Climbing!


Climbing!
Climbing!
Studio album by Mountain
Released March 7, 1970
Recorded 1969 - 1970 at Record Plant Studios, New York City
Genre Blues-rock, hard rock
Length 35:13
Label Windfall
Producer Felix Pappalardi
Mountain chronology
Climbing!
(1970)
Nantucket Sleighride
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

Climbing!, also known as Mountain Climbing!, is the official debut studio album by American blues-rock band Mountain. Released on March 7, 1970, the album featured the 'classic' Mountain lineup of Leslie West (guitar, vocals), Felix Pappalardi (bass, piano) and Corky Laing (drums, percussion), and followed the West solo album Mountain featuring Pappalardi and drummer Norman Smart, released in 1969 and often credited to the band. Produced by Pappalardi, the album reached number 17 on the American Billboard 200 albums chart and featured the band's best-known song "Mississippi Queen".

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mississippi Queen"   Corky Laing, Felix Pappalardi, David Rea, Leslie West 2:32
2. "Theme for an Imaginary Western"   Pete Brown, Jack Bruce 5:08
3. "Never in My Life"   Gail Collins, Laing, Pappalardi, West 3:53
4. "Silver Paper"   Collins, George Gardos, Steve Knight, Laing, Pappalardi, West 3:19
5. "For Yasgur's Farm"   Collins, Gardos, Laing, Pappalardi, Rea, Gary Ship 3:23
6. "To My Friend"   West 3:38
7. "The Laird"   Collins, Pappalardi 4:39
8. "Sittin' on a Rainbow"   Collins, Laing, West 2:23
9. "Boys in the Band"   Collins, Pappalardi 3:43
Total length:
33:13
2003 North American reissue
No. Title Writer(s) Length
10. "For Yasgur's Farm" (live) Collins, Gardos, Laing, Pappalardi, Rea, Ship 4:19
Total length:
36:53

Personnel

Mountain
Additional personnel

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