Mountain Download
Jun 27, 1971Fillmore East (New York, NY)
Mountain Download
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Total Length:
51:17
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Mountain Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Bill Graham Introduction00:25
  2. 2Never In My Life06:03
  3. 3Theme From An Imaginary Western05:44
  4. 4Dream Sequence (guitar solo)02:44
  5. 5Roll Over Beethoven06:18
  6. 6Dreams Of Milk And Honey / Swan Theme15:34
  7. 7Silver Paper07:48
  8. 8Mississippi Queen06:41
Artist:
Item Number:
  • 1656-4908-AD
Date:
  • Jun 27, 1971
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Bill Graham Introduction00:25
  2. 2Never In My Life06:03
  3. 3Theme From An Imaginary Western05:44
  4. 4Dream Sequence (guitar solo)02:44
  5. 5Roll Over Beethoven06:18
  6. 6Dreams Of Milk And Honey / Swan Theme15:34
  7. 7Silver Paper07:48
  8. 8Mississippi Queen06:41
Total Length:
51:17
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Leslie West - guitar, vocals; Felix Pappalardi - bass, vocals; Steve Knight - organ; Corky Laing - drums

One of the best American hard rock bands of their era, Mountain was in top form this evening, and gave a performance as remarkable and special as the occasion deserved. The group was modeled on the legendary English power trio Cream, with whom bass player Felix Pappalardi produced and recorded.

The set begins with a powerful take on "Never In My Life," featuring the massive guitar tones and distinctive vocals of West and the powerful rhythm section of Pappalardi and Laing. Having dedicated the next number to Bill Graham, the band continues with cover of Jack Bruce's "Theme From An Imaginary Western," featuring Pappalardi on vocals.

Next up we get an intriguing guitar solo by West, played with a remarkable amount of restraint and thoughtfulness, that segues into a heavy rockin' version of "Roll Over Beethoven." A highly expanded, improvisational treatment to "Dreams Of Milk and Honey" follows - in many ways the highlight of the set. This is classic Mountain at their best, with a memorable call and response section between West and Pappalardi and Corky Laing's drumming firing on all cylinders. The energy level is astounding and the performance remains imaginative throughout its 15-minute length. Pappalardi again takes over on vocals for the set closer, "Silver Paper," one of the more melodic tracks from the Climbing LP. The audience demands an encore and Mountain obliges with an incendiary version of their one and only hit, "Mississippi Queen."

All in all, this is a remarkably fluid, energetic set, free of the overindulgence that often marred Mountain's live performances.

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