Label: Decal - CD CHARLY 150 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock
Easter Everywhere is the second studio album by the American psychedelic rock band the 13th Floor Elevators. It was released in Novemberthrough record label International Artists. It is regarded by many to be one of the finest psychedelic albums ever released.
Easter Everywhere was packaged with Bass Drop - grandsonbeats - Galactic Acid Mix - Joia Mixtapes (File) printed on the inner sleeve, gold ink on the cover which flaked offand full color pictures on the reverse. The packaging was quite expensive at the time of release.
The front cover, hand-drawn by the bands' informal manager George Banks, prominently features a primeval Eastern sun, intended to represent the open blazing third eye. The gold color on which this is printed was chosen as a symbolic color for the divine. This image concept was selected by lyricist and jug player Tommy Hallalong with the rear cover image of a meditating yogiwhich is from a photograph of You Dont Belong - U.K.
Subs* - Countdown eighteenth-century painting hanging in the National Museum of Indian Art in New Delhi. Much of the album's original lyrical content is explained in the context of Alfred Korzybski 's general semantics. While the use of the term Easter in the album's title is often misconstrued as implying the album to be of primarily Christian merit, the album's composition melds the beliefs of multiple religions, combining BuddhistHinduand Gnostic scriptures into a single unifying spiritual concept evaluated from a Western, Christian perspective.
Well, [the title] comes from the idea of Christ Consciousness. And realizing that you can be born again; that you can constantly change and be reformed into a better and better person. It's like a progressive perfection, and Easter Everywhere is sort of the combination or culmination of this idea as echoed in the public. It's like everyone is snapping to this; that there is a middle ground between the Eastern trip and the Western trip, and that is by learning Slide Machine - The 13th Floor Elevators* - Easter Everywhere / Bull Of The Woods use your emotion and realizing what emotion is and why it is there and how to control it from a pleasure point of view so that you don't get hung up in a down place.
It's just the idea of rising from the dead all over, everywhere. As on the previous album, Tommy Hall's electric jug is prominent in the music. International Artists reissued the band's entire LP catalog inusing new stereo mixes for some albums, presumably due to damaged or missing master tapes.
Easter Everywhere was reported to be remastered from the original tapes but in fact the reissue utilized a new remix with additional reverb added to the original mixes. Although various CD releases have claimed to contain The Showdown Might Be Tragedy - John Lyle And The Lonesome Ornery Polecats* - Bootleg Powerhead original mixes, all CD reissues of the album have been sourced from inferior vinyl-sourced tapes licensed to Charly Records.
The master tapes are today considered missing or presumed destroyed. Inthe original mono version sourced from vinyl and a new, alternate stereo version sourced from out-of-phase tapes with extra reverb were released as Slide Machine - The 13th Floor Elevators* - Easter Everywhere / Bull Of The Woods of the Sign of the 3-Eyed Men box set.
Both versions featured different bonus tracks, some that were previously unreleased. The mono version contains missing electric jug overdubs on some tracks that the stereo mix does not have. InCharly Records re-released the album in mono and stereo together in a limited edition CD set featuring "Fire in My Bones", previously released in on an unofficial outtakes album and in on the — Unreleased Masters Collection.
The CD reissues have prominent use of noise reduction. 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 The Old And The New - Sounds Incorporated - Sounds Incorporated / Studio 2 Stereo stock copies the paperwork suggests as few as 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The 13th Floor Elevators. Psychedelic rock garage rock. Process, Retrieved June 3, Stylus Magazine. Archived from the Throwing Stones - Various - Greenpeace Rainbow Warriors on September 14, Retrieved April 4, Retrieved March 5, Roky Erickson and The 13th Floor Elevators.
The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators Easter Everywhere Live The Lama Reviews. Roky EricksonTommy Hall. Powell St. Book: 13th Floor Elevators.
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