Across the Sea of Suns (album)

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Across the Sea of Suns
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Live album by Jefferson Starship
Released November 6, 2001
Genre Rock
Psychedelic rock
Label Zebra Records
Producer Michael Gaiman
Ricky Schultz (exec.)
Jefferson Starship chronology
Greatest Hits: Live at the Fillmore
(1999)
Across the Sea of Suns
(2001)
Jefferson's Tree of Liberty
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Across the Sea of Suns is a Jefferson Starship live album. The album was produced by using recordings from four different live venues: The Bottom Line in New York City; The IMAC at Huntington, New York; New Park Entertainment in Philadelphia; and The Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania. The album had further studio production at American Recording in Calabasas, California. Most of the tracks used for the final album were from The Bottom Line, and none of the tracks recorded in Philadelphia were used. The album was released as a double CD. Grace Slick provided liner notes, writing her own thoughts about sixteen of the songs included.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Caroline"Marty Balin, Paul Kantner5:21
2."She Has Funny Cars"Jorma Kaukonen, Balin5:09
3."When the Earth Moves Again"Kantner4:11
4."Good Shepherd"traditional, arranged by Kaukonen5:42
5."Today"Balin, Kantner2:47
6."D. C. B. A. – 25"Kantner2:41
7."Eskimo Blue Day"Grace Slick, Kantner6:54
8."How Do You Feel"Tom Mastin3:37
9."Miracles"Balin7:09
10."Have You Seen the Stars Tonite" / "XM" / "Embryonic Journey"David Crosby, Kantner / Kantner, Phil Sawyer, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart / Kaukonen3:45 / 0:57 / 2:55
11."Starship"Kantner, Slick, Balin, Gary Blackman6:16
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."There Will Be Love"Kantner, Balin, Craig Chaquico4:51
2."Hearts"Jesse Barish9:11
3."Hey Fredrick"Slick5:56
4."When I Was a Boy I Watched the Wolves"Kantner, Slick5:08
5."Hyperdrive"Slick, Pete Sears7:06
6."You're Bringing Me Down"Balin, Kantner2:35
7."The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil"Kantner10:24
8."Mexico" / "Wooden Ships"Slick / Crosby, Kantner, Stephen Stills1:56 / 6:50
9."Somebody to Love" / "Volunteers"Darby Slick / Balin, Kantner2:57 / 6:24
Bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
10."My Best Friend"Skip Spence2:51
11."J. P. P. McStep B. Blues"Spence3:05

Personnel[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • John Ferensic – organ on "Good Shepherd", "Miracles", "Hearts" and "Hey Frederick"

Production[edit]

  • Michael Gaiman – producer, engineer, recordist, manager
  • Ricky Schultz – executive producer
  • Bill Cooper – assistant engineer
  • Michael Eisenstein – stage manager, guitar technician
  • Allen Pepper – live producer at the Bottom Line
  • Michael Rothbard – live producer at Intermedia Arts Center
  • Bill Rogers – live producer at New Park Entertainment
  • Sid Payne – live producer at New Park Entertainment
  • Roy Snyder – live producer at The Keswick Theatre
  • "Good Shepherd", "Miracles", "Hearts" and "Hey Frederick" recorded June 22, 2001, at the Keswick Theatre
  • "My Best Friend" and "J. P. P. McStep B. Blues" recorded February 19, 1999, at the IMAC in Huntington, New York
  • All other tracks recorded June 3, 2001, at The Bottom Line in New York City
  • Edited by Bill Cooper and Ricky at American Recording, Calabasas, California
  • Mastered by Joe Gastwirt at Ocean View Digital Mastering, Los Angeles
  • Grace Slick – liner notes
  • Doug Veloric – other notes
  • NASA – cover art
  • Brian Lehrhoff – live band photography
  • Doug Haverty – Art Direction & Design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Across the Sea of Suns - Jefferson Starship | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 September 2011.

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