Burroughs at his most spiritual, informative and shamanistic, with heavy references to the Egyptian Book of the Dead and Norman Mailer's epic work - Ancient Evenings. Set to the musical soundtrack of Bill Laswell's Material, featuring Indian violin master - L. Shankar, Jamaican drum legend - Sly Dunbar, Senegalese percussionist - Aiyb Dieng and others. A miracle project for sure.

Miracles are made from the most unlikely ingredients. And miracles are the deadliest of all weapons, when all else fails, the final, the last result is a miracle.

These are enhanced and remastered versions - not to be confused with the remix album of the same name. This release was originally available in a 100 CD limited edition available at The Burroughs at 100 show at The Stone in NYC.

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released July 16, 2016

artwork by Yoko Yamabe @ Randesign

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