Thirty Seconds Over Winterland

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Thirty Seconds Over Winterland
Live album by
ReleasedApril 1973
RecordedAugust 24–25, 1972 Chicago Auditorium, Chicago, September 21–22, 1972 Winterland Arena, San Francisco
LabelGrunt/RCA Records
ProducerJefferson Airplane
Jefferson Airplane chronology
Long John Silver
Thirty Seconds Over Winterland
Early Flight
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4.5/5 stars[2]

Thirty Seconds Over Winterland is an album by the American psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane. It was recorded live in August and September 1972, at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago and the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. It was released in April 1973; reflecting the band's declining commercial stature, it only peaked at No. 52 on the Billboard chart.[1]

Recorded during the Long John Silver tour, Thirty Seconds Over Winterland was the band's second live album, after Bless Its Pointed Little Head. The complete final concert of this tour may be heard on the Last Flight CD, released in 2007.

Flying Toasters lawsuit[edit]

In 1989, software company Berkeley Systems released its immensely popular After Dark screensaver. The best-known of the various screensaver options was Flying Toasters.[3][4] Jefferson Airplane sued Berkeley Systems in 1994, claiming that the toasters were a copy of the winged toasters featured on the Thirty Seconds album cover.[5] The band's case was lost because Berkeley claimed no prior knowledge of the artwork, jacket cover art work had to be registered separately from the sound recording, and the judge noted the band had failed to trademark the cover art.[6][7][8]

Track listing[edit]

Track times from original vinyl release.[9]

Side one
1."Have You Seen the Saucers?" (recorded September 21 at Winterland)Paul Kantner4:15
2."Feel So Good" (recorded September 22 at Winterland)Jorma Kaukonen11:10
3."Crown of Creation" (recorded August 25 at Chicago Auditorium)Kantner4:05

Side two
1."When the Earth Moves Again" (recorded August 25 at Chicago Auditorium)Kantner4:05
2."Milk Train" (recorded August 25 at Chicago Auditorium)Grace Slick, Papa John Creach, Roger Spotts3:57
3."Trial by Fire" (recorded August 24 at Chicago Auditorium)Kaukonen5:00
4."Twilight Double Leader" (recorded September 21 at Winterland)Kantner5:41
CD Reissue Bonus Tracks
1."Wooden Ships"Kantner, David Crosby, Stephen Stills6:37
2."Long John Silver"Grace Slick, Jack Casady5:32
3."Come Back Baby" 7:08
5."Diana / Volunteers"Kantner, Slick / Marty Balin, Kantner6:06


Personnel credits from original vinyl release.[9]


  • Produced and arranged by Jefferson Airplane
  • Pat "Maurice" Ieraci – production coordinator
  • Don Gooch – recording engineer
  • Mallory "Mallory" Earl – mixing engineer
  • Recorded by Wally Heider's remote unit
  • Mixed at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
  • Bruce Steinberg – album design, illustration, photography
  • Randy Tuten – inner sleeve art: photo frames
  • Greg Irons – inner sleeve art: "Gruntman"
  • Heavy Water Lights (Joan Chase, Mary Ann Mayer, and John Hardham) – light show
  • Acy Lehman – art coordination



Year Chart Position
1973 Billboard Pop Albums 52


  1. ^ a b Planer, Lindsay (2011). "Thirty Seconds Over Winterland - Jefferson Airplane | AllMusic". Archived from the original on June 21, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2011.
  2. ^ Davis, Stephen (2011). "Jefferson Airplane: Thirty Seconds Over Winterland : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
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  4. ^ Berkeley Systems, Inc. v. Delrina Corp., No. C-93-3545-EFL (N.D. Cal. Oct. 21, 1993), reprinted in 18 Computer L. Rep. 626 (1994)
  5. ^ "Another Poppin' Fresh Lawsuit" Archived 2016-12-22 at the Wayback Machine, Wired, October 1994
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  7. ^ "In Jefferson Airplane v. Berkeley Systems, Inc., 32 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1632 (N.D. Cal. 1994), the district court deferred to Office registration regulations and practices presented by then-music examiner Marybeth Peters. The court held that a pre-1978 registration for a sound recording does not cover artwork on the album cover. Under practices governing sound recordings registered under the 1909 Act, jacket cover art work had to be registered separately from the sound recording, and the court was unwilling to rule that a Class N registration covered all the copyrightable authorship owned by the plaintiff." page 14, 98th ANNUAL REPORT OF THE REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS For the fiscal year ending September 30 1995 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / WASHINGTON, D.C. / 1996
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  9. ^ a b Thirty Seconds Over Winterland (Vinyl back). Jefferson Airplane. New York City: RCA. 1973. BFL1-0147.CS1 maint: others (link)