Homage To Leslie West Is Up For Release

Other guitarists may rarely name Leslie West as their hero, but the Great Fatsby’s influence is immense, and there’s hardly a classic rocker whose ears weren’t pricked at one point or another by the steamroller sounds of “Mississippi Queen” or “Nantucket Sleighride” that have long become staples in many artists’ repertoire. Some of these, including such luminaries as Slash and Randy Bachman, as well as Joe Lynn Turner who sang on West’s records, are present on “Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West”: a collection dedicated to the Woodstock veteran, who died in December 2020, and scheduled for March 22nd, 2022 release.

Understandably, most of them focused on MOUNTAIN classics, covering most of the band’s “Climbing!” LP, yet there’s a couple cuts that West had laid down with Jack Bruce and Corky Laing, and a track from his solo group’s set. Unfortunately, no one seems to have touched on the platters Leslie put out under his name. In any case, it must be interesting.

A Tribute To Leslie West

1. Blood Of The Sun (feat. Zakk Wylde)
2. Nantucket Sleighride (feat. Joe Lynn Turner & Marty Friedman)
3. Theme For An Imaginary Western
    (feat. Dee Snider, Eddie Ojeda, Rudy Sarzo,
    Mike Portnoy, Francesco Saglietti)

4. For Yasgur’s Farm (feat. Joe Lynn Turner & Martin Barre)
5. Why Dontcha (feat. Steve Morse & Ronnie Romero)
6. Sittin’ On A Rainbow (feat. Elliot Easton & Ronnie Romero)
7. Never In My Life (feat. Dee Snider & George Lynch)
8. The Doctor (feat. Robby Krieger & Ronnie Romero)
9. Silver Paper (feat. Charlie Starr)
10. Money (Whatcha Gonna Do) / By The River
    (feat. Bachman & Bachman)
11. Long Red (feat. Yngwie Malmsteen & Teddy Rondinelli)
12. Mississippi Queen (feat. Slash & Marc Labelle)

November 12, 2021

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