Jefferson's Tree of Liberty

Jefferson's Tree of Liberty

by Jefferson Starship

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2008
Label: Fuel 2000
UPC: 0030206173826
catalogNumber: 061738

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jefferson Starship   Primary Artist
Marty Balin   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
T Lavitz   Keyboards
Paul Kantner   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,Glass Harmonica,Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Group Member
David LaFlamme   Violin
Jack Casady   Bass
David Freiberg   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
David Grisman   Mandolin
Alexander Kantner   Electric Bass
Prairie Prince   Drums,Snare Drums,Bodhran
Paul Lamb   French Horn
Michael Eisenstein   Acoustic Guitar
Linda Imperial   Vocals,Group Member
Diana Mangano   Vocals
Barry Sless   Pedal Steel Guitar
Michael Gaiman   Acoustic Guitar
Slick Aguilar   Electric Guitar,Tremolo
Darby Gould   Vocals,Group Member
Cathy Richardson   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Woody Guthrie   Composer
Phil Ochs   Composer
Bob Marley   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul Kantner   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Author
Richard Fariña   Composer
World Entertainment War   Composer
David Freiberg   Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Lee Hays   Composer,Author
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Paul Lamb   Engineer
Turlough O'Carolan   Composer
Jesse Obstbaum   Artwork,Direction,Booklet Design
John Ovnik   Engineer
Glen Doggett   Engineer
Brendan Behan   Composer
Abraham Lincoln   Author
Michael Gaiman   Producer,Liner Notes,Artwork,Direction,Booklet Design
Cathy Richardson   Composer,Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Dino Valenti   Composer
Thomas Jefferson   Author

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Jefferson's Tree of Liberty 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tree of Liberty is everything you've ever loved about Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship - Paul Kantner's ringing 12 string Rickenbacker, the soaring harmonies, this collecton is a call to arms, to dream, to go to the edge and beyond. Jeffersonians past, present, future, are present and accounted for. It's an album of rebels and revolutionary anthems - across the times, across the oceans, across the continents - 19 soul rousing and blood pumping songs. Who would've thought the lustiest and loudest collection of songs would be made by (mostly) wooden instruments? Who would've thought the most passionate album to be released this year would come from Jefferson Starship? Lest you think this is a dreary collection of political polemic dirges, think again. This is an album to listen to with people, and sing along with. It kicks off with a rousing nod to &quot Volunteers&quot before it settles into the Weaver's classic &quot Wasn't That A Time.&quot Cathy Richardson has the vocal chops and power of Grace Slick, but with a gritty undertone. David Laflamme's violin soars above the acoustic guitars and martial drums. Another Weavers classic, &quot Santy Anno,&quot a lusty sea shanty, makes you feel the waves rolling with the banjo and squeezebox. David Frieberg takes a solo turn on Dino Valenti's poignant &quot Cowboy OnThe Run,&quot with beautiful pedal steel guitar by Barry Sless and piano by Chris Smith. It's pure Nashville. It would take all day to hit all the highlights. But I would be remiss not giving a shout out to longtime Jefferson collaborators Darby Gould on Richard Thompson's &quot Genesis Hall,&quot Diana Mangano's full throttle support on &quot The Royal Canal&quot - beloved to Pogues' fans as &quot The Auld Triangle.&quot As befitting a guy born on St. Patrick's Day, Paul O'Kantner gruffly sings the prison lament of Irish Rebel Brendan Behan, with a dirty ole man &quot heh heh&quot during the part about the women's prison, followed with a storming &quot Rising Of The Moon&quot . The mash up of Bob Marley's &quot Redemption Song&quot with John Lennon's &quot Imagine&quot somehow works, heartfeltly delivered by Cathy Richardson. If there is one song to pick as a &quot single&quot - if things like that are still done - it's this one. Marty Balin contributes &quot Maybe For You&quot if anybody needed to reminded of his talent with a love song. I miss his sweet tenor. It's too bad he's not singing on the rest of the songs. Jack Casady makes an appearance on bass with his Armageddon-announcing rumble. Darby Gould's acapella version of Sandy Denny's &quot Quiet Joys of Brotherhood&quot sent shivers down my spine. Only one thing could top it, and that's Grace Slick singing &quot Surprise...&quot Some of Grace's best work was singing backup and harmony, as she is here. Too bad my CD says &quot Untitled&quot and there's no additional information as there are for the other songs. Surprise, indeed. This is one of the best releases of the year. If you love great songs, passionate singing and playing, need reminding that all evil needs to triumph is for good people to do nothing, then Tree of Liberty is for you. Lay your money down.