Album of the Day
In the 1960s, Jefferson Airplane helped the Summer of Love take off and in the 1980s, Starship was building cities on rock and roll; during the decade in-between, Jefferson Starship was going GOLD. The 1979 best-of by that name collects the cream from studio sets DRAGON FLY, RED OCTOPUS, SPITFIRE and EARTH (along with a song that appeared in the Star Wars Holiday Special). “Miracles,” “With Your Love” “Count On Me” and “Runaway” were all Top 40 hits, and the remaining eight tracks also put the talents of Grace Slick, Paul Kantner, Marty Balin and company to fine use. Appropriately enough, GOLD was certified Gold, and the compilation is a terrific survey of Jefferson Starship in peak flight.