13th Floor Elevators - Sign of The 3-Eyed Men 10-CD Box Set (2009)


Paul Drummond’s love affair with the 13th Floor Elevators continues to be a uniquely fruitful one. First, after years of painstaking research and sourcing interviews with the surviving members of the Elevators and their entourage, came Eye Mind, his hugely detailed biography of this most amazing yet strangely jinxed of bands from the genre-defining first wave of US psych.

Later, having been given unprecedented access to the International Artists masters, Drummond subsequently found himself trusted with the task of assembling what, from day one, was always intended to be the ultimate Elevators box set. With all tracks remastered and remixed by the band’s original engineer and producer Walt Andrus, the 10 CDs that make up Sign Of The 3 Eyed Men include both the original mono and alternative stereo mixes of the Elevators’ two most celebrated albums, Psychedelic Sounds and Easter Everywhere, plus a remastered version of their swansong Bull Of The Woods. Additionally, the box set also includes the first official release of Headstone: The Contact Sessions. Recorded hot on the heels of the Elevators’ legendary debut single, You’re Gonna Miss Me, in February 1966, Headstone was originally slated to be their debut album, predating Psychedelic Sounds by six months. Also seeing the light of day for the first time is a reconstruction of the “lost” third album, A Love That’s Sound (aka Beauty & The Beast). Needless to say, each of these titles come with an impressive array of outtakes, 45 versions, unreleased acetates, backing tracks, alternate mixes and demo and rehearsal recordings.

Completing the 10-CD set are three previously unreleased live collections, Live! In Texas, which features radio broadcasts, TV appearances and audience recordings from Austin, Dallas and Houston in 1966, Live! In California, Avalon Ballroom (from November 1966) and 13th Floor Elevators Live: Death In Texas, which includes the infamous 1967 Houston Music Theatre show and the 1973 reunion in Austin.

Despite their legendary status as trailblazers and the world’s first truly psychedelic band, the Elevators’ career has, until now, been defined by missed opportunities, record company ineptitude, Roky Erickson’s catastrophic mental breakdown and Stacey Sutherland’s desperate attempts to overcome his personal demons. The arrival of this eagerly-awaited box set finally the record straight on the Elevators’ legacy, sanctioned as it is by the surviving members of the band, with its title coming from the Elevators’ selfappointed mystic and electric jug-playing visionary Tommy Hall.

By way of visual accompaniment the set also includes a 72-page book illustrated with vintage concert posters and previously unpublished photos, plus a specially-produced selection of reproduction memorabilia. Thanks to its scope, Sign Of The 3 Eyed Men is the long-dreamed-of trip to the promised land for Elevators fans everywhere. With its release limited to 3,000 numbered copies worldwide and only available from www.internationalartistsrecords.com the message is clear: get your skates on or risk missing out on something very special!

42 comments:

decrepittapes said...

Disc 1: Headstone- The Contact Sessions
1. You're Gonna Miss Me (2:30)
2. Tried To Hide (2:22)
3. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (3:43)
4. Take That Girl (2:59)
5. You Can't Hurt Me Anymore (3:42)
6. I'm Gonna Love You Too (1:57)
7. Monkey Island (2:26)
8. Roller Coaster (3:47)
9. Now I'm Home (Splash 1) (3:41)
10. Where Am I? (Through The Rhythm) (3:15)
11. Fire Engine (2:15)
12. You Can't Hurt Me Anymore (3:08)
13. Fire Engine (2:37)
14. You're Gonna Miss Me (2:42)
15. Tried To Hide (2:46)
16. I'm Gonna Love You Too (1:58)
17. All Night Long (Bad Seeds) (2:20)
18. You're Gonna Miss Me (2:34)
http://sharebee.com/c32d26f0

Disc 2: Live In Texas
1. Monkey Island (2:54)
2. Roller Coaster (4:51)
3. Gloria (8:26)
4. You're Gonna Miss Me (3:16)
5. Interview (0:57)
6. Fire Engine (2:44)
7. You Really Got Me (4:36)
8. Roll Over Beethoven (3:18)
9. Gloria (4:00)
10. Fire Engine (2:32)
11. You're Gonna Miss Me (3:01)
12. Roller Coaster (4:19)
13. Mercy Mercy (3:33)
14. Tried To Hide (2:48)
15. I'm Down (4:40)
16. Satisfaction (5:01)
17. I'm Gonna Love You Too (1:43)
18. I Feel Good (2:08)
19. Gloria (6:44)
20. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (5:59)
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Disc 3: The Psychedelic Sounds Of (Mono)
1. You're Gonna Miss Me (2:31)
2. Rollercoaster (5:04)
3. Splash 1 (3:53)
4. Reverberation (2:47)
5. Don't Fall Down (3:01)
6. Fire Engine (3:19)
7. Thru The Rhythm (3:07)
8. You Don't Know (How Young You Are) (2:56)
9. Kingdom Of Heaven (Is Within You) (3:08)
10. Monkey Island (2:40)
11. Tried To Hide (2:48)
12. Reverberation (2:47)
13. Fire Engine (2:37)
14. Reverberation (2:59)
15. Fire Engine (3:19)
http://sharebee.com/f6bbddd0

