You Can Be Anyone This Time Around + ‘Holding Together’ press sheets.
NY: Douglas, 1970. LP record (Douglas 1). Gatefold sleeve featuring colour artwork by Kelley/Mouse Studios.
Side A is a studio session from prepared notes; side B is a live broadcast interview in a nightclub, with Jimi Hendrix on bass, Buddy Miles on drums, and John Sebastian and Stephen Stills on guitars (all uncredited) playing in the background (the labels switch the sides around from the order given on the sleeve).
Disc excellent in original purple and grey inner liner; gatefold sleeve slightly crimped and rubbed along spine, with some wear to edges and extremities, o/w Very Good plus. One of the most aptly named works by Leary, who constantly reinvented himself.
Together with: printed materials relating to ‘Holding Together’, the defence organisation formed by Rosemary Leary (with Joanne Ziprin) to help Leary, then imprisoned in San Luis Obispo (its name originated from an I Ching reading she cast with Ken Kesey).
Six sheets, stapled at top corner, including a 2pp. typewritten statement titled “Timothy Leary Has Been Held Captive Since Midnight, February 19, 1970”; Timothy Leary’s statement on the formation of ‘Holding Together’ (signed in the copy); “Statement by Allen Ginsberg” (1pp.); a press statement by Ken Schaffer (dated August 19, 1970); and a reprint from Rolling Stone on Leary’s sentence of ten years’ imprisonment for possession of half an ounce of marijuana. Partial offsetting to top sheet, o/w Near Fine. Originally included by Ken Schaffer of Douglas Records as a press pack to accompany the record (acquired from the archive of Ralph Gleason).
Plus large leaflet, folded to make 4pp. (43x27cm. folded), printed in brown, produced in Berkeley, California (c. April 1970) by the Holding Together Defense Fund and printing photographs, news clips, quotations from Leary, and comments concerning his imprisonment. Old central horizontal fold, o/w Near Fine.