Jefferson Airplane ‎– Takes Off

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The ''first'' US pressing of the debut by Jefferson Airplane has three versions, released in both mono and stereo, the first two of which are extremely rare:

1) Six tracks on side A, the sixth being ''Runnin' Round This World''. This contains the original versions of both ''Let Me In'' (with the lyric ''Don't tell me you want money'') and ''Run Around'' (with the lyric ''That sway as you lay under me''). The backcover has no caption ''RE'' in the top right hand corner.

2) Five tracks on side A, ''Runnin' Round This World'' is deleted. Still, the original versions of ''Let Me In'' and ''Run Around'' are included. The backcover does have the ''RE'' caption. The run-out etchings start with TPRS-0171 and TPRS-0172 respectively (stereo) or TPRM-0171 and TPRM-0172 (mono).

3) Five tracks on side A. The re-recorded versions of ''Let Me In'' and ''Run Around'' are included with the offensive lyrics altered. Backcover identical to 2). Run-out etchings start with TPRS-0173 and TPRS-0174 (stereo) or either TPRM-0171 or TPRM-0173 and either TPRM-0172 or TPRM-0174 (embossed nos. do not determine the version of the lyrics).

Versions (68)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LPM 3584, LPM-3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Mono, 2nd) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LPM 3584, LPM-3584 US 1966 Sell This Version
LSP-3584, LSP 3584 Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Hol) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSP-3584, LSP 3584 US 1966 Sell This Version
LSP-3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP-3584 US 1966 Sell This Version
LSP-3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP-3584 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
LSP-3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP-3584 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
LSP-3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, 2nd) RCA Victor LSP-3584 US 1966 Sell This Version
LSP-3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, 2nd) RCA Victor LSP-3584 US 1966 Sell This Version
LSP-3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, 3rd) RCA Victor LSP-3584 US 1966 Sell This Version
LSP-3584, LSP 3584, LSP-3584 RE Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, M/Print, RP) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSP-3584, LSP 3584, LSP-3584 RE US 1966 Sell This Version
LPM-3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LPM-3584 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
LPM-3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LPM-3584 US 1966 Sell This Version
LPM-3584, LPM 3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LPM-3584, LPM 3584 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
LPM-3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Mono, 2nd) RCA Victor LPM-3584 US 1966 Sell This Version
LPM-3584, LPM 3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Mono, 3rd) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LPM-3584, LPM 3584 US 1966 Sell This Version
LPM-3584, LPM 3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Mono, Hol) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LPM-3584, LPM 3584 US 1966 Sell This Version
LPM-3584, LPM 3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Mono, RCA) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LPM-3584, LPM 3584 US 1966 Sell This Version
LSP-3584, LSP 3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Roc) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSP-3584, LSP 3584 US 1966 Sell This Version
LPM-3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LPM-3584 Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
LSP-3584, LSP-3584 RE, LSP 3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSP-3584, LSP-3584 RE, LSP 3584 US 1969 Sell This Version
SLW-1704 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Unofficial) World Record SLW-1704 Taiwan 1969 Sell This Version
SF 8195 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor SF 8195 UK 1971 Sell This Version
740.671 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor 740.671 France 1971 Sell This Version
RCA-6028 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Promo) RCA RCA-6028 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
LSP-3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RP) RCA Victor LSP-3584 US 1973 Sell This Version
INTS 3584 Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Promo, RE) RCA International INTS 3584 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
INTS 3584 Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA International INTS 3584 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
461.014, LSP 3.584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor, RCA Victor 461.014, LSP 3.584 France 1974 Sell This Version
PJL 1-8017, 26.21364 AF Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA International, RCA International PJL 1-8017, 26.21364 AF Germany 1974 Sell This Version
PJL 1-8017 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA International PJL 1-8017 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
PJL 1-8017, 26.21364 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA International, RCA International PJL 1-8017, 26.21364 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
INTS 1476, LSP 3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA International (Camden), RCA International (Camden) INTS 1476, LSP 3584 UK 1974 Sell This Version
461.014, LSP 3.584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor, RCA Victor 461.014, LSP 3.584 France 1975 Sell This Version
PG-101 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) RCA PG-101 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
PL-13584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album) RCA Victor PL-13584 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
AYK1-3739 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(Cass, Album, Dol) RCA AYK1-3739 US 1980 Sell This Version
