Early Flight

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Early Flight
Compilation album by Jefferson Airplane
Released February, 1974
Recorded December, 1965, November, 1966 at RCA Studios, Hollywood and February 1970 at Pacific High Recording and Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
Genre Rock
Label Grunt
Producer Rick Jarrard, Matthew Katz, Thomas Oliver
Jefferson Airplane chronology
Thirty Seconds Over Winterland
(1973)
Early Flight
(1974)
Flight Log
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Early Flight is a 1974 compilation album by the American psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane, released as Grunt CYL1-0437. It features previously unreleased material from 1966, 1967, and 1970. The first three tracks come from the recording sessions for Jefferson Airplane Takes Off and feature vocals by Signe Toly Anderson and Skip Spence on drums. "Runnin' 'Round This World" had been previously released as a B-side on the "It's No Secret" single. The closing tracks on side one and the first track from side two come from the recording sessions for Surrealistic Pillow. "Up or Down" comes from the early recording sessions for Bark before Marty Balin chose to leave the band. "Mexico" and "Have You Seen the Saucers?" had been previously released as a single in 1970, but this was the first LP that the two songs appeared on.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "High Flying Bird"   Billy Edd Wheeler 2:30
2. "Runnin' Round This World" (from single B-side RCA #8679) Marty Balin, Paul Kantner 2:21
3. "It's Alright"   Kantner, Skip Spence 2:15
4. "In the Morning"   Jorma Kaukonen 6:25
5. "J.P.P. McStep B. Blues"   Spence 2:48
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Go to Her"   Kantner, Irving Estes 3:58
2. "Up or Down"   Peter Kaukonen 6:18
3. "Mexico" (from single A-side RCA #0343) Grace Slick 2:05
4. "Have You Seen the Saucers?" (from single B-side RCA #0343) Kantner 3:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Marty Balin – guitar, vocals
  • Paul Kantner – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Jorma Kaukonen – lead guitar, vocals
  • Jack Casady – bass
  • Grace Slick – vocals on "J. P. P. McStep B. Blues", "Go to Her", "Mexico", and "Have You Seen the Saucers", piano on "Mexico" and "Have You Seen the Saucers"
  • Spencer Dryden – drums on "In the Morning", "J. P. P. McStep B. Blues", "Go to Her", "Mexico", and "Have You Seen the Saucers"
  • Signe Toly Anderson – vocals on "High Flying Bird", "Runnin' Round This World", and "It's Alright"
  • Skip Spence – drums on "High Flying Bird", "Runnin' Round This World", "It's Alright", and "J. P. P. McStep B. Blues"
  • Joey Covington – drums on "Up or Down", congas and bells on "Have You Seen the Saucers"

Additional Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Pat Ieraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Mallory Earl – mixing engineer
  • Mixed at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
  • Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood
  • Acy Lehman – art direction, cover design
  • Craig DeCamps – inner spread design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eder, Bruce (2011). "Early Flight - Jefferson Airplane | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 

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