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Early Flight/Thirty Seconds Over Winterland

Early Flight/Thirty Seconds Over Winterland


This package combines the final two albums released during the Jefferson Airplane's initial flight on a single disc. They were clearly contract-fulfilling, vault-clearing sets but both contain plenty of gems belying their shabby packaging, nearly non-existent liner notes, and commercially driven existence. The misleadingly titled Early Flight, originally available in 1971, is not live, but a collection of Airplane odds, ends, B-sides, and rarities. It ranges from material recorded before the band's 1966 debut with original lead singer Signe Anderson to a track waxed after the group's breakup. With a span of that many years, it can't help but be a mish-mash, but it's a charming one that rescues some great cuts, such as the Marty Balin-sung Jorma Kaukonen gem "Up or Down." It's for collectors of course, who at this late stage probably already own all the selections, but the 2010 remastering is clean and warm, even on the earliest music. It closes with a studio take of "Have You Seen the Saucers" which, not coincidentally, is the opening track of the accompanying live portion. By the time of this 1972 tour, Marty Balin had been replaced by ex-Quicksilver Messenger Service's David Freiberg (who is practically inaudible throughout) and fiddle player Papa John Creach was a full-fledged member. The Airplane's sound changed, arguably for the better, even if the lineup was short-lived. Despite, or maybe because of, Creach's involvement, the group's live work remained top-notch and his playing on an 11-minute version of Kaukonen's "Feel so Good" is one of the highlights of this part of the disc. The release also rescues some later period songs that might have otherwise been forgotten, such as "Milk Train" and "Twilight Double Leader," both of which are captured in spirited performances better than the studio versions. ~ Hal Horowitz, Rovi

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    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Beat Goes On
  • UPC: 5017261209283
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Track listings

  • 1. High Flyin' Bird
  • 2. Runnin' Round This World
  • 3. It's Alright
  • 4. In The Morning
  • 5. J.P.P. Mc Step B. Blues
  • 6. Go To Her
  • 7. Up Or Down
  • 8. Mexico
  • 9. Have You Seen The Saucers
  • 10. Have You Seen The Saucers
  • 11. Feel So Good
  • 12. Crown Of Creation
  • 13. When The Earth Moves Again
  • 14. Milk Train
  • 15. Trial By Fire
  • 16. Twilight Double Leader
 
HPB condition ratings
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  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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