Introspection Late Night Partying. Unfortunately, the budget packaging offers not a clue, other than that it was licensed from Sony BMG. I could only compare selected cuts on these albums with the same cuts mastered by Bill Lacey on "Jefferson Airplane Loves You" and can report that the new discs are notably less muddy and offer a much enhanced high end. They sound like they could be era masters, but whether they will please hard core audiophiles, I can't say. I no longer owned these discs on either LP or CD, so, for the price, I'm satisfied, unless and until Sony BMG comes up with reasonably priced new releases that reproduce the original brown bag and cigar box packaging.
Let me add that listening to the entire Long John Silver album after a gap of perhaps 34 years was a revelation. An album I recalled as being mediocre suddenly came alive with a vocal and instrumental ferocity that double tracking aside seemed almost like JA at their "live" best.
Instead of reviewing the albums, per se, I'll focus on this particular package. I'm giving it a 5-star rating because 1 you can get two hard to find albums in one purchase 2 at a great price.
Sound quality 3 is very good. Cover art 4 is included on the discs and can be imported into your system of choice and 5 the discs retain the integrity of the original albums for easy recognition by iTunes or whatever you like. Great way to fill out holes in your collection. Here I am, still replacing old vinyl with CDs, while the rest of the world has moved on to MP3 and the real audiophiles have gone back to vinyl. That's life. Great buy IF you like the music.
I think Bark was an overlooked minor gem, but am still not that fond of LJS. For this I got two albums for the price of one. These albums were the last of the Jefferson Airplane before the horrible albums. The big thing missing here is the silky smooth voice of Marty Balin who left the band in and later returned in The male voice replacement for him drummer Joey Harrington didn't come close to replacing him.
These albums also had alot more of Hot Tuna tunes played under the name of Jefferson Airplane. The fracturing of the band is clearly felt. Excellent sound,cleaner than the vinyl versions I used to have. Booklet was awesome also. I'm very pleased with this purchase. I bought these two albums when they first came out in vinyl. Any Jefferson Airplane lover must have these in your collection.
At the time, he and bassist Jack Casady had already recorded two albums for their spin-off blues rock group Hot Tuna. An accompanying single, the Covington-led "Pretty as You Feel", was the band's final top American hit, peaking at number 60 in Billboard and number 35 in Cashbox. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Main Album Bark Bark , Jefferson Airplane 's seventh album, was an album of firsts: it was the first Airplane album in almost two years, the first made after the arrival of violinist Papa John Creach and the departure of band founder Marty Balin , and the first to be released on the group's own Grunt Records label.
It was also the first Airplane album made after the onset of that familiar rock group disease, solo career-itis. Rhythm guitarist Paul Kantner had released his Blows Against the Empire , and Hot Tuna , the band formed by lead guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady , had released two albums since the last Airplane group release, Volunteers.
Bark , perhaps as a result, was not so much a group record as a bunch of songs made by alternating solo artists with backup by the other group members. Did someone say White Album? Kantner 's tunes were science-fiction epics reminiscent of Blows ; Kaukonen 's "Feel So Good" and the instrumental "Wild Turkey" were indistinguishable from Hot Tuna music, while his lilting ballad, "Third Week in the Chelsea," was nothing less than his resignation from the band, rendered in song; while Grace Slick 's two contributions were characteristically idiosyncratic.
The album's surprise was "Pretty as You Feel," a chart single that emerged out of a jam between new drummer Joey Covington , Casady , and Kaukonen. All of which is to say that there were some excellent songs on Bark as well as some mediocre ones , even if the whole added up to less than the sum of the parts.