Mike Nesmith -The Prison Special first broadcast 24 October 2012
We have decided to focus on one of his lesser known but criminally overlooked solo LPs and that is ‘The Prison: A Book With A soundtrack’ LP from 1974.
A concept album which in 1974 came in a box with a large format book intended for the listener to read and contemplate the illustrations and that, my friends, is exactly what we shall be doing live on air…
… We shall be playing the LP in its entirety, with all the breaks, just as ‘Papa Nez’ intended whilst reading from the text. The original idea being that as one reads the book and looks at the illustrations whilst listening to the LP one frees oneself and the protagonist from the prison of the mind!!!
This was a first for radio and a truly unique experience.
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