Just for Love

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Just for Love
Studio album by Quicksilver Messenger Service
Released August 1970
Recorded May – June 1970
Genre Psychedelic rock, acid rock
Length 39:50
Label Capitol
Producer John Palladino
Quicksilver Messenger Service chronology
Shady Grove
(1969)
Just for Love
(1970)
What About Me
(1970)

Just for Love is the fourth album by American psychedelic rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service. Released in August 1970, it marks the culmination of a transition from the extended, blues- and jazz-inspired improvisations of their first two albums to a more traditional rock sound. Founding member Dino Valenti, who returned to the band after a stint in prison on drug charges, was largely responsible for the new sound. Valenti's influence is readily apparent throughout; he composed eight of the album's nine tracks under the pen name Jesse Oris Farrow. Despite the marked change in the band's sound, it was their third straight album to reach the Top 30 on the Billboard charts, peaking at #27. The only single culled from the album, "Fresh Air," became the band's biggest hit, reaching #49.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Wolf Run (Part 1)" (Jesse Oris Farrow) – 1:12
  2. "Just for Love (Part 1)" (Farrow) – 3:00
  3. "Cobra" (John Cipollina) – 4:23
  4. "The Hat" (Farrow) – 10:36

Side two[edit]

  1. "Freeway Flyer" (Farrow) – 3:49
  2. "Gone Again" (Farrow) – 7:17
  3. "Fresh Air" (Farrow) – 5:21
  4. "Just for Love (Part 2)" (Farrow) – 1:38
  5. "Wolf Run (Part 2)" (Farrow) – 2:10

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1970 Billboard Pop Albums 27

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1970 "Fresh Air" Billboard Pop Singles 49

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlman, William. "Just for Love > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 29, 2011.