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Best of [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

MountainAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Taunta (Sammy's Tune) (Album Version)Mountain 1:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (Album Version)Mountain 5:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Roll Over Beethoven (Album Version)Mountain 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. For Yasgur's Farm (Album Version)Mountain 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Animal Trainer And The Toad (Album Version)Mountain 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Mississippi QueenMountain 2:32$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  8. King's Chorale (Album Version)Mountain 1:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Boys In The Band (Album Version)Mountain 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Don't Look AroundMountain 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Theme For An Imaginary Western (Album Version)Mountain 5:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Crossroader (Album Version)Mountain 4:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Long Red (Album Version)Mountain 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Dreams Of Milk & Honey (Album Version)Leslie West 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen16. Travellin' In The Dark (To E.M.P.) (Album Version)Mountain 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 15, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00008WT4M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,726 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Street Release Date: 04/15/2003

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much More Than Hard Rock To This Mountain... August 11, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Now remastered with better sound and additional tracks The Best Of Mountain is the type of CD that fans who own their 4 other studio albums will buy anyway for the fine sequencing and overall straight ahead impact of assessing Mountain in one smart package..Their ist album Leslie West Mountain, then Climbing, and Nantucket Sleighride and their 1/2 studio 1/2 live Flowers Of Evil(Fillmore East NYC 1971) were all better than good affairs but this CD, with it's mixture of the raw melodic riffing power chords with tuneful balladry awash with spacey keyboards in the right moments all showcases this band that accomplished a lot as a hard rock outfit where Cream left off.. Mountain in it's short duration was a very mighty late 60's band and left an additional legacy of fine live jamming albums placing them as a group of's blend of hard rock via the guitar flash of Leslie West and thunder of drummer Corky Laing, with the interplay of Cream Producer bassist Pappalardi whose fine tuneful songs and earthy vocals as distinct from West's rasp were highly reminiscent of Cream's wonder after Mountain, West and Laing joined up with Cream's bassist and songwriter,Jack Bruce...Pappalardi was unfortunately shot and killed later by his wife..
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Band's High Points December 1, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Leslie West, all 400 pounds, on guitar and rough vocals. Felix Pappalardi on bass and smooth vocals. Corky Laing, an animalistic powerhouse, on drums. Steve Knight on keyboards.

These 4 guys put out 3 albums of bi-polar power. About half the songs were lilting, melodic Felix Pappalardi compilations, the other half were pulverizing Leslie West guitar extravaganzas.

There is a good, solid mixture on this CD, "Theme From an Imaginary Western" and "For Yasgur's Farm" are great, subtly powerful songs sung by Felix. I personally love both of them. "Never in My Life" and "Mississippi Queen" feature the huge, fat tone of West's guitar AND voice.

This band could do a lot of things well. Play slow, thoughtful songs, and also pound you over the head with awesome up-tempo rockers. A great, underrated band. Great playing as well. If one was to rate the players from 1 to 10, you'd have to go with West at an 8, Pappalardi at an 8, Laing at a 9, and Knight, well, you don't really hear featured keyboards much with this band.

To hear the band in all it's glory, buy "Flowers of Evil" and listen to the live side. The fellow above posting that West played with no emotion...well, the live side on FOE is as good a hard rock live recording as there's ever been. West just blows the place apart.

Great Band, their best songs. 5 Stars.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Album ...lots of jamming July 16, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is hands down one of the best "Best Of" in the market . The music is free flowing and very rocking. It's a must buy if one is new to Mountain , it kind of captures all the different songs of Mountain that sound more like a live album than studio. Go out and get it , I also recommend the Live album from them.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Don't Like "Best of" Compilations, but... March 20, 2006
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I've got to agree with those who praise this collection of stand-outs, and in fact, I'll take it a step further: This is the best "best of" compilation I've ever heard. The song selection is right on and the playing order is perfect. Every song sounds like it was meant to follow the previous one. I've got all of Mountain's domestic releases, but this CD has taken on a life of its own in my head, and it doesn't get old.

