Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow

 (Numbered Limited Mono Edition)


Label:

Mobile Fidelity

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AMOB 456
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

45 RPM Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM  



Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow on numbered, limited edition 180-gram 45 RPM mono 2LP!

Acid-rock experimentalism and folk-based arrangements yield mysteriousness, darkness, and beauty

Grace Slick's clarion-call singing matches virtuosic playing by band and guest Jerry Garcia

"How good is this reissue? Listen for yourself. Even dumbed down to an MP3 it's an astonishingly good reissue-better than the original mono in my opinion. The tape's rarely been used since the original release so its still fresh. Recommended without reservation!" — Music = 10/11; Sound = 11/11 - Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com. Read the full review here.

They were the best of times for Jefferson Airplane, and the good vibes are heard throughout the band's iconic Surrealistic Pillow. The group's first album with vocalist Grace Slick and drummer Spencer Dryden, the 1967 effort bowed as the first psychedelic-rock breakout from the potent San Francisco scene, climbing to No. 3 and boasting two Top 10 singles.

The effort ranked by Rolling Stone No. 146 on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time eradicated boundaries and opened up creative vistas for a parade of likeminded artists that followed. Allegedly given its name by Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, who remarked that the music was as surrealistic as a pillow, Jefferson Airplane's sophomore effort remains renowned for its inimitable combination of collective symmetry, concise melodic frameworks, and razor-edged assertiveness.

Grace Slick and Marty Balin duet to enchanting effect on "She Has Funny Cars." Stripped to its bare acoustic foundations, the mellow ballad 0"Comin' Back To Me" shimmers and whispers, a quaint recorder underlining echoing the yearning mood.

Slick's measured deliveries and Alice In Wonderland-inspired lyrics give the bolero-based "White Rabbit" its hallucinogenic power while simultaneously bringing drug references into mainstream culture. The instrumental "Embryonic Journey" hints at the possibilities explored throughout the album and particularly manifested on the gorgeously textured "Today," originally written for Tony Bennett. Inside these 34 minutes, Jefferson Airplane achieves sublime surrealism — and more.

 

 




1. Side 1
2. 1. She Has Funny Cars
3. 2. Somebody to Love
4. 3. My Best Friend
5.
Side 2
6. 4. Today
7. 5. Comin' Back to Me
8.
Side 3
9. 6. 3/5 of a Mile In 10 Seconds
10. 7. D.C.B.A.-25
11. 8. How Do You Feel
12.
Side 4
13. 9. Embryonic Journey
14. 10. White Rabbit
15. 11. Plastic Fantastic Lover

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

G-R-E-A-T

posted on 09/09/2017
5 Stars
amazing recording, and of course one of the greatest albums ever....Several fantastic songs, Embryonic Journey, White Rabbit, Plastic Fantastic Lover, etc...Mono sounds excellent even on a stereo cartridge.


One of the best MOFI reissues I've heard.

posted on 06/06/2017
5 Stars
If you love this album, it's one to have. You will not hear a better copy.


seriously good

posted on 02/13/2016
5 Stars
side 4 of this 45rpm reissue is my new demo disc. white rabbit has to be heard to be believed. the dynamics of the band, grace's vocals & the production are all on full display. just ear-blowingly good.


Better sounding than original RCA mono pressing!

posted on 11/09/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: JT
I've just finished listening to this new 45rpm pressing Surrealistic Pillow and am blown away by how the record conveys warmth with detail while exhibiting a much bigger presence than the original 1967 RCA black label mono LP on my turntable. I must admit thought my system Is far from state of the art,(VPI classic Sound-Smith The Voice), but I think relieving enough to hear differences between pressings. I hope mofi redoes Crown of creation on 45 like they did to American Beauty. Highly recommended.


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