Across the Sea of Suns (album)


Across the Sea of Suns (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Across the Sea of Suns
Type = live
Artist = Jefferson Starship


Released = 2001
Recorded =
Genre = Rock
Psychedelic rock
Length =
Label = Zebra Records
Producer = Michael Gaiman
Ricky Schultz (exec.)
Reviews =
Last album = "Windows of Heaven" (1999)
This album = Across the Sea of Suns (2001)
Next album = "Jefferson's Tree of Liberty" (2008)

"Across the Sea of Suns" is Jefferson Starship's second live album. The album was produced by using recordings from four different live venues: The Bottom Line in New York City; The IMAC at Huntington, NY; New Park Entertaiment in Philadelphia; and The Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA. The album had further studio production at American Recording in Calabasas, CA. Most of the tracks used for the final album were from The Bottom Line, and none of the tracks recorded in Philadelphia were used. The album was released as a double CD. Grace Slick provided liner notes, writing her own thoughts about sixteen of the songs included.

Track listing

Disc One

#"Caroline" (Marty Balin, Paul Kantner) – 5:21
#"She Has Funny Cars" (Jorma Kaukonen, Balin) – 5:09
#"When the Earth Moves Again" (Kantner) – 4:11
#"Good Shepherd" (Traditional; arranged by Kaukonen) – 5:42
#"Today" (Balin, Kantner) – 2:47
#"D. C. B. A. – 25" (Kantner) – 2:41
#"Eskimo Blue Day" (Grace Slick, Kantner) – 6:54
#"How Do You Feel" (Tom Mastin) – 3:37
#"Miracles" (Balin) – 7:09
#"Have You Seen the Stars Tonite" (David Crosby, Kantner) -> "Embryonic Journey" (Kaukonen) – 7:37
#"Starship" (Kantner, Slick, Balin, Gary Blackman) – 6:16

Disc Two

#"There Will Be Love" (Kantner, Balin, Craig Chaquico) – 4:51
#"Hearts" (Jesse Barish) – 9:11
#"Hey Frederick" (Slick) – 5:56
#"When I Was a Boy I Watched the Wolves" (Kantner, Slick) – 5:08
#"Hyperdrive" (Slick, Pete Sears) – 7:06
#"Bringing Me Down" (Balin, Kantner) – 2:35
#"The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil" (Kantner) – 10:24
#"Mexico" (Slick) -> "Wooden Ships" (Crosby, Kantner, Stephen Stills) – 8:46
#"Somebody to Love" (Darby Slick) -> "Volunteers" (Balin, Kantner) – 9:21

Bonus Tracks

#"My Best Friend" (Skip Spence) – 2:51
#"J. P. P. McStep B. Blues" (Spence) – 3:05

Personnel

*Paul Kantner – 12-string guitar, vocals
*Marty Balin – vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
*Slick Aguilar – electric guitar, vocals
*Prairie Prince – drums, percussion
*Diana Mangano – vocals
*Chris Smith – piano, synthesizer

Additional Personnel

*John Ferensic – organ on "Good Shepherd", "Miracles", "Hearts" and "Hey Frederick"

Production

*Michael Gaiman – producer, engineer, recordist, manager
*Ricky Schultz – executive producer
*Bill Cooper – assistant engineer
*Michael Eisenstein – stage manager, guitar technician
*Allen Pepper – live producer at The Bottom Line
*Michael Rothbard – live producer at Intermedia Arts Center
*Bill Rogers – live producer at New Park Entertainment
*Sid Payne – live producer at New Park Entertainment
*Roy Snyder – live producer at The Keswick Theatre
*"Good Shepherd", "Miracles", "Hearts" and "Hey Frederick" recorded June 22nd 2001 at The Keswick Theatre
*"My Best Friend" and "J. P. P. McStep B. Blues" recorded February 19, 1999 at The IMAC in Huntington, NY
*All other tracks recorded June 3rd, 2001 at The Bottom Line in New York City
*Edited by Bill Cooper and Ricky at American Recording, Calabasas, CA
*Mastered by Joe Gastwirt at Ocean View Digital Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
*Grace Slick – liner notes
*Doug Veloric – other notes
*NASA – cover art
*Brian Lehrhoff – live band photography
*Doug Haverty – Art Direction & Design

References

*cite album-notes |title=Across the Sea of Suns |bandname=Jefferson Starship |year=2001 |format=CD insert|publisher=Zebra Records |publisherid=ZD-44024-2 |location=Calabasas, CA |mbid=


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