Live in Central Park, NYC May 12, 1975

Live in Central Park, NYC May 12, 1975

by Jefferson Starship


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Live in Central Park, NYC May 12, 1975

Real Gone's double-disc collection Live in Central Park, NYC May 12, 1975 finds Jefferson Starship in a transitional phase. They had only one LP to the Jefferson Starship name -- 1974's Dragon Fly; Red Octopus, the album that firmly established this incarnation as its own entity, had been completed but not released -- so they were still relying heavily on the Jefferson Airplane catalog for this 15-song set, closing out the concert with "White Rabbit," "Sweeter Than Honey," "Somebody to Love," and "Volunteers." They may have been drawing on the past but they were sounding very mid-'70s, relying on thick, heavy guitars and extended instrumental sections that felt grittier than psychedelia. Of course, that grittiness is unintentionally emphasized on this release via the insanely thin audio quality; this sounds grainy and brittle, as if it were recorded off an AM radio. Nevertheless, the performance is powerful enough to make it worth hearing, at least for hardcore fans who can see through the aural flaws and appreciate a strong show from a band that was on the cusp of change.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/03/2013
Label: Real Gone Music
UPC: 0848064001836
catalogNumber: 400183
Rank: 13497

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jefferson Starship   Primary Artist
Marty Balin   Group Member
Grace Slick   Group Member
Pete Sears   Group Member
Papa John Creach   Group Member
Paul Kantner   Group Member
Craig Chaquico   Group Member
John Barbata   Group Member
David Freiberg   Group Member

Technical Credits

Marty Balin   Composer
Grace Slick   Composer
Robert Hunter   Composer
Pete Sears   Composer
Papa John Creach   Composer
Paul Kantner   Composer
Craig Chaquico   Composer
David Freiberg   Composer
Steven Schuster   Composer
Darby Slick   Composer
Vic Smith   Composer
Roger Spotts   Composer
Rob Santos   Producer
Byong Yu   Composer
Richie Unterberger   Liner Notes
Gordon Anderson   Producer

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