Long John Silver (album)


Long John Silver (album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Long John Silver
Type = Album
Artist = Jefferson Airplane


Released = July, 1972
Recorded = March - May, 1972 at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
Genre = Psychedelic rock
Length = 41:25
Label = Grunt/RCA
Producer = Jefferson Airplane
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|3.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:hn8o1vjjzzva link]
* "Rolling Stone" (not rated) [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/jeffersonairplane/albums/album/177806/review/5940394/long_john_silver link]
Last album = "Bark"
(1971)
This album = "Long John Silver"
(1972)
Next album = "Thirty Seconds Over Winterland"
(1973)
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = studio


Lower caption = Paper sleeve that came with the original vinyl LP release

"Long John Silver" is Jefferson Airplane's last studio album of all new material until 1989. It was recorded in 1972. It peaked at #20 in America.

Original Vinyl Release

The original vinyl LP release (1972) featured an album cover that folded up into a replica of a cigar box. The image of cigars used as cover art on the later CD releases appeared on the record sleeve.

Track listing

ide One

# "Long John Silver" (Jack Casady / Grace Slick) – 4:22
# "Aerie (Gang of Eagles)" (Grace Slick) – 3:53
# "Twilight Double Leader" (Paul Kantner) – 4:42
# "Milk Train" (Papa John Creach / Grace Slick / Roger Spotts) – 3:18
# "The Son of Jesus" (Paul Kantner) – 5:27

ide Two

# "Easter?" (Grace Slick) – 4:00
# "Trial by Fire" (Jorma Kaukonen) – 4:31
# "Alexander the Medium" (Paul Kantner) – 6:38
# "Eat Starch Mom" (Jorma Kaukonen / Grace Slick) – 4:34

Personnel

*Grace Slick - Piano / Vocals
*Jack Casady - Bass
*Paul Kantner - Rhythm Guitar / Vocals
*Jorma Kaukonen - Lead Guitar / Vocals
*Papa John Creach - Violin
*John (Goatee) Barbata - Drums / Tambourine / "Against the Grain Stubble Scraping"
*Joey Covington - Drums on "Twilight Double Leader" and "The Son of Jesus"
*Sammy Piazza - Drums on "Trial by Fire"

Production

*Produced and arranged by Jefferson Airplane
*Production Coordinator: Pat "Maurice the Magnificent" Ieraci
*Engineer: Don Gooch
*Special Thanks to Steve Barncard
*Recorded at the Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
*Album Concept & Design: Pacific Eye & Ear
*Illustrations: Bob Tanenbaum & Propella Rotini
*Photography: Bruce Kinch
*Weed: Courtesy of Borris

Charts

Album


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