The Great Society – Jefferson Airplane – 1965 Demo Tape

The original 1965 demo tape made by The Great Society, Grace Slick's band prior to joining the Jefferson Airplane. This tape was sent by the band to Ralph J. Gleason, the legendary San Francisco Chronicle music critic and early Airplane supporter (he wrote the liner notes to their first album, and the first book about them, "The Jefferson Airplane and the San Francisco Scene.") The original tape box on this 3 3/4" IPS recording notes "This tape is unretouched and must be balanced to ear for each individual number; it is as yet 1.unmixed, 2. unfiltered, need of reverb !" Running approximately 43 minutes, it includes pre-Airplane versions of "White Rabbit" and "Somebody To Love." In 1968 this tape was remixed, resequenced, speeded up and a different version of "White Rabbit" was inserted for LP release as "The Great Society with Grace Slick: Conspicuous Only In It's Absence." A truly museum quality collectible. (A professional digital transfer of this tape onto CD is included.) SOLD

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