Thirty Seconds Over Winterland

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Thirty Seconds Over Winterland
Live album by Jefferson Airplane
Released April 1973
Recorded August 24–25, 1972 Chicago Auditorium, Chicago, September 21–22, 1972 Winterland Arena, San Francisco
Genre Rock
Length 38:13
Label Grunt
Producer Jefferson Airplane
Jefferson Airplane chronology
Long John Silver
Thirty Seconds Over Winterland
Early Flight
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 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 as Grunt BFL1-0147.[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. In 1994 the group sued Berkeley Systems, claiming that the toasters were a copy of the winged toasters featured on this cover.[3] The band's case was lost because Berkeley claimed no prior knowledge of the artwork, and the judge noted the band had failed to trademark the cover art.

Track listing[edit]

Track times from original Vinyl release.[4]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Have You Seen the Saucers?" (recorded September 21 at Winterland) Paul Kantner 4:15
2. "Feel So Good" (recorded September 22 at Winterland) Jorma Kaukonen 11:10
3. "Crown of Creation" (recorded August 25 at Chicago Auditorium) Kantner 4:05
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "When the Earth Moves Again" (recorded August 25 at Chicago Auditorium) Kantner 4:05
2. "Milk Train" (recorded August 25 at Chicago Auditorium) Grace Slick, Papa John Creach, Roger Spotts 3:57
3. "Trial by Fire" (recorded August 24 at Chicago Auditorium) Kaukonen 5:00
4. "Twilight Double Leader" (recorded September 21 at Winterland) Kantner 5:41


Personnel credits from original Vinyl release.[4]


  • 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". Retrieved 9 August 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. 
  3. ^ "Another Poppin' Fresh Lawsuit", Wired, October 1994
  4. ^ a b Thirty Seconds Over Winterland (Vinyl back). Jefferson Airplane. New York City: RCA. 1973. BFL1-0147.