Friday 27 July 2018

Mountain - Nantucket Sleighride (1971)

The second album from this US band.

Mountain was a quartet on this album with a lineup of guitars, organ, bass, piano, drums and vocals.

I very much liked their debut album Climbing from 1970 and you can read my review here.

So I was looking forward to this album. The title track was a big hit too, from what I have heard. And it is indeed a very good track with some very intricate chords and melody lines which is simply progressive rock.

The rest of the album is more like a mix of hard rock, rock, blues and psych rock. There is no more progressive rock in these songs. They are though pretty complex songs.

There is also a great Americana feel over this album. It is indeed made in USA and very typical American. 

This album is forty minutes plus long and it has some good music. Well, most of the songs are good here. The title track is the best one here and a track I would like to spend a lot more time with. Check out this album.

3 points

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