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Quicksilver Messenger Service

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Pure Pleasure

PPAN ST2904

LP Black $39

SHIPS BY 2024-08-09

  • LP x 1 standard sleeve

Description

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. Richie Unterberger/AMG

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 Pride Of Man
  • 2 Light Your Windows
  • 3 Dino's Song
  • 4 Gold And Silver
  • 5 Too Long
  • 6 The Fool