Jefferson Airplane Takes Off

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Jefferson Airplane Takes Off

Postby sarah81744 on Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:47 am

I bought the Platinum & Gold edition CD at Best Buy a few months ago. I loved it and have been a fan ever since. Then I wanted JA's real CD's that were actually released in the 60's. So I bought Surrealistic Pillow and I got it in yesterday. I love it even more. I honestly dont think JA can make a bad song! I also ordered After Bathing at Baxter's (which I havent gotten it - and probably won't for a while.)
I wanted to buy Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, but I dont know if it is any good. Does it sound different that Grace isn't singing in it? Grace isnt the whole reason I like the band - but does it still have the same JA sound? I just wanna know if it's worth the money to buy.
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Postby Bill on Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:40 pm

its worth your money. there is more to the JA than grace
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Postby SadieMaeGlutz on Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:33 pm

I would say go for it, it's a pretty good cd even without Grace. Signe, the original singer, was pretty good and Balin has a great voice. Don't buy it expecting it to sound the same as their music with Grace; this album has a blues sound more than anything else.
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Postby cymbal on Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:46 pm

You'll love Takes Off. It actually has one of my favorite JA songs, It's No Secret, on it. Sounds trite, but this is where it all began for them, in terms of getting their vision out there. Elements of folk, blues and more; a bridge between electric folk and what was to become the "San Francisco Sound". Signe's voice is strong and yet harmonizes well with Paul and Marty. After nearly 40 years of listening I still enjoy this album. I have a stereo version I have manged to hang onto throughout these past decades. I believe the original LP was done both in mono and stereo. RCA called it "Dynagroove", whatever the heck that is. Oh, for the innocence of those days :wink:
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Postby sarah81744 on Sun Oct 23, 2005 3:36 pm

Thanks :)

My copies of "Baxters" and "Takes Off" will be at my house soon :)

My goal is to get every JA CD they made, Im getting there.
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Postby SadieMaeGlutz on Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:15 pm

I wanted to add that I love the album covers for Takes Off, Baxter's and Pillow.
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Postby sarah81744 on Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:23 pm

I love Volunteers album cover
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Postby Guest on Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:40 pm

I love the VOLUNTEERS album cover too... All the hilarious liner note spoof... The wonderful artwork on the groovy lyric sheet insert...

Best of all:

The original gatefold sleeve which makes a delicious peanut butter samwich!!!


Postby DonRico1967 on Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:42 pm


That was me!

Weren't logged in!!!

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Postby Mekstat1 on Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:21 pm


I really gotta start paying attention in class...
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Postby freakmeout on Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:52 pm

Yummy yummy yummy I got Volunteers in my tummy.

//is very lame.

My favorite cover HAS to be After Bathing At Baxter's. That plane RULES!
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