2400 Fulton Street

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2400 Fulton Street
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Greatest hits album by Jefferson Airplane
Released March 1987 (vinyl), 1990 (expanded CD)
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 131:47
Label RCA
Producer Bill Thompson
Randy Miller
Paul Atkinson
Jefferson Airplane chronology
Flight Log
(1977)Flight Log1977
2400 Fulton Street
(1987)
Jefferson Airplane
(1989)Jefferson Airplane1989

2400 Fulton Street is a compilation album of music from the San Francisco rock band Jefferson Airplane, originally released in 1987. The title is taken from the street address of a house the band maintained near the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco in the late 1960s.

The CD release is titled "2400 Fulton Street --- The CD Collection", contains eleven tracks not included on other releases, and features the otherwise unavailable Levis radio commercials of 1967. At the time, Levi Strauss marketed a line of jeans that were bleached white by exposure to sea water. Termed White Levis, they nevertheless came in several colors and were popular among surfers along the west coast [1]. Levi Strauss & Co. commissioned two short radio spots, which aired nationally in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

Beginnings
No. Title Writer(s) Original Album Length
1. "It's No Secret" Marty Balin Jefferson Airplane Takes Off 2:39
2. "Come up the Years" Balin, Paul Kantner Jefferson Airplane Takes Off 2:32
3. "My Best Friend" Skip Spence Surrealistic Pillow 3:02
4. "Somebody to Love" Darby Slick Surrealistic Pillow 2:59
5. "Comin' Back to Me" Balin Surrealistic Pillow 5:22
6. "Embryonic Journey" Jorma Kaukonen Surrealistic Pillow 1:54
7. "She Has Funny Cars" Kaukonen, Balin Surrealistic Pillow 3:10
8. "Let's Get Together" Chet Powers Jefferson Airplane Takes Off 3:36
9. "Blues from an Airplane" Balin, Spence Jefferson Airplane Takes Off 2:03
10. "J.P.P. Mcstep B. Blues" Spence Early Flight 2:47
Psychedelia
No. Title Writer(s) Original Album Length
11. "Plastic Fantastic Lover" Balin Surrealistic Pillow 2:37
12. "Wild Tyme" Kantner After Bathing at Baxter's 3:08
13. "The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil" Kantner After Bathing at Baxter's 4:36
14. "A Small Package of Value Will Come to You, Shortly" Spencer Dryden, Gary Blackman, Bill Thompson After Bathing at Baxter's 1:32
15. "White Rabbit" Grace Slick Surrealistic Pillow 2:34
16. "Won't You Try/Saturday Afternoon" Kantner After Bathing at Baxter's 5:04
17. "Lather" G. Slick Crown of Creation 2:58
18. "Fat Angel" Donovan Leitch Bless Its Pointed Little Head 7:39
19. "The Last Wall of the Castle" Kaukonen After Bathing at Baxter's 2:44
20. "Greasy Heart" G. Slick Crown of Creation 3:24

Disc Two[edit]

Revolution
No. Title Writer(s) Original Album Length
1. "We Can Be Together" Kantner Volunteers 5:50
2. "Crown of Creation" Kantner Crown of Creation 2:54
3. "Mexico (different mix from the single)" G. Slick "Mexico" single A-side and Early Flight 1:52
4. "Wooden Ships" Kantner, David Crosby, Stephen Stills Volunteers 6:23
5. "Rejoyce" G. Slick After Bathing at Baxter's 4:02
6. "Volunteers" (live) Balin, Kantner Woodstock 3:05
7. "Have You Seen the Saucers?" Kantner "Mexico" single B-side and Early Flight 3:40
8. "Eat Starch Mom" Kaukonen, G. Slick Long John Silver 4:34
Airplane Parts
No. Title Writer(s) Original Album Length
9. "Pretty as You Feel" Jack Casady, Joey Covington, Kaukonen Bark 4:30
10. "Martha" Kantner After Bathing at Baxter's 3:26
11. "Today" Balin, Kantner Surrealistic Pillow 3:01
12. "Triad" Crosby Crown of Creation 4:56
13. "Third Week in the Chelsea" Kaukonen Bark 4:35
14. "Good Shepherd" Trad., arr. Kaukonen Volunteers 4:26
15. "Eskimo Blue Day" Slick, Kantner Volunteers 6:29
16. "The Levi Commercials"     1:44

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Allmusic's Bruce Eder rated the compilation four out of five stars. He explained that it "[jumps] around a little too much, but provides a look for the uninitiated into the evolution of the group's sound". He concluded by stating that "the sound was a major improvement at the time" and that "the notes contained what was, at the time, perhaps the best easily available account of the group's history."[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. 2400 Fulton Street: An Anthology - Jefferson Airplane at AllMusic. Retrieved July 4, 2011.