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LONG JOHN SILVER

Jefferson Airplane

 

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3.11 | 38 ratings

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3 stars Long John Silver is the seventh full-length studio album and the last in 17 years by American west coast rock act Jefferson Airplane. The album was recorded March - May, 1972 at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco and released in July of 1972.

The music is blues rock with psychadelic touches. The vocals are both male and female. Grace Slick sounds as vital and furious as ever while the male vocalists sound more restrained and less distinct. The style of music sounds very much like the style on the previous album Bark (1971) which I found to be a good album by the band. The same can said about Long John Silver. A solid effort but not their best.

The musicianship is excellent. Great interplay between all musicians. I especially enjoy the fierce guitar playing by Jorma Kaukonen.

The production is warm and well sounding.

Long John Silver is a great ending to the classic period of the band and another recommendable album by Jefferson Airplane. Their output has been consistently excellent or good from the beginning with only a very few lows along the way. Long John Silver deserves a 3 star rating.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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