Quicksilver Messenger Service

The Ultimate Journey

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This single-disc comp compiled from the first six Quicksilver Messenger Service albums is OK as a taste, but not much more. Quicksilver's first two albums, the first of which is self-titled and the second, Happy Trails, contained more than enough material on them to fill a single-disc comp. That said, many of the other cuts here, such as "Dino's Song," "Fresh Air," "Shady Grove," "What About Me?" the all too brief segment of "Who Do You Love" (a continuous, multi-part jam on Happy Trails), the beautiful reading of Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Codine" (which actually appeared on Liberty as a single rather than Capitol), make for an excellent hour of listening but is by no means definitive.

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