THIS ITEM IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK. WE ANTICIPATE HAVING THIS ITEM IN AGAIN SHORTLY.
Mississippi Queen is one of the most revered hard rock songs in modern
time. Amongst other staples like Deep Purple’s Smoke On The Water and
BTO’s Takin’ Care Of Business, the song will forever stand the test of
time. That particular smash hit was the lead off track from their top album
chart hit Climbing!
also referred to by fans as Mountain
Climbing! was released in 1970, went gold immediately and began a very
successful partnership albeit brief for this arena packing quartet. Consisting
of guitar shredder/vocalist extraordinaire Leslie West, the late great Felix
Pappalardi on bass, keys and vocals, the explosive Corky Laing on drums and the
masterful Steve Knight on organ/piano, Mountain was the band of choice for many
hard rock fans throughout the seventies.
mass momentum from their appearance at Woodstock in 1969, the band got in the
studio and cut this masterwork with mega producer and Mountain bassist Felix
Pappalardi (Cream, Hot Tuna, Jack Bruce), churning out soon to be smash hits
that would be forever played on classic rock stations globally. Since Cream was
no longer an entity, the great Felix Pappalardi’s affiliation with this
groundbreaking trio surely paid off with his studio skills, production
techniques and knowledge of working with sounds and elements that surely
changed the way a lot of us listen to albums these days.
like Jack Bruce and Pete Brown’s Theme For An Imaginary Western and For
Yasgur’s Farm would show not only the studio wizardry of the great Felix
Pappalardi but also his unique vocal prowess and artillery like bass playing,
which today is emulated by many, and made this album the masterpiece it is.
burners like Leslie West’s delivery on Never In My Life and Sittin’
On A Rainbow showcase the brilliance of the man, the guitar and the voice
which is equally important whenever discussing the talents of this superstar blues
Laing and Steve Knight propel the band into realms not heard in years with
their never tiring percussive drum and keyboard interplay. Just check out the
hard work driving sounds of Silver Paper and Boys In The Band.
an acoustic side of Mountain enhances the masterwork with a pair of exceptional
tunes To My Friend and The Laird, highlighting the acoustic and
folk roots of both Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi.
Music is very honored to announce The Mountain/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile
Series with our first installment of their first album Climbing! Mastered
impeccably from the original Windfall Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday
Music Studios and pressed at R.T.I., this 1970 masterpiece is
seeing its first time audiophile vinyl mastering as well as seeing vinyl PERIOD
in almost four decades!
part of this limited edition release, we are also including the original LP
cover gatefold cover graphics, including the stunning artwork and photography
not seen in years and the unique Windfall LP label artwork which was also a
part of the whole package.
start the New Year right with Mountain and their smash album Climbing! A
first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release. Only from your friends at Friday
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