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Live At The Monterey Festival

Jefferson Airplane

Initial release : 1996 (Europe only?)

The Magnum Music Group (Thunderbolt) CDTB 074

The Jefferson Airplane set at the Monterey Pop Festival. This set was introduced on stage by Jerry Garcia. His introduction can be heard at the start of this CD.

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  • Somebody To Love (Slick/Slick)
  • Other Side Of This Life (Neil)
  • White Rabbit (Slick)
  • High Flying Bird (R. Wheeler)
  • Today (Balin/Kantner)
  • She Has Funny Cars (Balin/Kaukonen)
  • Young Girl Sunday Blues
  • The Ballad Of You And Me And Pooneil (Kantner)

  • Marty Balin - guitar, vocals
  • Jack Casady - bass, guitar
  • Spencer Dryden - percussion
  • Paul Kantner - guitar, vocals
  • Jorma Kaukonen - guitar, vocals
  • Grace Slick - keyboard, vocals

Very little information is provided with the CD;

  • Coordination - Nigel Molden
  • Booklet notes - Mark Paytress (Record Collector)

Garcia introduces Jefferson Airplane on stage by saying;

I'd like to introduce the perfect example of what the world's coming to. It's Jefferson Airplane, some friends.
The Monterey International Pop Festival was held on June 16, 17 and 18, 1967.

The CD booklet carries the dedication;

The Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation respectfully dedicates this collection to Ralph J. Gleason and Bill Graham, who helped bring the San Francisco and Los Angeles music communities together. Without their vision and forbearance, Monterey Pop would never have happened.
Grace Slick on the festival;
I felt a closeness and just amazement at Monterey because people were comfortable, there was enough area for people to sit, to go to the bathroom, to buy food. It was the first time many of the bands had met each other, so we were all really marveling at each other. It was just one good group of people after another. And different kinds of music -- from Ravi Shankar to The Mamas & The Papas, The Who, Jimi Hendrix -- I mean, it was just nuts!
The Grateful Dead performed at Monterey but did not allow their music to be used in the film, LP, CD or other commercial spin-offs.

Related releases

Five tracks from the Jefferson Airplane set at Monterey were included on the Monterey box sets;

This set was subsequently released on CD in the US;