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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 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.

Personnel:

  • 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.

Personnel:

  • 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

In July 1973.

In July 1973, “Windfall“label released “Whatever Turns You On”, the second and final West, Bruce and Laing studio album. It was recorded in 1973, and was produced by Andy Johns, Leslie West, Jack Bruce and Corky Laing.

Personnel:

  • Leslie West – guitar; vocals
  • Jack Bruce – bass; vocals
  • Corky Laing – drums, percussion

Track listing:

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

  1. Backfire –Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, Leslie West, Corky Laing
  2. Token
  3. Sifting Sand
  4. November Song – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, Leslie West, Corky Laing
  5. Rock ‘n’ Roll Machine
  6. Scotch Crotch –Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, Leslie West, Corky Laing
  7. Slow Blues
  8. Dirty Shoes
  9. Like a Plate – Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, Leslie West, Corky Laing

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