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Performer: Quicksilver Messenger Service
Genre: Rock
Title: Quicksilver Messenger Service
Released: 1968
Style: Acid Rock, Psychedelic Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1712 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1504 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1158 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 367

Quicksilver Messenger Service is the debut studio album of Quicksilver Messenger Service, released in 1968. This was Quicksilver Messenger Service's first album, although they had already produced two songs for the soundtrack of the 1968 movie Revolution. The album displays the group's jam sound amidst lighter pop-oriented songs.

Сонобан пробыл в составе Quicksilver messenger service меньше года и куда-то свалил, всплыв в начале 70-х в Copperhead. В середине 1965-го ушел и Спенс, которого заманили в Jefferson airplane. Образовавшиеся вакансии заняли музыканты из The Brogues Гэри Дункан (гитара; р. 4 сентября 1946) и Грег Элмор (ударные; р. 4 сентября 1946).

Quicksilver Messenger Service was one of the most beloved bands form the mid 60’s, where at their best they conveyed bluesy flights of fancy, spurred on by the guitar interplay of John Cipollina and Gary Duncan. Tracking in a a mere thirty-two minutes, which was pretty standard for the day, where the band lays down six numbers of original and cover material, with some of their covers being so original that they outshine their forerunners. With most people knowing Quicksilver from their inspirational spirited freeform effortlessly flowing live album Happy Trails, it’s rather stark to hear this album, made up of music that comes off well, though will a strong sense of controlled orchestration, lacking that easygoing effortless vibe of Happy Trails that lives within the souls of everyone from those mystic nights.

The Quicksilver Messenger Service don’t sound quite the same since they’ve heard the Flag and Mike Bloomfield, late arrivals on the San Francisco scene. As a result, most of the album cuts (only six altogether) come across sounding like the Electric Flag, minus their blues-loyal predication and Buddy Miles, doing straight rock. An exception to the general tone of the album is Quicksilver’s interpretation of folk-rock (remember?) singer Hamilton (Bob) Camp’s Pride of Man. This is an unusual number for them to have done, but it’s really a better version than Camp’s original.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

Original Album
1 Pride Of Man
Written-By – Camp*
2 Light Your Window
Written-By – Freiberg*, Duncan*
3 Dino's Song
Written-By – Valenti*
4 Gold And Silver
Written-By – Duncan*, Schuster*
5 It's Been Too Long
Written-By – Gravenites*
6 The Fool
Written-By – Freiberg*, Duncan*
Bonus Tracks 1968
7 Codine (From The Revolution Soundtrack UAS 5185)
Written-By – Sainte-Marie*
8 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (From The Revolution Soundtrack UAS 5185)
Written-By – Bredon*, Darling*, Bennett*
9 I Don't Want To Spoil Your Party (Aka Dino's Song) (Alternate Take)
Written-By – Valenti*
10 Acapulco Gold And Silver (Aka Gold And Silver) (Alternate Take)
Written-By – Duncan*, Schuster*
11 I Hear You Knocking (It's Too Late)
Written-By – Bunn*, Lewis*, Robinson*
12 Back Door Man
Written-By – Burnett*
13 The Fool (Live)
Written-By – Freiberg*, Duncan*
14 Light Your Windows (Live)
Written-By – Freiberg*, Duncan*
15 Stand By Me (Single)
Written-By – Valenti*

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, LLC
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, LLC
  • Copyright (c) – RockBeat Records, Inc.
  • Distributed By – RockBeat Records


  • Bass Guitar, Violin, Vocals – David Freiberg
  • Design – BlueFondue.net*
  • Design [Record Jacket] – Rick Griffin
  • Drums – Greg Elmore
  • Guitar, Vocals – Gary Duncan, John Cipollina
  • Photography By – Jim Marshall
  • Producer – Harvey Brooks, Nick Gravenites, Pete Welding
  • Reissue Producer, Liner Notes – James Austin


2011 reissue on RockBeat Records with bonus tracks.
Live songs previously released on Quicksilver Messenger Service - The Unreleased Quicksilver Messenger Service: Lost Gold And Silver
See also Various - Revolution - Original Motion Picture Score.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 089353 30052 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 089353300524
  • Matrix / Runout: #16790 - QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE
  • Mould SID Code: none
  • Mastering SID Code: none

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service ‎(LP, Album, Jac) Capitol Records ST-2904 US 1968
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service ‎(LP, Album, RE, LA) Capitol Records ST-2904 US 1971
062 1817271 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service ‎(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 062 1817271 Greece Unknown
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST-2904 Canada Unknown
CP-8660 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records CP-8660 Japan Unknown