Jefferson Airplane Takes Off [2003 Bonus Tracks]

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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 ...
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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, and Spence is to be distinguished from the Balin, Kantner, Kaukonen, Casady, Slick, and 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 Takes Off, the Airplane was Balin's group. The 2003 reissue of Takes Off includes eight bonus tracks: uncensored versions of "Let Me In" and "Run Around," an early version of "Go to Her," previously unreleased alternate versions of "Chauffeur Blues" and "And I Like It," as well as tracks "Runnin' 'Round This World," "High Flying Bird," and "It's Alright."~ William Ruhlmann
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 828765035224
  • Catalog Number: 50352

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blues from an Airplane (2:13)
  2. 2 Let Me in (2:59)
  3. 3 Bringing Me Down (2:23)
  4. 4 It's No Secret (2:39)
  5. 5 Tobacco Road (3:30)
  6. 6 Come Up the Years (2:32)
  7. 7 Run Around (2:40)
  8. 8 Let's Get Together (3:35)
  9. 9 Don't Slip Away (2:34)
  10. 10 Chauffeur Blues (2:28)
  11. 11 And I Like It (3:20)
  12. 12 Runnin' 'Round This World (2:25)
  13. 13 High Flyin' Bird (2:35)
  14. 14 It's Alright (2:17)
  15. 15 Go to Her (4:09)
  16. 16 Let Me in (3:31)
  17. 17 Run Around (2:35)
  18. 18 Chauffeur Blues (2:49)
  19. 19 And I Like It (10:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jefferson Airplane Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Marty Balin Composer, Contributor
Jorma Kaukonen Composer, Contributor
Skip Spence Composer, Contributor
Chick Webb Composer
Paul Kantner Composer, Contributor
Billy Edd Wheeler Composer
Signe Anderson Contributor
Jack Casady Contributor
David Hassinger Engineer
Matthew Katz Producer, Original Album Producer
John D. Loudermilk Composer
Chester Powers Composer
Bill Thompson Executive Producer
Tommy Oliver Producer, Original Album Producer
Ralph J. Gleason Liner Notes
Bob Irwin Reissue Producer, Mastering
Lester Melrose Composer
Rob Santos Executive Producer
Jeff Tamarkin Liner Notes
Maurice Dollison Composer
Irving Estes Composer
Jeff Smith Art Direction
Jane Wheeler Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Jefferson Airplane's first album made better

    This is a very good album made every better by the bonus tracks. This is one of the earliest albums released from what would come to be known as the "San Francisco Sound" of the Sixties. As such, this would be an important album even if they had not gone on to superstardom. But compared to what they were about to create, this first album seems a bit restrained. Of course this is the pre-Slick album and it was, no doubt, the addition of Grace Slick after this album that help to add the bite that came to define the Jefferson Airplane's greatest years, but as the embryonic beginnings of that greatness, this album is certainly worth owning and enjoying.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Their finest?

    In many ways, this is the finest JA album. Clearly showing their folk roots but also beginning to experiment with rock. Jack and Jorma carry the band instrumentaly. The under-rated Skip Spence co-wrote many of the tunes. What might have been if Signe hadn't got pregnant.

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