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In January 1971.

In January 1971, “Windfall” label released “Nantucket Sleighride”, the second Mountain studio album. It was recorded in 1970, at “The Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi.  

Personnel:

  • Leslie West – vocals, guitar
  • Steve Knight – keyboards
  • Felix Pappalardi – vocals, bass
  • Corky Laing – drums, percussion
  • Bob d’Orleans – engineer
  • Tom Cachetta – assistant engineer
  • Dave Ragno – assistant engineer
  • Beverly Weinstein – art direction
  • Gail Collins – visual director, design, painting, photography, calligraphy
  • Mick Brigden – calligraphy
  • Bud Prager – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Look Around – Leslie West, Sue Palmer,, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  2. Taunta (Sammy’s Tune) – Felix Pappalardi
  3. Nantucket Sleighride (to Owen Coffin) – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  4. You Can’t Get Away – Leslie West, Gail Collins, Corky Laing
  5. Tired Angels (to J.M.H.) – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Colliins
  6. The Animal Trainer and the Toad – Leslie West, Sue Palmer
  7. My Lady – Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  8. Travellin’ in the Dark (to E.M.P.) – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  9. The Great Train Robbery – Leslie West, Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins

In July 1974.

In July 1974, “Columbia” label released “Avalanche”, the fourth Mountain album. It was recorded January – February 1974, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi.

Personnel:

  • Leslie West– vocals, guitar
  • David Perry – guitar
  • Felix Pappalardi– vocals, bass, keyboards
  • Corky Laing– drums, percussion
  • Gail Collins– cover artwork, photography

Track listing:

  1. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Dave Williams, James Faye Hall
  2. Sister Justice – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins, Day
  3. Alisan – Leslie West
  4. Swamp Boy – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  5. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  6. Thumbsucker – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  7. You Better Believe It – Leslie West, Corky Laing
  8. I Love to See You Fly – Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  9. Back Where I Belong – Leslie West, Corky Laing
  10. Last of the Sunshine Days – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins

In July 1969.

In July 1969, “Windfall” label released “Mountain”, the debut Leslie West album. It was recorded in 1969, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi.

Personnel:

  • Leslie West- guitars, vocals
  • Felix Pappalardi- bass, keyboards, production
  • D. Smart – drums
  • Norman Landsberg – Hammond organ

Track listing:

  1. Blood of the Sun – Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  2. Long Red – Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, John Ventura, Norman Landsberg
  3. Better Watch Out – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  4. Blind Man – Gail Collins, Felix Pappalardi, Leslie West, John Ventura
  5. Baby, I’m Down – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  6. Dreams of Milk and Honey – Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, John Ventura, Norman Landsberg
  7. Storyteller Man – Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, John Ventura, NormanLandsberg
  8. This Wheel’s on Fire – Bob Dylan, Rick Danko
  9. Look to the Wind – Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, John Ventura
  10. Southbound Train – Leslie West, John Ventura, Norman Landsberg
  11. Because You Are My Friend – Leslie West

On March 7, 1970.

Mountain - Climbing

On March 7, 1970, “Windfall” label released “Climbing!”, the first Mountain studio album. It was recorded 1969 -1970, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi.

Personnel:

  • Leslie West– guitars, lead and co-lead vocals
  • Felix Pappalardi– bass, piano, rhythm guitar, lead and co-lead vocals
  • Corky Laing– drums, percussion
  • Steve Knight– organ, mellotron, handbells
  • Beverly Weinstein – art direction
  • Gail Collins– cover artwork, photography

Track listing:

  1. Mississippi Queen – Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, David Rea, Leslie West
  2. Theme for an Imaginary Western- Pete Brown, Jack Bruce
  3. Never in My Life – Gail Collins, Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, Leslie West
  4. Silver Paper – Gail Collins, George Gardos, Steve Knight, Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, Leslie West
  5. For Yasgur’s Farm – Gail Collins, George Gardos, Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, David Rea, Gary Ship
  6. To My Friend – Leslie West
  7. The Laird – Gail Collins, Felix Pappalardi
  8. Sittin’ on a Rainbow – Gail Collins, Corky Laing, Leslie West
  9. Boys in the Band – Gail Collins, Felix Pappalardi

On November 2, 1967.

Disraeli Gears

On November 2, 1967, “Reaction” label released “Disraeli Gears”, the second Cream studio album. It was recorded in May 1967, at the “Atlantic Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Felix Pappalardi. In 1999, the album was inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”, and in 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it at number 114 on it’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel

  • Ginger Baker– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Jack Bruce– bass, piano, vocals, harmonica
  • Eric Clapton– lead guitar, rhythm guitar, 12-string guitar, vocals

Track listing

  1. Strange Brew – Eric Clapton, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  2. Sunshine of Your Love – Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Pete Brown
  3. World of Pain – Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins
  4. Dance the Night Away – Pete Brown, Jack Bruce
  5. Blue Condition – Ginger Baker
  6. Tales of Brave Ulysses – Eric Clapton, Martin Sharp
  7. SWLABR – Pete Brown, Jack Bruce
  8. We’re Going Wrong – Jack Bruce
  9. Outside Woman Blues – Arthur Reynolds, arr. Eric Clapton
  10. Take it Back – Jack Bruce and Pete Brown
  11. Mother’s Lament – traditional, arr. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce,  Ginger Baker