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Quicksilver - Shady Grove album

Quicksilver - Shady Grove album Performer: Quicksilver
Title: Shady Grove
Style: Psychedelic Rock
Date of release: 1975
Country: US
Size MP3: 1200 mb
Size FLAC: 1991 mb
Rating: 4.7

Shady Grove (Quicksilver Messenger Service album). Shady Grove is a 1969 studio album by Quicksilver Messenger Service. Nicky Hopkins, the English journeyman pianist who appears on albums by Jeff Beck, The Rolling Stones, The Who, all four of The Beatles and Steve Miller, joined the group for this album. Hopkins' influence is felt throughout Shady Grove, and his contributions pushed the group in new directions.

Quicksilver is the sixth album by American psychedelic rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service. Released in November 1971, it was the first album without original members John Cipollina and David Freiberg. Nicky Hopkins had also left at this point to continue his successful journeyman career. Only Gary Duncan and Greg Elmore remained from the original quartet.

Shady Grove ‎(LP, Album, Gat).

Tracklist: 1. Shady Grove, 2. Flute Song, 3. 3 Or 4 Feet From Home, 4. Too Far, 5. Holy Moly, 6. Joseph’s Coat, 7. Flashing Lonesome, 8. Words Can’t Say, 9. Edward, (The Mad Shirt Grinder). 3. 3 Or 4 Feet From Home.

With their third album "Shady Grove", Quicksilver were radically affected by the loss of guitarist Gary Duncan, whose duos with John Cipollina gave their first two albums their unique character later to influence such musicians as Richard Lloyd and The Edge. In his place is session pianist Nicky Hopkins, who unlike most piano players in the pre-synthesiser rock world of the early 1970s, could play the piano as a melody instrument, and the results are almost as striking as "Pride of Man" was on their debut album. As with their first two albums, Quicksilver work largely with.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Shady Grove
Written-By – P. O. Wands
A2 Flute Song
Written-By – D. Jewkes*
A3 3 Or 4 Feet From Home
Written-By – J. Cipollina*
A4 Too Far
Written-By – D. Freiberg*
A5 Holy Moly
Written-By – N. Gravenites*
B1 Joseph's Coat
Written-By – J. Cipollina*, N. Gravenites*
B2 Flashing Lonesome
Written-By – D. Freiberg*, N. Gravenites*
B3 Words Can't Say
Written-By – D. Freiberg*, D. Jewkes*
B4 Edward, (The Mad Shirt Grinder)
Written-By – N. Hopkins*


  • Artwork – Globe Propaganda
  • Drums, Percussion – Gregory Elmore*
  • Engineer – Dave Brown*, Mike Leary*, Bob Shumaker*
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Dan Healy
  • Executive-Producer – J. Palladino*
  • Guitar, Vocals – John Cipollina
  • Mixed By – Quicksilver*, Snarly Grumble
  • Photography By – Smircich*
  • Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Celesta, Other [Dog] – Nicky Hopkins
  • Viola, Bass, Guitar, Vocals – David Freiberg


Recorded in San Francisco at Wally Heider Studios July - August 1969 and at Pacific High Recorders August - September 1969.
The Australian is in non-gatefold with different cover-design (Art-work is black & white).

"A CAPITOL RECORDING, released for its members in Australia by World Record Club."

Australian WRC pressing, sourced from original stampers and featuring unique sleeve art.

World Record Club: Registered Office - 605 Camberwell Road, Hartwell, Victoria, 3124

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side): YCAPX 1489 SKAO 1 391
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side): YCAPX 1490 SKAO 2 391
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A-side): SKAO1-391
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B-side): SKAO2-391

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SKAO-391 Quicksilver* Shady Grove ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records SKAO-391 US 1969
CP-8916 Quicksilver* Shady Grove ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records CP-8916 Japan 1969
E-ST 391, 1E 062 º 80325 Quicksilver* Shady Grove ‎(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records E-ST 391, 1E 062 º 80325 UK 1970
SKAO-391 Quicksilver* Shady Grove ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records SKAO-391 US 1969
SKAO-391 Quicksilver* Shady Grove ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records SKAO-391 Netherlands 1969