Lennon, John, et. al., Aspen 7. Spring-Summer.
The British Box. In 15 sections. New York: Roaring Fork Press. Compiled
and edited by Mario Amaya; Designed by John Kosh; Box cover by Richard Smith. 1970
ITEM IS INCOMPLETE. ONE OF THE NECESSARY "SECTIONS" IS MISSING.
The very important John Lennon records ARE present and are in mint mint condition.
The section missing from this box is "The Lennon Diary 1969."
Though not photographed, the "order form" which is labeled section 3, is present and thus counts as one
section. Oddly, there are 2 identical order forms present in this box.
Also, please do not buy
this set for the "box" section as it is only good minus.
AN EXTENSIVE CITATION OF THE VERY IMPORTANT RECORDS:
a black and white paper wrapper labeled section 9 are found 2 SQUARE-SHAPED 8" X 8" black plastic sheets. These
are "soundsheets." Each soundsheet has 2 sides like a normal record. On SIDE ONE of each soundsheet there
are instructions reading: "To play, place this soundsheet on top of a regular record. This gives it a firm base."
These soundsheets are pristine. Only touched by me to photograph. Obviously never played or handled by anyone else, ever.
John Tavenner. Three Songs for Surrealists. [consisting of 3 parts]
For Rene Magritte. [2
min. 9 sec.]
For Max Ernst [3 min. 27 sec.]
For Salvador Dali [3
min. 8 sec.]
Credit: John Tavenner, Edward Lucie-Smith, Honor McKellar EVA-TONE, Deerfield
reads New Numbers [consisting of 23 parts]
is the final statement..." 2 min. 39 sec.
"A policeman is walking..." 1 min. 7
"He was a youth from the suburbs..." 4 min. 56 sec.
Published by Turret Books, London, 1969
The SECOND soundsheet [Labeled section 11]
Yoko Ono, Song for John [consisting of 3 parts]
Let's Go On Flying [ 1 min. 10 sec.]
Snow is Falling All the Time [1 min 28 sec.];
Mum's Only Looking for Her Hand in
the Snow [2 mins. 13 sec.]
Credit: Apple Music, Mfg.
in USA by Eva-tone, Deerfield, Illinois
Yoko Ono and John Lennon. No Bed for Beatle John
[ 4 min. 44 sec.] 33 1/3
Credit: Northern Songs Ltd., Mfg. in USA by Eva-tone, Deerfield,
John Lennon. Radio Play
[7 min. 57 secs.] 33 1/3 rpm monaural.
Northern Songs Limited
THE REMAINDER SECTIONS AND A STATEMENT OF THEIR CONDITION: ALL PAPER
COMPONENTS (EXCEPT THE BOX) RANGE FROM NEAR FINE TO VG MINUS CONDITION. BOX IS IN ONLY GOOD MINUS CONDITION. (I AM BEING VERY
HARSH ON THE BOX, BUT PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS SET FOR THE BOX!)
Section 1 the box. g-
Section 2 british knickers. sewing
pattern. Ossie Clark. vg
Section 3 aspen order form, (2 of them) vg- for toning on
vg- for bend on lower portion of the other
Section 4 the gay atomic coloring book. drawings.
eduardo paolozzi, NF
Section 5 a blue pamphlet. 5 essays.
1 fiction. vg+
Ballard, J. G., Crash
Finch, Christopher, Communicators
Michael, London Subcultures
New British Cinema
Lucie-Smith, Edward, British Poetry Now
Amaya, Mario, The 'London' Decade
Section 6 souvenir no. 1 Kitsch found by Peter Blake
(beach scene from afar). vg
Section 7-Souvenir no. 2 Kitsch found by Pete Blake (nude woman glamour shot) vg
Lennon diary. (missing)
Section 9-Black and white paper folder with lyrics printed
on it. This houses the soundsheets. vg minus for lower edge rubbing and dents in paper
Section 11-Second soundsheet, F
Section 12-Europa & Her Bull by John Furnival, NF
Section 13-Wave/rock. Concrete poetry
by Hamilton Fay, NF
Section 14-Notes on Rumplestiltskin. Drawings by David Hockney, NF
(THERE IS NO SECTION 15!)
Nobody ever has had a section 15. It does not exist. My research shows that in it's original first
edition, 1st state, 1st printing...which this is...the aspen #7 british box never had 15 sections ...only
14..unless of course the second order form which i mentioned above is the 15th element! What i am saying is that this box
would be complete with 14 elements, i have 13.