Mastered from the Original Capitol Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso!
Relayer Friday Music Continues The Quicksilver Messenger Service 180 Gram Audiophile Series!
Along with fellow superstars Jefferson Airplane, Steve Miller Band and The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service was one of the first Bay Area rock acts that helped usher in the progressive rock/acid rock movement during the height of the Summer of Love in San Francisco. With its core line-up of David Freiberg, Greg Elmore, Gary Duncan and John Cipollina, this amazing band truly delivered many fine recordings during their successful reign at Capitol Records.
In 1969, Quicksilver delivered the goods with the historic live concert document Happy Trails. Side One of the album consisted entirely of the infamous "Who Do You Love" jam, featuring an extended workout on the Bo Diddley classic mingled with their own rockers like "How You Love", "Which Do You Love" and "When You Love." It was an instant smash with the fans, and it’s been so now for over four decades. It is easy to hear why, just listen to the dual guitar workouts by the greats John Cipollina and Gary Duncan, the thumping bass of David Freiberg and the legendary drums of Greg Elmore.
Side Two continues the magic with another Bo Diddley classic "Mona," featuring some of the most monumental guitar licks of all time again featuring a masterwork showdown between Cipollina and Duncan. With the superstar talents that made up this band over the years, it was not uncommon to hear radio stations play entire sides of their revolutionary albums during the dawn of FM and underground radio, this was the case with their second smash gold album Happy Trails.
Out of print for many years, it is with great pride and honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl and gatefold cover release of their classic Happy Trails on Relayer Friday Music. This amazing album features ten of their most important songs from their late '60s era, and truly shows the relevance and importance of this sorely missed iconic Bay Area band.
Mastered impeccably from the original Capitol Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records with Ron McMaster, this super limited edition album also boasts for the first time gatefold cover album art, including both the familiar George Hunter front cover from the American version, as well as the super rare blue sky overseas version not seen in years!
The HQ vinyl LP is also protected with a poly lined sleeve, as well as a poly bag to help keep the album cover in great condition.