2 LPs on 1 CD.
Mountain: Leslie West (vocals, guitar); Felix Pappalardi (vocals, bass); Bob Mann (guitar, keyboards); Alan Schwartzberg (drums).
After Mountain split up in 1972, it sporadically reunited in one form or another, even after bassist Felix Pappalardi's death in the early '80s. The first such reunion took place less than a year after its first split, resulting in a new studio album, AVALANCHE, and a live set, TWIN PEAKS.
Issued in 1974, TWIN PEAKS finds Pappalardi and guitarist Leslie West joined by new drummer Allan Schwartzberg as they bash and wail their way through nine songs. This was the era of jamming, in which Mountain indulged mightily, as evidenced here by a 33-minute, two-part reading of "Nantucket Sleighride." Also featured are high octane versions of "Never in My Life," "Crossroader," "Mississippi Queen," and "Roll Over Beethoven."