Twin Peaks (album)

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Twin Peaks
Live album by Mountain
Released February 1974
Recorded August 30, 1973
Venue Koseinenkin Hall, Osaka, Japan
Genre Hard rock
Length 65:12
Label Columbia Windfall
Producer Felix Pappalardi
Mountain chronology
The Best of Mountain
(1973)The Best of Mountain1973
Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is a live album by hard rock band Mountain. Their first release following their 1972 breakup and subsequent reformation, the lineup consisted of original members Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi joined by guitarist/keyboardist Bob Mann and drummer Allan Schwartzberg. The revamped Mountain toured Japan, from which the album's material is culled. The original release was a double album consisting of a whole second disc (31 minutes, 49 seconds, both sides) LP version of "Nantucket Sleighride", the first one holding all other tracks (the 2005 CD release on Repertoire Records restores this original order of tracks).[1] The album includes Pappalardi greeting the audience in Japanese during the beginning of "Silver Paper."


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars [2]

AllMusic lauded the album in their retrospective review, describing it as one of the band's best performances and remarking that "The content ends up showing off the best and the worst attributes of Mountain". They especially praised the rendition of "Nantucket Sleighride", saying that it "doesn't seem that long in the actual listening, mostly because it's difficult not to be impressed with the playing, especially the guitar dialogue between West and Mann."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Never in My Life" (West, Pappalardi, Collins, Corky Laing) – 4:16
  2. "Theme for an Imaginary Western" (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) – 5:01
  3. "Blood of the Sun" (West, Pappalardi, Collins) – 3:04
  4. "Guitar Solo" (West) – 5:41
  5. "Nantucket Sleighride" (Pappalardi, Collins) – 31:49
  6. "Crossroader" (Pappalardi, Collins) – 5:56
  7. "Mississippi Queen" (West, Laing, Pappalardi, David Rea) – 4:17
  8. "Silver Paper" (West, Pappalardi, Collins, George Gardos, Steve Knight, Laing) – 6:15
  9. "Roll Over Beethoven" (Chuck Berry) – 2:24


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