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Mountain question for MB280E

Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:18 am

Which of their official bootlegs do you find most impressive. I would imagine their work between 1969 - 1973 would have the most authentic energy like the performances showcased on volumes 1, 5-7. It is hard to imagine their live work from the 80s rivaling the explosiveness from their early years. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:06 pm

midnightx, sorry for not answering you question earlier. When it comes to soundquality vol. 1, 3 and 6 are the best ones. When it comes to content I´d rate anything from 1969-71 as the most impressive and interesting (vol. 1, 3 and 7). Unfortunately the soundquality isn´t always 100% on these recordings. I was very eager to hear the vol. 7 release with their Woodstock performance. The soundquality is a bit disappointing when you consider this concert was professionally recorded. (It doesen´t sound like it when you hear this cd...!) I prefer Mountain 1969-71/72 really, before they got a rythm guitarist in the band. IMO they didn´t need another guitarist as long as they had Leslie West.

Sincerely MB280E