Genre: Pop Rock
Format: 45RPM,
Size: 12"


Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45rpm 2LP (Mono)

Jefferson Airplane

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TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal

The Absolute Sound Top Ten Vinyl Reissue of 2016!

Numbered Limited Edition! 180g 45RPM Mono 2LP Set from Mobile Fidelity and Pressed at RTI!

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 471/500!

"For parents tuning into Top 40 radio in the 60s, hits like "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love" probably confirmed their worst fears. The band was the Jefferson Airplane from San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district-the counterculture's ground zero. The 1967 blockbuster release harboring these hits was Surrealistic Pillow, whose 11 tracks were in reality less trippy psychedelia and more a fusion of rock and folk, with harmonies echoing the Byrds, the Yardbirds, or The Mamas and the Papas. It was the Airplane's second release and crucially the first with added power-vocalist Grace Slick and drummer Spencer Dryden, who joined singer Marty Balin, singer/guitarist Paul Kantner, guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, and bassist Jack Casady. MoFi's 45rpm double LP is a beautifully packaged gatefold. Sides are short but surfaces are quiet, the sound vintage analog. But what makes this remastering significant is the use of the monaural mix. Much less reverb was applied compared to the stereo originals, giving each track a stunning clarity and detail and intimacy-and a far heavier, more cohesive energy that places the spotlight on the musicianship and enlivens classic tracks like "Today" and "Plastic Fantastic Lover." If you've only known the stereo version, you're in for a real treat." - Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, October 2016, 5/5 Music, 5/5 Sonics

They were the best of times for Jefferson Airplane, and the good vibes are heard throughout the band's iconic Surrealistic Pillow. The group's first album with vocalist Grace Slick and drummer Spencer Dryden, the 1967 effort bowed as the first psychedelic-rock breakout from the potent San Francisco scene, climbing to #3 and boasting two Top 10 singles. By bringing the then-unpolluted counterculture to the attention of the mainstream, the effort ranked by Rolling Stone #146 on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time eradicated boundaries and opened up creative vistas for a parade of likeminded artists that followed. Mobile Fidelity's analog reissue honors this legacy with an edition that presents the groundbreaking music with incredible realism.

Mastered from the 1/4" / 15 IPS analog mono master to DSD 256 and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM mono 2LP set grants Surrealistic Pillow audiophile-grade sound remarkable for its sense of balance, clarity, and tonality. While fans have always preferred the original mono version of the LP, it went out of print soon after its release, causing prices to soar.

Offering wider, deeper grooves for better information retrieval and superior pacing, this deluxe set gives listeners the chance to enjoy Jefferson Airplane's blockbuster set in faithful-to-the-original mono without having to pay a premium. Along with immersive detail and dynamics, the level of instrumental and vocal separation allows the sensory-altering songs' complexities to emerge with full-bloom color and renewed perspective. Mobile Fidelity puts the surrealism back into Surrealistic Pillow.

Surrealistic Pillow folds acid-rock experimentalism into folk-derived constructs with a blend of mysteriousness, assuredness, darkness, beauty, and romanticism that mirrored the very traits Slick possessed. Her authoritative, clarion-call voice leaps out from the explosive, fractal-pulsating smash "Somebody to Love" like a truthful challenge that cannot be ignored. Similarly, Slick's measured deliveries and Alice In Wonderland-inspired lyrics give the bolero-based "White Rabbit" its hallucinogenic power while simultaneously bringing drug references into mainstream culture.

• Numbered Limited Edition
•180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• 45rpm
• Mono
• Pressed at RTI
• Mastered from the 1/4" / 15 IPS Analog Mono Master to DSD 256


LP 1
Side 1:

1. She Has Funny Cars
2. Somebody to Love
3. My Best Friend
Side 2:
4. Today
5. Comin' Back to Me

LP 2
Side 3:

6. 3/5 of a Mile In 10 Seconds
7. D.C.B.A.-25
8. How Do You Feel
Side 4:
9. Embryonic Journey
10. White Rabbit
11. Plastic Fantastic Lover

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