1969 final studio album by the Texan pioneers of psychedelia. Presenting the singles ‘Livin’ On’ and band’s the ethereal swansong ‘May The Circle Remain Unbroken’. It is an important album in the band's discography and has continued to gain significance as their story has become more widely known. 

By the time the album was recorded, the band were facing extreme challenges, lead vocalist Roky Erickson had to be broken out of a mental hospital in Houston by the band’s lyricist Tommy Hall. They fled to San Francisco, leaving the band’s lead guitarist, Stacy Sutherland stranded in Texas – unable to leave the state boundaries due to his probation restrictions. 

While the songs ‘Livin' On’, ‘Never Another’, ‘Dr. Doom’ and ‘May the Circle Remain Unbroken’ feature the full band – the remainder of the album features Sutherland leading a power trio featuring former bassist Ronnie Leatherman with drummer Danny Thomas. Soon after the recordings were completed Ronnie was drafted to Vietnam, Danny was subjected to electric-shock treatment and Stacy was imprisoned for parole violation. Despite the challenges faced during its creation, BULL OF THE WOODS has continued to gain recognition as a unique and significant album for its darker psychedelic sound. Since this is a faithful reproduction of the original LP pressing – the number of processes from the mixed master tape to lacquer were limited to an absolute minimum. A half speed master was then cut at Air Mastering and a test pressing was then dubbed and the dynamic range compared against the original pressing. The result was a better sound pressing than the original!

An expanded LP/CD boxset will be released as part of the Quest For Pure Sanity series. This will include every known permutation of the music contained on this LP: alternative versions, mixes and outtakes.

TRACKLIST LP

SIDE A

  1. Livin’ On
  2. Barnyard Blues
  3. Till Then
  4. Never Another
  5. Rose And The Thorn
  6. Down By The River

SIDE B

  1. Scarlet And Gold
  2. Street Song
  3. Doom
  4. With You
  5. May The Circle Remain Unbroken

TRACKLIST CD

  1. Livin’ On
  2. Barnyard Blues
  3. Till Then
  4. Never Another
  5. Rose And The Thorn
  6. Down By The River
  7. Scarlet And Gold
  8. Street Song
  9. Doom
  10. With You
  11. May The Circle Remain Unbroken

BULL OF THE WOODS (FACSIMILE HALF SPEED MASTER EDITION)

BULL OF THE WOODS (FACSIMILE HALF SPEED MASTER EDITION)

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LP Information

- LP facsimile of the original sleeve & artwork faithfully reproduced – no bar code etc
- 4-page booklet featuring rare band photos relating to the recording sessions
- New 96KHZ-24bit transfer from an original mixed master
- Facsimile stereo edition - Half Speed lacquers cut by Air Mastering
- #10 of the Quest For Pure Sanity reissue series
- This edition supersedes all previous editions – including the original pressing

CD Information

- Deluxe digi sleeve with printed inner wallet
- New 96KHZ-24bit transfer from an original mixed master
- Facsimile stereo edition

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1969 final studio album by the Texan pioneers of psychedelia. Presenting the singles ‘Livin’ On’ and band’s the ethereal swansong ‘May The Circle Remain Unbroken’. It is an important album in the band's discography and has continued to gain significance as their story has become more widely known. 

By the time the album was recorded, the band were facing extreme challenges, lead vocalist Roky Erickson had to be broken out of a mental hospital in Houston by the band’s lyricist Tommy Hall. They fled to San Francisco, leaving the band’s lead guitarist, Stacy Sutherland stranded in Texas – unable to leave the state boundaries due to his probation restrictions. 

While the songs ‘Livin' On’, ‘Never Another’, ‘Dr. Doom’ and ‘May the Circle Remain Unbroken’ feature the full band – the remainder of the album features Sutherland leading a power trio featuring former bassist Ronnie Leatherman with drummer Danny Thomas. Soon after the recordings were completed Ronnie was drafted to Vietnam, Danny was subjected to electric-shock treatment and Stacy was imprisoned for parole violation. Despite the challenges faced during its creation, BULL OF THE WOODS has continued to gain recognition as a unique and significant album for its darker psychedelic sound. Since this is a faithful reproduction of the original LP pressing – the number of processes from the mixed master tape to lacquer were limited to an absolute minimum. A half speed master was then cut at Air Mastering and a test pressing was then dubbed and the dynamic range compared against the original pressing. The result was a better sound pressing than the original!

An expanded LP/CD boxset will be released as part of the Quest For Pure Sanity series. This will include every known permutation of the music contained on this LP: alternative versions, mixes and outtakes.

TRACKLIST LP

SIDE A

  1. Livin’ On
  2. Barnyard Blues
  3. Till Then
  4. Never Another
  5. Rose And The Thorn
  6. Down By The River

SIDE B

  1. Scarlet And Gold
  2. Street Song
  3. Doom
  4. With You
  5. May The Circle Remain Unbroken

TRACKLIST CD

  1. Livin’ On
  2. Barnyard Blues
  3. Till Then
  4. Never Another
  5. Rose And The Thorn
  6. Down By The River
  7. Scarlet And Gold
  8. Street Song
  9. Doom
  10. With You
  11. May The Circle Remain Unbroken

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