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English as/a Second Language Box Set

English as/a Second Language (talking package), released by the now-defunct Freeway Records in 1983, is a comprehensive collection of Los Angeles poetry, music, and spoken word of the Reagan Era. In a sprawling 84 tracks, organized regionally from Soto to Sepulveda Boulevards, this double record houses a Cassavetes-esque ensemble of beats, hippies, poets, and punks, and includes the work of Wanda Coleman, Michael C. Ford, Charles Bukowski, Dennis Cooper, Exene Cervenka, and Henry Rollins, among others.

Solano Archives reissued English as/a Second Language as an intermedia anthology, publishing a selection of poems to serve as a reader to the record, which has been reissued and remastered. 

Custom offset-printed boxset with Dual Cassettes (84 tracks, 120 minutes) and 64-paged 6 inches x 9 inches booklet with coil bind, digital album e-book download, Solano Archives, 2017.


Conceived of, designed, and produced entirely in Los Angeles.