Talk:Song of Innocence

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Title of this album[edit]

Is the title Songs or Song (singular) of Innocence ? The artwork on the album cover says Song of Innocence it seems. Also consider this review which is pointed at by the article. [1]. Admittedly, it was inspired by Blake's Songs of Innocence. And one song in the album is titled "Song of Innocence". Perhaps the 1968 release was "Song of Innocence" and later re-released as "Songs of Innocence" ? See this link and new artwork for a later re-release in the 1970's where it seems to be "Songs of Innocence". [2]. But the 1968 original album seems to have been "Song of Innocence" ! Thanks. --- (Bob) Wikiklrsc 17:56, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

UK vinyl discussion[edit]

For future reference, a discussion regarding release information for this article took place here. Dan56 (talk) 10:40, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Song of Innocence/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Tomica (talk · contribs) 19:29, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

  • There are no disambiguation links and there are no dead links. — Tomíca(T2ME) 22:46, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Maybe you can remove the references for the genre in the infobox and add note that is sourced in the composition? — Tomíca(T2ME) 22:46, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
    Removed. Dan56 (talk) 23:00, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Everything reads good. — Tomíca(T2ME) 22:46, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Suggestion: It would be nice to write alts for the pics since you plan to nominate it for FA. — Tomíca(T2ME) 22:46, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
    Never been brought up before. I think that might be optional. Dan56 (talk) 22:59, 26 March 2013


  • Well, it's optional for GAN's, but I think it's necessary all the featured articles to have alts. — Tomíca(T2ME) 23:06, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
  • ...and began recording in mid 1968. ---> Where is the citation for this? — Tomíca(T2ME) 22:46, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
    Done. Dan56 (talk) 22:59, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Rest is good. — Tomíca(T2ME) 22:46, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Release and reception
Release history
  • Link Allmusic in ref number 26 and unlink it in 35 — Tomíca(T2ME) 22:52, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
    Unlinked 35's. "Allmusic" is linked first in 18. Dan56 (talk) 22:59, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
  • The rest is good
Rest of the sections
  • I was wondering, I don't see any charts... this album didn't chart even at low areas of the Billboard 200? — Tomíca(T2ME) 22:52, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
    No records of it if it did; books, news sources,, etc, nothing unfortunately. Dan56 (talk) 22:59, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
    It's ok then. — Tomíca(T2ME) 23:06, 26 March 2013 (UTC)


Why isn't this article written in BrEng? Jazzerino (talk) 19:47, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Because the album was recorded in America by American musicians. Are you looking for Songs of Innocence and of Experience? Ghmyrtle (talk) 20:08, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
That's the one. Thanks. Jazzerino (talk) 20:29, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Requested move 24 October 2014[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: procedural close--the undiscussed move has now been reverted per Wikipedia:Requested moves#Requests to revert undiscussed moves, and if a discussion about this featured article is warranted it can occur from the stable title. The move discussion archived below had also been listed under a redirect, likely making it impossible for most editors to reach. Dekimasuよ! 23:16, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Song of Innocence (album)Song of Innocence – Moved without discussion by Werldwayd, warrants discussion first – Dan56 (talk) 22:18, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

This is a contested technical request (permalink). Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:21, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
  • There's a single by the same artist In ictu oculi (talk) 01:01, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
In ictu oculi, a) there's no single by David Axelrod called "Song of Innocence", and b) (more importantly) there's no article on it even if there was such a single. Dan56 (talk) 06:43, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - ["Song of innocence is a"] in Google Books produces a hit on Terry Scott Taylor's song from album Knowledge and Innocence, 1986, "A Song of Innocence" a Ralph Ellison story. But more to the point there are frequent capitalised references to individual Blake Songs of Innocence collection, which is the primary subject. Blake is a colossus of world culture, this album is a passing piece of derived art. Hence our titling should be recognisable, it's an album, call it an album. In ictu oculi (talk) 07:18, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
Why didn't you bring that up to begin with (as your reason for opposing) instead of what you originally wrote? Dan56 (talk) 08:03, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
? In ictu oculi (talk) 14:13, 25 October 2014 (UTC)
You said that there was "a single by the same artist" here to contest my "‎Request to revert an undiscussed move" (which this was) and then above here. Why? Dan56 (talk) 18:55, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

NoraJune (talk) 00:58, 7 January 2015 (UTC) Hi. I'm brand new to editing wikipedia and I was looking at this article as an example since it's featured. I noted that there is actually one little error. The first link to David Axelrod in the Background section, is linked to the politician of that name, not to the musician. I just thought I'd let you know. Take care!


... on the Main Page appearance. The Spoken WP template at the bottom of the article looks funny to me, though. ---Another Believer (Talk) 05:00, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

I agree it does, but I posted it per the instructions for posting spoken word articles. --Pilot Dawg (talk) 15:24, 7 January 2015 (UTC)