Disc 4: The Psychedelic Sounds Of (Stereo)
1. You Don't Know (How Young You Are) (2:57)
2. Through The Rhythm (3:24)
3. Monkey Island (2:55)
4. Rollercoaster (5:04)
5. Fire Engine (2:37)
6. Reverberation (2:53)
7. False start / Tried To Hide (0:27)
8. Tried To Hide (2:48)
9. You're Gonna Miss Me (2:30)
10. I've Seen Your Face Before (Splash 1) (3:56)
11. Don't Fall Down (3:19)
12. The Kingdom Of Heaven (Is Within You) (3:10)
13. You Don't Know (How Young You Are) (2:44)
14. Roller Coaster (4:21)
15. Don't Fall Down(3:02)
16. Don't Fall Down (Larry Kane Show) (4:07)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/0ox09q

Disc 5: Live In California
1. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (5:46)
2. Before You Accuse Me (2:42)
3. You Don't Know (How Young You Are) (2:56)
4. Splash 1 (3:41)
5. I'm Gonna Love You Too (2:10)
6. You Really Got Me (6:37)
7. Fire Engine (3:12)
8. Roll Over Beethoven (2:54)
9. The Word (2:55)
10. Monkey Island (2:52)
11. Rollercoaster (5:42)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/dak2cn

decrepittapes said...

Disc 6: Easter Everywhere (Mono)
1. Slip Inside this House (7:55)
2. Slide Machine (3:39)
3. She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) (2:56)
4. Nobody To Love (2:57)
5. Baby Blue (5:08)
6. Earthquake (4:43)
7. Dust (3:57)
8. Levitation (2:40)
9. I Had To Tell You (2:26)
10. Postures (Leave Your Body Behind) (6:21)
11. I've Got Levitation (2:36)
12. Before You Accuse Me (2:37)
13. She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) (2:56)
14. Baby Blue (5:12)
15. Slip Inside This House (4:06)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/a4llp9

Disc 7: Easter Everywhere (Stereo)
1. Slip Inside This House (8:05)
2. Slide Machine (3:41)
3. She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) (2:57)
4. Nobody To Love (2:59)
5. (It's All Over Now) Baby Blue (5:17)
6. Earthquake (4:49)
7. Dust (3:58)
8. Levitation (2:43)
9. I Had To Tell You (2:29)
10. Postures (Leave Your Body Behind) (6:32)
11. Fire In My Bones (2:05)
12. Dust (3:58)
13. Right Track Now (3:02)
14. Splash 1 (3:05)
15. Before You Accuse Me (3:27)
16. Levitation (3:09)
17. Levitation (4:17)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/hv0pfp

Disc 8: A Love That's Sound
1. Wait For My Love (3:28)
2. It's You (2:44)
3. May The Circle Remain Unbroken (2:38)
4. Livin' On (5:33)
5. Never Another (3:54)
6. Dr Doom (3:24)
7. Sweet Surprise (3:40)
8. Moon Song (3:42)
9. Livin' On (3:28)
10. Never Another (3:36)
11. It's You (2:36)
12. Moon Song (3:06)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/zm4kai

Disc 9: Bull Of The Woods
1. Livin' On (3:24)
2. Barnyard Blues (2:58)
3. Till Then (3:22)
4. Never Another (2:28)
5. Rose And The Thorn (3:35)
6. Down By The River (1:53)
7. Scarlet And Gold (4:59)
8. Street Song (4:55)
9. Dr Doom (3:11)
10. With You (2:14)
11. May The Circle Remain Unbroken (2:44)
12. Livin' On (3:25)
13. Scarlet And Gold (4:59)
14. May The Circle Remain Unbroken (2:41)
15. Livin' On (3:23)
16. Bull Of The Wood (1:02)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/blkyk6

Disc 10: Death In Texas
1. (I've Got) Levitation (3:26)
2. Reverberation (3:27)
3. Don't Fall Down (3:33)
4. Kingdom Of Heaven (Is Within You) (3:46)
5. She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) (3:27)
6. Rock'n'Roll jam #1 (7:48)
7. Instrumental jam #3 (4:58)
8. Baby Blue Jam (6:27)
9. She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) (4:52)
10. Maxine (3:32)
11. (I've Got) Levitation (3:29)
12. Shake Your Hips (4:39)
13. Roky on KAUM Radio 1973 (0:10)
14. Stumble (Smoke The Toilet) (2:45)
15. You're Gonna Miss Me (4:28)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/pift2f

p.diddley said...

Amazing, dude. Thanks.

Michael said...

You are a God! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

endless sleep said...

wow! you should not post more often if this is the kind of stuff you come back with!

BeyondBatter said...

Thank You. Mighty fine people.

gorehound13 said...

what an awesome upload.i just wish i could legally buy this boxset.i am so poor right now by the time i have money it will be gone into collector's hands.

k.kay said...

