1966 debut album by Texan pioneers of psychedelia. Presenting the HIT singles ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’ and ‘Reverberation’

This ground-breaking album not only defined psychedelic rock but informed punk a decade later, influencing everyone from Led Zeppelin to The Cramps. Originally issued in November 1966, this album has not only continued to gain importance but also world-wide recognition as the first bona fide psychedelic rock album.

This is a facsimile edition of the original mono mix, a faithful reproduction of what was pressed in 1966. It represents the authentic sound and TRANSFORMATIVE POWER of The Psychedelic Sounds of The 13th Floor Elevators.

The mono pressing is highly prized for its uncompromising solid-sounding mix. Meticulous attention to detail has gone into this reissue and the digitisation to make sure every detailed nuance was preserved. A 96KHZ-24bit pass, using a valve signal at minus ten decibels (to eliminate turntable rumble), was conducted several times in order to gauge the best results. No attempt was made to rebalance or EQ. A half speed master was then cut at Air Mastering and a test pressing was then dubbed using the same process and the dynamic range compared against the original pressing. The result was a better sound pressing than the original!

Promotion:

Charly’s 50th Anniversary celebrations commence this year with the launch of this LP alongside, the band’s 2nd and 3rd studio albums : Easter Everywhere (IALP-5-QFPS7)  and Bull of the Woods (IALP-9-QFPS10).

The 13th Floor Elevators’ bass player, Ronnie Leatherman, who performed on all 3 albums, will be visiting Britain and The Netherlands for the first time for short promotion tour for these LPs and his first  solo LP ‘Old School’.

This will include live shows featuring Sumner Erickson (brother of Roky R.I.P on lead vocals) +  a band consisting of Chris Mackin (Primal Scream, Andrew Weatherall & Le Volume Courbe), Charlie Salvidge (Toy, Bat For Lashes collaboration: Sexwitch), Matt Wood (guitar: Telegram, The Nightingales and work at the legendary Faust studio).

13th April :  Record Plant in Den Bosch, NL – band performance & signing

15th April :  Rough Trade East, London UK  – band performance & signing

TRACKLIST LP

SIDE A

  1. You’re Gonna Miss Me
  2. Roller Coaster
  3. Splash One (Now I’m Home)
  4. Reverberation (Doubt)
  5. Don’t Fall Down

SIDE B

  1. Fire Engine
  2. Through The Rhythm
  3. You Don’t Know
  4. Kingdom Of Heaven
  5. Monkey Island
  6. Tried to Hide

TRACKLIST CD

  1. You’re Gonna Miss Me
  2. Roller Coaster
  3. Splash One (Now I’m Home)
  4. (Doubt)
  5. Don’t Fall Down
  6. Fire Engine
  7. Through The Rhythm
  8. You Don’t Know
  9. Kingdom Of Heaven
  10. Monkey Island
  11. Tried to Hide

THE PSYCHEDELIC SOUNDS OF THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS (FACSIMILE HALF SPEED MASTER EDITION)

THE PSYCHEDELIC SOUNDS OF THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS (FACSIMILE HALF SPEED MASTER EDITION)

The 13th Floor Elevators

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LP Information

- LP facsimile of the original sleeve & artwork faithfully reproduced in reverse board finish – no bar code etc.
- LP contains 4-page booklet featuring rare band photos closest to the time of recording & recording sessions info
- New 96KHZ-24bit transfer from earliest source
- Facsimile MONO edition with Half Speed lacquers cut by Air Mastering
- #3 of the Quest For Pure Sanity reissue series
- This edition supersedes all previous editions – including the collector’s holy-grail: the original mono pressing, which has recently fetched over $4,500+

CD Information

- Facsimile of the original sleeve & artwork faithfully reproduced in reverse board finish – no bar code etc.
- Contains booklet featuring rare band photos closest to the time of recording & recording sessions info
- New 96KHZ-24bit transfer from earliest source
- Facsimile MONO edition with Half Speed lacquers cut by Air Mastering
- #3 of the Quest For Pure Sanity reissue series
- This edition supersedes all previous editions – including the collector’s holy-grail: the original mono pressing, which has recently fetched over $4,500+

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1966 debut album by Texan pioneers of psychedelia. Presenting the HIT singles ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’ and ‘Reverberation’

This ground-breaking album not only defined psychedelic rock but informed punk a decade later, influencing everyone from Led Zeppelin to The Cramps. Originally issued in November 1966, this album has not only continued to gain importance but also world-wide recognition as the first bona fide psychedelic rock album.

This is a facsimile edition of the original mono mix, a faithful reproduction of what was pressed in 1966. It represents the authentic sound and TRANSFORMATIVE POWER of The Psychedelic Sounds of The 13th Floor Elevators.

The mono pressing is highly prized for its uncompromising solid-sounding mix. Meticulous attention to detail has gone into this reissue and the digitisation to make sure every detailed nuance was preserved. A 96KHZ-24bit pass, using a valve signal at minus ten decibels (to eliminate turntable rumble), was conducted several times in order to gauge the best results. No attempt was made to rebalance or EQ. A half speed master was then cut at Air Mastering and a test pressing was then dubbed using the same process and the dynamic range compared against the original pressing. The result was a better sound pressing than the original!

Promotion:

Charly’s 50th Anniversary celebrations commence this year with the launch of this LP alongside, the band’s 2nd and 3rd studio albums : Easter Everywhere (IALP-5-QFPS7)  and Bull of the Woods (IALP-9-QFPS10).

The 13th Floor Elevators’ bass player, Ronnie Leatherman, who performed on all 3 albums, will be visiting Britain and The Netherlands for the first time for short promotion tour for these LPs and his first  solo LP ‘Old School’.

This will include live shows featuring Sumner Erickson (brother of Roky R.I.P on lead vocals) +  a band consisting of Chris Mackin (Primal Scream, Andrew Weatherall & Le Volume Courbe), Charlie Salvidge (Toy, Bat For Lashes collaboration: Sexwitch), Matt Wood (guitar: Telegram, The Nightingales and work at the legendary Faust studio).

13th April :  Record Plant in Den Bosch, NL – band performance & signing

15th April :  Rough Trade East, London UK  – band performance & signing

TRACKLIST LP

SIDE A

  1. You’re Gonna Miss Me
  2. Roller Coaster
  3. Splash One (Now I’m Home)
  4. Reverberation (Doubt)
  5. Don’t Fall Down

SIDE B

  1. Fire Engine
  2. Through The Rhythm
  3. You Don’t Know
  4. Kingdom Of Heaven
  5. Monkey Island
  6. Tried to Hide

TRACKLIST CD

  1. You’re Gonna Miss Me
  2. Roller Coaster
  3. Splash One (Now I’m Home)
  4. (Doubt)
  5. Don’t Fall Down
  6. Fire Engine
  7. Through The Rhythm
  8. You Don’t Know
  9. Kingdom Of Heaven
  10. Monkey Island
  11. Tried to Hide

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