Becoming Elektra - Leather Bound + 10" - Signed

ELEKTRA Becoming Elektra: The True Story of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label (2012 UK limited edition 304-page Leather Bound hardback book, an account of Elektra Records in the Jac Holzman years, from 1950 to 1973. It tells the story of Elektra's growth from a small independent folk label to a major, multi-faceted, hit making label. Individually hand numbered (number 10) & signed by Jac Holzman & Mick Houghton. Also includes an exclusive 10" album of rare Elektra recordings pressed on high quality grey vinyl, in a die-cut custom record sleeve with a full colour offset lithograph art print suitable for framing, with artwork inspired by the famous Elektra butterfly logo, and individually matching hand numbered & signed by The Doors' producer Bruce Botnick. All encased in a retro speaker grille fabric & leatherette handmade slipcase)

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Price Info
$371.70, £295.00  
Product Availability Last copy in stock. Order now for shipping on Monday 26th February
Release Year 2012 - 12 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format book
Record Label Foruli
Complete Stock List Go to Elektra
Product Catalogue No 978-1-905792-18-4
Music Genre Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Rock, Indie, Country Rock, Female Solo, POP, Country, Male Solo, NME Indie/Alternative Artists
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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Becoming Elektra is an account of Elektra Records in the Jac Holzman years, from 1950 to 1973. It tells the story of Elektra's growth from a small independent folk label to a major, multi-faceted, hit making concern.

Jac Holzman's role in founding and running the company is central to the story, and his capacity for lateral thinking - which led to innovations such as the first-ever sampler album, and a million-selling series of sound effects records - is a recurring theme. But the book is not just the story of one man's business success, it is also about the label's artists and the great music they produced. Becoming Elektra places the label in a broad context, with a gripping narrative drawing in elements of musical and cultural history and biographies of the main participants.

The book opens with the pivotal moment in Elektra's history when Holzman discovered The Doors. It then goes back to the previously untold story of Elektra in the '50s, when the label brought folk music to a wide audience through artists such as Jean Ritchie, Josh White, Theodore Bikel and Bob Gibson. Moving into the '60s the story takes in artists that have had an extraordinary resonance down the years including some, such as Tim Buckley, who are far more popular today than in their lifetimes. Buckley's story is told alongside those of artists who comprise an inventory of '60s and '70s musical innovation: The Doors, Love, Judy Collins, The Paul Butterfield Band, Michael Bloomfield, Tom Paxton, Tim Buckley, Fred Neil, David Ackles, Phil Ochs, Bread, Queen, Mickey Newbury, The Incredible String Band, Iggy Pop with The Stooges, Carly Simon and The MC5.

ABOUT THE ALBUM

Becoming Elektra

Various Artists

Catalogue number FEP6

Grey vinyl sleeved in a black disco bag and accompanied by a numbered full colour offset lithographic art print on white card hand signed by Bruce Botnick, all sleeved within a die cut outer bag

Limited edition 250 copies, only available with the Signature Edition of Becoming Elektra.

Tracks chosen and album sequenced by Jac Holzman

All tracks remastered especially for this release by Bruce Botnick


A1 - O LOVE IS TEASIN'
Written by Jean Ritchie
Performed by Jean Ritchie

A2 - ST. JAMES INFIRMARY
Traditional
Performed by Josh White

A3 - JOSHUA
Written by Dick Rosmini
Performed by Dick Rosmini

A4 - YES I SEE
Written by Bob Gibson
Performed by Bob Gibson

A5 - WONDROUS LOVE
Traditional
Performed by Kathy & Carol

A6 - LININ' TRACK
Traditional
Performed by Koerner, Ray & Glover

A7 - WADE IN THE WATER
Traditional
Performed by Judy Henske

B1 - BLACK MOUNTAIN RAG
Traditional
Performed by The Dillards with Byron Berline

B2 - I CAN'T HELP BUT WONDER WHERE I'M BOUND
Written by Tom Paxton
Performed by Tom Paxton

B3 - BLUES ON THE CEILING
Written by Fred Neil
Performed by Fred Neil

B4 - I AIN'T MARCHING ANYMORE
Written by Phil Ochs
Performed by Phil Ochs

B5 - SINCE YOU ASKED
Written by Judy Collins
Performed by Judy Collins

B6 - MORNING GLORY
Written by Beckett-Buckley
Performed by Tim Buckley

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Recording Artist Elektra
Product Title Becoming Elektra - Leather Bound + 10" - Signed
Product Information Elektra Becoming Elektra - Leather Bound + 10" - Signed UK book.
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
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