1969's Volunteers, whose release coincided with Jefferson Airplane's performance at the Woodstock festival, is one of the group's most popular albums. It's also one of their most explicitly political efforts, calling for revolutionary action and countercultural unity on such memorable anthems as "We Can Be Together," "Wooden Ships," "Eskimo Blue Day" and the album's iconic title song, with the band members' formidable musicianship augmented by guest players Jerry Garcia and Nicky Hopkins. Volunteers' uncompromising stance originally made it a source of controversy; today, it's recognized as a rock landmark.
In their late-'60s heyday, Jefferson Airplane embodied the era's revolutionary attitude and experimental spirit like no other rock act. Their unique combination of adventurous musicianship, visionary lyrics and personal charisma defined San Francisco psychedelia and established the band as quintessential Aquarian-age messengers.
As part of it ongoing mission to present classic LPs in all their original sonic and visual glory, the first generation stereo masters were sourced and the cover art was meticulously reproduced.
Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.