A special vinyl edition of Grow Fins was released on Table Of The Elements containing six LPs, a small poster (pictured above) and a 24 page libretto (pictured below). The six LPs were released over a period of time as three double vinyl sets. The vinyl set libretto features all the notes and most of the pictures in the CD book and the CD set will not contain the poster. Each volume of the vinyl edition contains the same libretto printed in different colours – useful for anyone who only wants one or two of the volumes.

  • The first pressing of the first volume was released in June 1999. A second pressing was released July 2000.
  • The second volume was released on 21st September 1999.
  • The third volume was released in December 2001.

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Track list

The complete track listing for the vinyl editions of Grow Fins:

Grow Fins Vol. I: Just Got Back from the City / Electricity (2xLP set)

SIDE 1

  1. Obeah Man (1966 demo)
  2. Just Got Back From the City (1966 demo)
  3. I’m Glad (1966 demo)
  4. Triple Combination (1966 demo)
  5. Here I Am I Always Am (early 1966 demo)
  6. Here I Am I Always Am (later 1966 demo)
  7. Somebody In My Home (1966 live)

SIDE 2

  1. Tupelo (1966 live)
  2. Evil Is Going On (1966 live)
  3. Old Folks Boogie (1967 live)
  4. Call On Me (1965 demo)
  5. Sure Nuff n Yes I Do (1967 demo)
  6. Yellow Brick Road (1967 demo)
  7. Plastic Factory (1967 demo)

SIDE 3

  1. Electricity (1968 live)
  2. Sure Nuff n Yes I Do (1968 live)
  3. Rollin n Tumblin (1968 live)
  4. Electricity (1968 live)

SIDE 4

  1. Yer Gonna Need Somebody On Yer Bond (1968 live)
  2. Kandy Korn (1968 live)
  3. Korn Ring Finger (1967 demo)

1st of 3 limited-edition double LP’s on XERIC / Table of the Elements
4 sides of audiophile vinyl packaged in gatefold jackets
24 page libretto
Unpublished photos
Notes by John “Drumbo” French, Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke & John Corbett
All tracks previously unissued
Label: Xeric (joint release with Table of the Elements)
Format: 2xLP
Cat. no.: XER-LP-98
Mail-order Price: US $15.00 plus postage.
Release date: 22 JUNE 1999.

Grow Fins Vol. II: Trout Mask House Sessions (2xLP set)

SIDE 5 (22:10)

  1. [untitled 1] (4:59)
  2. [untitled 2] (8:18)
  3. Hair Pie: Bake 1 (5:04)
  4. Hair Pie: Bake 2 (2:44)
  5. [untitled 5] (1:04)

SIDE 6 (19:25)

  1. Hobo Chang Ba (2:02)
  2. [untitled 7] (1:57)
  3. Hobo Chang BA [take 2] (3:08)
  4. Dachau Blues (2:06)
  5. Old Fart At Play (1:23)
  6. [untitled 11] (1:01)
  7. Pachuco Cadaver (4:08)
  8. Sugar n Spikes (2:40)
  9. [untitled 14] (1:00)

SIDE 7 (21:20)

  1. Sweet Sweet Bulbs (2:30)
  2. Frownland [take 1] (2:51)
  3. Frownland (1:52)
  4. [untitled 18] (1:10)
  5. Ella Guru (2:33)
  6. [untitled 20] (0:08)
  7. She’s Too Much For My Mirror (1:30)
  8. [untitled 22] (0:35)
  9. Steal Softly Through Snow (2:22)
  10. [untitled 24] (1:51)
  11. My Human Gets Me Blues (2:53)
  12. [untitled 26] (1:05)

SIDE 8 (22:18)

  1. When Big Joan Sets Up (4:32)
  2. [untitled 28] (0:04)
  3. [untitled 29] (0:56)
  4. China Pig (4:14)
  5. Blimp [storytime] (5:09)
  6. Herb [storytime] (1:06)
  7. Septic Tank [storytime] (0:51)
  8. Overdub [storytime] (5:26)

2nd of 3 limited-edition double LP’s on XERIC / Table of the Elements
4 sides of audiophile vinyl packaged in gatefold jackets
24 page libretto, poster
Unpublished photos
Notes by John “Drumbo” French, Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke & John Corbett
All tracks previously unissued
Label: Xeric (joint release with Table of the Elements)
Format: 2xLP
Cat. No.: XER-LP-97
Mailorder Price: US $15.00
Release date: 21 SEPTEMBER 1999

Grow Fins Vol. III: Grow Fins (2xLP set)

SIDE 9

  1. My Human Gets Me Blues (1969 live)
  2. When Big Joan Sets Up (1971 live)
  3. Woe Is Uh Me Bop (1971 live)
  4. Bellerin Plain (1971 live)
  5. Black Snake Moan (1972 radio phone-in)

SIDE 10

  1. Grow Fins (1972 live)
  2. Black Snake Moan II (1972 radio)
  3. Spitball Scalped Uh Baby (1972 live)
  4. Harp Boogie I (1972 radio)

SIDE 11

  1. One Red Rose That I Mean (1972 live)
  2. Harp Boogie II (1972 radio)
  3. Natchez Burning (1972 radio)
  4. Harp Boogie III (1972 radio)
  5. Click Clack (1973 live)
  6. Orange Claw Hammer (1975 radio)
  7. Odd Jobs (1975 piano demo)

SIDE 12

  1. Odd Jobs (1975 band demo)
  2. Vampire Suite (1980 worktapes/live)
  3. Mellotron Improv (1978 live)
  4. Evening Bell (1981 piano worktape)
  5. Evening Bell (1982 guitar worktape)
  6. Mellotron Improv (1980 live)
  7. Flavor Bud Living (1980 live)

3rd of 3 limited-edition double LP’s on XERIC / Table of the Elements
4 sides of audiophile vinyl packaged in gatefold jackets
24 page libretto
Unpublished photos
Notes by John “Drumbo” French, Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke & John Corbett
All tracks previously unissued
Label: Xeric (joint release with Table of the Elements – a unit of The Sandwalking Company)
Format: 2xLP
Cat. No.: XER-LP-96

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