"Nantucket Sleighride" by Mountain emerges as a captivating UK gatefold 12" LP Vinyl Album, inviting listeners on a musical expedition through majestic peaks of sound. This album, a testament to Mountain's prowess, encapsulates their distinctive blend of hard rock and blues. The gatefold design enhances the visual and tactile experience, mirroring the expansive nature of the music within. As listeners embark on this sonic journey, "Nantucket Sleighride" solidifies its place as a classic in the realm of rock, a timeless testament to Mountain's enduring musical legacy.This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.
Album Description & Collectors information:
In the world of music, certain albums stand the test of time, captivating audiences with their artistry and leaving an indelible mark on the world of music history. One such masterpiece is the 1971 album by Mountain, titled "Nantucket Sleighride". This UK gatefold 12" LP vinyl not only represents the zenith of Mountain's career but also showcases the enduring allure of vinyl records as a medium for experiencing music.
To fully appreciate the significance of "Nantucket Sleighride", it is essential to delve into the history of the band responsible for its creation. Mountain, an American hard rock band formed in 1969, was renowned for its unique blend of blues, rock, and heavy metal. Consisting of guitarist Leslie West, bassist and vocalist Felix Pappalardi, drummer Corky Laing, and keyboardist Steve Knight, Mountain crafted a sound that resonated with audiences worldwide.
Released in 1971, "Nantucket Sleighride" was Mountain's second studio album and proved to be a breakthrough for the band. The album opens with its eponymous title track, a masterclass in musical storytelling. The sweeping guitar work of Leslie West, combined with the soulful vocals of Felix Pappalardi, transports listeners on a sonic voyage reminiscent of the 19th-century whaling expeditions from which the term "Nantucket Sleighride" derives.
The 12" LP vinyl format of "Nantucket Sleighride" adds an extra layer of enchantment to the album. The gatefold design offers a visual feast, with its intricate artwork and thoughtful presentation. The larger canvas of the vinyl record allows for a more immersive experience, as listeners are encouraged to engage with the music on a deeper level. Holding the record in their hands, carefully placing the needle on the grooves, and witnessing the album art unfurl before their eyes creates a tangible connection between the music and its admirers.
While the rise of digital music formats and streaming platforms has transformed the music industry, vinyl records have experienced a renaissance in recent years. Audiophiles and music enthusiasts have rekindled their love affair with vinyl, recognizing its unique warmth, authenticity, and physicality. The ritualistic nature of playing a vinyl record allows individuals to appreciate the music in a more deliberate and immersive manner, fostering a deep appreciation for the art form.
Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages
Heavy 150 grams vinyl
ISLAND "Palm Tree Label" with pink rim.
"Nantucket Sleighride" is the second album by hard rock band Mountain.
Music Genre:Hard Rock (American)
Album Production Information:
The album: "MOUNTAIN - Nantucket Sleighride" was produced by: Bud Prager, Felix Pappalardi for Windfall Music Entertainment Inc.
Album cover design, photography: Gail Collins
Record Label Information:Island ILPS-9148
Media Format:12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 300 grams
Year & Country:1971 Printed and made by the E.J. Day Group, London and Bedford
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: MOUNTAIN - Nantucket Sleighride
Complete Track-listing of the album "MOUNTAIN - Nantucket Sleighride"
The detailed tracklist of this record "MOUNTAIN - Nantucket Sleighride" is:
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"Nantucket Sleighride" Record Label Details: Island ILPS-9148