Jefferson Airplane – Live at the Fillmore 11.25 & 27.66: We Have Ignition (2010)

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We subtitled these shows We Have Ignition because this is when the Airplane transformed from a high flyin bird into a psychedelic spaceship (but not starship)! It is very, very hard to believe, after comparing this set to Grace Slick s debut, that less than six weeks have elapsed. Not only has the band (particularly guitarist Jorma Kaukonen) progressed as musicians by leaps and bounds, but the infusion of Surrealistic Pillow material some four months before the album hit the stores shifts the focus of this folk-rock band decidedly towards rock, as the band and the audience are making mutual discoveries of the new repertoire. Includes Plastic Fantastic Lover ; High Flyin Bird ; Bringing Me Down ; D.C.B.A.-25 (the only documented live performance of this Surrealistic Pillow gem!); Go to Her ; My Best Friend ; White Rabbit ; It s No Secret ; She Has Funny Cars ; 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds ; Other Side of This Life ; Tobacco Road ; J.P.P. McStep B. Blues (a very rare live appearance for this Skip Spence tune!); Fat Angel ; In the Morning ; Let Me In ; Today , and It s No Secret . That was to be it for the 11/27 matinee show, but the band was called back for some photographs, and the result was two of the most rare/valuable live moments in the band s history. The first was a short instrumental known as My Grandfather s Clock , which never was played again by the band. The second was a 9:45 version of Other Side of This Life which takes the Fred Neil song in directions neither its author or even the band could ever have anticipated. The Airplane at its early apex.

Disc: 1
1. Plastic Fantastic Lover
2. High Flyin Bird
3. Bringing Me Down
4. DCBA-25
5. Go To Her
6. My Best Friend
7. White Rabbit
8. It s No Secret
9. She Has Funny Cars
10. 3 Fifths Of A Mile In 10 Seconds
11. The Other Side Of This Life
12. Tobacco Road
13. JPP McStep B. Blues
14. She Has Funny Cars
15. Fat Angel
16. Plastic Fantastic Lover
17. In The Morning

Disc: 2
1. 3 Fifths Of A Mile In 10 Seconds
2. White Rabbit
3. Plastic Fantastic Lover
4. In The Morning
5. Let Me In
6. High Flyin Bird
7. She Has Funny Cars
8. Today
9. It s No Secret
10. My Grandfather s Clock
11. The Other Side Of This Life

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