13th Floor Elevators Easter Sunday Lp 1967 IALP # 5 White Label Promo mono rare
13th Floor Elevators Easter Sunday Lp 1967 IALP # 5 White Label Promo mono rare rare rare!
Looking for defects to report, on the front cover I see the previous owner (Barney) was kind enough to write his name at the middle top (in pencil, looks half erased) and in the sunburst in the middle. (mostly erased) Light surface wear can be seen on the front cover (see pics) and less so on back. On the left front I see mild wrinkles in the gold leaf, middle and top and bottom, but they are not severe. Edges are all intact and strong. I would describe the two left corners as having minor dings. Cover overall is stiff and flat. I would think this is a very solid VG cover.
Record is very nice and both sides play beautifully from beginning to end without skips or loud pops and faint background sparkle here and there. Visually the vinyl retains much of the original gloss. On side 2 a very faint scratch may be seen that crosses the last two tracks but does not create any noise on the record. Side 1 is even better with just several very faint hairline scratches visible upon very close examination. The labels are strong and clear, please note that my friend Barney included his initials on both labels, thank you but never mind. I would think the record makes a VG+, though the presence of Barney's initials may require a VG, you please be the judge. In any event the record plays superbly and is really good music.
I might mention in the trail off wax the matrix number is IAM-5.
Inner sleeve with lyrics is present and in great shape, all the seams are intact. Some wrinkles may be seen if you check the pictures.
I notice the last one that sold on ebay is here http://www.ebay.com/itm/13th-FLOOR-ELEVATORS-EASTER-EVERYWHERE-INSANELY-RARE-ORIG-MONO-WHT-LBL-PROMO-LP-/352122421465?hash=item51fc21c0d9:g:wK8AAOSwBoZZdTlq which makes for some good reading, they gathered a lot of information before listing.
Amazing that another one of these ultra rare records would surface. If you missed the last one please don't be afraid to make me a reasonable offer.
I thought this blurb was interesting:
This was the second of the four great, classic psychedelic albums by Rocky Erickson & his Thirteenth Floor Elevators before Erickson was declared criminally insane and hauled off into the psychiatric asylum for a protracted and bizarre "treatment". Frankly, we don't know why - this album still sounds more SANE to us than most of the music of the period. Indeed, it sounds much better than most of the music created since!!! Don't miss this great psych relic, which almost never shows up for sale in ANY condition, LET ALONE AS MONO WHITE LABEL PROMO.
I found this blurb on Discogs:
The mono edition of this album is ridiculously rare - surviving IA paperwork suggests only very few were pressed as white label promos [THIS] for AM radio, and even fewer as mono stock copies (the paperwork suggests as few as 120 copies) that were probably only sold to order. The mono mix offers a more solid sound throughout, with a notably heavier bass mix compared to stereo. There are also some obvious differences: the jug on 'She Lives (In a Time of Her Own)' is far more prominent; 'Levitation' has a double tracked vocal; Roky's harmonica solo on 'I Had to Tell You' is far clearer.Barcode and Other IdentifiersMatrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): IAM 5- Side 1 1CMatrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): IAM-5 Side 2 1CRights Society (A1-A4, B1-B5): BMIRights Society (A5): ASCAP
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