Jefferson Starship grew out of the San Francisco band Jefferson Airplane. The band released their debut album Dragonfly in early 1974 and since that time the band has enjoyed massive success on the world stage both with albums and concert appearances. Rather like fellow San Francisco band The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship find themselves in the twenty first century with as much interest in their career as they had in the sixties and seventies. The band still led by founder member Paul Kantner and joined occasionally by fellow founder member Marty Balin still tour regularly and record occasionally. The band however does have a large archive of live recordings made over the years and stored away in the vault. Similar to the Grateful Dead’s “Dick’s Picks” series, in early 2008 Jefferson Starship launch their own official live archive series Mick’s Picks. The live recordings have been chosen and curated by the bands current manager Michael Gaiman.
This recording is a three disc set and is sourced from an appearance at legendary blues guitarist BB King’s club in New York across two days and features the line up Paul Kantner- vocals, 12-string acoustic guitars; Marty Balin- vocals, acoustic guitar; Diana Mangano- vocals; Mark "Slick" Aguilar- vocals, electric lead guitar; Chris Smith- keyboards.The band features material from both Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship including.Crown Of Creation, Eskimo Blue Day, Lather, Volunteers, Plastic Fantastic Lover (Jefferson Airplane) Caroline, Miracles, Count On Me (Jefferson Starship) These recordings have never been released officially before and are directly from the Jefferson Starship Archive overseen by Michael Gaiman.
Disc 1 1. Crown of Creation 2. Caroline 3. JPP McStep B Blues 4. Good Shepherd 5. Lather 6. Borderlands 7. Planes 8. Miracles 9. Atlanta Lady 10. Martha 11. The Bag I'm In 12. Eskimo Blue Day
Disc 2 1. Greasy Heart 2. Count on Me 3. Diana Part One 4. Volunteers 5. Comin' Back to Me 6. Fat Angel 7. St. Charles 8. Won't You Try/Saturday Afternoon 9. Today 10. Triad 11. Sketches of China 12. Only One You
Disc 3 1. Summer of Love 2. Your Mind Has Left Your Body 3. Diana Part Two 4. Shadowlands 5. Hey Frederick 6. 3/5ths of a Mile in 10 Seconds 7. All Fly Away 8. Plastic Fantastic Lover 9. The Ballad of You & Me & Pooneil 10. Have You Seen The Saucers? 11. It's No Secret