Data aparitiei: 22.03.2013
Casa de discuri: Yellow
All-American power rock, at its most dynamic and exciting. The group
fronted by guitar giant Leslie West released their debut album in 1970,
and ‘Mountain Climbing’ is still regarded as one of their best works.
Mountain was formed in New York in 1968 by West and bass guitarist Felix
Pappalardi, who produced Cream’s ‘Disraeli Gears’ album. Not
surprisingly, Mountain’s approach is somewhat influenced by Mssrs.
Clapton, Baker & Bruce. However, the American group had its own
well-defined style, revealed on Mountain’s big hit single ‘Mississippi
Queen’. It’s among the nine original album tracks included
on this CD, together with four bonus single A and B-sides. This is heavy
rock, with long solos and emphasis on Leslie West’s prodigious
technique. There are also more melodic performances, like their version
of the Jack Bruce classic ‘Theme For An Imaginary Western’.