Quicksilver Messenger Service - Studio Out takes First Album

This is a selection of studio outtakes from Quicksilver Messenger Service during the recording of their first album in 1968 and probably came from founder member John Cipollina's personal archive. The first album was noted for its instrumental passages (most notably in "Gold and Silver" and "The Fool"), the album displayed the group's jam sound amidst lighter pop-oriented songs. Unlike contemporaries such as the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver's jams were highly planned as can be heard by comparing the studio versions of songs with those from bootleg live performances.

Quicksilver Messenger Service are an American psychedelic rock band, formed in 1965 in San Francisco and is considered one of the leading acts on the city's psychedelic scene in the mid-to-late 1960s.

Quicksilver Messenger Service gained wide popularity in the Bay Area and, through their recordings, with psychedelic rock enthusiasts around the globe and several of their albums ranked in the Top 30 of the Billboard Pop charts. Although not as commercially successful as contemporaries Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead, QMS was integral to the beginnings of their genre. With their jazz and classical influences, as well as a strong folk background, the band attempted to create a sound that was individual and innovative. Member Dino Valenti drew heavily on musical influences he picked up during the folk revival of his formative musical years. The style he developed from these sources is evident in Quicksilver Messenger Service's swung rhythms and twanging guitar sounds.

After many years, the band has attempted to reform despite the deaths of several members. Recently, original members Gary Duncan and David Freiberg have been touring as the Quicksilver Messenger Service, using different musicians to back them up.

Source: Studio Soundboard - Demo Recordings.

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@320kbps.

Genre: Acid rock, psychedelic rock, jam.

Set List:

01 Camaro Advert
02 The Fool
03 Dino's Song
04 Gold and Silver
05 Light Your Windows
06 Pride of Man
07 I Hear You Knockin'
08 Dino's Song(2)
09 Gold and Silver(2)
10 Codine
11 Dandelion

Website: Official HERE.

New file link in comments below - Re-uploaded 2012 (Stealth project).


Beehive Candy said…
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¡Fantástico! Quicksilver ha sido un grupo mítico desde que lo conocí, y estas sesiones muestran el porqué es tan altamente apreciado dentro del panorama de la west coast de fines de los 60's y principios de los 70's. ¡Excelente! !gracias! (^_^)
Wasn't Pride of Man one powerful song; thanks
Anonymous said…
Thank you so much...
davedoor said…
any chance of a reup ? ta
Beehive Candy said…
New Link 2012:

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