The last album, 'Unusual Suspects' contained some of West's finest work ever and I thought he had finally peaked after nearly 50 years in the business and then along comes Still Climbing, which is at the very least comparable. Ever since Mountain, West is a legend with guitar players and according to Joe Bonamassa, who is a person who should be listened to, "Leslie West is one of the greatest rock guitarists living today". He has never been about speed and there are many quicker players, but nobody can match him for tone - he makes the strings talk and scream. West's voice is better than ever, gruff and raucous, but with so much soul. Still Climbing is a mix of driving rock, blues, great riffs and performances from the heart - everything that Leslie West does best. He is one of the true greats and this is a superb album and up there with the best of its genre.