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Jul292019

Jefferson Airplane Woodstock Sunday August 17, 1969 (Limited 50th Anniversary "New Dawn" Blue Vinyl Edition)

  • Jefferson Airplane Was Not Only of the Headliners at Woodstock but Also Was One of the First Acts to Sign On, Thereby Prompting Other Artists to Participate in the Festival

  • But Their Premiere Slot Closing Saturday Night’s Schedule Was Delayed Till Sunday Morning by the Incessant Rain and the Crush of Unticketed Festival-Goers

  • The Band Stayed Up All Night High on Acid Ready to Take the Stage

  • So the Chances of a Quality Performance in the Midst of Festival-Wide Burn-Out Seemed Remote

  • Nevertheless, the Airplane (with Guest Pianist Nicky Hopkins in Tow) Delivered a Scorching, Two-Hour Set That Defied the Elements and the Circumstances

  • The Adventuresome (and Surprisingly Tight) Performance Not Only Included Tried-and-True Hits Like “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love” but Also Premiered Songs from the Volunteers Album That Was Still Three Months Away from Being Released

  • Highlights Include a 21-Minute (!) “Wooden Ships” and a Couple of Jorma Kaukonen Blues Showcases, “Uncle Sam Blues” and “Come Back Baby”

  • The Only Part of the Crew That Wasn’t Up to Snuff Was the Contingent Filming the Proceedings, Which Explains Why the Airplane Was Left Out of the Woodstock Film and Why Their Performance Isn’t More Widely Known

  • Only One Song (“Volunteers”) Appeared on the Chart- Topping Woodstock 3-LP Album Release

  • Now, on the 50th Anniversary of the Most Famous Rock Festival of All Time, Real Gone Music Proudly Presents, for the First Time on Vinyl, Jefferson Airplane’s Complete Woodstock Performance

  • The 3-LP Set Comes Inside a Gorgeous, Double-Gatefold Jacket Sporting Photos of the Band at Woodstock, Most Taken by Legendary Lensman Henry Diltz

  • Liner Notes by Folk-Rock Guru Richie Unterberger

  • Pressed in “New Dawn” Blue Vinyl to Commemorate Grace Slick’s Opening Words (“It’s a New Dawn!”) When the Band Took the Stage

  • Limited to 1000 Copies

  • Definitive Proof That the Airplane’s Set Ranks Right Up There with Those of Jimi, Sly, and Santana as a Woodstock Festival Highlight

    AVAILABLE  AUGUST 09, 2019 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    Jefferson Airplane: Woodstock Sunday August 17, 1969 (Limited 50th Anniversary "New Dawn" Blue Vinyl Edition)

    At the muddy miracle that was Woodstock, the most miraculous performance just might have been Jefferson Airplane’s. The band had been one of the first to sign on for the festival, theirimprimatur prompting many other acts to hop on board, and their stature had landed them a coveted headlining slot closing Saturday night’s schedule. But, as the torrential downpours and the unexpected crush of half a million people kept on delaying their set, the chances of putting on anything approaching a quality performance seemed to diminish. According to Paul Kantner, “We were supposed to go on at 10:30 at night and we’d been up and down about four or five times on acid that night, getting ready to go on, and then everything was delayed for whatever reasons. So, we didn’t get on until like 7:00 the next morning and everybody was pretty much burned out.”

    Kantner’s protestations to the contrary, the Airplane (with guest pianist Nicky Hopkins in tow) played a scorching two-hour set that defied the elements and the circumstances. Grace Slick led the charge as the band plunged into a frenetic version of Fred Neil’s “The Other Side of This Life”: “Alright, friends, you have seen the heavy groups. Now you will see morning maniac music. Believe me, yeah. It’s a new dawn!” What followed was an adventuresome (and surprisingly tight) set that not only featured the band’s big hits like “White Rabbit” and “Somebody to Love” but also premiered songs from the Volunteersalbum that was still three months away from being released, including a 21-minute version of “Wooden Ships!” Indeed, about the only members of the crew who weren’t up to snuff were the ones filming the concert documentary, which explains why the Airplane is not one of the acts that commonly come to mind when thinking about Woodstock; they didn’t appear in the film due to subpar footage, and only one of their songs (“Volunteers”) was included the chart-topping 3-LP Woodstock release. Now, on the 50th anniversary of the most famous concert festival of all time, Real Gone Music is proud to present, for the first time ever on vinyl, Jefferson Airplane’s complete Woodstock performance. The 3-LP set comes inside a gorgeous, double-gatefold jacket sporting photos of the band at Woodstock, most of them taken by the legendary Henry Diltz; liner notes by folk-rock guru Richie Unterberger complete the package. Pressed in “New Dawn” blue vinyl limited to 1000 copies, this 50th Anniversary Edition makes a convincing claim that Jefferson Airplane’s Woodstock performance ranks right up there with those of Jimi, Sly, and Santana as a festival highlight.

    RECORD ONE Side One

    1. Introduction
    2. The Other Side of This Life 

    3. Somebody to Love
    4. 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds

    RECORD ONE Side Two

    1. Won’t You Try/Saturday Afternoon 

    2. Eskimo Blue Day
    3. Plastic Fantastic Lover

    RECORD TWO Side One

    1.Wooden Ships

    RECORD TWO Side Two

    1. Uncle Sam Blues 

    2. Volunteers

    RECORD THREE Side One

    1.The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil

    RECORD THREE Side Two

    1. Come Back Baby
    2. White Rabbit
    3. The House at Pooneil Corner

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