Jefferson Airplane Download
Feb 4, 1967 (Late)Fillmore Auditorium (San Francisco, CA)
Jefferson Airplane Download
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Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

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Total Length:
41:11
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Jefferson Airplane Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1The Other Side Of This Life06:02
  2. 2Let's Get Together04:30
  3. 3White Rabbit02:41
  4. 4Come Back Baby07:27
  5. 5My Best Friend03:15
  6. 6Somebody To Love03:33
  7. 7Fat Angel06:06
  8. 8High Flyin' Bird04:14
  9. 9She Has Funny Cars03:23
Item Number:
  • 175-3230-AD
Date:
  • Feb 4, 1967 (Late)
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1The Other Side Of This Life06:02
  2. 2Let's Get Together04:30
  3. 3White Rabbit02:41
  4. 4Come Back Baby07:27
  5. 5My Best Friend03:15
  6. 6Somebody To Love03:33
  7. 7Fat Angel06:06
  8. 8High Flyin' Bird04:14
  9. 9She Has Funny Cars03:23
Total Length:
41:11
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Grace Slick - vocals; Marty Balin - vocals, percussion; Paul Kantner - vocals, guitar; Jorma Kaukonen - lead guitar; Jack Casady - bass; Spencer Dryden - drums

The late October 1966 Jefferson Airplane Fillmore recordings are fascinating historical documents, capturing the band just days before they began recording their classic Surrealistic Pillow album, right at the transition point when Grace Slick joined the group. This early February 1967 run, performed a mere three months later, is perhaps even more interesting, as it captures the band within days of the album's release.

In concert, Grace Slick is beginning to display a much stronger, more charismatic stage presence; and instrumentally, the band has become significantly more aggressive and adventurous, particularly Kaukonen and Casady, who are already beginning to propel the group's sonic directions into areas previously unexplored. This is a magic moment in the band's history, occurring just prior to "The Summer of Love." Within the next few months, the band would begin gaining international attention, and consequently, experience countless new pressures and difficulties that would ultimately cause this classic lineup to splinter into various factions. For a brief time, however - captured clearly on the recordings during this run - Jefferson Airplane's music was truly a group effort and almost perfectly balanced.

The Jefferson Airplane's headlining set from the February 4 evening show is a great example of the band in transition, just as they were beginning to develop the more cohesive sound that would characterize their second album.

They perform "Let's Get Together" and "High Flying Bird," but otherwise the focus is on showcasing material from the new album and tightening concert staples like Fred Neil's "The Other Side Of This Life" and Donovan's "Fat Angel." In addition, Jorma Kaukonen had recently introduced "Come Back Baby" to the band's repertoire, a song that would become a staple of Hot Tuna sets years later. Likewise, both Of Grace Slick's showcases, "Somebody To Love" and "White Rabbit," are featured in this set, and it's obvious that these numbers had potential to propel the band into the next level of commercial success. Unlike the performances prior to the Surrealistic Pillow sessions, here Grace Slick exudes confidence on stage and sheer power in her distinctive vocals.

The band also treats the audience to a near perfect rendition of Skip Spence's "My Best Friend." This lovely arrangement showcases the lovely vocal blend of Marty, Grace and Paul to dramatic effect. The set-closing "She Has Funny Cars" also displays the captivating vocal blend as well as the instrumental prowess of the musicians.

All the elements of the classic Jefferson Airplane sound are finally coming together to create a perfect, expressive balance in the band's music.

Written by Alan Bershaw

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