JEFFERSON AIRPLANE Bonus Tracks (1966-1969)

Bonus TracksBonus Tracks (1966-1969)
Bless Their Pointed Little Heads

Another round of bonus tracks, this time culled from the 2003/2004 Jefferson Airplane reissue series. As with some of the other bonus posts of late, I didn’t investigate any other reissues to search for hidden files, or include any rarities from box sets that weren’t considered bonuses. So, it’s a lazily prepared collection, but a good one nonetheless. We’ve still got the 03/04 series in the archives if you need the full platters (Takes Off, Surrealistic Pillow, After Bathing At Baxter’s, Crown Of Creation, Bless Its Pointed Little Head, Volunteers), along with some rare session outtakes for Volunteers & Bark and Paul Kantner’s Blows Against The Empire. All for the clicking, HERE. Listen to the extended 11-minute version of “The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil (Live) (Long Version),” from Baxter’s.

Jefferson Airplane Takes Off
Runnin’ ‘Round This World (2:26)
High Flyin’ Bird (2:36)
It’s Alright (2:17)
Go To Her (Early Version) (4:09)
Let Me In (Original Uncensored Version) (3:31)
Run Around (Original Uncensored Version) (2:35)
Chauffeur Blues (Alternate Version) (2:50)
And I Like It (Alternate Version) (10:36)
Surrealistic Pillow
In The Morning (6:22)
J. P. P. McStep B. Blues (2:38)
Go To Her (4:03)
Come Back Baby (2:57)
Somebody To Love (Mono Single Version) (2:59)
White Rabbit (Mono Single Version) (5:21)
After Bathing At Baxter’s
The Ballad Of You & Me & Pooneil (Live) (Long Version) (11:08)

After Bathing At Baxter’s cont.
Martha (Mono Single Version) (3:29)
Two Heads (Alternate Version) (3:19)
Things Are Better In The East (Demo Version) (6:41)
Crown Of Creation
Ribump Ba Bap Dum Dum (1:33)
Would You Like A Snack (2:40)
Share A Little Joke (Mono Single Version) (3:09)
The Saga Of Sydney Spacepig (10:30)
Bless Its Pointed Little Head
Today (3:45)
Watch Her Ride (3:19)
Won’t You Try (5:30)
Good Shepherd (Live) (7:20)
Somebody To Love (Live) (4:11)
Plastic Fantastic Lover (Live) (3:22)
Wooden Ships (Live) (7:00)
Volunteers (Live) (3:27)


  • 1
    February 27, 2013 - 11:41 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    February 27, 2013 - 13:27 | Permalink

    Another nice bonus collection. Thanks!

  • 3
    February 27, 2013 - 20:30 | Permalink

    A sweet and fine thing. Thanks! When these guys had it going on, for about four years there, they were among the best of the best. FYI, look for footage of them on Dick Cavett the day after Woodstock (if I recall correctly) with CSN&Y and Joni. A Youtube splendour to be sure.

  • 4
    February 27, 2013 - 20:46 | Permalink

    You’ve been rockin’ like Dokken on the bonus tracks collections lately – thanks!

  • 5
    February 27, 2013 - 21:28 | Permalink

    Hi Willard – I have a copy of the You, Me & Pooneil 45 which is quite different (& better IMO) than the lp version which has not been part of any bonus material. If you’d like I could email you an mp3.

    • 6
      February 28, 2013 - 00:20 | Permalink

      Thanks Swami,
      Thanks. If you want… post it here so everybody can enjoy it. All you need to do is upload it to a place like zippyshare and toss the download address in a comment. Thanks again.

  • 7
    February 28, 2013 - 16:15 | Permalink

    Many thanks!

  • 8
    February 28, 2013 - 20:22 | Permalink

    Here for all to enjoy is the magnificent 45 version of Ballad of You, Me & Pooneil.

    • 9
      February 28, 2013 - 21:07 | Permalink

      Thanks Swami,

      Since I’ve got no memory and despise A/B’ing stuff, can you clue me in to the main differences here. Is it just a peculiar edit to get it to 45 length?

      Thanks again for the share.

  • 10
    February 28, 2013 - 23:24 | Permalink

    It’s been a while since I bothered to listen to the lp version, but the 45 is a completely different recording: the feedback, the solo, the whole package a little wilder. Just saw acoustic Hot Tuna last weekend and Jack was a gas.

    • 11
      February 28, 2013 - 23:31 | Permalink

      Completely different? Very cool.

  • 12
    March 2, 2013 - 11:47 | Permalink

    Thanks so much for these bonus tracks. It’s like living in an alternate universe where you can construct albums that don’t exist in the real one.

  • 13
    wiley prybar
    March 3, 2013 - 08:24 | Permalink

    Thank you, Willard! The Airplane is probably the prime example of a band whose albums I’ve bought and played a lot over the years, and whose outtakes and alt. versions I want to hear, but not badly enough to buy them.
    (Part of this chintziness is due to the amount of dough I had to lay out to get copies of the original l.p.’s, when new, that thanks to RCA’s innovative flexi-disc technology, were SO thin, the stylus would try to play both sides at the same time.)
    What a cool, strange band. Looking forward to hearing all these track! Again, thanks, Willard!

    • 14
      March 3, 2013 - 11:11 | Permalink

      Yeah, I think my first contact with those paper thin Dyna-Flex records was via a Guess Who LP. I thought it was defective. Thanks for commenting.

  • 15
    Bob 1950
    January 31, 2014 - 10:20 | Permalink

    It is my opinion that Jefferson Airplane was the most underrated band in the history of rock and roll. Think about it. They pretty much all could sing. everyone could write songs and the instrumentation was top notch. The Spencer Dryden drum piece at the beginning of Bless its pointed little head still gives me chills.

  • 16
    May 6, 2014 - 17:21 | Permalink

    Awesome shares, many thanks. Do you happen to have The Great Society kicking around?

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