Quicksilver Messenger Service Download
Jun 8, 1968Fillmore East (New York, NY)
Quicksilver Messenger Service Download
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Total Length:
41:14
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Quicksilver Messenger Service Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Pride Of Man04:08
  2. 2Your Time Will Come04:25
  3. 3Dino's Song03:35
  4. 4Back Door Man04:58
  5. 5Acapulco Gold And Silver11:46
  6. 6Mona12:22
Item Number:
  • 472-5673-AD
Date:
  • Jun 8, 1968
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Pride Of Man04:08
  2. 2Your Time Will Come04:25
  3. 3Dino's Song03:35
  4. 4Back Door Man04:58
  5. 5Acapulco Gold And Silver11:46
  6. 6Mona12:22
Total Length:
41:14
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

John Cipollina - guitar, vocals; Gary Duncan - guitar, vocals; David Freiberg - bass, vocals; Greg Elmore - drums

This recording, taken from the second night of a two-night, four-show run, with Quicksilver opening for Electric Flag and Steppenwolf, is essential concert listening. Fans of the quartet lineup that recorded the first QMS LP and Happy Trails will love these sets, as they took place right between the production of those first two LPs.

On this set, the first LP material is represented both by their cover of Hamilton Camp's "Pride Of Man" and their own "Dino's Song." These were both regional hits in California at the time, and easily accessible for new audiences, which New York City was for QMS in 1968. We're also treated to a cover song, "Back Door Man," that was recorded during the first album sessions, but rejected in favor of original material. Here it is played with aggressive enthusiasm. Even though the setlist is relatively tame, the band is obviously giving it their best in order to win over the NYC audience.

They return to the first album for their set closer, "Gold And Silver." This number is one of the finest performances by the original band ever captured on tape. Loosely developed from Dave Brubeck's irresistible "Take Five," this song is just as infectious. With blazing guitar solos interweaving, powerful counterpoint bass playing and the unusually swinging drum rhythms, this tune truly smokes. If the audience wasn't convinced of QMS' originality prior to this song, this final number must have finished the job - and this recording stands as proof.

They close with another tour de force, Bo Diddley's "Mona," which includes some inspired jamming with hints of "Maiden Of The Cancer Moon" and "Calvary", clocking in at twelve minutes altogether. This is not only another hot performance, but gives one great insight into where they would be heading musically on their next album, Happy Trails.

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