AYL1-3739 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA AYL1-3739 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
AYL1-3739 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor AYL1-3739 US 1980 Sell This Version
3584-2-R Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA 3584-2-R US 1984 Sell This Version
ND90426 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album) RCA ND90426 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
3584-2-R Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) RCA 3584-2-R US 1989 Sell This Version
3584-4-R Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(Cass, Album, RM, Dol) RCA 3584-4-R US 1989 Sell This Version
5911097, ND 90426 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off (CD, Album, Unofficial) CD Media Records, CD Media Records 5911097, ND 90426 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
BVCM-7323 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, Promo) BMG BVCM-7323 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
BVCM-7323 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, RE, 20 ) BMG, RCA BVCM-7323 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
07863 66797-2, 66797-2 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA, RCA 07863 66797-2, 66797-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
74321847892 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, RE) RCA Victor, BMG España 74321847892 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
82876 50352 2 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA, BMG Heritage 82876 50352 2 US 2003 Sell This Version
82876 50352 2 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA, BMG Heritage 82876 50352 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
82876 50352 2 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, RE, RM, Son) RCA, BMG Heritage 82876 50352 2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Not On Label none Russia 2003 Sell This Version
AYL1-3739 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, Unofficial, Min) RCA (2) AYL1-3739 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
BVCM-37624 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, RE, Pap) BMG BVCM-37624 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
LP 5186 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180) Sundazed Music LP 5186 US 2005 Sell This Version
CFU01029 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Culture Factory CFU01029 US 2013 Sell This Version
LP 5186 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, Mono, RE, Cle) Sundazed Music LP 5186 US 2015 Sell This Version
MOVLP1501 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP1501 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
FRM 3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE, Blu) Friday Music FRM 3584 US 2015 Sell This Version
none Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE, 180) RCA Victor none Italy 2018 Sell This Version
VCS 67147 Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(Cass, Album) RCA VCS 67147 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
LSP-3584, LSP-3584 RE, LSP 3584 Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, RE, Hol) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSP-3584, LSP-3584 RE, LSP 3584 US Unknown Sell This Version
82876 50352 2 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA, BMG Heritage 82876 50352 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
3584-2-R Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA, BMG 3584-2-R Canada Unknown Sell This Version
PK-1199 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(Cass, Album) RCA Victor PK-1199 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
PK-1199 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(Cass, Album) RCA Victor PK-1199 US Unknown Sell This Version
AFL1-3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor AFL1-3584 US Unknown Sell This Version
PJL 1-8017, 26.21364 AF Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA International, RCA International PJL 1-8017, 26.21364 AF Germany Unknown Sell This Version
RCA-6028 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA RCA-6028 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
LSP-3584, LSP3584 Jefferson Airplane Takes Off(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSP-3584, LSP3584 US Unknown Sell This Version

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kevinbruso58

kevinbruso58

October 25, 2018
referencing Takes Off, LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180, LP 5186

Great album, hard to believe its 52 years old. I avoided buying Sundazed reissues thinking they were average or below quality. I was wrong, they sound great.
streetmouse

streetmouse

April 29, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Takes Off, LP, Album, 3rd, LSP-3584

While very good in it’s fashion, this is not the Jefferson Airplane we have come to know and love, but rather an incarnation that’s evolving into that band … but then, one could infer the same when it came to the group The Great Society.

The Differences: Signe Anderson is the lead singer here, and she in no way commands the power and attention that Grace Slick would, though she does do a wonderful job harmonizing with Marty Balin. The drummer here is the legendary Skip Spencer, a true psychedelic wanderer who would later be know as the drummer for Moby Grape, and a man who lysergicly stepped out of his head just about more than he was in it, and at the time had absolutely no drumming experience. As in the future, Marty Balin is the primary composer for the band’s material, and while not filled with the psychedelic emancipations that actually allowed The Jefferson Airplane to take flight, the album is filled with electrified folk rock that moved flawlessly into After Bather At Baxters and their crown of creation, Surrealistic Pillow, where the band perfected their craft with a sense of ease and enchantment.

