Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (remastered / bonus tracks)

SKU 28-RCA50351.2
The second album by the Jefferson Airplane, and the one with both their big hits! Pretty essential West Coast psychedelia. "This newly remastered 2003 deluxe edition contains bonus tracks. Jefferson Airplane: Grace Slick (vocals, recorder, piano, organ); Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, Marty Balin (vocals, guitar); Jack Casady (guitar, bass); Spencer Dryden (percussion). Recorded at RCA Victor's Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, California. Originally released on RCA Victor (3766). Includes liner notes by Jeff Tamarkin and Bill Thompson. From the opening, hard-edged chords of "She Has Funny Cars," it is apparent that Surrealistic Pillow, Jefferson Airplane's sophomore effort, is a far more spiky beast than the band's debut. The public must have felt that as well--the album became not only San Francisco's soundtrack to the Summer Of Love, but all of America's. It spawned two Top-10 classics ("Somebody To Love" and "White Rabbit") and established the Airplane as one of the main pop voices of the cultural revolution. Some of the newfound dynamism can be attributed to personnel changes. Singer-keyboardist Grace Slick, who joined the Airplane following a stint in the mildly successful Great Society, had a unique artistic gleam her predecessor, Signe Anderson, never possessed--both of the aforementioned hits were songs she'd written for her former band. And new percussionist Spencer Dryden could make the music shake with heretofore unseen polyrhythms, or walk a straight line with militaristic precision. Surrealistic Pillow's other strengths lay in the band's boldly diverse sound. Originally released in 1967, this RCA/BMG Heritage remastered reissue adds 6 bonus tracks 'In The Morning', 'J.P.P. Me Stop B. Blues', 'Go To Her', 'Come Back Baby', 'Somebody To Love' (mono single version) & 'White Rabbit' (mono single version). This groundbreaking piece of folk-rock-based psychedelia includes a 12-page booklet with extensive liner notes, detailed track listing & rare photos. Voted one of Rolling Stone's Essential 200 albums. 2003."
  • LabelRCA
  • UPC828765035125
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