Crown of Creation was released in 1968 and is the fourth album by the San Francisco rock band Jefferson Airplane, released as RCA Victor LSP-4058 (stereo). A mono version was released only to radio in the US (as LPM-4058), but was released commercially in other countries. This was the last Jefferson Airplane album to be released in mono. In addition, although the cover features the newer "modern" RCA Victor logos, initial stereo pressings and all mono pressings were on the black "Nipper" label (instead of the orange label associated with those logos). The album peaked at number 6 on the album charts and was eventually certified gold. The David Crosby-penned "Triad" is the only track not composed by an Airplane member, except that the lyrics to the title song are based on lines from John Wyndham's novel The Chrysalids) - unattributed, but with his permission. "Triad" was previously rejected for release by Crosby's group The Byrds as being too risqué.
^The song "Lather" was written in part for drummer Spencer Dryden's 30th birthday, and in part for bassist Jack Casady's arrest for nudity at Santa Cruz.
^"Sampled with permission and most appropriately from John Wyndham's 'The Chrysalids', written specifically, originally, and humorously/ironically for and at the request of The Hubert Humphrey campaign for President, 1967 or -8 or so" - Kantner, Paul (2003). Lyrica - Paul Kantner's Theory of Everything. Little Dragon Press.
^Frank Zappa is credited as the "leader" on "Would You Like a Snack?". Zappa bandmates Art Tripp, Ian Underwood and Don Preston also appear. Zappa released a song by the same name on 200 Motels, which is completely unrelated to the Jefferson Airplane track. The melody of that track is from Zappa's "Holiday in Berlin" composition, whereas the Jefferson Airplane track is an original composition. "Would You Like a Snack?" was first issued as part of the Jefferson Airplane Loves You box set in 1992. .