The Psychedelic World of the 13th Floor Elevators

The 13th Floor Elevators

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The Psychedelic World of the 13th Floor Elevators Review

by Bruce Eder

There are so many compilations and reissues out on the 13th Floor Elevators that it's difficult to recommend one, but this small-scale, triple-CD box set does make the cut, if only for care and comprehensiveness. Essentially, this is everything they ever recorded for International Artists, the four official albums augmented by such choice bonus tracks as the Spades' version of "You're Gonna Miss Me" (plus its B-side, "We Sell Soul"), and the live 1966 San Francisco sides. Each is housed in a miniature reproduction of one of their original LP sleeves, and all of it is supported by a nicely annotated booklet. The sound on this box is exceptionally good, given 2002 standards.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:31
2 The 13th Floor Elevators 05:08
3 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:56
4 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:51
5 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:02
6 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:21
7 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:09
8 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:59
9 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:10
10 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:38
11 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:48
12 The 13th Floor Elevators 05:17 SpotifyAmazon
13 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
14 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:38
15 The 13th Floor Elevators 01:55 SpotifyAmazon
16 The 13th Floor Elevators 06:19 SpotifyAmazon
17 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:37
18 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:02
19 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:48 SpotifyAmazon
20 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:46
21 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:44
22 The 13th Floor Elevators 05:43

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The 13th Floor Elevators 08:03
2 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:43
3 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:57 SpotifyAmazon
4 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:56
5
The 13th Floor Elevators 05:17
6 The 13th Floor Elevators 04:49
7 The 13th Floor Elevators 04:00
8 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:39
9 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:27
10 The 13th Floor Elevators 06:29
11 The 13th Floor Elevators 04:20
12 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:31
13 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:41
14 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:02 SpotifyAmazon
15 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:21
16 The 13th Floor Elevators feat: The Spades 03:26
17 The 13th Floor Elevators feat: The Spades 03:19
18 The 13th Floor Elevators feat: The Spades 02:03
19 The 13th Floor Elevators feat: The Spades 03:10
20 The 13th Floor Elevators feat: The Spades 04:07

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
The 13th Floor Elevators 03:43 SpotifyAmazon
2 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:57 SpotifyAmazon
3 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:49
4 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:04
5 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:00 SpotifyAmazon
6 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:44 SpotifyAmazon
7 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:44
8 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:47
9 The 13th Floor Elevators 05:00
10 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:24
11 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:21
12 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:50
13 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:16
14 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:24
15 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:35
16 The 13th Floor Elevators 01:48
17 The 13th Floor Elevators 04:59
18 The 13th Floor Elevators 04:56
19 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:12
20
The 13th Floor Elevators 02:10
21 The 13th Floor Elevators 02:43
22 The 13th Floor Elevators 03:26
23 The 13th Floor Elevators feat: Roky Erickson / Clementine Hall 03:05
24 The 13th Floor Elevators feat: Roky Erickson / Clementine Hall 03:01
25
The 13th Floor Elevators 01:01
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