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Last Updated 1/27/2006 8:36:32 PM AFox

Jefferson Airplane
Fillmore - San Francisco, CA (All,1 SHN)
Source: SBD>Liberated Boot>EAC>Shn

Jefferson Airplane; Grace Slick, Jorma Kaukonan, Marty Balin, Paul Kantner, Jack Cassady and Spencer Dryden.

Friday and Saturday, 25/26 November 1966
Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco.

1 shn data cd> 2 aud.cds
Total 1hr.44m.47s
Stereo Soundboard

These shows are reviewed by Tim Lucas at

"Are you ready for some real history? Well, fasten your seatbelts and pull down your oxygen masks, because this
is the stuff: Jefferson Airplane's first-known public performances of "Somebody To Love" and "White Rabbit."

Before we get into the concerts themselves, allow me to put these precious recordings into perspective with a little
background information. Grace Slick, formerly of The Great Society, first stepped onstage with Jefferson Airplane at
 the Fillmore on October 16. Two weeks later, after playing four straight nights at the Matrix to consolidate their
sound, the band flew down to Los Angeles to record their second album, Surrealistic Pillow, at RCA Studios. The
sessions lasted from October 31 to November 22, with one ten day interruption (November 4-14), which the band
used to hang out with local musicians. When the album was in the can, the Airplane returned to their home turf for a
weekend of concerts at Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium. It was a homecoming, an opportunity to celebrate, but also
 a chance to prepare themselves for the scrutiny they were about to face when they returned to Los Angeles on
Monday -- for a week-long engagement at LA's make-or-break venue, the Whisky A-Go-Go.

Up to now, Jefferson Airplane had rarely played concerts outside the Bay Area, but with an album that was
destined to change the face of contemporary music in the oven, all of that was about to change. This is the moment
when the world got its first taste of what was to come. On two numbers, wisely saved for last on each show's
playlist (what could have possibly followed them?), you can hear Grace step to the fore and guide the band toward
a new identity.

The San Francisco Sound is born."

I can't add anything except to say the sq is pretty amazing for 1966.

Art Notes: Yes

 1 CDR

Friday, 25 November 1966

01 3/5ths Of A Mile In 10 Seconds
02 Other Side Of This Life (fades out)
03 Tobacco Road
04 J.P.P. McStep B. Blues
05 She Has Funny Cars
06 Fat Angel
07 Plastic Fantastic Lover
08 In The Morning
09 Somebody To Love
Total 49m24s


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