Happy Trails

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Without question, this follow-up to Quicksilver Messenger Service's self-titled debut release is the most accurate in portraying the band on vinyl in the same light as the group's critically and enthusiastically acclaimed live performances. The album is essentially centered around the extended reworkings of Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love?" and "Mona," as well as the lesser lauded -- yet no less intense -- contribution of Gary Duncan's guitar/vocals "Calvary." This album is the last to feature the original quartet incarnation of QMS. The collective efforts of John Cipollina guitar/vocals, Greg Elmore percussion, David Freiberg bass/vocals, and the aforementioned Duncan ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Without question, this follow-up to Quicksilver Messenger Service's self-titled debut release is the most accurate in portraying the band on vinyl in the same light as the group's critically and enthusiastically acclaimed live performances. The album is essentially centered around the extended reworkings of Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love?" and "Mona," as well as the lesser lauded -- yet no less intense -- contribution of Gary Duncan's guitar/vocals "Calvary." This album is the last to feature the original quartet incarnation of QMS. The collective efforts of John Cipollina guitar/vocals, Greg Elmore percussion, David Freiberg bass/vocals, and the aforementioned Duncan retain the uncanny ability to perform with a psychedelic looseness of spirit, without becoming boring or in the least bit pretentious. The side-long epic "Who Do You Love?" suite is split into an ensemble introduction and coda as well as four distinct sections for the respective bandmembers. The perpetually inventive chops of QMS are what is truly on display here. The musicians' unmitigated instrumental prowess and practically psychic interaction allow them to seamlessly weave into and back out of the main theme. Yet all the while, each player takes center stage for uncompromising solos. "Mona" and its companion, "Calvary," continue in much the same fashion. Here the members of QMS play off each other to form a cohesive unit. This track also contains some of Cipollina's finest and most memorable fretwork. He is able to summon sonic spirits from his guitar in a way that is unlike any of his Bay Area contemporaries. A prime example of his individuality is the frenetic "Maiden of the Cancer Moon" -- ascending from the remnants of "Mona." The angst and energy in Cipollina's guitar work and line upon line of technical phrasing could easily be considered the equal of a Frank Zappa guitar solo. The brief title track, a cover of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans' "Happy Trails," seems almost insignificant in the wake of such virtuoso playing. It clears the sonic palette and also bids adieu to this particular fab foursome of psychedelia.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/9/1994
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077779121526
  • Catalog Number: 91215
  • Sales rank: 8,031

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Who Do You Love, Pt. 1 (3:32)
  2. 2 When You Love (5:14)
  3. 3 Where You Love (6:07)
  4. 4 How You Love (2:45)
  5. 5 Which Do You Love (4:38)
  6. 6 Who Do You Love, Pt. 2 (3:01)
  7. 7 Mona (7:01)
  8. 8 Maiden of the Cancer Moon (3:01)
  9. 9 Calvary (13:21)
  10. 10 Happy Trails (1:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Quicksilver Messenger Service Primary Artist
John Cipollina Guitar
Gary Duncan Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Greg Elmore Drums
David Freiberg Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
John Cipollina Contributor
EROC Remastering
Gary Duncan Contributor
Greg Elmore Contributor
David Freiberg Contributor
Ellas McDaniel Composer
John Tobler Liner Notes
Alan Rose Logo
Hideki Masubuchi Liner Notes
Kuni Takeuchi Contributor
Chris Welch Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the best album by Quicksilver

    this is my favorite QMS album. the Who Do You Love... alone is worth getting this cd, plus it has the other grea songs like Mona

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

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    Sounding a bit dated

    For the time this album was one of the best concerts you could get, but although "who do you love" is still loved by old fans of this album, it is sounding very dated. These days there are better live CD's available from Quicksilver Messenger Service.

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    Posted October 26, 2008

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