This is a large collection of 7 issues of original editor proof/mock-up production pages and 1 issue of a sample issue of the Iron Butterfly fanzine titled "The Unconcious Power" apparently from 1986 - 1987 including issues #4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12; a rare group of Iron Butterfly ephemera memorabilia. The issues feature lengthy and detailed interviews and stories with members of Iron Butterfly and their universe of friends and the I.B. team that kept them performing over the years, including: Doug Ingle, Danny Weis, Greg Willis, Ron Bushy, Jack Pinney, Erik Braunn, Larry Reinhardt, Steve Fister, Mike Pinera, Larry Campanero, Duneya West, and Pamela Des Barres.
There are numerous B&W photos, most of which are in a type of a printers reproduction style, but there appear to be some actual photographs included. Most of these show how the editor/publisher assembled each issue and how the components of each page were cut to fit. These 7 mock-ups/proofs show varying degrees of the progress along the way, with a few showing the process of editing and others showing the completed issue ready to print.
According to notes on the envelopes that held two of the issue proofs/mock-ups, it appears that those two and possibly all of these included in this collection may have had a print run of just 150 copies, although we can't say if that's correct with any certainty. Included in each of the 7 mock-ups/proofs and 1 sample of the Iron Butterfly fanzine "The Unconcious PowerØ are the following: The Unconcious Power! - issue No. 4 - unknown 1986 or 1987 date - appears to be the actual layout pages of this issue used by the publisher or editor - 12 pages on approximately 8.5" x 11" heavy stock paper attached back-to-back - 7 B&W photos and illustrations overall - This issue includes articles/sections such as: Masthead page, Dangerous Danny Weis! 1966 - 1985, Danny Discography, Christene's Corner - News From Canada, Original Fly Boy! Greg Willis, The 'Fly Is Back!, A Cool Find Indeed!, Rick Raps!, Band and Crew Only! - Dressing Room Guest List for the 12/11/1982 Hollywood Palladium show, and biography titled "Be here for the Wings Of Flight Tour - The original sound of the Iron Butterfly - The first tour in twelve years. Comes in a tan folder with the notation of "U.P. 4"