Jefferson Airplane ‎– Crown Of Creation

RCA Victor ‎– LSP-4058, RCA Victor ‎– LSP 4058
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Hollywood Pressing

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A1 Lather
Written-By – Slick*
A2 In Time
Written-By – Balin*, Kantner*
A3 Triad
Written-By – Crosby*
A4 Star Track
Written-By – Kaukonen*
A5 Share A Little Joke
Written-By – Balin*
A6 Chushingura
Written-By – Dryden*
B1 If You Feel
Written-By – Blackman*, Balin*
B2 Crown Of Creation
Written-By – Kantner*
B3 Ice Cream Phoenix
Written-By – Cockey*, Kaukonen*
B4 Greasy Heart
Written-By – Slick*
B5 The House At Pooneil Corners
Written-By – Balin*, Kantner*

Companies, etc.



Released with a lyrics insert.
First press with black labels
First variation on back cover and spine, second on label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout variant 1): WPRS-0549-1S H
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout variant 1): WPRS-0550-2S H
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout variant 2): WPRS-549-3S C1
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout variant 2): WPRS-550-4S B1
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout variant 3): WPRS-549-3S D1
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout variant 3): WPRS-0550-21S A1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LP 5279 Jefferson Airplane Crown Of Creation(LP, Album, RE, Gol) Sundazed Music LP 5279 US 2018 Sell This Version
AFL1-4058 Jefferson Airplane Crown Of Creation(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor AFL1-4058 US Unknown Sell This Version
LETV198LP Jefferson Airplane Crown Of Creation(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Let Them Eat Vinyl LETV198LP UK 2015 Sell This Version
SF7976 Jefferson Airplane Crown of creation(LP, Album, Bla) RCA SF7976 UK 1968 Sell This Version
LETV198LP Jefferson Airplane Crown Of Creation(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Let Them Eat Vinyl LETV198LP UK 2015 Sell This Version


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August 3, 2018

With Crown Of Creation The Jefferson Airplane finally brought us a very sonically psychedelic album, complete with tiny eggs hidden among and between the tracks, fledgling overlays of sound, atmospheric meanderings that moved from the right and left speakers. Most of our stereos at the time could not appreciate the music that was being played through them, it was albums like this that made us start to demand better and more enhanced equipment.

But back to the record. Crown Of Creation is enticingly compelling, beginning with the cover art, where the members of the Airplane are imaged inside the explosion of an atomic bomb ... sparking questions such as, "Was this meant to evoke the notion of the birth of a new sound, that of a new generation, the war that was raging in Vietnam, or just their feel for the impending doom of not only the 60’s but for life as we have known it on this planet." Within the context of these grooves, the Airplane pushed the boundaries of philosophical thought in their way, questioning values, but never really supplying any answers. "Star Truck" is a prime example of this ... "it takes time to love, an open mind to love, but who has time on their hands ...” feeling the loss of the 60’s both as a band and as part of a movement that was supposed to change the world, yet in the end didn't. Instead, the war, drugs and disillusion took their toll on all of us, and The Jefferson Airplane just happened to be there to capture this moment in time, as they'd managed to do on all of their proceeding albums, a penchant for capturing the moment. In the midst of all this confusion, and the 60's were very confusing times, a number like "If You Feel" stood as a beacon of hope that things might get back on track ... "if you feel like love, make it, make love flying ..." though in reality the song was merely about having sex while on LSD, with many thinking acid was the answer to all of the questions. If only they could get everyone to trip out, the Airplane touted we’d all be on the same wave length. Too bad it didn’t work. But the spirit was there and that’s what counts.

One can hear the sound of Hot Tuna beginning to take form here with the muted guitar work that rolls under the surface, with some harder edges.

A fine body of work that will stand the test of time.

*** The Fun Facts: The “crown” of creation in the Judeo / Christian creation story, is in fact people. In the narrative of the Abrahamic religions, God created human beings as his capstone act after creating everything else in the universe, and he made them “in his own image and likeness.” Like God, people can create worlds of their own, and during those heady days, we certainly attempted that.

Review by Jenell Kesler


May 30, 2017
My first vinyl LP and was a Christmas gift from my sister, I was 12 years old and very surprised what I had heard after listening to it! This record was the gateway to my future on my rock music journey.After all once You take a flight with the Airplane where You land is up to You.


May 17, 2016
Have this black label release with sides stamped wrong in runout. Side a: 5550, line thru 50 with 49 below. Side b: 5549, line thru 49 with 50 below.