16 Songs, 55 Minutes


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4.4 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

BWGuts ,

Best of Mountain

Mountain was one of the best 3 piece rock bands in their day. Jack Bruce once stated that Lesley West was the best rock-n-roll guitarist, living or dead, bar none. I think I would agree with that. Mississippi Queen is, without a doubt, the best pure rock and roll song ever, even better than Cream's Crossroads -- which I say is #2 on the list of top 10 rock songs ever. I saw Mountain play in Panama City, Florida a few years ago -- I think Corky Lang and Lesley West are the only two left -- but their new bass player was right on track and they tore the place up -- a lot of young dudes dropped their jaws in awe wondering who this band is that they never heard before....

Listener123 ,

rock legends

This band is in no way a one hit wonder. Like someone said before me if youve only heard mississippi queen then you havent heard anything. Guitar hero does that to some bands unfortunetly...Corky Leing is one of the most underated drummers out there. The whole band is underated

bobmon ,

Best of Mountain is a great place to start and here's why....

This album has 1/2 of the album "Climbing" which back in the day were made to be side 1 then side 2 kind of deals. That is the best single album effort. I'm a guitar player and Leslie West is a monster player. Leslie has great ROCK phrasing that is less blues derived than most. I think he is Chuck Berry 30 years down the line and on steroids. Leslie and Felix shared a brothers love that comes through the groves 40 years later. FYI -Felix was shot and killed by wife and cover artist Gail Collins. If you can find the live album by Mountain" The Road
Goes Ever On" you will be treated to the best 15 minute plus song ever recorded, Nantucket Sleighride, a song about whaling from the 1800's-I Love Mountain!

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