Crossroader: An Anthology 1969-1974

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Balanced a little uneasily between a best-of and an anthology geared toward the more serious fan, Crossroader does offer a good deal of music from Mountain's career and includes most or all of the songs listeners would want from a greatest-hits collection. The two-CD set, adding up to about two and a half hours of music, is divided between an In the Studio disc and a Live in Concert disc. Expectedly and properly emphasizing their first two albums (Climbing! and Nantucket Sleighride), the studio disc makes sure to include the songs you would expect (particularly "Mississippi Queen," "For Yasgur's Farm," and "Theme from an Imaginary Western"). The hard blues-rock of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Balanced a little uneasily between a best-of and an anthology geared toward the more serious fan, Crossroader does offer a good deal of music from Mountain's career and includes most or all of the songs listeners would want from a greatest-hits collection. The two-CD set, adding up to about two and a half hours of music, is divided between an In the Studio disc and a Live in Concert disc. Expectedly and properly emphasizing their first two albums (Climbing! and Nantucket Sleighride), the studio disc makes sure to include the songs you would expect (particularly "Mississippi Queen," "For Yasgur's Farm," and "Theme from an Imaginary Western"). The hard blues-rock of "Mississippi Queen" is present in force, of course. But there's more in the way of gentler, more melodic tunes that expand from the usual hard rock instrumentation than some listeners give the group credit for on songs like "Laird," "Boys in the Band," "Taunta (Sammy's Tune)," and "King's Chorale." Disc two is going to be a tougher listen for general fans and even some Mountain fans, emphasizing their more drawn-out (sometimes excessively so) hard rock side. The 16-page liner note booklet includes vintage illustrations and comments from Leslie West.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/2010
  • Label: Esoteric
  • EAN: 5013929733046
  • Catalog Number: 2973304
  • Sales rank: 121,817

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mountain Primary Artist
Corky Laing Percussion, Drums
Steve Knight Organ, Keyboards, Mellotron, Handbells
Bob Mann Guitar, Keyboards
Felix Pappalardi Piano, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Allan Schwartzberg Drums
Leslie West Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
David Rea Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Jack Bruce Composer
Corky Laing Composer
Pete Brown Composer
Bob d'Orleans Engineer
Steve Knight Composer
Norman Landsberg Composer
Felix Pappalardi Composer, Producer
Leslie West Composer
Gail Collins Composer
Bud Prager Executive Producer
Judy Szekely Engineer
Malcolm Dome Liner Notes
The John Venture Composer
Ben Wiseman Remastering
David "Curly" Williams Composer
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