Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers - 180g LP


Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers - 180g LP

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Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers - 180g LP
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Pure Pleasure  / RCA - LSP-4238 - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - 5060149621189

Mastering by Steve Hoffman & Kevin Gray at Acoustech  

AAA 100% Analogue - Limited Edition - Pressed at Pallas Germany 

Jefferson Airplane«, wrote the magazine Rolling Stone, »is a ship which transports its passengers to the revolutionary fantasies of their own minds.« If only the group had included such well-formulated psychological analyses in their lyrics, then they would probably not have shot so meteorically into the orbit of the psychedelic 'acid rock' scene. And what is more: as self-appointed executors of chaos and anarchy, they ‘turned on’ their fans with musical sexual allegories, drug-extolling lyrics and revolutionary songs. In 1966, armed with a lucrative recording contract from RCA-Victor, they won through against much opposition from recording company bosses and released their album "Volunteers", thereby bringing what is probably the very best recording from their early years to the public.
 
The music of these rock rebels is, in fact, a good deal less drastic than their texts. The leaders of the combo, Marty Balin and Paul Kantner, both of whom grew up in the Californian folk scene, have put their stake on melodic and rhythmically close-knit rock and multi-part vocals. And even today, one is still astounded by the wide range of styles favoured by the hippie generation, which stretches from the down-to-earth country music of "The Farm" to the electronically distorted collage "Meadowlands".
 
"Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen called Paul Kantner's revolutionary cheerleading "naive," but that didn't prevent the band from delivering this album with anthemic fervor. Also here: The gorgeous "Wooden Ships" and "Eskimo Blue Day," where Grace Slick famously sings, "The human name doesn't mean shit to a tree." - www.rollingstone.com 
 
Encapsulating the revolutionary spirit of the time, Volunteers was an all-out rebuke of "straight" '60s society.  With songs from the album performed at the legendary Woodstock festival, these powerfully charged anthems spoke to a generation hungry for change.  The blazing, hard-hitting musical arrangements perfectly matched the challenge of the lyrics and neither has lost one ounce of their potency.  Tear down the walls and come together now!
 
1969's Volunteers, whose release coincided with Jefferson Airplane's performance at the Woodstock festival, is one of the group's most popular albums. It's also one of their most explicitly political efforts, calling for revolutionary action and countercultural unity on such memorable anthems as "We Can Be Together," "Wooden Ships," "Eskimo Blue Day" and the album's iconic title song, with the band members' formidable musicianship augmented by guest players Jerry Garcia and Nicky Hopkins. Volunteers' uncompromising stance originally made it a source of controversy; today, it's recognized as a rock landmark. 
 
Musicians:
Nicky Hopkins, piano
Steven Stills, hammond organ
Jerry Garcia, pedal steel guitar
Joey Covington, percussion chair
David Crosby, music sailboat
Ace Of Cups, vocals
 
Selections:
1. We Can Be Together
2. Good Shepherd
3. The Farm
4. Hey Frederick
5. Turn My Life Down
6. Wooden Ships
7. Eskimo Blue Day
8. A Song For all Seasons
9. Meadowlands
10. Volunteers
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers - 180g LP
 
 
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At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records. During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s – or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production. To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

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