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First there is a Mountain...
on 8 June 2011
If you've only heard "Nantucket Sleighride" or "Flowers of Evil", or never heard Mountain at all, listen again (preferably, as usual, without Mother). The first of the Cream soundalike bands, but with a harder edge, and boasting Cream's producer, Felix Pappalardi, on bass and Leslie West and Corky Laing, who later teamed up with Jack Bruce on the ear-pounding "Why Dontcha", Mountain is a band not to be missed. Here you have the first five albums by the band in its heyday for the same price as one full-priced newly produced CD by such as Robbing Twitliams or Lady BaaBaa, or, if you measure your money in alcohol, about five pints of beer. Remastered too and with bonus live tracks here and there. Mississippi Queen, Crossroader, Tired Angels, Nantucket Sleighride, Blood of the Sun and loads more. Don't muck about: buy it. (But - here's your risk assessment - when you have, do be careful in transit as the individual CDs in their miniaturised covers easily slip out of the larger case).