2400 Fulton Street

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2400 Fulton Street
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedMarch 1987 (vinyl), 1990 (expanded CD)
GenrePsychedelic rock
Length131:47
LabelRCA Records
ProducerBill Thompson
Randy Miller
Paul Atkinson
Jefferson Airplane chronology
Flight Log
(1977)
2400 Fulton Street
(1987)
Jefferson Airplane
(1989)

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 mansion the band bought in 1966 and used as a residence. It is located on a border of Golden Gate Park.

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. Levi Strauss had sought out three contemporary acts to help market the new product ; Jefferson Airplane, The Sopwith Camel and the West Coast Natural Gas Co were selected and performed unstructured radio pieces which were then used in the commercials[1]. The short radio spots aired nationally in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

Beginnings
No.TitleWriter(s)Original AlbumLength
1."It's No Secret"Marty BalinJefferson Airplane Takes Off2:39
2."Come up the Years"Balin, Paul KantnerJefferson Airplane Takes Off2:32
3."My Best Friend"Skip SpenceSurrealistic Pillow3:02
4."Somebody to Love"Darby SlickSurrealistic Pillow2:59
5."Comin' Back to Me"BalinSurrealistic Pillow5:22
6."Embryonic Journey"Jorma KaukonenSurrealistic Pillow1:54
7."She Has Funny Cars"Kaukonen, BalinSurrealistic Pillow3:10
8."Let's Get Together"Chet PowersJefferson Airplane Takes Off3:36
9."Blues from an Airplane"Balin, SpenceJefferson Airplane Takes Off2:03
10."J.P.P. Mcstep B. Blues"SpenceEarly Flight2:47
Psychedelia
No.TitleWriter(s)Original AlbumLength
11."Plastic Fantastic Lover"BalinSurrealistic Pillow2:37
12."Wild Tyme"KantnerAfter Bathing at Baxter's3:08
13."The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil"KantnerAfter Bathing at Baxter's4:36
14."A Small Package of Value Will Come to You, Shortly"Spencer Dryden, Gary Blackman, Bill ThompsonAfter Bathing at Baxter's1:32
15."White Rabbit"Grace SlickSurrealistic Pillow2:34
16."Won't You Try/Saturday Afternoon"KantnerAfter Bathing at Baxter's5:04
17."Lather"G. SlickCrown of Creation2:58
18."Fat Angel"Donovan LeitchBless Its Pointed Little Head7:39
19."The Last Wall of the Castle"KaukonenAfter Bathing at Baxter's2:44
20."Greasy Heart"G. SlickCrown of Creation3:24

Disc Two[edit]

Revolution
No.TitleWriter(s)Original AlbumLength
1."We Can Be Together"KantnerVolunteers5:50
2."Crown of Creation"KantnerCrown of Creation2:54
3."Mexico (different mix from the single)"G. Slick"Mexico" single A-side and Early Flight1:52
4."Wooden Ships"Kantner, David Crosby, Stephen StillsVolunteers6:23
5."Rejoyce"G. SlickAfter Bathing at Baxter's4:02
6."Volunteers" (live)Balin, KantnerWoodstock3:05
7."Have You Seen the Saucers?"Kantner"Mexico" single B-side and Early Flight3:40
8."Eat Starch Mom"Kaukonen, G. SlickLong John Silver4:34
Airplane Parts
No.TitleWriter(s)Original AlbumLength
9."Pretty as You Feel"Jack Casady, Joey Covington, KaukonenBark4:30
10."Martha"KantnerAfter Bathing at Baxter's3:26
11."Today"Balin, KantnerSurrealistic Pillow3:01
12."Triad"CrosbyCrown of Creation4:56
13."Third Week in the Chelsea"KaukonenBark4:35
14."Good Shepherd"Trad., arr. KaukonenVolunteers4:26
15."Eskimo Blue Day"Slick, KantnerVolunteers6:29
16."The Levi Commercials"  1:44

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 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.