Jefferson Airplane – Flightlog (Epic 2017 #127)

The Epic 2017 Project #127: 170507

Jefferson Airplane – Flightlog (1977)

light Log (1966–1976), released in January 1977 as a double-LP. It’s essentially  a compilation of Jefferson Airplane and Airplane-related tracks, including stuff by Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna, as well as solo tracks by Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, and Jorma Kaukonen. Although primarily a compilation album, the album includes one previously unreleased song, “Please Come Back” written by Ron Nagle and performed by Jefferson Starship. “Please Come Back” is not available on any other release.

Among the session musicians featured on the album are two members of the Grateful Dead and one member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. David Crosby appears on one track, and Jerry Garcia plays on three tracks, two of which also feature Mickey Hart.

The album included a lavish 12-page full-color, full-size (12 sq.in.) booklet, containing photographs of the band throughout the period covered by the compilation. It also contained a detailed history of the band, written by Patrick Snyder of Rolling Stone magazine.

‘Hesitation Blues’ from Hot Tuna remains one of my all-time favourite tracks and never shifts from my top ten.

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