Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Fuelled by Corky Laing's rhythms and topped by Leslie West's consummate guitar and vocals, there are a host of Cream-like confections..."
Mountain: Leslie West (vocals, guitar); Tommy Morrongello, David Perry (guitar); Steve Knight, Norman Landsberg, Ian Hunter (keyboards); Felix Pappalardi, Mark Clarke, Noel Redding (bass); N.D. Smart, Corky Laing (drums); Chuck Kirkpatric, Miller Anderson (background vocals).
Producers: Felix Pappalardi, Pete Solley, Chris Tsangarides.
Compilation producer: Bob Irwin.
Includes liner notes by Bud Proger, Leslie West and Corky Laing.
If the single-disc Mountain collection THE BEST OF leaves you hungry for more from this powerful blues-metal band, then the 1995 double disc OVER THE TOP is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite. Weighing in at a hefty 34 tracks in length, there's a wealth of hits, key album tracks, and rarities, plus a pair of newly recorded songs, guaranteed to appeal to both the longtime fan and the newcomer.
If you're an admirer of late-'60s turbo-charged blues rock (a la Cream, Ten Years After, and Led Zeppelin), then you're sure to enjoy such heavy rockers as "Don't Look Around," "Mississippi Queen," "Crossroader," and "Never in My Life." In addition, there's such mellow fare as "Nantucket Sleighride," and "Theme for an Imaginary Western."