Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane Takes Off 180g LP (Blue Vinyl)
180g Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl!
Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso!
Pressed at RTI!
1966 was an amazing year for rock music, and San Francisco was the place to be
for legendary classic rock band like Jefferson Airplane. With a top billing in
intimate setting like The Matrix and the Fillmore West, the soon to be legendary
musicians would become one of the first San Francisco rock groups to sign a
major recording contract.
Jefferson Airplane's Takes Off album exhibits the making of a groundbreaking
band, combining their folk, rock and blues roots while recording a dynamic rock
LP for the masses. Documenting their journey together, Takes Off shows how Signe
Anderson, Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Skip Spence
(Moby Grape) incredibly gel in the studio with amazing results. As Jorma
Kaukonen states, "You just can't plan this kind of thing."
The 1966 record buying public reacted generously and gave the band their first
gold album as well as a hit single with the Marty Balin rocker "It's No Secret".
Even more stellar album tracks like "Blues From an Airplane", "Come Up The
Years" and "Chauffeur Blues" would all become standard Airplane classics in the
years to follow.
Several months later in 1967, the band would go on to control the top rungs of
the charts and become one of the most influential bands in classic rock and
change popular music history.
Friday Music is honored to present another exciting installment in their
Jefferson Airplane 180g Audiophile Vinyl series with the groundbreaking "Takes
Off" LP. Their debut RCA album showcases the newly crowned rock champions in a
light that many just read about, who now have an impeccably mastered document to
hear for all time.
This first time audiophile vinyl release is impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso.
The LP is pressed for a short time on Translucent Blue Vinyl at RTI, featuring
new liner notes from Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady in a first time gatefold
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Translucent Blue Vinyl
• Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
• Pressed at RTI
• Gatefold jacket
• New liner notes by Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady
1. Blues From An Airplane
2. Let Me In
3. Bringing me Down
4. It's No Secret
5. Tobacco Road
1. Come Up the Years
2. Run Around
3. Let's Get Together
4. Don't Slip Away
5. Chauffeur Blues
6. And I Like It