Label: Epic - 465659 1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Classic Rock
Jefferson Airplane is the eighth and final studio album by San Francisco rock band Jefferson Airplanereleased on Epic Records in Grace Slick had recently left Starship after performing lead vocals on their album No Protection inand planned to retire from music. Kaukonen invited Slick to play a concert at the Fillmore with Hot Tuna in where she performed harmony vocals on "Third Week in the Chelsea" and performed lead vocals along with Kantner for "Wooden Ships".
InSlick was convinced to join the band again and the five members finally got together to discuss a reunion tour and album. Gorman and Jackson did not participate on the album. Solidarity - Jefferson Airplane - Jefferson Airplane Aronoff joined the band as drummer for the tour and in the studio. Kaukonen was displeased with Kantner and Slick's methods in the studio; "Their approach to recording was not the way we used to do it in the old days.
It was very much the modular, sequenced LA way of recording. It works for some people but not me. It just wasn't even fun. It was well done but not very passionate. The first music video made to promote the album was for the Kantner-penned "Planes". The video helped the single rise to 24 on the Billboard charts for mainstream rock,  although the album itself only rose to 85 on the Billboard Balin's song "Summer of Love" had also been performed live with KBC Band, and was first recorded in the studio for this album.
The song did not have a music video but rose to 15 on the adult contemporary charts. The music video for "True Love" saw Freedom (Alternate Take) - Jimi Hendrix - In The Studio Volume 3 airtime than The Paperbacks - Die Blue video for "Planes".
The Kaukonen compositions "Ice Age" and "Too Many Years" had previously been recorded in acoustic versions for the Kaukonen solo album Too Hot to Handleand received a multi-instrumental treatment here.
Kaukonen wrote one more song for the album, the instrumental "Upfront Blues. After the album was released, Hot Tuna signed to Epic and released Pair a Dice Found —their first studio album in fourteen years.
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