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Jefferson Airplane - Jefferson Airplane Takes Off - 1966 US RCA Victor label 3rd Issue 11-track Stereo LP - Black Nipper

€ 85
ArtistJefferson Airplane
TitleJefferson Airplane Takes Off - 1966 US RCA Victor label 3rd Issue 11-track Stereo LP - Black Nipper
Price € 85
Record labelRCA Victor
Catalogue noLSP-3584
Year of release1966
GradingVG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover)
Stock listJefferson Airplane
Additional infoScarce 1966 US RCA Victor 3rd pressing 11-track stereo LP - San Francisco based rock septets psychedelic tinged folk-rock debut album - featuring five tracks on Side 1, excluding 'Runnin' Round This World' and featuring the re-recorded versions of 'Let Me In' and 'Runaround' tracks - RCA label executives found parts of the original lyrics too much affection for drugs or too sexually suggestive. Needles to say that the two first pressings of this album are extremely rare.

Vinyl has the generic black 'Stereo Dynagroove' company labels with top curved company name in white - above the 'Nipper' logo. Labels have otherwise silver printing.
Vinyl has machine stamped trail off information:
Side 1: TPRM-0173-17S (Six O'clock) H (12 O'clock) (17 is handwritten above an erased digit - 3)
Side 2: TPRM-0174-17S (Six O'clock) H (12 O'clock) (17 is machinestamped partly over the digit, 3)
Which is the matrix identifying this as the 3rd issue within the first label - the 'H' in the runout groove identifies the place of manufacturer: RCA Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood.

Vinyl is placed in the original full color RCA Victor paper add inner sleeve - ultimately in a back pasted picture cover.

Condition: VG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover)
Bright and shiny vinyl - hardly any evidence of play except for just a touch of sleeve scuffing - mint labels. Vinyl is overall graded near mint.
Cover has a superb front - back has spots of brownish glue discolouration along top back cover slick as well as a little smudging - more pronounced alog top slick than towards spine which has next to nothing - otherwise simply very nice.
Seams are intact - spine easily readable - a ca 1,5 mm stretch of spine edge wear obliterates part of the top of the 'y' in 'Dynagroove' - otherwisea clean spine.
Opening and lower corners are very marginally dented - lower opening corner slightly rubbed and a couple of mm's of lower seam towards opening corner has been rubbed through - top spine corner is pointy and mint.
This is all in all a very nice cover which has a series of more marginal imperfections - graded close to near mint - excellent.


Side 1:
1. Blues from an Airplane (Marty Balin, Skip Spence) 2:10
2. Let Me In (Marty Balin, Paul Kantner) 2:55
3. Bringing Me Down (Marty Balin, Paul Kantner) 2:22
4. It's No Secret (Marty Balin) 2:37
5. Tobacco Road (John D. Loudermilk) 3:26

Side 2:
1. Come Up the Years (Marty Balin, Paul Kantner) 2:30
2. Run Around (Marty Balin, Paul Kantner) 2:35
3. Let's Get Together (Chester Powers) 3:32
4. Don't Slip Away (Marty Balin, Skip Spence) 2:31
5. Chauffeur Blues (Lester Melrose) 2:25
6. And I Like It (Marty Balin, Jorma Kaukonen) 3:16

Recorded at RCA Victor's Music Center of the World, Hollywood, CA, US, December 18, 1965 - March 31, 1966
Vinyl is pressed at RCA Records Pressing Plant, Hollywood, USA

Marty Balin - vocals, rhythm guitar
Signe Toly Anderson - vocals, lead vocals (Chauffeur Blues, Let's Get Together), percussion
Jorma Kaukonen - lead guitar
Paul Kantner - rhythm guitar, lead vocals (Let Me In, Run Around, Let's Get Together), vocals
Jack Casady - bass guitar
Skip Spence - drums
Spencer Dryden - drums (on "Go to Her," alternate version of "And I Like It," and alternate version of "Chauffeur Blues")

Technical Credits:
Tommy Oliver - production
Matthew Katz - manager, production
Dave Hassinger - Recording engineer