Another release which I had decided to do because it is just
such a cool album that just needed to be shared with some folks.
My friend Brian and I were SO into Coven, and again this is one
of those albums that doesn’t surface that much even though
it was released on a major label, Mercury Records, in 1969. It
is just an amazing record, Jinx Dawson is just an incredible vocalist-
from what I understand she was operatically trained.
Doing this release proved pretty tricky as far as the packaging,
because the LP has a double foldout gatefold cover. Again, I have
to give Jennifer complete credit in this area as she was the one
who patiently scanned and laid it all out on a 6 panel foldout
card which we printed one at a time on the fiery printer. Using
the same guy up in Connecticut again, I had the LP transferred
to a CDR and printed up to 25 copies.
Funny thing about this is that of the 25 covers that were made,
most had a misspelling on them and so I managed to get 12 reprinted
with the correction, and those are the only copies that were ever
“put out”. I still have 9 CDRs and covers sitting
here to put together some day, but of the edition of 25, I think
only 14 ever really made it out.
And then the real twist came… I met a guy named Tyler through
a friend of mine who was out here in NY visiting, and it turns
out that his uncle was none other than Oz Osborne from COVEN!
So, in the end, he took one of the CDs to Oz, who thought it was
really cool and again though he had declined to be involved with
or authorize a full scale reissue of it appreciated the fact that
it had been done at all.