Anthology

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This 16-song collection on two LPs was the way that a lot of people first picked up on the Quicksilver Messenger Service. Without a string of charting singles to help drive album sales in the manner that the Jefferson Airplane enjoyed, their original LPs mostly passed unnoticed outside of the locales where they played regularly. But for those who came along a little later, here were most of the highlights of the band's first six LPs, opening with "Pride of Man," "Dino's Song," etc., and all in a cool-looking silver-on-black jacket that, one suspects, just may have influenced the design of the Grateful Dead's What a Long Strange Trip It's Been some four years later. Rhino's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This 16-song collection on two LPs was the way that a lot of people first picked up on the Quicksilver Messenger Service. Without a string of charting singles to help drive album sales in the manner that the Jefferson Airplane enjoyed, their original LPs mostly passed unnoticed outside of the locales where they played regularly. But for those who came along a little later, here were most of the highlights of the band's first six LPs, opening with "Pride of Man," "Dino's Song," etc., and all in a cool-looking silver-on-black jacket that, one suspects, just may have influenced the design of the Grateful Dead's What a Long Strange Trip It's Been some four years later. Rhino's Sons of Mercury double-CD set ranges wider, but for a single-CD compilation or a basic introduction to the band, Anthology is hard to beat, which may explain why Beat Goes On re-released it on CD in the 1990s with new notes by John Tobler. That -- or the vinyl version if one is still wedded to that format -- are the versions to get.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/23/1996
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261202703
  • Catalog Number: 270
  • Sales rank: 41,270

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pride of Man - Quicksilver Messenger Service (4:06)
  2. 2 Dino's Song - Quicksilver Messenger Service (3:05)
  3. 3 The Fool - Quicksilver Messenger Service (12:02)
  4. 4 Bears - Quicksilver Messenger Service (2:09)
  5. 5 Mona - Quicksilver Messenger Service (6:16)
  6. 6 Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder - Quicksilver Messenger Service (9:23)
  7. 7 Three or Four Feet from Home - Quicksilver Messenger Service (3:03)
  8. 8 Fresh Air - Quicksilver Messenger Service (5:17)
  9. 9 Just for Love - Quicksilver Messenger Service (4:35)
  10. 10 Spindrifter - Quicksilver Messenger Service (4:37)
  11. 11 Local Color - Quicksilver Messenger Service (2:54)
  12. 12 What About Me - Quicksilver Messenger Service (6:41)
  13. 13 Don't Cry My Lady Love - Quicksilver Messenger Service (5:09)
  14. 14 Hope - Quicksilver Messenger Service (2:57)
  15. 15 Fire Brothers - Quicksilver Messenger Service (3:10)
  16. 16 I Found Love - Quicksilver Messenger Service (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Quicksilver Primary Artist
John Cipollina Organ, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar, 6-string bass
Nicky Hopkins Organ, Piano
Dino Valente Guitar, Vocals
Ace of Cups Background Vocals
Gary Duncan Organ, Bass, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Greg Elmore Drums
David Freiberg Organ, Bass, Piano, Viola, Vocals, Background Vocals
Frank Morin Tenor Saxophone
Mark Naftalin Piano
Pat O'Hara Trombone
Mark Ryan Bass
Ron Taormina Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Ken Balzell Trumpet
Doyle Lawson Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
John Tobler Liner Notes
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