13th Floor Elevators
Originally released in November 1967, through record label International Artists. Regarded by many to be one of the finest psychedelic albums ever released. The album features the band's distinctive sound on songs ranging from their own psychedelic "Slip Inside this House" to a psychedelic cover version of Bob Dylan's "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue". "Levitation" ranks among the band's most iconic songs. As on the previous album, Tommy Hall's electric jug is prominent in the music.
2018 double album Charly release with mono and stereo versions. The mono edition of this album is ridiculously rare - surviving IA paperwork suggests only very few were pressed as white label promos for AM radio, and even fewer as mono stock 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 its stereo counterpart. There are also some obvious differences to the mono mix: the jug on 'She Lives (In a Time of Her Own)' is far more prominent; Levitation has a double tracked lead vocal; Roky's harmonica solo on 'I Had to Tell You' is far clearer.
Slip Inside This House
She Lives (In a Time of Her Own)
Nobody to Love
(I've Got) Levitation
I Had to Tell You
Postures (Leave Your Body Behind)
19 Aug 2013