Original Motion Picture Score Release date:1968 Record label / catalog #: UA UAS 5185 Country: USA Format: 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM Release type: Regular release
Featuring: Quicksilver Messenger Service Steve Miller Band "Their first recordings!!!" Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth
Tracks Steve Miller Band: 1. Superbyrd 2. Your Old Lady 3. Mercury Blues
Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth: 1. Revolution 2. Without Love 3. Stranger In My Own Home Town Quicksilver Messenger Service 1. Codine 2. Baby I'm Gonna Leave You
The Steve Miller Band were formed in San Francisco in 1966. The original line-up, Steve Miller, Tim Davis, Lonnie Turner and Curley Cooke first recorded for the soundtrack of the movie Revolution. The group performed at Monterey and were offered a recording contract by Capitol. Before recording for Capitol the line-up changed, Cooke leaving and Boz Scaggs and Jim Peterman joining.
Tracy Nelson moved to San Francisco and, in the midst of the era's psychedelic explosion, formed Mother Earth, a group that was named after the fatalistic Memphis Slim song of that title. (The song is included in her first solo album " Live From Cell Block D".) Mother Earths second recordings came on the soundtrack of "Revolution. Mother Earth, the group, true to its origin, was more grounded than freaky but, nonetheless, was a major attraction at The Fillmore where they encountered the likes of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Burdon who, as legend has it, was once bitten by Tracy's dog. In 1968 Mother Earth recorded its first album, which included her own composition "Down So Low." It became her signature song and was later to be covered by Etta James, Linda Rondstadt and Maria Muldaur with Tracy's own stirring latest version included on Live From Cell Block D.
Quicksilver Messenger Service was one of San Francisco's original psychedelic bands of the late 1960s. Essentially a jam band, their early albums and live shows contributed to some of the best instrumental jams of the period. They were popular around the Bay Area but did not reach the national popularity achieved by their San Francisco contemporaries, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, and others.