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Jack Kerouac
Collection
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #3

The complete recorded works of written legend Jack Kerouac; this box set includes unreleased material plus a 40-page booklet with tributes and commentary from Jerry Garcia, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs. 1990 Rhino

      
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All Artists: Jack Kerouac
Title: Collection
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 6/26/1990
Re-Release Date: 6/12/1990
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Style: Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPCs: 081227093921, 081227093914, 081227093945

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The complete recorded works of written legend Jack Kerouac; this box set includes unreleased material plus a 40-page booklet with tributes and commentary from Jerry Garcia, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs. © 1990 Rhino

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I damn near want to cry when . . .
Steffan Piper | Palm Desert, CA | 03/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This set takes me back so far in time, I can hardly consume the oxygen required to revive myself. I bought a copy of this at Cyrano's Book Store in Anchorage, Alaska on tape. I parted with it over the years but it was a mistake.

I re-purchased it the other day, once more; but this time on the crisp delivery of CD. Kerouac's voice to me, is what I imagine the voice of God to sound like. If they would've made track 15 from the first disk available to listen to, you'd buy it too, without hesitation. Hearing Jack read the last paragraphs from On The Road, makes one realize that it stands to be one of the greatest passages ever written in Literature (of any genre).

Jack Kerouac, with voice intact becomes reverent, gracious and invisible all at once. You'll read and hear him say how in his life, he was hated by most he met, even the musicians who play on the disk. Do we have to alienate ourselves so much to really 'see'? I'm just thankful that it took place and was released. I couldn't find a better way to live on.

Hoka hey, Jack."
Melts your mind into the beat mind-set.
OAKSHAMAN | Algoma, WI United States | 01/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are familiar with everything Jack Kerouac ever wrote, then this set is a great memory jogger. If you are new to his work it is a superb introduction. Or perhaps you've tried to read him but never got into his "flow of consciousness" style. Then, these recordings teach you how to hear him in your mind- as one long, sweet jazz riff. Just close your eyes and let him transport you to better times and better places. Of course, Kerouac's America is still out there, here and there, in forgotten corners, in special places and special people.

Kerouac was the soul of his age. Who else but Jack could go from commenting on Dostoeveky one minute, then switch to the Three Stooges without missing a beat? Or just as easily go from Sanskrit to scat. And it works. That is because a great soul can encompass entire worlds without contradiction...."
Joy & sorrow
lewistollani | Earth | 02/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first album in this box set, which contains 15 tracks of Kerouac reciting prose while Steve Allen plays beautiful jazz piano, is dazzling. There is something magical and heartbreaking about the record.. Listening to it makes you feel as if you're sitting next to Jack himself at a bar, drinking, as he tells you these stories and talks to you. For any fan of Kerouac's writing, this album is a must. Once you've heard this, you will read his books knowing the sweet voice that is talking emphatically."