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Format: CD
Sku: 223414649
UPC: 020286160267
UPC 14: 00020286160267
Release Date: 10/24/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. One More Drink For the Road ~ Leslie West
2. Mud Flap Momma ~ Leslie West
3. To the Moon ~ Leslie West
4. Standing on Higher Ground ~ Leslie West
5. Third Degree ~ Leslie West
6. Legend ~ Leslie West
7. Nothing's Changed - (featuring Zakk Wylde) ~ Leslie West
8. I Feel Fine ~ Leslie West
9. Love You Forever ~ Leslie West
10. My Gravity ~ Leslie West
11. Party's Over, The - (featuring Zakk Wylde) ~ Leslie West
12. I Don't Know (The Beetlejuice Song) - (featuring Lester Green/Richard Christy) ~ Leslie West

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Leslie West (vocals, guitars); Phil Parlapiano (organ, Mellotron, keyboards); Kenny Aronoff (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Fabrizio Grossi.
Muze PNote Recording information: American Studio; Americana Recording Studio, North Hollywood, CA; Command Studios; Intermedia Post Studios; Nightbird, West Hollywood, CA; Noize Factory/Command Recording, Valencia, CA; Ocean Way, Hollywood, CA; Showplace Studios, NJ.
Muze PNote Photographers: Alex Solca; Paul Natkin.
Muze PNote Leslie West isn't a particularly innovative guitarist, and his style and approach have barely moved an eyelash since he first broke into the public consciousness with Mountain back in the early '70s, but he gets a tone heavier than plutonium on his Les Paul, and when he sings, it's a gear-shredding roar that would make John Kay proud. All of this is still very much in evidence on his newest album, Unusual Suspects, which finds him squaring off with several guest guitarists, including Billy Gibbons, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Joe Bonamassa, and Steve Lukather. Naturally, there are guitar lines aplenty here, which is what one expects from a Leslie West outing, but this set also has the autumn-like feel of summation, with West looking back on years of gigs and guitar slinging in autobiographical songs like "To the Moon" and "My Gravity," both West originals (Jon Tiven was a co-writer on "My Gravity"), and a moving cover of Willie Nelson's "The Party's Over." West lost a leg to type 2 diabetes in June, and while that hasn't slowed him down one bit on Unusual Suspects, it no doubt prompted him to look back at his life and times with an unfiltered eye. When all is said and done, though, one expects West to rock, and he doesn't disappoint here, and song after song features his characteristically thick guitar tone, from the boisterous "Standing on Higher Ground" to the thunder of "Third Degree," and the presence of so many other guitar stars on this project never pushes West's playing to the sidelines. There are only a couple missteps. The version here of the Beatles' "I Feel Fine" never seems to quite settle into the crispness of the original, while the final bonus track, "I Don't Know (the Beetlejuice Song)," is simply a bad move that doesn't add anything to what went before, and actually serves to negate the tone and feel of the album. West has joked that he now needs to learn how to play guitar on one leg. Unusual Suspects suggests he's doing just fine at it. ~ Steve Leggett

Producer: Fabrizio Grossi

Engineer: Adam Kagan; Mike "Metal" Goldberg; Howard Willing; Fabrizio Grossi; Willy Walz; Robbie Altschuler

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Steve Lukather
Muze Guest Artist Slash
Muze Guest Artist Billy Gibbons
Muze Guest Artist Joe Bonamassa
Muze Guest Artist Zakk Wylde
Muze Guest Artist Lester Green
Muze Guest Artist Richard Christy

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations River Of Dreams
Muze Music Compilations Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus
Muze Music Compilations Primitive Son
Muze Music Compilations Covering Clapton From Cream Beyond
Muze Music Compilations Guitar Heros Rock Legends

Associated Artists and Works

Laing, Corky
Transylvanian Mountain Boys

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 10/24/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2011
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : PRD 73422
Music Label Name Label : Provogue
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00020286160267

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   West,Leslie
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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