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Loves You

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Loves You

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In Season
Jefferson Airplane

We gave it an A-

You want a career summary of these ’60s psychedelia mongers, check out 1987’s sturdy 2400 Fulton Street compilation. You want a boxed set offering value on the dollar — unreleased tracks, alternate takes and mixes, rare singles, and prime live stuff — you won’t go wrong with Loves You. Particularly on the live tracks, the three-CD Loves You shows that in its prime — from 1967 to 1969 — San Francisco’s Jefferson Airplane had an entirely unique sound, thanks to out-there three-part harmonies and the idiosyncratic — make that weird — playing of its guitarist, bassist, and drummer. Had this band not fizzled with dreck like Bark — or evolved into geek-parade Jefferson Starship — it wouldn’t be so embarrassing now to say this stuff is great. A-