Quicksilver Messenger Service Download
Nov 10, 1968Fillmore West (San Francisco, CA)
Quicksilver Messenger Service Download
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Total Length:
14:56
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. 1Smokestack Lightning14:56
Item Number:
  • 609-5673-AD
Date:
  • Nov 10, 1968
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Smokestack Lightning14:56
Total Length:
14:56
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

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

Near the tail end of 1968, at the peak of the original lineup's powers, Quicksilver Messenger Service began recording the live performances that would form the bulk of the material for their second album, Happy Trails. Now universally considered to be one of the greatest San Francisco psychedelic rock albums ever recorded, it remains one of the defining examples of that era. Recorded on the final night of three extraordinary performances at Fillmore West, this recording contains yet another incendiary version of "Smokestack Lightning." A staple of their sets at the time, the band must have been strongly considering this song for the album, as excellent versions were captured from every night of this run. This is the longest of the three versions and the most compelling of the run, serving as a remarkable addition to the material featured on Happy Trails.

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