Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by Jefferson Airplane
     
 
This two-CD Belgian compilation of the recordings of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship skips a baker's dozen of the protean group's American singles chart entries, but only two of the missing, Jefferson Airplane's "Watch Her Ride" and Jefferson Starship

Overview

This two-CD Belgian compilation of the recordings of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship skips a baker's dozen of the protean group's American singles chart entries, but only two of the missing, Jefferson Airplane's "Watch Her Ride" and Jefferson Starship's "Winds of Change," scraped into the lower rungs of the Top 40 on one of the national charts. And in their place are some key Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship album tracks ("Embryonic Journey," "Plastic Fantastic Lover," "Wooden Ships," "Third Week in the Chelsea," "Caroline"), plus the occasional rarity -- such as the non-LP Jefferson Airplane B-side "Have You Seen the Saucers" -- that doesn't really belong on an album called Greatest Hits. Of course, the real question, which other collections of this sort have posed, is whether it is really appropriate to put the acid rock '60s hits of Jefferson Airplane on the same album with the arena rock '80s hits of Starship. There is a continuous, chronological line that connects the recordings, and as heard here, the development in the group's sound is gradual. But by the end of the second CD, when none of the members of the group heard at the beginning of the first CD are present anymore, an entirely different entity with entirely different musical goals is performing. Nevertheless, by including all the major hits and many of the best tracks of the three related acts, the album earns its title.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/09/2002
Label:
Import [generic]
UPC:
8712177042609
catalogNumber:
17704

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. It's No Secret
  2. Somebody to Love
  3. White Rabbit
  4. Embryonic Journey
  5. Plastic Fantastic Lover
  6. Comin' Back to Me
  7. The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil
  8. Greasy Heart
  9. Lather
  10. Crown of Creation
  11. Wooden Ships
  12. Volunteers
  13. Good Shepherd
  14. Have You Seen the Saucers
  15. Pretty as You Feel
  16. Third Week in the Chelsea
  17. Long John Silver
  18. Caroline
  19. Ride the Tiger

Disc 2

  1. Miracles
  2. With Your Love
  3. Count on Me
  4. Runaway
  5. Jane
  6. Find Your Way Back
  7. Stranger
  8. Be My Lady
  9. No Way Out
  10. Layin' It on the Line
  11. We Built This City
  12. Sara
  13. Tomorrow Doesn't Matter Tonight
  14. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
  15. It's Not Over ('Til It's Over)
  16. It's Not Enough

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jefferson Airplane   Primary Artist
Marty Balin   Guitar,Vocals
Jorma Kaukonen   Guitar
Grace Slick   Vocals
Skip Spence   Drums
Starship   Track Performer
Paul Kantner   Guitar,Vocals
Signe Anderson   Vocals
Jack Casady   Bass
Jefferson Starship   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jorma Kaukonen   Arranger,Composer
Robbie Nevil   Composer
Grace Slick   Composer
Pete Sears   Composer
Albert Hammond   Composer
Craig Chaquico   Composer
Martin Page   Composer
Tommy Funderburk   Composer
Phil Galdston   Composer
Dennis Lambert   Composer
Darby Slick   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
John Van Tongeren   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
Ina Wolf   Composer
William Hogeland   Liner Notes
Robert Randall   Composer
Jeannette Sears   Composer
Thomas Borsdorf   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Steven Cristol   Composer
Peter Wolf   Composer

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