Various Artists - Never Ever Land: 83 Texan Nuggets from International Artists, 1965-1970 : 3 x CD box
Really nice set that quite thoroughly documents one of the most sought-after labels of the 1960s and tells the story as best as can be told so many years and so many drugs after the fact. Worth it for the book alone, but much (not all) of the music is great too, although it isn't only the psychedelic music that the label was best known for.
"One of the most innovative and influential independent record companies of its time, International Artists has gained cult status over the years, particularly amongst fans of prime American psychedelic and garage rock. Based in Houston, Texas the label thrived under the expert guidance of its driving force, Lelan Rogers, brother of country legend Kenny Rogers. This 3CD set collects classic tracks from the label's flagship acts like The 13th Floor Elevators, The Red Crayola, The Bubble Puppy and Golden Dawn alongside a host of sought-after lesser known gems from the likes of Thursday's Children, The Chaynes, The Rubayaat, Sterling Damon and The Shayds. Quite a number of these tracks are here making their CD debut, several not having seen the light of since their first release forty years ago."