QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE
San Francisco 1970 [no label, 1CD]
Family Dog at the Beach, San Francisco, CA; August 1, 1970, new source from reel to reel. Very good audience recording. Slight hiss.
Thanks to original uploader 38f; and to amellowsoul for keeping the show alive at Dime.
38f note in 2006:
OK, two words about this fantastic show. This is one of the best QMS audience recordings in circulation, it sounds often like a soundboard… I finally located my 1st generation reel to reel of this show, and it sounds slightly better than the copies in circulation, and finally it has not all the drops and glitches in Who Do You Love, often noticed on other tapes of this show… The version of Who do you love is one of the best ever heard, 35 minutes long!
Tom S noted:
I wish I could share more QMS. A big favorite band, from ’66 – ’70. Gary Duncan issued a bunch of shows, making them now official releases. In truth, all he did was download my, 38f and Davmar torrents, slap them on cheap CDs, with no liner notes or information. He also mixed them to turn down John Cipollina’s guitar, while turning his up. Didn’t pay anyone else, or their estates, any money he makes off of them. While he has a total right to do so, I just wished it was done right, instead of the very shady way, and very bitter emails to me about way [sic] he went about it. I have, and always will have, the shows before his releases, due to his mixings. However, those can’t be shared on Dime anymore.
All credit and thanks goes to 38f for sharing this. His version of this show easily sounded the best of all other versions that went around.
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1st generation reel to reel > behringer ultra curve pro deq 2496 audio equalizer > tascam audio cdrw750 > plex tool professional XL > wav > flac
Track 01. The Hat (I’d Rather Be Lonely) (fades in) 6:09
Track 02. Freeway Flyer 6:16
Track 03. You Can’t Come With Me (sometimes introduced as I Believe) 6:39
Track 04. Cobra 4:53
Track 05. Who Do You Love 34:54
One really light glitch around 17:00; one around 19:00 and one drop around 22:16.
Dino Valenti – guitar, vocals
John Cipollina – guitar
Gary Duncan – guitar, vocals
David Freiberg – bass, vocals
Gregory Elmore – drums
Click here for the tracks.
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