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5.0 out of 5 stars Always The Joker!
I purchased this album on vinyl back in the mid 70's and it took quite a bit of searching out because neither LW or Mountain were that big in the UK at the time (even though some of the song, Nantucket Sleighride, was heard week in and week out as the theme music to "Weekend World" - not that many politically motivated viewers would care a hoot as to who had produced the...
Published on 21 Sep 2011 by J. M. Green

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1.0 out of 5 stars Not good however cheap
A poor record that does not truly reflect the brilliance of Leslie West. Totally disappointed with this purchase. For collectors who want his full catalogue only
Published on 26 Aug 2012 by Chas1953


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5.0 out of 5 stars Always The Joker!, 21 Sep 2011
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J. M. Green "john94682" (Sutton Coldfield) - See all my reviews
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I purchased this album on vinyl back in the mid 70's and it took quite a bit of searching out because neither LW or Mountain were that big in the UK at the time (even though some of the song, Nantucket Sleighride, was heard week in and week out as the theme music to "Weekend World" - not that many politically motivated viewers would care a hoot as to who had produced the theme music!) Anyway, I digress.
This album is a follow on to LW's original 1969 solo effort "MOUNTAIN" and although carrying a lot more in the way of covers, (remember, this is Leslie West, we are talking about here - he of the growling vocals and heavyweight guitar chords - therefore covers are NOT "covered" in quite the same way as lesser musicians would record!), and it really is a little gem.
The opener, "Don't Burn Me" sets the standard and is a truly understated but powerful number with LW pressing the point well and truly home and runs neatly into "House Of The Rising Sun" (being the first of several recorded versions that LW was to make over his long career) and is belted out in his own inimitable way - the Animals version seeming very, very tame by comparison!
High Roller ( with a certain Mr M Jagger on guitar) follows along with "If I Were A Carpenter" (sung as a threat - believe you me!), a rocking version of the Stones' Honky Tonk Women and a more than passable version of Free's "Little Bit Of Love" all adding up to a very entertaining package indeed - the only gripe being that the album is way too short...but, remember, this is from the mid 70's and vinyl was capable of a maximum 20 minutes a side....!
So if you like LW, Mountain or just damned fine 70's rock music - GET THIS - and crank it up...you will not be disappointed!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars West - the Best, 7 Feb 2013
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Mr. A. Mowatt "humour magnate" (scotland) - See all my reviews
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I came late to know of the prowess of Leslie West long after he was famously fronting the group called Mountain. He is a guitar player of sizeable talent. When I saw him first it was in a televised concert of no less nine guitar giants. He played a piece he obviously included in most of his stage presentations called 'Theme for an imaginery Western' and dedicated it to a late friend before playing it. The piece is beautiful, but unfortunately does not feature on this CD; but can saught by those discerning guitar buffs. The concert was called 'The Night of the Guitars'.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this CD or indeed any others Leslie West is part of.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not good however cheap, 26 Aug 2012
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A poor record that does not truly reflect the brilliance of Leslie West. Totally disappointed with this purchase. For collectors who want his full catalogue only
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