The Best of Mountain

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The Best of Mountain
Greatest hits album by Mountain
Released February 1973
Recorded 1970-1971, The Record Plant, NYC
Genre Hard rock

39:30 (original)

53:27 (remaster)


Producer Felix Pappalardi
Bob Irwin (reissue)
Mountain chronology
Mountain Live: The Road Goes Ever On
The Best of Mountain
Twin Peaks
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record Guide C+[2]

The Best of Mountain is the first compilation by American hard rock band Mountain. It consists of material recorded throughout 1970-1971, culled from their first three LPs. On April 15, 2003, the album was remastered and reissued in an expanded edition with new liner notes and four bonus tracks, two of which are taken from Leslie West's first solo album, 1969's Felix Pappalardi-produced Mountain, the project which eventually led to the formation of the band.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Never in My Life" (Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins, Corky Laing) – 3:53
  2. "Taunta (Sammy's Tune)" (Felix Pappalardi) – 1:00
  3. "Nantucket Sleighride (to Owen Coffin)" (Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins) – 5:55
  4. "Roll Over Beethoven" (Chuck Berry) – 2:58
  5. "For Yasgur's Farm" (George Gardos, Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins, Gary Ship, David Rae) – 3:23
  6. "The Animal Trainer and the Toad" (Leslie West, Sue Palmer) – 3:29

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Mississippi Queen" (Leslie West, Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, David Rea) – 2:32
  2. "King's Chorale" (Felix Pappalardi) – 1:04
  3. "Boys in the Band" (Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins) – 3:43
  4. "Don't Look Around" (Leslie West, Sue Palmer, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins) – 3:47
  5. "Theme for an Imaginary Western" (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) – 5:07
  6. "Crossroader" (Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins) – 4:53

2003 Reissue Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "Long Red" (Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, John Ventura, Norman Landsberg) – 3:17
  2. "Dreams of Milk & Honey" (Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, John Ventura, Norman Landsberg) – 3:36
  3. "Silver Paper" (Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins, George Gardos, Steve Knight, Corky Laing) – 3:19
  4. "Travelin' in the Dark (to E.M.P.)" (Felix Pappalardi, Gail Collins) – 4:25




  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. The Best of Mountain at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Mountain". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 0-89919-025-1. Retrieved September 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ Mountain - The Best of Mountain (1973, remastered & expanded edition 2003) album releases & credits at

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