• Jefferson Airplane - Takes Off
    (RCA Records  1971  SF8195)
    UK Pressing

    Front Laminated Sleeve in Excellent condition
    - some wear along spine edge - back cover has some numbers written in top left corner

    Vinyl in Nr MINT condition

    Jefferson Airplane was a rock band based in San Francisco, California, who pioneered psychedelic rock. Formed in 1965, the group defined the San Francisco Sound and was the first from the Bay Area to achieve international commercial success. They were headliners at the three most famous American rock festivals of the 1960s—Monterey (1967), Woodstock (1969) and Altamont (1969)—and the first Isle of Wight Festival (1968)  in England. Their 1967 break-out album Surrealistic Pillow ranks on the short list of most significant recordings of the "Summer of Love". Two songs from that album, "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit", are among Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time."

    The "classic" lineup of Jefferson Airplane, from October 1966 to February 1970, was Marty Balin (vocals), Paul Kantner (guitar, vocals), Grace Slick (vocals), Jorma Kaukonen (lead guitar, vocals), Jack Casady (bass), and Spencer Dryden (drums). The group broke up in 1972 and split into two bands: Hot Tuna and Jefferson Starship. Jefferson Airplane was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and was presented with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

    Jefferson Airplane Takes Off is the debut album of San Francisco rock band Jefferson Airplane, released in August 1966 as RCA Victor LSP-3584 (stereo) & LPM-3584 (mono). The personnel differ from the later "classic" lineup and the music is more folk-rock than the harder psychedelic sound for which the band later became famous. Signe Toly Anderson was the female vocalist and Skip Spence played drums. Both left the group shortly after the album's release and were replaced by Grace Slick and Spencer Dryden, respectively.

    Track listing

    • All lead vocals by Marty except where noted
    Side one  
    No. Title Writer(s) Length  
    1. "Blues from an Airplane"   Marty Balin, Skip Spence 2:10
    2. "Let Me In" (lead vocals: Paul) Balin, Paul Kantner 2:55
    3. "Bringing Me Down"   Balin, Kantner 2:22
    4. "It's No Secret"   Balin 2:37
    5. "Tobacco Road"   Clay Warnick[n 1] 3:26
    Side two  
    No. Title Writer(s) Length  
    1. "Come Up the Years"   Balin, Kantner 2:30
    2. "Run Around" (lead vocals: Paul) Balin, Kantner 2:35
    3. "Let's Get Together" (lead vocals: Paul, Signe, Marty) Chester Powers 3:32
    4. "Don't Slip Away"   Balin, Spence 2:31
    5. "Chauffeur Blues" (lead vocals: Signe) Lester Melrose 2:25
    6. "And I Like It"   Balin, Jorma Kaukonen 3:16


    • Marty Balin – vocals, rhythm guitar
    • Signe Toly Anderson – vocals, percussion
    • Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar
    • Paul Kantner – rhythm guitar, vocals
    • Jack Casady – bass
    • Skip Spence – drums (except on "Go to Her," alternate version of "And I Like It," and alternate version of "Chauffeur Blues")
    • Spencer Dryden – drums on "Go to Her," alternate version of "And I Like It," and alternate version of "Chauffeur Blues"


    • Tommy Oliver – producer
    • Matthew Katz – manager, producer
    • Dave Hassinger – engineer
    • Recorded in RCA Victor's Music Center of the World, Hollywood, California

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    • Product Code: SF8195
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    • £17.99

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