Deep Space/Virgin Sky

Deep Space/Virgin Sky is a 1995 album by Jefferson Starship recorded live at the House of Blues in West Hollywood on the Sunset Strip. The concert was performed as a benefit memorial concert for Papa John Creach with proceeds going to his family. The original album rearranged the order of songs as performed and was divided into two parts with the first half featuring new material and the second half of the album featuring the classic hits of Jefferson Starship and Jefferson Airplane, including an appearance by Grace Slick performing vocals on "Law Man", "Wooden Ships", "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit". It was the first time she had performed on stage since 1989. In 2003, the entire concert was released as a double CD entitled "Deeper Space / Extra Virgin Sky" with the original order of the performance restored.

Deep Space / Virgin Sky
Deep Space Virgin Sky
Live album by
ReleasedJune 27, 1995 (original)
2003 (expanded)
RecordedJanuary 21, 1995 at House of Blues, West Hollywood
GenreRock, psychedelic rock
Length74:12
LabelIntersound Records (original)
Rainman, Inc, (expanded)
ProducerPaul Kantner
Michael Gaiman
Jefferson Starship chronology
Nuclear Furniture
(1984)
Deep Space / Virgin Sky
(1995)
Windows of Heaven
(1999)
Alternative cover
Cover art of 2003 expanded release
Cover art of 2003 expanded release
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1.5/5 stars[1]

Original Track Listing (1995)

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Shadowlands"Paul Kantner4:42
2."Ganja of Love"Marty Balin5:22
3."Dark Ages"World Entertainment War4:52
4."I'm on Fire"Kantner3:33
5."Papa John"Balin4:45
6."Women Who Fly"Nona Hendryx6:18
7."Gold"L. Rowan4:59
8."The Light"Kantner6:24
9."Crown of Creation"Kantner3:28
10."Count on Me"Jesse Barish4:46
11."Miracles"Balin7:44
12."Intro to Law Man" (by Grace Slick) 0:54
13."Law Man"Grace Slick2:55
14."Wooden Ships"David Crosby, Kantner, Stephen Stills6:03
15."Somebody to Love"Darby Slick3:27
16."White Rabbit"G. Slick3:28

Expanded Track Listing (2003)

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Sunrise"G. Slick1:40
2."Have You Seen the Saucers"Kantner4:02
3."3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds"Balin4:35
4."Crown of Creation"Kantner3:29
5."I'm on Fire"Kantner3:32
6."Count on Me"Barish4:45
7."Gold"Rowan4:59
8."Shadowlands"Kantner4:41
9."Women Who Fly"Hendryx6:18
10."Dark Ages"World Entertainment War4:51
11."America"Balin, Kantner9:48
12."Miracles"Balin7:43
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ganja of Love"Balin5:21
2."Plastic Fantastic Lover"Balin4:27
3."The Light"Kantner6:23
4."John's Other"Papa John Creach7:03
5."Somebody to Love"D. Slick3:27
6."Intro to Lawman" (by Grace Slick) 0:53
7."Law Man"G. Slick2:56
8."Wooden Ships"Crosby, Kantner, Stills6:02
9."White Rabbit"G. Slick3:29
10."Volunteers"Balin, Kantner6:27
11."Papa John"Balin4:44
12."The Other Side of This Life"Fred Neil11:08

Personnel

Additional Personnel

  • Grace Slick – vocals on "Somebody to Love", "Law Man", "Wooden Ships", "White Rabbit" and "Volunteers"
  • Merl Saunders – keyboards on "John's Other"
  • David LaFlamme – violin on "John's Other"

Production

  • Michael Gaiman – producer
  • Paul Kantner – producer
  • Greg Irons – cover art (original release)
  • Priaire Prince – inside art (original release), cover art (expanded release)
  • Andy Slote – mixing
  • Jeff Kilment – remixing
  • Rebecca Inez Bockelie – poetry
  • Otto Rene Castillo – poetry

References

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Deep Space/Virgin Sky - Jefferson Starship | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
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Craig Chaquico

