Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow 150g Mono LP
All-Analog Mastering From Original Mono Masters!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 146/500!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time - "White Rabbit" - Rated 483/500, "Somebody To Love" - Rated 279/500!
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the January 2003 Issue of Stereophile!
Feed your head with the rare mono edition of this spellbinding time-capsule from the epicenter of the Summer of Love, San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, circa 1967. On their groundbreaking first album with Grace Slick, the Jefferson Airplane brought their freshly-blooming psychedelia to the world at large with
"White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love." On High-Definition vinyl, from the original analog masters.
Rare original mono mix reissued for the first time on vinyl. Classic album with the enduring hits Somebody To Love and White Rabbit. All-analog mastering from the original mono masters.
"Psychedelic scholars have long tried to pin down just what the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia did on this album (he is credited as "musical and spiritual adviser"). But the real trip is the Airplane's concise sorcery, a hallucinatory distillation of folk-blues vocals, garage-rock guitar and crisp pop songwriting. The effects were felt nationwide. Grace Slick's vocal showcases, "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love," made Surrealistic Pillow a commercial smash during San Francisco's Summer of Love, and Marty Balin's spectral "Today" is still the greatest ballad of that city's glory days." - www.rollingstone.com
"White Rabbit" was a trippy rock & roll bolero written by Airplane vocalist Slick. "Our parents read us stories like Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz," Slick said. "They all have a place where children get drugs, and are able to fly or see an Emerald City or experience extraordinary animals and people… And our parents are suddenly saying, 'Why are you taking drugs?' Well, hello!" - Rolling Stone
"'Somebody' was about 'doubt and disillusionment,' according to Darby Slick, who wrote it in the Great Society. His sister-in-law Grace brought the song to the Airplane, whose hard-edged rendition became one of the S.F. scene’s first hits. The Airplane made buttons that read jefferson airplane loves you; Great Society countered with ones that said the great society really doesn’t like you much at all." - Rolling Stone
1. She Has Funny Cars
2. Somebody To Love
3. My Best Friend
5. Comin' Back To Me
6. 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds
8. How Do You Feel
9. Embryonic Journey
10. White Rabbit
11. Plastic Fantastic Lover