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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.  


  • 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

On September 7, 2011.

On September 7, 2011, “King” label released “Temple of Rock”, the debut Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Kidroom Studios” in Münster, Germany, and was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss.


  • Michael Schenker – guitars
  • Michael Voss – vocals
  • Wayne Findlay – keyboards
  • Pete Way – bass
  • Herman Rarebell – drums
  • Rudolf Schenker – guitar
  • Michael Amott – guitar
  • Leslie West – guitar
  • Don Airey – keyboards
  • Paul Raymond – keyboards
  • Chris Glen – bass
  • Neil Murray – bass
  • Elliott Dean Rubinson – bass
  • Carmine Appice – drums
  • Simon Phillips – drums
  • Chris Slade – drums
  • Brian Tichy – drums
  • William Shatner – spoken word
  • Robin McAuley – vocal
  • Doogie White – vocal

Track listing:

All music by Michael Schenker, all lyrics by Michael Voss, except where noted.

  1. Intro
  2. How Long
  3. Fallen Angel
  4. Hanging On
  5. The End of An Era
  6. Miss Claustrophobia
  7. With You – lyrics by Michael Schenker
  8. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead – music by Michael Schenker, Doogie White
  9. Storming In
  10. Scene of Crime
  11. Saturday Night
  12. Lover’s Sinfony – music by Michael Schenker, Robin McAuley
  13. Speed
  14. How Long (3 Generations Guitar-Battle Version)
  15. Remember
  16. Miss Claustrophobia (radio edit)

Pn March 9, 1985.

On March 9, 1985, “Scotti Bros” label released “Go for Your Life”, the fifth Mountain studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Criteria Recording Studios” in Florida, and “Wizard Sound Studios” in Westchester, New York, and was produced by Pete Solley.


  • Leslie West – vocals, guitar
  • Mark Clarke – bass
  • Corky Laing – drums
  • Ian Hunter – sequencing
  • Eric Johnson – synthesizer
  • Miller Anderson – slide guitar
  • Chuck Kirkpatrick – background vocals
  • Mike Scott – engineer
  • Gary Lyons – engineer
  • Jim Sessody – assistant engineer
  • Doug MacDonald – assistant engineer
  • Mike Fuller – mastering
  • Bud Prager – recording director
  • Pete Solley – engineer
  • Lane/Donald – art direction
  • Barry Jackson – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Leslie West and Corky Laing, except  where noted.

  1. Hard Times – Leslie West, Corky Laing, Bud Prager
  2. Spark
  3. She Loves Her Rock (And She Loves It Hard)
  4. Bardot Damage
  5. Shimmy on the Footlights
  6. I Love Young Girls
  7. Makin’ It in Your Car
  8. Babe in the Woods
  9. Little Bit of Insanity

On December 22, 2020.

On December 22, 2020, Leslie Weinstein aka Leslie West died aged 75. He was musician (guitar), vocalist, and songwriter, member of the bands The Vagrants, West, Bruce and Laing, but was best known as the founding member, guitarist, and co-lead vocalist of the band Mountain. In its list of the “100 Greatest guitarists of all time”, Rolling Stone magazine placed West at number 66. As a leader he released 16 albums.

On October 29, 2013.

On October 29, 2013, “Mascot” label released “Still Climbing”, the fifteenth Leslie West studio album. It was recorded in 2013, and was produced by Leslie West and Mike “Metal” Goldberg.


  • Leslie West – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, arranger, creative director
  • David Biglin – acoustic guitar, piano, Hammond B3, strings mixing
  • Mike “Metal” Goldberg – drums, arranger, engineer
  • Johnny Lang – vocals, guitars
  • Johnny Winter – guitar
  • Dylan Rose – guitar
  • Mark Tremonti – guitar
  • Rev Jones – bass, arranger
  • Larry Weinstein – bass
  • Arno Hecht – saxophone
  • Elaine Caswell – vocals
  • Dee Snider – vocals
  • Mike Frazer – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Jeff Chenault – design
  • Leslie Borucki – photography
  • Garry Dellabate – photography
  • Austin Hargrave – photography
  • Paul Natkin – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Leslie West, except where noted.

  1. Dyin’ Since The Day I Was Born
  2. Busted, Disgusted or Dead
  3. Fade Into You
  4. Not Over You At All
  5. Tales of Woe
  6. Feeling Good – Anthony Newley, Leslie Brcusse
  7. Hatfield of McCoy
  8. When a Man Loves a Woman – Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright
  9. Long Red – Leslie West, Felix pappalardi, John Ventura, Norman Landsberg
  10. Don’t Ever Let Me Go
  11. Rev Jones Time – Harold Arlen

On April 26, 2005.

On April 26, 2005, “Shrapnel” label released “Retraced”, the second Jake E. Lee studio album. It was recorded 2004 – 2005, and was produced by Mike Varney, Jake E. Lee and Michael Lardie.


  • Jake E. Lee- lead and rhythm guitars
  • Chris Logan- lead and backing vocals
  • Tim Bogert- bass
  • Aynsley Dunbar- drums, percussion
  • Michael Lardie- engineering
  • Tim Gennert- mastering
  • Dave Stephens- cover artwork design
  • Kelly Garni- photography

Track listing:

  1. Whiskey Train – Robin Trower, Keith Reid
  2. Evil – Willie Dixon
  3. Way Back to the Bone – Glen Hughes
  4. I’ll Be Creepin’ – Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers
  5. Guess I’ll Go Away – Johnny Winter
  6. Love Is Worth the Blues – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Lang
  7. I Come Tumblin’ – Mark Farner
  8. Woman – Jim Fox, Dale Peters, Joe Walsh
  9. A Hard Way to Go – Chris Youlden
  10. I Can’t Stand It – James Dewar, Robin Trower
  11. Rock Candy – Denny Carmassi, Bill Church, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Montrose

In November 1972.

