Where to start with this one? There’s so much I could say about the sprawling 4CD set Tales From the Mothership. But let’s start with a bit of history to contextualize things.
Tales From the Mothership is credited to Jefferson Starship. Note that’s notJefferson Airplane, the group that gave us the hit versions of “White Rabbit” and “Sombody to Love” as well as “Volunteers” and “Wooden Ships.” But all four of those songs do appear in one form or another on this set. No, this is the Starship, the group that grew out of the ashes of the Airplane upon its early 70s demise. But it doesn’t sound a bit like – nor does it feature most of the musicians from the era – the 70s pop group that scored hits with “Play on Love,” Miracles” and other AOR tunes.
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