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Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers - Original 1973 US RCA label Quadraphonic 10-track LP

€ 55
ArtistJefferson Airplane
TitleVolunteers - Original 1973 US RCA label Quadraphonic 10-track LP
Price € 55
Record labelRCA Records
Catalogue noAPD1-0320
Year of release1973
GradingVG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Insert)/VG++ (Inner Sleeve)/VG++ (Cover)
Stock listJefferson Airplane
Additional infoScarce original 1973 US RCA label 10-track vinyl LP - the last album by the "classic" Jefferson Airplane line up - Jerry Garcia guested the album on pedal steel guitar, as did veteran session pianist Nicky Hopkins, future Airplane drummer Joey Covington on percussion, David Crosby, and Stephen Stills - mastered for quadraphonic sound systems.

Vinyl has the generic orange company labels with left label vertical, white, large fonted and outline RCA text and lower label 'Quadraphonic' logo-text.

"QuadraDisc" was RCA Records' quadrophonic sound series - quadraphonic vinyl is fully compatible with conventional stereo systems - the records are rare as the format only was manufactured for a limited period in small quantities.
Quadrophonic records are sought after as they features a unique mixes of albums normally only mixed for stereo sound.

Vinyl is housed in a black flipback inner sleeve - accompanied by fold out insert and presented in a back pasted, single pocket picture cover with black front border and top 'Quadradisc' logo.

Condition: VG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Insert)/VG++ (Inner Sleeve)/VG++ (Cover):
Vinyl has hardly any signs of play or handling - a very few fine and ultralight sleeve lines are all - otherwise mint.

Labels are without signs of play or handling - plain mint.

Insert has almost no signs of handling and is easily graded near mint - cover is still in its original - slightly torn shrink wrapping - mint except for a touch of corners and opening edge rubbing - next to nothing and overall easily graded near mint.

This release of 'Volunteers' is a scarce album - to find it in this condition is simply rare.


Side 1:
1. We Can Be Together (Paul Kantner) 5:48
2. Good Shepherd (traditional) 4:21
3. The Farm (Paul Kantner, Gary Blackman) 3:15
4. Hey Fredrick (Grace Slick) 8:26

Side 2:
1. Turn My Life Down (Jorma Kaukonen) 2:54
2. Wooden Ships (David Crosby, Paul Kantner, Stephen Stills) 6:24
3. Eskimo Blue Day (Grace Slick, Paul Kantner) 6:31
4. A Song for All Seasons (Spencer Dryden) 3:28
5. Meadowlands (Traditional) 1:04
6. Volunteers (Marty Balin, Paul Kantner) 2:08

Recorded and produced April 1969 at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco

Grace Slick - vocals, piano on "The Farm", "Hey Fredrick", "Eskimo Blue Day", and "Volunteers", organ on "Meadowlands", recorder on "Eskimo Blue Day"
Paul Kantner - vocals, rhythm guitar
Marty Balin - vocals, percussion
Jorma Kaukonen - lead guitar, vocals
Jack Casady - bass
Spencer Dryden - drums, percussion

Additional Musicians:
Nicky Hopkins - piano on "We Can Be Together", "Hey Fredrick", "Wooden Ships", "A Song for All Seasons", and "Volunteers"
Stephen Stills - Hammond organ on "Turn My Life Down"
Jerry Garcia - pedal steel guitar on "The Farm"
Joey Covington - congas on "Turn My Life Down", chair on "Eskimo Blue Day"
David Crosby - sailboat on "Wooden Ships"
Ace of Cups - vocals on "The Farm" and "Turn My Life Down"
Bill Laudner - lead vocals on "A Song for All Seasons

Technical Credits:
Al Schmitt - production
Rich Schmitt - engineer
Maurice (Pat Ieraci) - 16-track
Jorma Kaukonen - arrangements (Good Shepherd)
Grace Slick, Paul Kantner - arrangements (Meadowlands)

Gut - album design, ate PB & J
Milton Burke, Jefferson Airplane ? album design
Jim Marshall - cover photography
Jim Smircich - back cover photography
Littie Herbie Greene - PB & J/Inner Spread photography