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Life Before Death

A record album of Laing's Sonnets set to music. Production and music by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley, with musical direction and arrangements by Nic Rowley. Released in 1978 on The Famous Charisma Label.
Download three of the sonnets here:

Tracks from the album:

Sonnets Book Cover

Number 2 [1.5MB] ~ Sonnet
We're ships in the night

Number 8 [2.5MB] ~ Sonnets 29-31
How can I help my fellow man

Number 11 [3.9MB] ~ Sonnets 16-18
I've seen better days

A commentary on the Sonnets, and an Index of first lines is available in the Bibliography.


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