In November 1972, “Windfall” label released “Why Dontcha”, the debut West, Bruce and Laing studio album. It was recorded in 1972, and was produced by Andy Johns, Leslie West, Jack Bruce and Corky Laing.


  • Leslie West– vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Dobro,
  • Jack Bruce– bass, organ, harmonium, harp, vocals, choir, chorus, ARP synthesizer, acoustic guitar, harmonica, piano
  • Corky Laing– drums, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Andy Johns– engineer
  • Dan Turbeville – assistant engineer
  • Ed Lee – art direction, design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Why Dontcha – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  2. Out into the Fields – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Pete Brown
  3. The Doctor – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Sue Palmer
  4. Turn Me Over – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  5. Third Degree – Eddie Boyd, Willie Dixon
  6. Shake Ma Thing (Rollin’ Jack) – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  7. While You Sleep – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  8. Pleasure – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Pete Brown
  9. Love Is Worth the Blues – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing
  10. Pollution Woman – Leslie West, Jack Bruce, Corky Laing, Pete Brown

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Windfall” label released “Flowers of Evil”, the third Mountain album. The album consists of studio recordings and live recordings. Studio selections were recorded September 1971 at the “Record Plant” in  New York City, and the live selections were recorded on June 27, 1971 at the “Fillmore East” in New York City, and were produced by Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Steve Knight and Corky Laing.


  • Leslie West– guitar, vocals
  • Felix Pappalardi– bass, vocals
  • Steve Knight– organ
  • Corky Laing– drums, percussion

Track listing:

  1. Flowers of Evil – Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, David Rea
  2. King’s Chorale – Felix Pappalardi
  3. One Last Cold Kiss – Felix Pappalardi, Collins
  4. Crossroader – Felix Pappalardi, Collins
  5. Pride and Passion – Felix Pappalardi, Collins
  6. Dream Sequence: Guitar Solo (Leslie West) / Roll Over Beethoven- Chuck Berry) / Dreams of Milk and Honey (Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, John Ventura, Norman Landsberg) / Variations (Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Corky Laing, Steve Knight) / Swan Theme (Felix Pappalardi, Collins)
  7. Mississippi Queen – Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Corky Laing, David Rea

On August 10, 1993.

On August 10, 1993, “Columbia” label released “River of Dreams”, the twelve Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1992, at The Boathouse at the “Island Boatyard” in Shelter Island, NY, “Cove City Sound Studios” in Glen Cove, NY and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Billy Joel, Danny Kortchmar, Joe Nicolo and David Thoener. The album cover was a painting by Christie Brinkley (Joel’s then-wife). The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada; Platinum in Germany by “BMVI”; 2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”; and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.


  • Billy Joel: lead vocals, clavinet, Hammond organ, background vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Zachary Alford: – drums
  • Phillip Ballou, Katreese Barnes, Dennis Collins, Will Downing, Frank Floyd, Diane Garisto, Stephanie James, Devora Johnson, Corliss Stafford, Brenda White-King – choir vocals
  • Tommy Byrnes: guitar
  • Richie Cannata: tenor sax
  • Schuyler Deale: bass
  • Lewis Del Gatto: orchestra manager
  • Liberty DeVitto: drums
  • Laurence Etkin: trumpet
  • Wrecia Ford: background vocals
  • Arno Hecht: baritone sax
  • Lonnie Hillyer: bass
  • Jeff Jacobs: synthesizer, additional programming
  • Color Me Badd: backing vocals
  • Jeff Lee Johnson: bass
  • Steve Jordan: drums
  • Curtis Rance King, Jr.: choir conductor and contractor
  • Danny Kortchmar: guitar
  • Andy Kravitz: percussion
  • Osvaldo Melindez: trombone
  • Ira Newborn: orchestration
  • Jim Saporito: percussion
  • Marlon Saunders: choir vocals, background vocals
  • Frank Simms, George Simms: background vocals
  • M. Stevens: bass
  • Crystal Taliefero: vocal arrangement, background vocals
  • Chuck Treece: bass
  • Mike Tyler: guitar
  • Leslie West: guitat
  • David Witworth: background vocals
  • A&R – Don DeVito
  • Art, commerce – Jeff Schock
  • Art direction – Christopher Austopchuk
  • Design – Sara Rotman
  • Engineers – Carl Glanville, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo, Dick Grobelny
  • Engineer – Dan Hetzel
  • Engineer – Brian Vibberts
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen
  • Mixed by Niko Bolas, David Thoener, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo
  • Photography – Glen Erler
  • Production coordinator – Bill Zampino
  • Recorded by Bob Thrasher, Bradshaw Leigh, Dave Wilkerson, Jay Healy.
  • Technical Support – Andrew Baker*, Artie Smith, Courtney Spencer, Dave Hofbauer, David Hewitt, Doug Kleeger, Greg Garland, Howie Mendelson, Jon “J.D.” Dworkow*, Larry DeMarco, Laura Delia, Lester Baylinson, Peter Goodrich, Steve Bramberg.

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel.

  1. No Man’s Land
  2. The Great Wall of China
  3. Blonde Over Blue
  4. A Minor Variation
  5. Shades of Grey
  6. All About Soul
  7. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  8. The River of Dreams
  9. Two Thousand Years
  10. Famous Last Words

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.


  • 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