Impeccably Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso! Pressed at RTI!
In 1973, the good folks at Windfall and Columbia Records compiled an amazing overview of Mountains most memorable and fan driven favorites simply titled The Best Of Mountain. This collection featured the brilliant lead vocals and dangerous guitar work of Leslie West, the sorely missed bass guitar, lead vocals and production of Felix Pappalardi (Cream), the driving keyboards of Steve Knight and the heavy metal drums of Corky Laing.
This mammoth collection had something for every one of its devoted fans as it culled tracks not only from the bands output on Windfall like their earth shattering smashes Mississippi Queen and Nantucket Sleighride, but it also included the rare LP edit version of Roll Over Beethoven. Therefore, a good majority of the hits and definitive Mountain tracks are included on this career overview of songs which will forever stand the test of heavy metal time.
Their most familiar songs from Climbing!, Flowers Of Evil and Nantucket Sleighride are featured with hard rockers like Never In My Life, Don't Look Around and Crossroader. Plus even more Mountain classics are included like Tanuta, The Animal Trainer And The Toad and The Boys In The Band.
The hard rocking progressive sound of Mountain is also highlighted with massive hits like their definitive interpretation of Jack Bruce & Pete Brown's Theme For An Imaginary Western and their stellar tribute to the Woodstock nation with the legendary For Yasgur's Farm.
The music of Mountain has made them one of the most loved bands of all time. Even to this day, their concerts are important events worldwide, their albums and songs are of legendary proportion, and the undying energy between each of its individual members is second to no one.
Friday Music is honored once again to announce another installment to our beloved Mountain/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the first time HQ vinyl release of The Best Of Mountain. This audiophile event is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and features all of the original Windfall Records versions of their finest recordings ever.
For this special 40th Anniversary limited edition release, Friday Music is also including for the first time in four decades, the original alternate front cover LP gatefold artwork not seen in years, which will truly enhance your hours of listening enjoyment. And as always, Friday Music includes a protective vinyl sleeve for the fine album cover and poly-lined sleeve for the audiophile vinyl disc to help keep your musical investment in mint shape.
The Best Of Mountain...Relive your favorite hard rock moments once again with Leslie, Felix, Corky and Steve...now an audiophile vinyl reality...from your friends at Friday Music
40th Anniversary Limited Edition
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered Impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
Pressed at RTI
Includes original alternate front cover LP gatefold artwork not seen in years
Protective vinyl sleeve and poly-lined sleeve
Leslie West, guitar, vocals
Felix Pappalardi, bass, vocals
Corky Laing, drums
Steve Knight, keyboards
1. Never in My Life
2. Taunta (Sammy's Tune)
3. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin)
4. Roll Over Beethoven
5. For Yasgur's Farm
6. The Animal Trainer and the Toad
1. Mississippi Queen
2. King's Chorale
3. Boys in the Band
4. Don't Look Around
5. Theme for an Imaginary Woman