Jefferson Airplane Takes Off [Original]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The debut Jefferson Airplane album was dominated by singer Marty Balin, who wrote or co-wrote all the original material and sang most of the lead vocals in his heartbreaking tenor with Paul Kantner and Signe Anderson providing harmonies and backup. Anderson's lead vocal on "Chauffeur Blues" indicated she was at least the equal of her successor, Grace Slick, as a belter. The music consisted mostly of folk-rock love songs, the most memorable of which were "It's No Secret" and "Come up the Years." There was also a striking version of Dino Valente's "Get Together" recorded years before the Youngbloods' hit version. Jorma Kaukonen already displayed a talent for mixing ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The debut Jefferson Airplane album was dominated by singer Marty Balin, who wrote or co-wrote all the original material and sang most of the lead vocals in his heartbreaking tenor with Paul Kantner and Signe Anderson providing harmonies and backup. Anderson's lead vocal on "Chauffeur Blues" indicated she was at least the equal of her successor, Grace Slick, as a belter. The music consisted mostly of folk-rock love songs, the most memorable of which were "It's No Secret" and "Come up the Years." There was also a striking version of Dino Valente's "Get Together" recorded years before the Youngbloods' hit version. Jorma Kaukonen already displayed a talent for mixing country, folk, and blues riffs in a rock context, and Jack Casady already had a distinctive bass sound. But the Airplane of Balin-Kantner-Kaukonen-Anderson-Casady-Spence is to be distinguished from the Balin-Kantner-Kaukonen-Casady-Slick-Dryden version of the band that would emerge on record five months later, chiefly by Balin's dominance. Later, Grace Slick would become the group's vocal and visual focal point. On Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, the Airplane was Balin's group. This first pressing of the album, of which few copies were manufactured, differed from later ones. The track "Runnin' 'Round This World" contained here, was deleted from subsequent pressings because the line "The nights I've spent with you have been fantastic trips" was deemed objectionable as referring to sex and drugs. Also, this first pressing contains the original recordings of "Let Me In" and "Run Around," both of which were subsequently re-recorded to tone down the risqué lyrics, those re-recordings inserted into the most common third pressing of the LP. Decades after its release, record album price guides showed values for copies of the rare first pressing in the thousands of dollars.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/30/1996
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078636679723
  • Catalog Number: 66797

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blues from an Airplane (2:13)
  2. 2 Let Me In (3:00)
  3. 3 Bringing Me Down (2:25)
  4. 4 It's No Secret (2:40)
  5. 5 Tobacco Road (3:30)
  6. 6 Runnin' 'Round This World (2:40)
  7. 7 Come up the Years (2:33)
  8. 8 Run Around (2:40)
  9. 9 Let's Get Together (3:35)
  10. 10 Don't Slip Away (2:34)
  11. 11 Chauffeur Blues (2:28)
  12. 12 And I Like It (3:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jefferson Airplane Primary Artist
Marty Balin Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Jorma Kaukonen Guitar, Vocals
Skip Spence Drums
Paul Kantner Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Signe Anderson Vocals
Jack Casady Bass
Technical Credits
Marty Balin Composer
Paul Kantner Composer
David Hassinger Engineer
Matthew Katz Producer
John D. Loudermilk Composer
Tommy Oliver Producer
Ralph J. Gleason Liner Notes
Jeff Tamarkin Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Truly Great Beginning

    As a California teenager in 1966, I heard ''Come Up The Years'' on local radio, and spent months trying to find out who or what it was. Since I discovered the album, the Airplane quickly became my all-time favorite band. Especially noteworthy are ''Get Together'' and the excellent cover of ''Tobacco Road''.

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