Quicksilver Messenger Service ‎– Quicksilver Messenger Service

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Pride Of Man 4:06
Light Your Windows 2:39
Dino's Song 3:07
Gold And Silver 6:44
It's Been Too Long 2:56
The Fool 12:10

Versions (72)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, Jac) Capitol Records ST-2904 US 1968 Sell This Version
8XT 2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(8-Trk, Album, Whi) Capitol Records 8XT 2904 US 1968 Sell This Version
4XT 2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(Cass) Capitol Records 4XT 2904 US 1968 Sell This Version
ST 2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 2904 UK 1968 Sell This Version
ST 2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 2904 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST-2904 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
ST 8-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, Club) Capitol Records ST 8-2904 US 1968 Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, Los) Capitol Records ST-2904 US 1968 Sell This Version
T 2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records T 2904 UK 1968 Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, Pit) Capitol Records ST-2904 US 1968 Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RP, Jac) Capitol Records ST-2904 US 1968 Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, Scr) Capitol Records ST-2904 US 1968 Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, Scr) Capitol Records ST-2904 US 1968 Sell This Version
ST 2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST 2904 UK 1969 Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE, Bla) Capitol Records ST-2904 UK 1969 Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RP) Capitol Records ST-2904 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RP, Gre) Capitol Records ST-2904 UK 1970 Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE, LA) Capitol Records ST-2904 US 1971 Sell This Version
ST 2904, ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE, Los) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2904, ST-2904 US 1971 Sell This Version
POP-170 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album) Capitol Pops POP-170 Mexico 1972 Sell This Version
ST 2904, ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2904, ST-2904 US 1975 Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE, Los) Capitol Records ST-2904 US 1975 Sell This Version
SN-16089 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records SN-16089 US 1980 Sell This Version
SN-16089 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE, Jac) Capitol Records SN-16089 US 1980 Sell This Version
ED 200, ED200 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Edsel Records, Edsel Records ED 200, ED200 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ED 200, ED200 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Edsel Records, Edsel Records ED 200, ED200 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ED 200, ED200 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Edsel Records, Edsel Records ED 200, ED200 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7 91146 2, DIDX 3857 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records CDP 7 91146 2, DIDX 3857 US 1988 Sell This Version
EDCD200 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, RE) Edsel Records EDCD200 UK 1992 Sell This Version
S21-57646 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, RE) CEMA Special Markets S21-57646 US 1992 Sell This Version
TOCP-8117 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Capitol Records TOCP-8117 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
EDCD 648 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD) Edsel Records EDCD 648 UK 2000 Sell This Version
MRCD 009 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, Unofficial) Limited Edition (3) MRCD 009 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
TOCP-67731 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, RE, RM) Capitol Records TOCP-67731 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
CDP 0777 7 91146 2 7 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 0777 7 91146 2 7 US 2008 Sell This Version
TOCP-95023 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Capitol Records TOCP-95023 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
BGOCD861 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, RE, RM) BGO Records BGOCD861 UK 2009 Sell This Version
BGOCD861 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) BGO Records (3) BGOCD861 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
PPAN ST2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, RE) Pure Pleasure Records PPAN ST2904 UK 2010 Sell This Version
ROC-CD-3005 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, RE) RockBeat Records ROC-CD-3005 US 2011 Sell This Version
850703003354 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Culture Factory 850703003354 US 2012 Sell This Version
VSCD-9104 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Culture Factory VSCD-9104 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
none Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(6xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24b) Capitol Records none 2014
TYCP-80059 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Capitol Records TYCP-80059 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
8XT-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(8-Trk, Album) Capitol Records 8XT-2904 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 91146 2 DIDX 3857 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 7 91146 2 DIDX 3857 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 0777 7 91146 2 7 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records CDP 0777 7 91146 2 7 US Unknown Sell This Version
EDCD200 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, RE) Edsel Records EDCD200 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDP 7 91146 2, DIDX 3857 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(CD, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records CDP 7 91146 2, DIDX 3857 US Unknown Sell This Version
4N-16089 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(Cass) Capitol Records 4N-16089 US Unknown Sell This Version
850703003354 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(HDCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RP) Culture Factory 850703003354 US Unknown Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST-2904 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CP-8660 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album) Capitol Records CP-8660 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
ST 2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album) Capitol Records ST 2904 US Unknown Sell This Version
ST-8-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, Club, RE) Capitol Records ST-8-2904 US Unknown Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, Pur) Capitol Records ST-2904 US Unknown Sell This Version
ST 2904, ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2904, ST-2904 US Unknown Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST-2904 UK Unknown Sell This Version
062 1817271 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 062 1817271 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST-2904 US Unknown Sell This Version
ST 2904, ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2904, ST-2904 US Unknown Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST-2904 US Unknown Sell This Version
ST 2904, ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2904, ST-2904 US Unknown Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST-2904 US Unknown Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST-2904 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ST 2904, ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE, Los) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2904, ST-2904 US Unknown Sell This Version
ST 2904, ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE, Los) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2904, ST-2904 US Unknown Sell This Version
062 1817271 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE, TP) Capitol Records 062 1817271 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE, Win) Capitol Records ST-2904 US Unknown Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RE, Win) Capitol Records ST-2904 US Unknown Sell This Version
ST-2904 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, RP) Capitol Records ST-2904 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CP-8660 Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service(LP, Album, Red) Capitol Records CP-8660 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