The most lovely thing about this album is that it rose out of live playing, Takes Off was not a studio concoction, it was considered, revised, and when The Airplane did open the doors to the recording studio, they knew full well what to do and what direction they were headed. Takes Off was released in August of 1966, smack dab in the middle of the psychedelic 60’s, though for all intent, the psychedelic 60’s was made up primarily of 1966 and the summer of 1967, before tailing off at the end of the decade. Even coming to fruition during those heady days of freedom and wonder, several of the songs were deemed too sexually suggestive, with the lyrics of “Let Me In,” being changed from “I gotta get in, you know where …” to “You short your door, now it ain’t fair.” When it came to the number “Runnin’ ‘Round This World,” the word ‘trips’ was deleted in favor of guitar notes from the lines “The nights I’ve spent with you have been fantastic trips,” which of course referenced the use of LSD, where even so, the song was removed from the album all together despite the word and phrasing changes.

While Takes Off is certainly not Pet Sounds or Rubber Soul, it is filled with delightful three part harmonies that are both intrinsically and beautifully sung, an album that existed in that fragile moment in time, a time that may not come again for another several generations.

This was a deeply considered album at this stage in recording history, hands down, the mono version is absolutely the best, as the recording space was constructed and considered to capture the band’s sound in mono surroundings. As with The Beatles, stereo was a secondary consideration.

The Strange Facts: In a cosmic coincidence fitting for a psychedelic rock song, two of the founding members of Jefferson Airplane died on the same day, January 28th 2016. Signe Toly Anderson, the group's original lead singer, died at the age of 74. She sang on the band's 1966 debut album Jefferson Airplane Takes Off before leaving the group to be replaced by Grace Slick. Rhythm guitarist and singer Paul Kantner also died that day.

Review by Jenell Kesler
AlbertHofstein

AlbertHofstein

April 3, 2018
referencing Takes Off, LP, Album, 3rd, LSP-3584
i just realized that "GET TOGETHER", written by Chet Powers, was first recorded and released by Jefferson Airplane in 66. It is always very intriguing that something reaches a differnet level and impact if it´s channeld through somebody else. Certainly the Youngloods version touches (almost) everybody with, wrapped with a greater intensity of unity illusion. Just like if the song was meant to be packed with more illusiveness of authenticity. Simply beautiful!
ratpackrecords

ratpackrecords

February 4, 2018
referencing Takes Off, LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180, LP 5186
this is what a reissue can do, amazing sound. save your money ;)
sundazed made a good job here.
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

August 6, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Takes Off, CD, Album, ND90426

Maybe the first real example of the San Fransico sound, this isn't as heavy as their subsequent albums, but still a very early example of Psychedelic Rock, albeit a little bit folky. At this point the Airplane was clearly Balin's band with him dominating vocals and much of the song writing, but it's Jack Cassidy's walking bass style characterising Psychedelic Rock that is the strongest sound on this album.
bustleinyourhedgerow

bustleinyourhedgerow

June 25, 2015
referencing Takes Off, LP, Album, 3rd, LSP-3584
The release information should be edited.
It reads as if ALL TPRM-0171/2 copies are the 2nd version with uncensored lyrics.
This is untrue, as I have a mono copy with TPRM-0171/2 matrix #s and is CENSORED.
newspaperhobo

newspaperhobo

August 10, 2013
referencing Takes Off, LP, Album, Mono, LPM-3584
I'm not sure if anyone has an answer to this, but I have a version of Jefferson Airplane- Takes Off, which I believe is the 2nd US version (non-censored), but the matrix numbers end in --5S on both side A and B. The label formatting is also a little different. The credits are mostly on the same line, rather than underneath in the picture provided here. Should I be creating a new version for this? Notating it somewhere?