Deal alert / Captain Beefheart: Sun Zoo Spark: 1970-1972 / 4LP vinyl box set

Amazing deal on the Captain Beefheart Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972 vinyl box set right now on Amazon UK.

Issued in 2014, this collection brings together Lick My Decals Off, Baby from 1970 and The Spotlight Kid  and Clear Spot from 1972. Most interesting is the fourth bonus disc of unreleased outtakes, early mixes and alternates. All the audio is newly remastered. Once £60, this 4LP vinyl box is just £21.99 at the time of writing.

Disc 1 – Lick My Decals Off, Baby (October 1970)
Lick My Decals Off first, baby
2nd Doctor Dark
3 I Love You, You Big Dummy
4 Peon
5 Bellerín ‘Plain
6 Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop
7 Japan In A dishpan
8 I Wanna Find A Woman That’ll Hold My Big Toe Till I Have To Go
9 Petrified Forest
10 One Red Rose That I Mean
11 The Buggy Boogie Woogie
12 The Smithsonian Institute Blues (Or The Big Dig)
13 Space-Age Couple
14 The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye)
15 Flash Gordon’s Ape

Disc 2 – The Spotlight Kid (January 1972)
1 I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby
2 White Jam
3 Blabber ‘N Smoke
4 When It Blows Its Stacks
5 Alice In Blunderland
6 The Spotlight Kid
7 Click Clack
8 Grow Fins
9 There Is not No Santa Claus On The Evenin ‘Stage
10 Glider

Disc 3 – Clear Spot (November 1972)
1 Low Yo Yo Stuff
2 Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man
3 Too Much Time
4 Circumstances
5 My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains
6 Sun Zoom Spark
7 Clear Spot
8 Crazy Little Thing
9 Long Neck Bottles
10 Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles
11 Big Eyed Beans From Venus
12th Golden Birdies

Disc:  4
1 Alice In Blunderland (Alternate Version)
2 Harry Irene
3 I Can not Do This Unless I Can Do This / Seam Crooked Sam
4 Pompadour Swamp / Suction Prints
5 The Witch Doctor Life (Instrumental Take)
6 Two Rips In A Haystack / Kiss Me My Love
7 Best Batch Yet (Track) [Version 1]
8 Your Love Brought Me To Life (Instrumental)
9 Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 1)
10 Nowadays A Woman’s Gotta Hit A Man (Early Mix)
11 Kiss Where I Kain’t
12 Circumstances (Alternate Vesion 2)
13 Little Scratch
14 Dirty Blue Gene (Alternate Version 3)

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Did anybody get this ? its now £53 30 mins after Paul’s email dropped??

Ian Hicks

I managed to it said there were 13 left. Must have gone pretty quick

Nick Wusteman

Hi Paul, I’ve always been aware of Captain Beefheart but never tried listening. Bought this box set last week after seeing it on your site and am well chuffed I took the plunge. Currently £75 on the Rough Trade site so feeling very pleased. Thanks for keeping us all posted on the deals, much appreciated.

Mark W

Got it this time at £21.99!


Had a finger poised on the ‘buy’ button for the Rammstein vinyl box set for ages, cramp setting in now


I purchased this the last time it went on deal. So far I’ve only listened to the first album (“Lick My Decals Off, Baby” but everything sounded fine. Good quality pressing, good mastering.

Paul Wren

Rats – it’s £44 now. What a bargain it briefly was………………………

Peter Siree

Thank you very well found


Once again thanks Paul for the heads up 30 US shipped.. can anyone comment on the vinyl quality weight, mastering etc ?


Importcds.com has the CD version for $31 (dollars!) I snatched that up!


Got the cds boxset at the time of the release it was à great bargain

Paul Wren

Tremendous deal – £52 now.


Anybody diving in for The Complete Chris Bell vinyl box set? It’s £65.99 now on amazon uk, 40% off. Pull the trigger? or wait? It is a very expensive box.

Anselm Lee

Although I was too late for this deal, I ended up finding superb deals for two other boxes I have been looking to get, the Verve’s Urban Hymns vinyl box and Dylan’s Trouble No More vinyl box, at great prices.

Chris Squires

£33 for urban hymns 6LP. That’s A very good trigger point. Thank you for the excellent tip.


Seems to be gone. Curse the time difference (I’m in Australia). I should never go to sleep.

David Regan

Just ordered on Amazon UK and then had an email saying expected Delivery date 31 Jan to 15 Feb so I checked my order on My Amazon Account and it’s arriving 2 days short of a month..the longest I’m gonna wait for A Super Deluxe Edition Website Amazon Deal..even though I’m a prime member..hope they change the delivery date to a nearer date.. great price..as the CD box set is £53 pound new.

Mark McKendrick

That’s a stupendous price.
Makes you wonder what the profit margins are like for people selling single albums at much the same price.


Hello. Some fairly negative comments on Amazon about the sound quality. I know it’s a bargain, but does anyone know how good/bad it really sounds?


I bought the thing anyway… So much for the New Year’s Resolution!

Paul, do you know whether the bonus tracks are exclusive to this release?


In for 1. $30 shipped, or roughly the price of a single LP in at a brick and mortar here. Thanks Paul.


Cheers for the heads up Paul, just ordered a copy. x


thanks man for the heads-up

John Savage

Thanks for the heads up on this, terrific value.

The Golden Age Of Bankruptcy!

Diddy Wah Diddy, I couldn`t resist. That`s almost £100 in 24 hours, it was the middle Bowie Box yesterday. I`m scared of checking my bank account.

Sebastian Haass

Many thanks…..Paul. …..

Graeme Black

Great deal,cheers Paul.

regan judson

Ordered!! Thanks Paul!!


Ordered – cheers Paul!

Murray Robbins

Thanks Paul. Great deal. That’s made me feel better after some of the rubbish stated about the Roxy performances and the forthcoming release.


Ordered, thanks Paul!