Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service on 180g Import LP
Quicksilver Messenger Service's debut effort was a little more restrained and folky than some listeners had expected, given their reputation for stretching out in concert. While some prefer the mostly live Happy Trails, this self-titled collection is inarguably their strongest set of studio material, with the accent on melodic folk-rock.
Highlights include their cover of folksinger Hamilton Camp's "Pride of Man," probably their best studio track; "Light Your Windows," probably the group's best original composition; and founding member Dino Valenti's "Dino's Song" (Valenti himself was in jail when the album was recorded). "Gold And Silver" is their best instrumental jam, and the 12-minute "The Fool" reflects some of the best and worst traits of the psychedelic era.
Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service Track Listing:
1. Pride Of Man
2. Light Your Windows
3. Dino's Song
4. Gold And Silver
5. It's Been Too Long
6. The Fool