Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
1968-67 Unreleased Masters Collection
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
For completists only
wixtrom | 05/22/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There is a wide range of 13th Floor Elevators CD:s and boxes available. The band however, only released three studio albums (and the producers released a fourth, the fake "LIVE" album consisting of outtakes mixed together with audience cheering). My advice to beginners: Buy the three studio albums. They are very easy to obtain, and that's where the really important stuff is.
The 13th Floor Elevators may be my all time favorite band, yet even to me this boxed set wasn't much of a revelation. CD's 1&2 consist of alternate mixes and takes from their first two albums, "The Psychedelic Sounds of.." and "Easter Everywhere". The third CD seems interesting enough, 15 tracks i have never heard. All the tracks, however, are crude tape recordings of Erickson singing Dylan etc and strumming away with an acoustic guitar. This is frankly quite boring, nothing like the electric madness of the band.
I give this set three stars just because the songs on the first two discs are so cool, however you get them if you buy the first two albums. It is cheaper, too!"
Thirteenth Floor Elevators-'1966-1967 Unreleased Masters Col
Mike Reed | USA | 11/05/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Even though I'm a fan of this Texas psychedelic band of many days gone, I am GLAD that I actually got to borrow a copy of this 3-CD box set release. Total of 44 tracks. Discs one and two are re-edits and live versions of songs off their first two records. Sure, it's always good to hear "Roller Coaster", "Monkey Island", "Reverberation", my personal 13th Floor favorite "She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own)" and others, but THIS is really over doing it. Disc three is mostly unfamiliar tunes that I've never heard before, however some of the tunes here are actually decent. I know this is a 3-CD box set, but I STILL thought it was over-priced. Not only is this title for completists, but for someone who has ca$h to burn as well."