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West was born in New York City, grew up in Hackensack, New Jersey, and in East Meadow, New York, Forest Hills, New York and Lawrence, New York. After his parents divorced, he changed his surname to West. His musical career began with The Vagrants, an R&B/Blue-eyed soul-rock band influenced by the likes of The Rascals that was one of the few teenage garage rock acts to come out of the New ... Read more in Amazon's Leslie West Store

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  • Audio CD (20 Sept. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Relativity Entertainment
  • ASIN: B005E7AOW8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,055 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chris Holehouse on 11 Oct. 2011
Format: Audio CD
If you only buy one blues/rock album this year make it this one! Leslie West is on superb form and the addition of the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Slash and Zakk Wylde on some tracks just makes it all the better.
Don't try to analyse Leslie West's playing etc, just turn it up loud and enjoy!!!
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The older he gets the better he gets. The unmistakeable guitar virtuosity has never been up for question, and - at 60-odd years of age - his voice is better than ever. Mood and feeling is great on this set of songs. And.... not many musicians can do their "own" version of a classic Beatles song and get away with it. Great album. Buy it. Enjoy it.
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By Al Berni on 10 Mar. 2013
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Bought this because I read a decent review and like the Mountain CDs that I also purchased recently. I have to say that my biggest issue is probably Leslie West's vocals, which are a bit too high octain and get a bit wearing after a few tracks.
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By Mrs K Daly on 27 Nov. 2014
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Husband loves this CD.
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Leslie is back! His best music since the '70s. Why? Read below. 21 Sept. 2011
By Samuel B. King - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I just love this CD. I bought it yesterday in Boston and listened to it all the way through on my trip home to New Hampshire. I promptly put it on again this morning and decided to write this quick review.

I first remember hearing Leslie West's first album (with Blood of the Sun, etc.) in the fall of 1969 and it hooked me on his fat, singing vibrato, achieved by a LP Junior through a naturally overdriven amp. I followed him through various incarnations of Mountain through the years, his collaboration with Jack Bruce and his solo career. I eventually went back and sought out his playing with the Vagrants. At some point during the '80s, I became less enthralled with his sound because (now this is a personal taste observation, mind you), for me, his sound became increasingly processed with way too much chorus for me. I saw him live quite a few times during this period and was disappointed, not by his playing, but by his sound.

This CD, for me, returns to the sonic area of his earlier records. The overdrive and beef is still there, but the cold, chorus drenched sound is gone. That is welcome. Perhaps it is the gear he is using or the players on the CD (who were heavily influenced by his early sound). Whatever the reason, this offering is overpouring with feel and taste. Good stuff, Leslie!!

The other guitar players, Slash, Zakk Wylde (sp?), Steve Lukather, Billy Gibbons and Joe Bonamassa are sympathetic partners and compliment their mentor's licks as they should. I particularly like Zakk's psychotic fills alongside Leslie's more blues oriented legato runs. Joe Bonamassa'a duo with him on Eddie Boyd's 3rd Degree actually matches the quality of the version with Jack Bruce on the first WB&L album (which must make Joe proud)!

It was pleasing to hear some fine acoustic (UNPROCESSED, NO LESS!!) playing by leslie. His great electric playing often overshadows his excellent skill as an acoustic player.

My only suggestion? Next time, it would be nice to see some collaboration between Leslie and Martin Barre (who also has often cited leslie as a formative infuence).

Leslie truly is one of the great guitar players. On a personal level, he has influenced me as much as Clapton and the three Kings. The fact that he has triumphed over recent health issues to produce such an excellent collection of music speaks volumes about the man. He may say, as one song on this set proclaims "don't call me legend", however, to many guitar players, it is hard to not think of him as a living, breathing, guitar player's mentor. This CD deserves a listen by anyone who plays guitar, is a fan of great players, or, damn it, just likes good honest music with feeling.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Great CD 16 Oct. 2011
By D. K Newman - Published on Amazon.com
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I agree with the other reviewer who mentioned Leslie going back to his ballsier tone. He sounds great on this one. Good songs, good singing, good performance. I disagree with the other reviewer who said his singing sounded weak. I think Leslie's voice has gotten better with age. I also like the way he sounded with the old Mountain, but I think his voice has aged nicely.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Pretty nice return to his roots 8 Oct. 2011
By Brian - Published on Amazon.com
I am writing this when there is only 2 other reviews - one favorable and one with only 1 star. Quite frankly, I can't understand what the 1 star reviewer is talking about. This is probably one of the better Leslie West albums I've heard in a very long time. One thing Leslie West has been very accomplished at is playing blues guitar - raunchy, overdriven, loud and in your face....and that's definitely here. His slide guitar sounds like a 10,000 horsepower chain saw! His well known 'guests'....or "suspects" only add to the guitar quality here. The only thing that stopped me from giving this a 5 star review is that I'd like to see some more diversity to his CD's and while I like the blues....I'm getting a little tired of hearing nothing else but and miss the artistic diversity of his Mountain days...but then, that was due in large part to the wonderful composition skills of Felix Pappalardi (RIP). Jack Bruce brought some of that sound back with West, Bruce & Laing, but now...it seems to be getting a little stale. While this is one of Leslie's better CD's .....it will probably be one of the last I purchase as it's all starting to sound the same....but I do love the sound when Leslie decides to kick it out - when the phrase describing a guitar as an "Axe" was coined....they must have had Leslie West in mind because he can lay down some chops.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The Best Leslie West cd ever 5 Nov. 2011
By Richard Cooksey - Published on Amazon.com
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When I put this cd in my player I was expecting the regular Leslie. Man was I wrong from the first song I was totally blown away to the point I had to check and make sure I had the right cd in the player!!! The song's, the sound I could not believe my ears. It was like a whole new Leslie. If you are a fan buy this cd and be prepared to be blown away.Get the limited edition with the 64 page booklet. Leslie West you ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Leslie's Best since Mountain 3 Nov. 2011
By Jimmy B - Published on Amazon.com
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I had been waiting for quite some time for Mountain, or Leslie West, to reinvent themselves after the departure of Felix Pappalardi/Gail Collins. The time is NOW! All Leslie needed was "A Little Help From My Friends".
This cd, while influenced by the blues is much more. Leslie, somewhat recently, released 2 blues albums which captured his blues roots, and were quite good. But there was something missing in my opinion...
This cd showcases some new, moody, "power ballads" (My Gravity and Legend) that were missing from any recent Mountain or Leslie solo work. It has some great bluesy tunes in the remake of "Third Degree" (WBL fans will smile at he end), One More Drink, Mud Flap Momma, Higher Ground... But I was hoping for more, and this cd delivers!

On the muscianship, Leslie's voice is strong, his guitar is pure and unmistakenly "Leslie" and the guest guitarists just enhance the music which is well written. "To The Moon" is also a fantastic song that really can't be catagorized--reminds me of Paint it Black, but different--good tune, good message.
I love this Cd! Can't wait till he gets a leg up and tours in support of it :-)
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