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Thanks for signing up! How Do I Whitelist Observer? Below are steps you can take in order to whitelist Observer. We will activate your subscription once you click the confirmation link inside this email. 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 effort bowed as the first psychedelic-rock breakout from the potent San Francisco scene, climbing to 3 and boasting two Top 10 singles.
By bringing the then-unpolluted counterculture to the attention of the mainstream, the effort ranked by Rolling Stone on its Greatest Albums of All Time eradicated boundaries and opened up creative vistas for a parade of likeminded artists that followed.
Offering wider, deeper grooves for better information retrieval and superior pacing, this deluxe set gives listeners the chance to enjoy Jefferson Airplane's blockbuster set in faithful-to-the-original mono without having to pay a premium.
Along with immersive detail and dynamics, the level of instrumental and vocal separation allows the sensory-altering songs' complexities to emerge with full-bloom color and renewed perspective. While fans have always preferred the original mono version of the LP, it went out of print soon after its release, causing prices to soar. Garcia himself recalled in a mid interview that he played the high lead on "Today" in addition to playing guitar on two other songs "Plastic Fantastic Lover" and "Comin' Back to Me" and rearranging "Somebody to Love.
McStep B. More recently, in his biography, he says, "I used to think about him as co-producer, but now that I really know what a producer is, the producer of that record was Rick Jarrard. Jerry was a combination arranger, musician, and sage counsel. Two singles were released later in the year, " Somebody to Love " and " White Rabbit ", peaked respectively at number five and number eight on the Billboard Hot chart and are the band's only Top 40 hits on that chart.
The mono version was deleted in the late s and remained unavailable until A re-issue by RCA was released as a limited edition gold CD and contained both the stereo and mono recordings. Both mixes were later included as part of the Ignition box set on a standard aluminum CD.
Another stereo reissue appeared on August 19, , with six bonus tracks, including the mono A-sides of "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit". The reissue was produced by Bob Irwin. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jefferson Airplane. Folk rock   psychedelic rock  acid rock . Marshall Cavendish. ISBN Retrieved 1 September Retrieved 7 December Psychedelia: the long strange trip.
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