- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: March 28, 2011
- Label: Snapper Uk
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1283 stars out of 5
- "[I]ntriguing....Weird and ephemeral..."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Wait For My Love - (previously unreleased)
- 2.It's You
- 3.May the Circle Remain Unbroken [Original Mix]
- 4.Livin' On [Take 1] [Full Take With Original Vocals] - (take)
- 5.Never Another [Take 8] [Full Take With Original Vocals] - (take)
- 6.Dr Doom [Take 6] [Original Vocals] - (take)
- 7.Sweet Surprise [Take 5] [Unreleased Backing Track] - (previously unreleased, take)
- 8.Moon Song [Take 1] [Unreleased Backing Track] - (previously unreleased, take)
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Livin' On
- 2.Barnyard Blues
- 3.Til Then
- 4.Never Another
- 5.Rose and the Thorn
- 6.Down By the River
- 7.Scarlet and Gold
- 8.Street Song
- 9.Dr Doom
- 10.With You
- 11.May the Circle Remain Unbroken
13th Floor Elevators includes: Roky Erickson, Stacy Sutherland, Tommy Hall.
Engineers: Hank Poole, Jim Duff, Fred Carroll.
Audio Remasterer: Walt Andrus.
Audio Remixer: Walt Andrus.
Recording information: Goldstar International Artists Studios, Houston, TX (02/07/1968-06/21/1968); Goldstar International Artists Studios, Houston, TX (08/09/1968); Goldstar International Artists Studios, Houston, TX (08/13/1968-08/14/1968); Goldstar International Artists Studios, Houston, TX (08/26/1968).
Guitarist Stacy Sutherland wrote most of the songs on 13th Floor Elevators' final studio album, Bull of the Woods, as Roky Erickson was largely absent due to drugs and problems with the law. Decent psychedelic rock -- pretty straight-ahead and disciplined for the genre, actually -- that doesn't match the inspired heights of their previous material. The closing "May the Circle Be Unbroken," with its wads and wads of reverb, may be the strangest thing the band ever cut. ~ Richie Unterberger