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Quicksilver Messenger Service Discography

The original line-up of QMS, including Dino Valenti, Jim Murray and John Cipollina, came together in early 1965. Various personnel changes occured through that year culminating in the arrival of Gary Duncan and Greg Elmore from The Brogues. The first two QMS albums were recorded by the classic line-up of the group John Cipollina, Gary Duncan, Greg Elmore and David Freiberg. Further changes included the addition of Nicky Hopkins in 1969 and the return of Dino Valenti in 1970. The group split up in 1972. A brief reunion in 1976 led to the release of one LP.

Main albums | Archive albums | Compilations | Singles | Various artists compilations

This discography is a summary of recordings by the original QMS up to their final dissolution in 1976. It does not include recordings by individual band members or subsequent related groups.

Additions, corrections and comments are welcome


Main studio recordings

info Quicksilver Messenger Service, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1968
info Happy Trails, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1969
info Shady Grove, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1969
info Just For Love, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1970
info What About Me, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1971
info Quicksilver, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1971
info Comin' Thru, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1972
info Solid Silver, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1975

Reunion recordings

info Reunion, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2009

Archive live & studio recordings

info Unreleased: Lost Gold and Silver, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2000
info At the Kabuki Theatre, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2007
info Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, September 9, 1966, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2008
info Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, October 28, 1966, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2008
info Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco February 4, 1967, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2008
info Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco February 6, 1967, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2008
info Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, April 4, 1968, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2008
info Castles In The Sand, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2009
info Live at the Quarter Note Lounge New Orleans, July 26, 1977, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2009

Compilations

info Best Of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1971 (Europe)
info Anthology, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1973
info Hit Road, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1975 (Europe)
info The Best of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1990 (Capitol)
info Sons of Mercury (1968-75), Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1991
info The Best of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1992 (CEMA)
info The Ultimate Journey, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1993
info Back To Back Hits, Canned Heat / Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1998
info Masters Of Rock, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2001
info Classic Masters, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2002
info Who Do You Love?, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2003
info Shady Grove / Solid Silver, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2004
info The Best of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2005 (EMI)
info The Best of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 2008 (Collectables)

Singles

no info Pride Of Man / Dino's Song, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1968, Capitol 2194
no info Bears / Stand By Me, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1968, Capitol 2320
no info Who Do You Love? (edit) / Which Do You Love?, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1969, Capitol 2557
no info Holy Moly / Words Can't Say, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1969, Capitol 2670
no info Shady Grove / Three Or Four Feet From Home, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1970, Capitol 2800
no info Fresh Air / Freeway Flyer, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1970, Capitol 2920
no info What About Me / Good Old Rock And Roll, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1971, Capitol 3046
no info Hope / I Found Love, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1971, Capitol 3233
no info Doin' Time In The USA / Changes, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1972, Capitol 3349
no info Gypsy Lights / Witches Moon, Quicksilver Messenger Service, 1975, Capitol 4206

Video/DVD

info Go Ride the Music and West Pole (DVD), Various Artists, 2008
info Fillmore: The Last Days (DVD), Various Artists, 2009

Tracks on various artist compilations

info Revolution Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1968
info New Rock Special, Various Artists, 1968
info Steve Miller / QMS / The Band, Steve Miller, QMS, The Band, Various Artists, 1969
info Super Oldies, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 1969
info Time To Get It Together, Various Artists, 1969?
info New Scene, Various Artists, 196?
info Listen In Good Health, Various Artists, 1970
info Fillmore : The Last Days, Various Artists, 1972
info Rock A Delic, Various Artists, 197?
info Back On The Road, Various Artists, 1988
info The Golden Age Of Underground Radio, Various Artists, 1989
info Three Decades of Rock: 60s 70s & 80s, Various Artists, 1990
info Classic Rock: Rock Renaissance, Vol. 2, Various Artists, 1990
info Classic Rock: Rock Renaissance, Vol. 4, Various Artists, 1991
info The Indian Runner - Original Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1991
info Legends Of Guitar: Rock The '60s Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1991
info San Francisco Nights, Various Artists, 1991
info Children Of The Revolution, Various Artists, 1991
info Great Jukebox Hits of the 60's, Vol. 3 : On the Road Again, Various Artists, 1992
info Electric Sixties, Various Artists, 1993
info The Rolling Stone Collection - 25 Years of Essential Rock, Various Artists, 1994
info Rolling Stone Collection 1967-1969, 1994
info Guitar Rock: 1968-1969, Various Artists, 1994
info Guitar Rock Collection: 1970-1971, Various Artists, 1994
info Psychedelia: Long Strange Trip, Various Artists, 1995
info Psychedelic Sixties: Baby Boomer Classics, Various Artists, 1995
info Guitar Rock: The Late '60s Take Two, Various Artists, 1996
info Rock The Planet: Psychedelic 60's, Various Artists, 1997
info Hippydip, Various Artists, 1997
info Psychedelic Visions, Various Artists, 1997
info Feel The Buzz: Hit Time, Various Artists, 1998
info Champions of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 2: Stud Rock: Rock Me, Various Artists, 1998
info Boys Don't Cry Soundtrack, Various Artists, 1999
info Summer of Peace, Love & Music, Vol.3, Various Artists, 1999
info Antiquack: A Dead Duck Selection, Various Artists, 1999
info Psychedelic Years, Various Artists, 199?
no info Hits To Remember, Various Artists, 19??
info Positively 60s, Various Artists, 2000
info The Country-Rockin' Trust Presents: Mystery Train, Various Artists, 2000
info Summer Of Peace, Love And Music, Various Artists, 2001
info A Pot By Any Other Name, Various Artists, 2001
info Grass (Soundtrack), Various Artists, 2002
info Capitol Records 1942 2002, Various Artists, 2002
info Singers and Songwriters: Protest Songs, Various Artists, 2003
info Rare Trax 32: Eight Miles High, Various Artists, 2004
info Scorched Earth, Various Artists, 2005
info Radio Vietnam: Music of a Generation, Various Artists, 2005
info Crimson and Clover, Various Artists, 2005
info Classic Rock, Various Artists, 2006
info Flower Power (Box set), Various Artists, 2007
info Flower Power: The Time of the Season, Various Artists, 2007
info Love Is The Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970, Various Artists, 2007
info Ah Feel Like Ahcid!: 24 American Psychedelic Artefacts From The EMI Vaults, Various Artists, 2007
info 1968, Various Artists, 2008
info Sunset Strip To Haight-Ashbury, Various Artists, 2012

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Last updated February 2011