Given his time with both Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, when Marty Balin wants to create an album of new arrangements of his past works, he’s got a hell of a repertoire from which to draw. Thus it’s no surprise at all that Balin’s new double-album of just that sort, Good Memories (released on Friday), is uniformly excellent. See more below:
But Balin certainly isn’t simply looking backward. This February 16, he’ll release The Greatest Love, a new album of original material. “It’s my message of love to my fans,” Balin said. For more on Balin’s past, present, and future, check back with Elmore for our special “Influences” interview.