Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus (Translucent Yellow vinyl)
Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus (Translucent Yellow vinyl)
Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus (Translucent Yellow vinyl)
Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus (Translucent Yellow vinyl)
Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus (Translucent Yellow vinyl)
Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus (Translucent Yellow vinyl)
Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus (Translucent Yellow vinyl)
Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus (Translucent Yellow vinyl)
Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus (Translucent Yellow vinyl)
Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus (Translucent Yellow vinyl)

Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus (Translucent Yellow vinyl)

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Marty Balin – lead (A2, A5, B2, B5) and backing vocals

Grace Slick – lead (A1, A4, B2) and backing vocals, piano (A4)

Paul Kantner – lead (B3) and backing vocals, rhythm guitar

Craig Chaquico – lead guitar, backing vocals

Papa John Creach – electric violin

David Freiberg – bass (A3, B1, B4), organ (A2, B3), ARP synthesizer (A4, B5), keyboards (B2), backing vocals

Pete Sears – bass (A1, A2, A4, A5, B2, B3, B5), keyboards (A3, A5) electric (A2, B6) and acoustic (B1, B3-5) pianos, organ (B1, B3, B4), clavinet (B1), ARP synthesizer (B4), backing vocals

John Barbata – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Bobbye Hall – percussion, congas

Irv Cox – saxophone

 

1 LP, Gold Embossed Die-Cut Cover

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : Translucent Yellow

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : Furnace

Label : Friday Music

Original Label : Grunt

Recorded at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco in February 1975

Engineered & mixed by Larry Cox

Produced by Jefferson Starship

Remastered by Joe Reagoso

Originally released in 1975

Reissued in 2011

 

Tracks:

Side A

  1. Fast Buck Freddie
  2. Miracles
  3. Git Fiddler
  4. Ai Garimasu (There Is Love)
  5. Sweeter Than Honey

Side B

  1. Play On Love
  2. Tumblin 3:27
  3. I Want To See Another World
  4. Sandalphon
  5. There Will Be Love

 

Reviews :

"Technically speaking, Red Octopus was the first album credited to Jefferson Starship, though practically the same lineup made Dragon Fly, credited to Grace Slick/Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship. The difference, however, was crucial: Marty Balin was once again a fully integrated bandmember, writing or co-writing five of the ten tracks. And there can be little doubt that it was Balin's irresistible ballad "Miracles," the biggest hit single in the Jefferson Whatever catalog, that propelled Red Octopus to the top of the charts, the only Jefferson album to chart that high and the best-selling album in their collective lives. This must have been sweet vindication for Balin, who founded Jefferson Airplane but then drifted away from the group as it veered away from his musical vision. Now, the collective was incorporating his taste without quite integrating it -- "Miracles," with its strings and sax solo by nonband member Irv Cox, was hardly a characteristic Airplane/Starship track. But then, neither exactly was Papa John Creach's showcase, "Git Fiddler," or bassist Pete Sears' instrumental "Sandalphon," which sounded like something from an early Procol Harum album. Slick has three strong songs, among them the second single "Play on Love." Like Dragon Fly, Red Octopus reflected a multiplicity of musical tastes; there were ten credited songwriters, seven of whom were in the band. If there is any consistency in this material, it is in subject matter (love songs). The album is more ballad-heavy and melodic than the Airplane albums, which made it more accessible to the broader audience it reached, though "Sweeter Than Honey" is as tough a rocker as the band ever played." AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4,5 / 5 , Discogs : 3,65 / 5

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