Leslie West has my deep respect for pushing past his physical challenge continuing to record and perform the rock and roll music that he does the best. Later this month, October 28th to be specific, Leslie West’s latest recording, Still Climbing will drop.
Leslie West’s ‘Still Climbing’ Track Listing
1. ‘Dyin’ Since the Day I Was Born’
2. ‘Busted, Disgusted or Dead’
3. ‘Fade Into You’
4. ‘Not Over You at All’
5. ‘Tales of Woe’
6. ‘Feeling Good’
7. ‘Hatfield or McCoy’
8. ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’
9. ‘Long Red’
10. ‘Don’t Ever Let Me Go’
11. ‘Rev Jones Time (Somewhere Over the Rainbow)’
I first discovered Leslie West in 1969 when I was attending radio school in New York City. I was walking to Grand Central Terminal and as I was prone to do I stopped by The Record Hunter on 5th Avenue to look at the record albums displayed in the window. That particular day I saw Leslie West, Mountain and recalled that Scott Muni on WNEW-FM was playing a track from it called “Long Red’. I went inside and bought Leslie West’s solo LP. I played it when I got home and the sound of “Long Red” filled my senses. I’ve loved that song ever since as I melded with the Calliope organ and Leslie West’s gritty vocal.
I am further excited by the fact that Leslie West has rerecorded “Long Red” for Still Climbing with his brother and former Vagrants-mate Larry West on bass!
“It was time for me to let people hear that song the way I do it now,” he explained. “I used a B-3 organ on it again, but this time it has a lot more balls.”
Here is another track from Still Climbing as we eagerly expect the final release. Can’t wait for this album to further rock the music of our heart.
Check out the press release here for more information.
Thanks Leslie West for the rocking sound you continue to boldly give us all!
Oh and please be sure to follow Leslie West’s Official WordPress Website, http://lesliewestofficial.com/ it’s a top shelf music site 🙂
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