180 Gram Vinyl Record
180-gram black/white/gray swirl colored vinyl
Limited edition gatefold LP pressed at RTI!
Liner notes from founding members Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady
1967 was an amazing year for rock music, and San Francisco was the place to be for legendary classic rock bands like Jefferson Airplane.
After their debut album Takes Off, Jefferson Airplane changed line-ups with the addition of future superstar lead vocalist Grace Slick, and jazz/rock drummer Spencer Dryden and delivered the monumental classic Surrealistic Pillow. Along with founders Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and their musical and spiritual advisor Jerry Garcia, Surrealistic Pillow would become one of the most important albums of all time, as well as defining the Summer of Love.
With a groundswell of support from the hip record buying public to major airplay at both underground FM and pop radio stations, the LP was received incredibly well. Featuring two smash singles with "Somebody To Love" and "White Rabbit," both tunes would go on to become rock music and social anthems for the turbulent '60s.
Even more stellar album tracks like "She Has Funny Cars," "3/5 Of A Mile In Ten Seconds," and "Plastic Fantastic Lover" would all become standard Airplane classics in the years to follow.
"Jam bands" began with groups like Jefferson Airplane. Therefore it's no surprise to hear the wonderful workouts by dual guitarists Jorma Kaukonen and Paul Kantner along with Grace Slick and Marty Balin's power vocals plus the bass of Jack Casady and Spencer Drydens' drum work on this watershed release.
This first time audiophile vinyl release is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso. The LP is pressed for a short time on black, white and gray swirl colored vinyl at RTI and features new liner notes from Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady in a first-time gatefold cover.
|She Has Funny Cars|
|Somebody To Love|
|My Best Friend|
|Comin' Back To Me|
|3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds|
|How Do You Feel|
|Plastic Fantastic Lover|