Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic pillow

      Bruce Eder: ‘The second album by Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow was a groundbreaking piece of folk-rock-based psychedelia, and it hit like a shot heard round the world; where the later efforts from bands like the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and especially, the Charlatans, were initially not too much more than cult successes, Surrealistic Pillow rode the pop charts for most of 1967, soaring into that rarefied Top Five region occupied by the likes of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and so on, to which few American rock acts apart from the Byrds had been able to lay claim since 1964. And decades later the album still comes off as strong as any of those artists’ best work. From the Top Ten singles “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love” to the sublime “Embryonic Journey,” the sensibilities are fierce, the material manages to be both melodic and complex (and it rocks, too), and the performances, sparked by new member Grace Slick on most of the lead vocals, are inspired, helped along by Jerry Garcia (serving as spiritual and musical advisor and sometimes guitarist). Every song is a perfectly cut diamond, too perfect in the eyes of the bandmembers, who felt that following the direction of producer Rick Jarrard and working within three- and four-minute running times, and delivering carefully sung accompaniments and succinct solos, resulted in a record that didn’t represent their real sound. … The group never made a better album, and few artists from the era ever did.’

Release Date February: 1967
Duration: 33:50
Genre: Pop/Rock
Styles: Folk-Rock – Psychedelic/Garage – Contemporary Pop/Rock – Hard Rock
Recording Date: October 31, 1966 – March 6, 1967

 

Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic pillow Tracklist

1) She Has Funny Cars 0:00
2) Somebody To Love 3:02
3) My Best Friend 5:58…
4) Today 9:00
5) Comin’ Back To Me 11:59
6) 3/5 of a Mile In 10 Seconds 17:22
7) D.C.B.A. – 25 21:06
8) How Do You Feel? 23:42
9) Embroyic Journey 27:11
10) White Rabbit 29:04
11) Plastic Fantastic Lover 31:34

Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic pillow

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