Leslie West ‎– Mountain

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Blood Of The Sun 2:35
Long Red 3:14
Better Watch Out 2:47
Blind Man 3:50
Baby, I'm Down 3:58
Dreams Of Milk & Honey 3:32
Storyteller Man 3:04
This Wheel's On Fire 3:18
Look To The Wind 2:43
Southbound Train 2:57
Because You Are My Friend 3:10

Versions (21)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WINDFALL 4500 Leslie West Mountain(LP, Album) Windfall Records WINDFALL 4500 US 1969 Sell This Version
WINDFALL 4500 Leslie West Mountain(LP, Album) Windfall Records WINDFALL 4500 US 1969 Sell This Version
SBLL 126 Leslie West Mountain(LP, Album) Bell Records, Windfall Records SBLL 126 UK 1969 Sell This Version
WINDFALL 4500 Leslie West Mountain(LP, Album) Bell Records, Windfall Records WINDFALL 4500 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
2C 062-90515 Leslie West Mountain(LP, Album) Bell Records, Pathé Marconi 2C 062-90515 France 1969 Sell This Version
WINDFALL 4500 Leslie West Mountain(LP, Album) Bell Records, Windfall Records WINDFALL 4500 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
WINDFALL 4500 Leslie West Mountain(LP, Album) Windfall Records WINDFALL 4500 US 1969 Sell This Version
bell58003 Leslie West Mountain(LP, Album) bell records bell58003 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
WINDFALL 4500 Leslie West Mountain(LP, Album, Promo) Windfall Records WINDFALL 4500 US 1969 Sell This Version
CSJ-1142 Leslie West Mountain(LP, Album, Unofficial) 中聲 CSJ-1142 Taiwan 1969 Sell This Version
1J 062-90.515 Leslie West Mountain(LP) Stateside 1J 062-90.515 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
2308 017 Leslie West Mountain(LP, Album) Bell Records 2308 017 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
2308 017, 2308 017 L Leslie West Mountain(LP, Album) Bell Records, Bell Records 2308 017, 2308 017 L Italy 1972 Sell This Version
BLPL-10 Leslie West Mountain(LP, Album, RE, Gat) bell records BLPL-10 Japan 1972 Sell This Version
BOD 106 Leslie West Mountain(CD, Album, Unofficial) Buy Or Die Records (2) BOD 106 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
CK 66439 Leslie West Mountain(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Legacy CK 66439 US 1996 Sell This Version
CK 66439 Leslie West Mountain(CD, Album, RE) Columbia, Legacy CK 66439 US 1996 Sell This Version
LWCD 0969 Leslie West Mountain(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ООО "Канкард" LWCD 0969 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
BGOCD479 Leslie West Mountain(CD, Album, RE) BGO Records BGOCD479 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SICP-1778 Leslie West Mountain(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Bell Records, Windfall Records SICP-1778 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
REPUK 1293 Leslie West Mountain(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Repertoire Records REPUK 1293 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version

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progfan97402

progfan97402

April 20, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Mountain, LP, Album, WINDFALL 4500
This is and is not Mountain. It's actually a Leslie West solo album (fresh out of a New York band called The Vagrants, who apparently didn't have much success outside of New York City), with Felix Pappalrdi participating, and a different drummer, with no Steve Knight. It's a bit strange that it sounds like Mountain and it doesn't at the same time. A couple songs have a more psychedelic bent than what Mountain would do, like the organ-laden "Long Red" and the Mellotron-laden "Look to the Wind" (Felix Pappalardi, as well as Rick Nielsen of Fuse, later of Cheap Trick, were the earliest American owners of the Mellotron, both had to buy in England given the Mellotron wasn't available in the States until around 1972). But the album still has plenty of heavy guitar riffs with a blues-based feel, might not be as heavy as "Mississippi Queen", but then we hadn't quite got there yet. They also take on Bob Dylan & Rick Danko's "This Wheel's On Fire" (unsurprisingly The Band did a version of this off Music From Big Pink, as this was originally from The Basement Tapes, and in the UK Julie Driscoll scored a hit with Brian Auger & The Trinity, and she rerecorded a version in 1992 for the TV show Absolutely Fabulous). Much of the music on this album has a rather bluesy feel, demonstrating quite well how much heavy metal had its roots in the blues. "Southbound Train" has some rather early '70s type of organ to go with that early '70s type of heavy rock (I know, this is 1969). "Because You Are My Friend" is a bit different, a more acoustic folk piece where Leslie West does not use his trademark harsh voice. Honestly I found this album very enjoyable, and certainly you'd probably go for Mountain (the band) first (such as Climbing! and Nantucket Sleighride), this album is where the roots of Mountain came from.