Jefferson Starship Live in Central Park, NYC May 12, 1975 (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  RLGM 400183

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Label: Real Gone Music

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Intro: Ride the Tiger
  • 2.Stage Announcement: Fast Buck Freddie
  • 3.The Witcher
  • 4.Stage Announcement: Devil's Den
  • 5.Caroline
  • 6.Driving Me Crazy
  • 7.Papa Creach's Down Home Blues

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Play on Love
  • 2.Better Lying Down
  • 3.Have You Seen the Saucers
  • 4.Come to Life
  • 5.White Rabbit
  • 6.Stage Announcements
  • 7.Sweeter Than Honey
  • 8.Somebody to Love
  • 9.Volunteers

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Richie Unterberger.
Recording information: Central Park, NYC (05/12/1975).
Photographer: Allan Tannenbaum.
Real Gone's double-disc collection Live in Central Park, NYC May 12, 1975 finds Jefferson Starship in a transitional phase. They had only one LP to the Jefferson Starship name -- 1974's Dragon Fly; Red Octopus, the album that firmly established this incarnation as its own entity, had been completed but not released -- so they were still relying heavily on the Jefferson Airplane catalog for this 15-song set, closing out the concert with "White Rabbit," "Sweeter Than Honey," "Somebody to Love," and "Volunteers." They may have been drawing on the past but they were sounding very mid-'70s, relying on thick, heavy guitars and extended instrumental sections that felt grittier than psychedelia. Of course, that grittiness is unintentionally emphasized on this release via the insanely thin audio quality; this sounds grainy and brittle, as if it were recorded off an AM radio. Nevertheless, the performance is powerful enough to make it worth hearing, at least for hardcore fans who can see through the aural flaws and appreciate a strong show from a band that was on the cusp of change. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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  • UPC: 848064001836
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