Additionally, this version was remastered in 2003. And while the sound is a significant improvement over the original CD release, no miracles were performed, but it's definitely worth the upgrade if you own the previous version.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars more tracks could've been added. February 1, 2005
Format:Audio CD
while this collection is great for the casual fan, more bonus tracks could've been added to fill up space. but for the more complete fans, i suggest the 2 disc set over the top, it has everything on here except 3 songs, the studio version of roll over beethoven, boy's in the band and king's chorale. although as of late, sony has been re-mastering the whole catalog with mountain climbing and nantucket sleighride which are probably their 2 biggest albums. with guitar driving songs, mountain climb the to the top in 1970 with the guitar drenched classic mississippi queen while nantucket sleighride was a radio hit on most FM stations. felix pappalardi, who not only played bass and shared some of the vocal spotlight, also produced the group cream. in 1983, pappalardi was shot to death by his wife gail who by the way, helped write some of the groups songs. one reviewer on her says that leslie west was over rated as a guitarist, that is hardly the case. west NEVER got the respect he rightly deserves, just like the band as a whole. if you like straight ahead guitar driven rock 'n roll, this collection is for you, or the 2 disc collection i mentioned above or STILL better, the whole catalog. what ever your pleasure, pick up something of mountain today, you won't be dissapointed.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, But Could've Been Better December 31, 2003
By Josh H.
Format:Audio CD
This is a great compilation, but there were some overlooked songs that should have been included, like "One Last Cold Kiss" and "My Lady".
That being said, Mountain was an excellent band. I personally feel that Leslie West is a bit overrated, but he can really wail. He concentrates on the "power chord" concept too much, and he doesn't really play with any emotion. But hey, that's just my opinion. I know there are lots of people who love the guy.
"Mississippi Queen" is of course known by every diehard classic rock fanatic (like me), and it's indeed a true hard rock classic. But there are far better songs on this album, like the haunting, mystifying ballad "Nantucket Sleighride", which is still the best Mountain song that I've ever heard. Felix Pappalardi really has a marvelous voice, and here, he gives a beautiful vocal performance. It's a painfully emotional song.
"Never In My Life" is a monstrous, riff-based rocker, and one of those songs that's great to crank up VERY LOUD. "Crossroader" is equally awesome (and no, it has nothing to do with the blues classic "Crossroads"). "For Yasgur's Farm" is a wonderful tribute to Woodstock, which played an integral part in making the band superstars, and "Theme For An Imaginary Western" is something of an overlooked masterpiece.
The other songs are all good in their own right, too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars this one really great record i used to listen to this on lp
this one really great record i used to listen to this on lp. it sounds as good now as it did when it first came out
Published 2 days ago by darrell rathel
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Compilation Made Better
This is about as good a collection as you could do: No sense messing with a classic; that is to say, unless it's to add a few great bonus tracks, which was done with this reissue. Read more
Published 1 month ago by wildwielder
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Underrated Sixties Band
I don't know why this band isn't better known and remembered today. It's melodic rock music with a sophistication, soul, and level of musicianship that's up there with Cream, whom... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Helenium
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Mississippi Queen, Leslie West and Mountain are just a blip in time but the heavy bass is fantastic. Never forget it.
Published 4 months ago by Mike Mcconkey
3.0 out of 5 stars Good selection, not so good recordings
A good mix of their better cuts for the most part. I would have given it 4 stars but the recordings really need to be remastered.
Published 5 months ago by Heather Westendorf
5.0 out of 5 stars What's not to like?
Mountain is one of the best bands to come out of the 60s. Totally enjoy the "Best of Mountain"!! It takes me back.....
Published 7 months ago by Flower Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Mountian is awesome
So far I haven't found any song by Mountain I didn't like. This is a great album for any rock enthusiast.
Published 8 months ago by sWk
3.0 out of 5 stars Oldies
Gave it away. Got back into my Bible, so this music is no longer relevant in my life. At one time it was and Leslie & Co. were outrageous.
Published 9 months ago by Marlene Rafferty
4.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of all the best.
This is a great sampler of what is great about Mountain. Mountain is more than just "Mississippi Queen". Read more
Published 11 months ago by K. Holthaus
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic Album
This is a great release of a classic vinyl album. Needed to replace my aging vinyl copy. Leslie West is a guitar master.
Published 11 months ago by christi
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