Jefferson Airplane Takes Off on Limited Edition Colored 180g LP
First Pressing on Colored Vinyl
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Coming together in the fervent folk scene of San Francisco, Marty Balin (vocals), Signe Toly Anderson (vocals), Paul Kantner (guitar) and Jorma Kaukonen (guitar) played their first shows as the Jefferson Airplane in 1965. As their performance chops developed, they continued to fine tune the band, adding Jack Casady (bass) and Skip Spence (drums).
This lineup quickly built a loyal following around town, aided in no small part by San Francisco Chronicle jazz critic Ralph J. Gleason's glowing reviews of their live sets. By December of that year, they had signed to RCA Records for a then-huge $25,000 advance and began recording their debut album, Jefferson Airplane Takes Off.
The 1966 album is a brilliant folk rock document, largely written by the group members themselves. Well-chosen covers include John D. Loudermilk's "Tobacco Road" and Dino Valenti's "Let's Get Together," recorded years before it became a hit for the Younbgbloods under the title "Get Together." Balin and Anderson's vocals blend seamlessly and Kaukonen, Kantner and Casady acquit themselves admirably.
Limited edition colored 180g vinyl pressing from Friday Music, mastered by Joe Reagoso and manufactured at RTI.