Other Minds has unearthed a few limited copies of the original LP pressing of the legendary Text Sound compilation, released in 1975 on 1750 Arch Recordings.
The best-selling recording in the history of American sound poetry, 10+2 was a novelty at the time of its release in 1975, when unpitched speech was rarely used outside of literary circles as performance material. Out of print for 20 years, this definitive anthology of speech music by composers, writers, and artists contains examples of the best work of Charles Amirkhanian, Beth Anderson, Robert Ashley, John Cage, Clark Coolidge, Charles Dodge, John Giorno, Anthony Gnazzo, Brion Gysin, Liam O'Gallagher, and Aram Saroyan.
62 Mesostics Re Merce Cunningham (1971) 6:18 | John Cage (Jack Briece, vocalist)
Give It to Me, Baby (1967) 5:34 | John Giorno