Spitfire (Jefferson Starship album)

Infobox Album
Name = Spitfire
Type = studio
Artist = Jefferson Starship

Released = June, 1976
Recorded = March, 1976 at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco
Genre = AOR
Length = 42:04
Label = Grunt/RCA
Producer = Larry Cox / Jefferson Starship
Reviews = *review-Christgau|C|name=Jefferson+Starship
Last album = "Red Octopus"
This album = "Spitfire"
Next album = "Flight Log"

"Spitfire" is Jefferson Starship's 1976 follow-up to the chart-topping "Red Octopus" (1975). This album quickly scaled the charts, spending six consecutive weeks at number three in Billboard and going platinum.

Track listing

ide One

#"Cruisin'" (Charles Hicox) – 5:27
#*Keyboards: David Freiberg
#*Bass: Pete Sears
#"Dance with the Dragon" (Paul Kantner / Marty Balin / Grace Slick / Craig Chaquico / Pete Sears) – 5:02
#*Keyboards: David Freiberg
#*Bass / Piano: Pete Sears
#"Hot Water" (Grace Slick / Pete Sears) – 3:17
#*Keyboards: David Freiberg
#*Bass / Mellotron: Pete Sears
#"St. Charles" (Paul Kantner / Marty Balin / Jesse Barish / Craig Chaquico / Thunderhawk) – 6:38
#*Keyboards: David Freiberg
#*Bass / Keyboards: Pete Sears

ide Two

#"Song to the Sun" - 7:15
#*"Ozymandias" (Paul Kantner / Craig Chaquico / John Barbata / David Freiberg / Pete Sears / Grace Slick) – 1:39
#**Arp: David Freiberg
#**Organ / Moog: Pete Sears
#**Piano: Grace Slick
#*"Don't Let It Rain" (Paul Kantner / China Wing Kantner) – 5:36
#**Keyboards: David Freiberg
#**Bass / Piano: Pete Sears
#"With Your Love" (Marty Balin / Joey Covington / Vic Smith) – 3:33
#*Keyboards: David Freiberg
#*Bass: Pete Sears
#"Switchblade" (Grace Slick) – 4:01
#*Bass: David Freiberg
#*Organ / Moog: Pete Sears
#*Piano: Grace Slick
#"Big City" (John Barbata / Joel Scott Hill / Chris Ethridge) – 3:20
#*Lead Vocals: John Barbata
#*Bass: David Freiberg
#*Keyboards: Pete Sears
#"Love Lovely Love" (Jesse Barish) – 3:31
#*Keyboards: David Freiberg
#*Bass: Pete Sears


*"With Your Love" (7/24/76) #12 US
*"St. Charles" (12/4/76) #64 US


*Grace Slick - Vocals / Piano
*Marty Balin - Vocals
*Paul Kantner - Rhythm Guitar / Vocals
*John Barbata - Drums / Vocals / Percussion
*Craig Chaquico - Lead Guitar / Vocals
*David Freiberg - Bass / Vocals / Keyboards
*Pete Sears - Bass / Keyboards

Additional Personnel

*Bobbye Hall - Percussion / Congas
*Dave Roberts - Strings
*Steven Schuster - Saxophone on "Don't Let It Rain"


*Produced by Larry Cox and Jefferson Starship
*Production Coordinator: Pat Ieraci (Maurice)
*Engineered by Larry Cox
*Manager: Bill Thompson
*Assistant to the Engineer: Steve Malcolm
*Strings and Horns arranged by Dave Roberts
*Percussion and Congas by John Barbata & Bobbye Hall
*Sax: Steven Schuster (Don't Let It Rain)
*Recorded and Mixed at Wally Heiders, San Francisco
*Mastered by Kent Duncan, Kendun Recorders, Burbank
*Dragon Princess: Cassandra Gaviola
*Amp Consultant: Paul Dowell
*Label Art (Starship): John Langdon
*Art Direction: Jefferson Starship
*Album Design: Chris Whorf / Tim Bryant - Gribbitt
*Cover Photography: Ron Slenzak
*Illustration: Shusei Nagaoka

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