Comin' Back to Me

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"Comin' Back to Me"
Song by Jefferson Airplane
from the album Surrealistic Pillow
RecordedNovember 1, 1966
Genrepsychedelic folk
LabelRCA Victor
Songwriter(s)Marty Balin
Producer(s)Rick Jarrard

"Comin' Back to Me" is a psychedelic folk song by the band Jefferson Airplane. It was written by Marty Balin. The song appeared on Jefferson Airplane's second album, Surrealistic Pillow. Marty Balin recalls that "the song was created while he indulged in some primo-grade marijuana given to him by blues singer Paul Butterfield."[1] After writing the song in one sitting, he immediately went to the studio to record his composition with any available musicians at the studio.[1] The song would later be covered by Rickie Lee Jones and Richie Havens.[1]

It has appeared on the soundtrack of a number of American feature films including Flashback (1990), The Indian Runner (1991), Without Limits (1998), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Moonlight Mile (2002), A Serious Man (2009), and The Age of Adaline (2015).


The mono mix of this song brings out a bass guitar part that, presumably, would have been played by Jack Casady.

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  1. ^ a b c d Surrealistic Pillow 2003 re-release liner notes
  2. ^ "Marty Balin, Marty Balin Greatest Hits". Retrieved November 25, 2016.

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