Big news from the International Artists label as they announce pre-orders for The Ultimate 13th Floor Elevators’ Vinyl Box Set. The set, which will set you back £90 (about $145), is only available from the IA website, and includes the following:
• A strong thirteen inch square hard box, featuring a unique 3D lenticular cover image of the iconic Zebra man artwork which was used on a poster advertising the band’s performance at the Avalon Ballroom .
• A 2-LP gatefold sleeve edition of The Psychedelic Sounds of, mastered from the original tape source. Album one is the mono edition; album two the original stereo mix and thus different to the version on Sign of the Three Eyed Men. This, as for Easter Everywhere and Bull of the Woods below is the first vinyl reissue from the original tape sources of the stereo editions for over three decades. Album two is the first ever vinyl pressing of the album in the band’s intended running order.
• A 2-LP gatefold sleeve edition of Easter Everywhere, mastered from the original tape source. Album one is the mono edition; album two the original stereo mix. This is the first official mono reissue of the album since 1967.
• A 2-LP gatefold sleeve edition of Bull of the Woods/A Love that’s Sound. This is the first release on vinyl for the latter and it contains a recently discovered and never-heard before version of Some Day My Love, the song originally scheduled as the band’s 6th single
• The first ever vinyl release of the band’s unreleased first album Headstone.
• The first official vinyl release of Live in California-The Avalon Recordings
• The Sumet Sounds Masters EP, a six track EP of Bob Sullivan’s original stereo ‘desk mixes’ of 5 tracks from The Psychedelic Sounds of recordings plus the highly desirable early version of the band’s second single Reverberation from an acetate, only previously available on the long sold out Sign of the 3 Eyed Men CD box set . This disc will only be available in this package.
• Stunning 8 inch (200cm) 3D lenticular prints of the album artwork for The Psychedelic Sounds of, Bull of the Woods and Easter Everywhere.
• A 36 page full colour revised edition of Sign of the Three Eyed Men the book by Paul Drummond , packed with rare band memorabilia and photos, which traces the strange history of the band
• A limited edition numbered certificate of authenticity.
This set is a MUST HAVE for any fan of the band! Pre-orders are available now here!