Cold Sun / Dark Shadows (Vinyl LP)


Gatefold cover + glossy fold-out insert

Limited edition

Label: World In Sound

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Limited edition / Gatefold cover + glossy fold-out insert


Format: Vinyl LP

#Ref: Wis-019

Release date: 2014

Release notes

This is the vinyl re-release of World In Sound’s limited collectors edition from the year 2008. Without any doubt Cold Sun are one of Austin’s milestones of the acid-psych movement. The album was recorded in 1970 in the legendary Sonobeat studios, where the Mariani and Johnny Winter´s first LPs were produced. Cold Sun are considered contemporaries of Velvet Underground and The Fugs, often listed as being in a similar vein, but inspirations for this unique piece actually go back to the desperated, haunting sound of Joe Meek. All seven tunes lyrically express a dark and mystic poetry combined with the deep floating 60s psychedelic fuzz spirit, presented in compact mini-epics along with several mind blowing long tunes, such as “Ra-Ma”, “Here In The Year” and “Fall”.

Autoharp wizard Billy Miller eventually spearheaded Roky Erickson`s international debut as the Cold Sun band joined forces with Roky in 1974 and backed Roky´s Aliens on his famous albums and historical concerts. Carefully remastered from the mastertapes, this album will bring new rewarding listening experiences in expanded fidelity; contains a poster with bio and memorabilia. These recordings were back then only been released on acetate and were discovered by Dallas´ Rockadelic Records in 1991. Then “Dark Shadows” saw the light of day as a limited LP version, to become today one of the most important and revered Texas psychedelic underground gems from the early 70s!


A1. South Texas A2. Twisted Flower A3. Here In The Year A4. For Ever

B1. See What You Cause B2. Fall B3. Ra-Ma

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