13th FLOOR ELEVATORS EASTER EVERYWHERE ORIG MONO PROMO
Long story short: I reeeeeally don't want to sell this record - the thought of doing so gives me more than a little psychic pain - but times are tough and bills need payin' so here it is: EASTER EVERYWHERE, the rare and highly sought 2nd full-length release by Texas PSYCHEDELIC legends the THIRTEENTH FLOOR ELEVATORS. Even better - this is an ORIGINAL ISSUE copy, complete with the song title POSTURES misspelled as 'POSTUROS' on the back cover. Even better than that - this is a MONO, WHITE LABEL PROMOTIONAL copy of this already rare LP. And even better than that, this copy is STILL IN ITS ORIGINAL FACTORY SHRINKWRAP!
This is an ORIGINAL ISSUE LP, INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS catalog number IALP #5. Matrix pressing data reads IAM 5 - SIDE 1 1C (or 'side 2' on, well, on side 2), hand inscribed. Original printed inner sleeve is present, to help the lucky listener decode and decipher TOMMY HALL's mind-altering lyrics as interpreted through each and every one of ROKY ERIKSON's bluesy Texas wails. It doesn't get much better - how could it?!
Sleeve appears to be in excellent condition beneath the shrinkwrap: couple of minor dings to open edge, NO visible ringwear, NONE of the 'color flaking' that habitually plagues this notoriously hard-to-maintain album (the gold ink they used in printing the front cover is VERY touchy and given to flaking off in small patches), solid spine and other seams (no "cat damage" or other major defects), great front and rear colors and graphics with what appears to be very high gloss beneath the cellophane. Overall, I'd give it at least an 8.5 out of 10, maybe a little higher. Shrinkwrap shows a "2.00" price written in an upper corner, but it didn't soak through to stain the cover so we can just write that off as "patina."
Record shows light spindle markings around center hole on labels of both sides (though a shred of punched-out vinyl is still clinging to the center hole from when it was originally drilled - neat little detail!); vinyl shows two or three light scratches and some minor hairlining to each side - nothing major (none may be felt by the fingertips), and nothing that affects playback. NO skips and only very minor hiss/pop, and I keep my tonearm weight set pretty light. Overall, VG+/EX, or, again, about a 7.5 out of 10.
Really, this is a beautiful copy of one of the rarest records I've had the good fortune to own. Apart from its scarcity, it's also an excellent listen - a great example of a rarefied genre, well-played by a band at its creative and artistic peak. Prices on original issue copies of this album are all over the place - generally upwards of $150 - but I have yet to see another PROMO, MONO, IN SHRINK copy listed. Let the bidder beware - you may NEVER see another one of these again!
I will definitely miss this one when it's gone - so bid quick, before I change my mind and file it back into my collection!
**As an added bonus for the lucky high bidder, I'll include a brand-new copy of EYE MIND, Paul Drummond's excellent 2006 biography and history of the 13th FLOOR ELEVATORS, firmly reinforcing their status as America's premier Psychedelic Rock band while documenting and exploring the tremendous range of their influence. I read mine in one sitting, more or less - it's a very significant book, and not just for fans of the band!
Super-low opening bid and NO RESERVE! Bid early, bid often! Oh - and FREE SHIPPING within the United States, well packed and FULLY insured! (Sorry foreign bidders - my pockets aren't deep enough to help you out that much, but I'll do what I can to keep costs low for you.)
CHECK MY OTHER AUCTIONS OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS FOR PLENTY MORE GREAT RECORDS, YOU BET!
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