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Mountain Climbing! Original recording remastered

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This 1970 release "climbed" to #17 with the classics Mississippi Queen and Theme from an Imaginary Western . Also includes an unreleased live version of the Woodstock ode For Yasgur's Farm !

1. Mississippi Queen
2. Theme from an Imaginary Western
3. Never in My Life
4. Silver Paper
5. For Yasgur's Farm
6. To My Friend
7. The Laird
8. Sittin' on a Rainbow
9. Boys in the Band
10. For Yasgur's Farm [Live][#][*]

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  • Audio CD (February 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B0012GMV4O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,316 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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69 of 70 people found the following review helpful By highway_star on April 8, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Released in 1969, Mountain's debut album "Mountain Climbing!" is considered by many to be their finest piece of work. The album immediately produced a mega hit with "Mississippi Queen". Mountain, fronted by guitarist/vocalist Leslie West, bassist Felix Pappalardi, drummer Corky Laing and organist Steve Knight, had a sound not unlike Britain's ever so popular group Cream. Interestingly, bassist Felix Pappalardi produced Cream's albums "Disraeli Gears","Wheels Of Fire" and "Goodbye", so obviously his influence is evident in Mountain's sound. West's guitar licks do have a similarity to Cream's guitarist, Eric Clapton except that Clapton's playing was more extreme than West's. Mountain's songs ranged from power chord rocker's such as the above mentioned "Mississippi Queen", "Never In My Life", and "Boys In The Band" to beautiful slower melodic songs such as "Theme From An Imaginary Western", "For Yasguer's Farm", to acoustic based tunes like "To My Friend" and "The Laird". This newly remastered version of "Mountain Climbing!" sounds better than the older version mainly because there seems to be more bottom end and mid-range added that the other lacked. There's also a bonus track "Live" version of "Yasgur's Farm" which is a nice addition as well as an eleven page booklet that includes comments by Leslie West and Corky Laing on the making of "Mountain Climbing!" as well as the info. about the group as a whole. If you like listening to 60's or 70's groups/artists such as Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, The Who or Led Zeppelin then you'll love this excellent rock cd. Highly Recommended!
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 23, 2006
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"Mountain". Big. High. Lofty. Rugged. Beautiful.

All those things describe this band, and I'm not just talking about the 400 pound singer-guitarist Leslie West. This band sounded big, sounded tough, and sounded thick. Leslie West had a massive guitar tone and voice, Felix Pappalardi's bass was fat and up-front, and Corky Laing attacked the drums as a powerhouse, not as a finesse drummer. Throw in Steve Knight on keyboards and you had a prototypical hard rock band from the late 60's/early 70's.

This band offered more, however. Beyond the huge, rough voice and thunderous guitar of West, Felix Pappalardi added his own mark on this band. His songs are much more thoughtful and lilting, with his higher voice setting a calmer, more emotional tone to his selections.

So, we are left with an album that starts with the pulverizing "Mississippi Queen" leading it off, power chords on top of the Felix/Corky rhythm section bludgeon. A song for the ages, it just blows you away with its intensity and ferocity. An FM staple, your kids will know the words to it when they get older, and will instantly know its coming when they hear Corky's cowbell intro. Who doesn't recognize this classic?

But, the next song is a much more introspective piece. Jack Bruce's "Theme From an Imaginary Western" features Knight's keyboards over Felix' vocals. A song about wagon trains! Rather than beat you over the head with crushing guitar heroics, it moves you along with the melody and thick production. A true, emotional classic as well.

The album continues like this. A West workout followed by a Pappalardi piece. And it works. Bi-polar power I called it in another review.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Samhot on January 20, 2005
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Mountain's 1970 classic, _Climbing_ is one of the most essential hard rock albums right up there with any classic album from Led Zeppelin, Hendrix or Cream. Featuring the superlative vocal and guitar talents of the great Leslie West and co-vocalist & bassist Felix Pappalardi, Mountain turned out some of the most tasteful, melodic, passionate and searing rock to ever be experienced.

It should be mentioned that Felix Pappalardi was famed for producing (and at times, playing instruments on) two of Cream's main classic studio albums, 1967's _Disraeli Gears_ and 1968's _Wheels of Fire_ (you should own all three of Cream's main studio albums made between 1966-1968, btw), so if any Cream attributes seem to be traced in some of Mountain's music, this should probably have a large part to do with it. And, wouldn't you know it: in addition to being the co-vocalist and bassist, he was Mountain's producer as well.

The songs here are some of the most tasty you will ever hear in hard rock, and some of the heaviest as well; they border on classic heavy metal. The crunchy and searing tone in Leslie West's guitar is one of a fiery, yet somewhat controlled and harnessed passion. You know the famous hit "Mississippi Queen," with it's opening cowbell hits, and that thick, searing, and equally melodic riff from Leslie West. And for the rest of the song, we are treated to more melodic riffs which burn with a searing intensity to match that of Leslie's heated, highly-passionate, throaty vocals, and vice versa. In addition to the man's ever-tasteful licks, his voice, to me, had something of a larger-than-life quality, while at the same time, being so earthy.

When I first heard "Theme For An Imaginary Western," I thought it was done by Jack Bruce.
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