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KBC Band

KBC Band (also sometimes referred to as The Kantner Balin Casady Band) was formed in 1985 by former Jefferson Airplane (later Jefferson Starship) members Paul Kantner (guitar and vocals), Marty Balin (vocals and guitar) and Jack Casady (bass). Other members included Keith Crossan (saxophone, guitar and vocals), Tim Gorman (keyboards and vocals), Slick Aguilar (guitar and vocals) and Darrell Verdusco (drums). Their sole LP, KBC Band, featured the hits "America", which found renewed interest after the September 11, 2001 attacks, and "It's Not You, It's Not Me", which attracted airplay on album-oriented rock radio.The band performed supporting tours from 1985–1987 before Kantner left for Nicaragua to investigate the Sandinista situation. The band did not perform after his return. Kantner said that Balin was becoming "difficult" near the end of KBC's existence. However, Kantner and Casady continued to perform onstage together during Hot Tuna concerts in late 1987 and early 1988, and the three reunited with Grace Slick and Jorma Kaukonen for a Jefferson Airplane reunion album and a reunion tour in 1989, along with Tim Gorman on keyboards for the tour. The album included three songs that had been performed by KBC Band: "Planes", "Solidarity" and "Summer of Love". They had also performed "Let's Go", which was considered for but rejected from that album.After Jefferson Airplane broke up again, Kantner, Aguilar, and Gorman reformed Jefferson Starship, which Casady and Balin would eventually rejoin as well. All members of KBC Band except for Verdusco and Crossan participated in the recording of Deep Space/Virgin Sky and Windows of Heaven. As of 2008, Verdusco is a member of Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.

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Papa John Creach

John Henry Creach (May 28, 1917 – February 22, 1994), better known as Papa John Creach, was an American blues violinist, who has also played "classical, jazz, be-bop, R&B, pop and acid rock" music. Early in his career, he performed as a journeyman musician with such luminaries as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Stuff Smith, Charlie Christian, Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, Nat King Cole and Roy Milton.Following his rediscovery by drummer Joey Covington in 1967, he fronted a variety of bands (including Zulu and Midnight Sun) in addition to playing with Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, Jefferson Starship, Jefferson Starship - The Next Generation, the San Francisco All-Stars (1979–1984), The Dinosaurs (1982–1989) and Steve Taylor.

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Tim Gorman

Tim Gorman is an American musician, composer, arranger, and record producer. Gorman studied music composition at the University of Portland, Oregon, under Phillipe de la Mare. He went on to work as a session musician from the 1980s until the present, his most notable collaborations being with Duane Eddy, Paul Kantner, the Rolling Stones, and the Who.Gorman took part in the recording of the Who's album It's Hard and the subsequent tour in 1982.In 1984, he was the keyboardist in The V.U. (sometimes called The View) Phoenix Rising album together with Kevin Chalfant (vocals), Ross Valory of Journey fame (bass guitar), Prairie Prince (drums) and Steff Burns (guitars), all of them musicians whose complete list of acts in which they were involved needed another specific page. Valory and Chalfant later joined again in The Storm which included other former Journey members plus Josh Ramos, a guest guitarist in the V.U. album. Phoenix Rising songs are dated 1984 but the album never saw the light till it was rescued and published by Frontiers in 2000.

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This soon became the core line-up for the new incarnation of Jefferson Starship with the addition of drummer Prairie Prince and fiddler Papa John Creach, later rejoined by former Airplane co-founder Marty Balin. Gorman stayed with Jefferson Starship as a permanent member until 1995, appearing on the live album Deep Space / Virgin Sky and playing on two tracks for the studio album Windows of Heaven. He has teamed again with them occasionally on some of the Galactic Family Reunion concerts in 2006.Gorman currently plays in the band Parallel View, a duo with guitarist Kirk Casey.

Windows of Heaven

Windows of Heaven is Jefferson Starship's first studio album since reforming in 1992 and ninth album overall. It was first released in Germany, but the band told fans to wait for a new American remixed version. The single "Let Me Fly" was released along with the American release, but did not chart on the Billboard charts. Grace Slick joined the band in the studio to record vocals on "I'm on Fire" which only appears on the American and Japanese versions. The track "Maybe for You" later reappeared on the 2008 album, Jefferson's Tree of Liberty.

World Entertainment War

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