Crossroader: An Anthology 1969-1974

Crossroader: An Anthology 1969-1974

by Mountain

CD

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Overview

Crossroader: An Anthology 1969-1974

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/2010
Label: Esoteric
UPC: 5013929733046
catalogNumber: 2973304

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
John Venture   Composer
David "Curly" Williams   Composer

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