Gold (Jefferson Starship album)

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Compilation album by Jefferson Starship
Released January 22, 1979
Genre Rock
Length 55:22
Label Grunt
Producer Larry Cox, Jefferson Starship
Jefferson Starship chronology
Freedom at Point Zero
(1979)Freedom at Point Zero1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B-)[2]

Gold is a 1979 compilation album by Jefferson Starship. The tracks come from their 1974 - 1978 albums, Dragon Fly, Red Octopus, Spitfire, and Earth.

The album originally had a shortened single version of "Miracles"; early pressings of the CD repeated this, but later editions had the full-length version from the album Red Octopus. The original record release also contained a 7-inch 45 RPM single, "Light the Sky on Fire", that was recorded for Star Wars Holiday Special, along with an extra track from Dragon Fly. This single is included in the later CD releases as tracks 6 and 12. "Light the Sky on Fire" reached #66 and Gold reached #20 on the Billboard charts.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Ride the Tiger" (from Dragon Fly) Byong Yu, Grace Slick, Paul Kantner Paul Kantner 5:06
2. "Caroline" (from Dragon Fly) Marty Balin Paul Kantner 7:27
3. "Play On Love" (single version A-side Grunt #FB-10456 from Red Octopus) Grace Slick Pete Sears 3:12
4. "Miracles" (single version A-side Grunt #FB-10367, from Red Octopus) Marty Balin Marty Balin 3:25
5. "Fast Buck Freddie" (from Red Octopus) Grace Slick Craig Chaquico 3:23
Side two
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "With Your Love" (from Spitfire) Marty Balin, Joey Covington, Vic Smith Marty Balin, Covington, Smith 3:33
2. "St. Charles" (from Spitfire) Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, Jesse Barish, Chaquico, Thunderhawk Paul Kantner, Craig Chaquico 6:38
3. "Count on Me" (from Earth) Barish Barish 3:14
4. "Love Too Good" (single version B-side Grunt FB #11374, from Earth) Gabriel Robles Craig Chaquico 4:37
5. "Runaway" (single version A-side Grunt FB #11274, from Earth) N. Q. Dewey N. Q. Dewey 3:40



  • Jefferson Starship – producer
  • Larry Cox – producer
  • Pat Ieraci (Maurice) – production coordinator
  • Bill Thompson – manager
  • Jacky Kaukonen – managerial director
  • Bill Laudner – road manager
  • Cynthia Bowman – publicity
  • Heidi Howell – publicity
  • Lora Lovrien – assisting assistant
  • Adryan Havelka – publishing expert
  • Paul Dowell – equipment manager
  • Jeff Baum, Jim Coe, Jim Hill, Skip Johnson, Dave Mairs, Doug McGuire – Starship crew
  • Mike Fischer – trucking
  • John Golden – mastering at Kendun Recorders, Burbank
  • Tim Bryant / Gribbitt! – art direction
  • Tim Bryant, George Corsillo / Gribbitt! – album design
  • Annie Leibovitz – photography


  1. ^ "Gold". Allmusic. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "CG: Jefferson Starship". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-01-06.