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Doccus

Doccus

July 24, 2019
referencing Quicksilver Messenger Service, CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial, BGOCD861
THIS BGO CD is not an "Unofficial" issue, It is a UK release, NOT Russian, . The identical CD issue is listed above, with the same year of issue, barcode and matrix number.
sarqueboute

sarqueboute

June 7, 2019
referencing Quicksilver Messenger Service, LP, Album, RE, Los, ST-2904

Some very nice tracks, although very irregular. But the mastering was terrible
mcommins1

mcommins1

March 11, 2019
referencing Quicksilver Messenger Service, LP, Album, Jac, ST-2904
Dino's song brings it all back for me, and I was there!
Rack-Man

Rack-Man

November 22, 2017
referencing Quicksilver Messenger Service, LP, Album, CP-8660
I have this record in my collection, it,s not red.
Any pics of a red version?
StrangelySatisfying

StrangelySatisfying

August 5, 2017
referencing Quicksilver Messenger Service, LP, Album, RP, ST-2904
So if this is simply a different label why is it categorized as a Repressing with exact matrix groove numbers??
streetmouse

streetmouse

March 24, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Quicksilver Messenger Service, LP, Album, Jac, ST-2904

If you were there when the psychedelic electric haze settled over San Francisco during the Summer of Love, and managed to catch Quicksilver Messenger Service, who were playing just about everywhere, then you instantly recognized the difference between what you heard during those heady nights, and what’s laid down here. 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. Such is the case with the wholly unexpected “Pride Of Man,” a Hamilton Camp number, where the group creates a flawless atmosphere of re-interpretation . That being said, this is a difficult album to review, as Quicksilver Messenger Service turned on their heels just prior to, or perhaps while recording this album, as they’d been smitten by the delivery and instrumentation of Mike Bloomfield and the Electric Flag who’d just arrived on the scene and were creating waves that were tough to avoid. Regardless, even with this infatuation, Quicksilver play strongly and present their material well. Sonically, these influences come off as mere influences, though having personally heard Quicksilver prior to this change, it would have been more than interesting to hear what they would have done with this material had they not been so taken with Bloomfield at this critical juncture. Of course the other side of that coin would be to consider what songs they might have penned or chosen to cover had things been completely within their realm. Perhaps it was inevitable that Quicksilver should have absorbed these influences, though I for one, wish they’d found a way of allowing them to sound less evident.

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. Yes, this album is good, and very much in and of its time, though again, the band does not sound as if they’re sitting comfortably, almost as if they’re trying to force themselves into a mold, attempting to be a band that that are not … especially since the world already had one Electric Flag who were doing what they do with grace and ease.

There were other aspects that came into play, with no doubt the most important being that Dino Valenti [“Dino’s Song” and most famous for penning the song “Get Together” by the Youngbloods] was in jail during this recording for marijuana and amphetamines. So perhaps Valenti getting his ideas out of prison, to a bunch of stoners, was like the child’s game of ‘Whispering Down the Lane,’ leaving the album to feel rather unfinished and unpolished.

All this aside, the acid fueled Quicksilver Messenger Service were not all about the psychedelic halo, they comfortably embrace a leaning for the country rock format, and incorporated some homespun blues into the background as well, along with a smattering of samba grooves [which would be made famous by Santana]. Of course this leaves me right back where I began, saying that this is a rather difficult album to review … so you're gonna have to listen for yourself, something I highly recommend, as it's the final song "The Fool," that shimmers, creating that psychedelic atmosphere filled with effects, reverb, and lightly drenched with intoxication, though merely hinting at where the band will venture on Happy Trails.

Review by Jenell Kesler
ulmanvlad

ulmanvlad

April 1, 2016
referencing Quicksilver Messenger Service, CD, Album, RE, VSCD-9104
It's important to note that this is not a japanese CD, not even the mini-LP sleeve seems japanese. It's simply the Culture Factory CD & cover with a different, japanese obi, for the japanese market.
davedecay

davedecay

January 3, 2015
referencing Quicksilver Messenger Service, LP, Album, RE, LA, ST-2904
This would be a later reissue, not 1968. "Capitol's green label was first issued in July, 1969. It sports a new Capitol logo: a “C” surrounding a record."
mossinterest

mossinterest

August 11, 2012
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Quicksilver Messenger Service, LP, Album, Jac, ST-2904
Can anyone tell me which of the 3 'rainbow' variations is considered the first press? Or, are they all 3 first pressings from different regions?