Amazingly fantastically awesome! Thanks for posting it. (Wish I could afford the damn thing!)

john said...

Man! I was scratching my head seeing how I could afford this thing (In this economy...). i just wanted the music so you are a total saviour!!! thanks so much!

devotionalhooligan said...

hiya mate
great post... do i have to join sendspace to download these... i'm used to direct links and i'm a bit of a techno-phobe.
i'm gonna see roky play live for the first time at a festival this summer... can't wait.

steve said...

you don't have to join sendspace to download it. the link is at the bottom of the page.

Raoul Ray D'Andre said...

Thanks a lot for this. I could never afford it and am, like many others, a nut for the Elevators. (odd they didn't include "I Don't Ever Want To Come Down")

gomonkeygo said...

Thanks! I've got almost everything here already from years of being on the TexasPsych discussion list, but I'm really curious to hear the sound quality and sure couldn't cough up the bucks for the boxed set, much as I wanted to. Give me a new soundtrack for working out this summer.

evil eye hOneytree said...

Wow, I am very greatful.

sensi05 said...

great & very nice your blog, thanks...I will follow you

Novemberer said...

!!! (Etc). x

Eddie Riff said...

Thanks for the share. Sure hope there are copies left after pay day.

freerockcity said...

did anyone say "amazing" yet? cuz this is amazing, thank you.

Mark said...

wuau,thanks

Thee LP said...

Thanks a lot!! Amazing, indeed.

scott said...

cheap ass fucks!!!! put down pipe and get a job. doesn't take long to save $150.

gooniestorm said...

oh wow, thank you so much!!!! i'm more familiar with roky's solo stuff and have been wanting to check out more 13th floor shit, so now i have everything they ever did and will spend the next few days smoking weed and digesting it all... and to the guy "scott", if that is your real name, your comment is total bullshit, i'm not putting down the pipe, i have a job, and it is hard to save up $150, especially to spend on something so frivolous. sorry, but not everyone has so much expendable income and though i do think artists should be paid, and i prefer to have the original package with art and stuff, i do appreciate blogs like this who provide broke ass stoned losers like me with new music i would not otherwise be able to afford. but what really makes me a loser is that i spent so much time writing this.

Tony Bones said...

thanks!!!

scott is an idiot, there's no reason to feel bad about not paying for overpriced reissue box sets

freqazoidiac said...

this is an example of why blogs will be shut down. WHy are you posting, READILY AVAILABLE NEW material? Although you miss out on the beautiful book and posters, you do alot of disservice to the internet community all because of your ego to become the popular blog for the day. Try to come up with obscure material, like Paul did for the set, to post here, just try, it's a challenge, you are not up to.

decrepittapes said...

frequazodiac - there is plenty of out of print and rare material on this blog.

vigorton two said...

Tried to download by copying and pasting the web address, but my browser gets hi-jacked by some kind of malware and it won't allow the sharebee link to be reached. Any hints, anyone?

vigorton two said...

Never mind...I went back and tried again and it worked.
Thank you so much for your posts, this one in particular. I just finished the book and spent time last month in Austin and Kerrville, so I'm immersed in the Elevators legend and ready to soak all this up. Merci!

Harvey Dog said...

You made my day!! Thank you...

John

drtimrodriguez said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Ian Zamboni said...

Scott-

Dude, relax. This was a 4,000 limited edition and sold out in like a week. Everybody made their money on it already, the only way to purchase it now is secondhand. Roky gets no money that way.

The Barman said...

Thanks for this. I went to buy one but was too late.

mattp said...

truly amazing man! One of the saddest and happiest days of my life came in 2006 when I sold my white label promo copy of Easter Everywhere (mono) to a japanese collector on ebay for $1000.00 BUY IT NOW. I had made a DAT copy of the lp thinking I would never hear a remastered version of the mono, as at the time, the tapes were lost. I think I read shortly after, that the tapes were found at a flea market in Mexico! (if my memory serves me right) - Glad to hear the tapes and mixes have finally come to light. Easter everywhere mono sounds amazing! The box set sold out in the blink of an eye...so ..thank you ...thank you....you made my year!

mattp said...

truly amazing man! One of the saddest and happiest days of my life came in 2006 when I sold my white label promo copy of Easter Everywhere (mono) to a japanese collector on ebay for $1000.00 BUY IT NOW. I had made a DAT copy of the lp thinking I would never hear a remastered version of the mono, as at the time, the tapes were lost. I think I read shortly after, that the tapes were found at a flea market in Mexico! (if my memory serves me right) - Glad to hear the tapes and mixes have finally come to light. Easter everywhere mono sounds amazing! The box set sold out in the blink of an eye...so ..thank you ...thank you....you made my year!

lingeringlead said...

Shame on this blog for offering free d'loads prior to boxed set's sell out date. This set became available late spring 2009. My copy ordered on 7/19/09, and it remained available until shortly after Labor Day. You fucked Roky if you d'loaded before it sold out.

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chillrob said...

Disc 3 links are dead, think you could repost? Thanks!

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