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Kline, Phil (Composer) & Various Performers. PHIL KLINE: ZIPPO SONGS. New York City, NY: Cantaloupe Records, 2004. Other. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. As New.

Debut Recording of the composer's landmark work. One of Phil Kline's finest achievements. The first and only edition. Produced in a small and limited print run as a Compact Disc. There is no ISBN. The CD is now scarce. Presents Phil Kline's "Zippo Songs". "A deeply moving and intense look at the poetry American GI's inscribed on their lighters in Vietnam. Phil Kline has set these profound and desperate poems with a calm and sacred spaciousness, echoing through the listener as if the soldiers themselves were singing to us from the afterlife. Coupled with 'Three Rumsfeld Songs' ('As We Know', 'That Many Vases', and 'Near-Perfect Clarity'), 'Zippo Songs' is Kline's statement on war and the politics of war in a fresh, new take on the age-old tradition of the protest song" (Publisher's blurb). "Makes for a confused, unsettling, and often dizzying atmosphere, surely appropriate to the texts and the times" (The New York Times). An absolute "must-have" title for Phil Kline collectors. This copy of the Compact Disc (CD) is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen-marker in front by Phil Kline. It is signed directly on the cover itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the CD still available online, is enclosed in its own protective plastic sleeve, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Because of its very limited number, its collectible value will not only keep but increase over time. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant composers of our time. A flawless copy. . ISBN B00012SHY8. $30.00

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