Released March 25th, 2022
Leslie West was so much more than a guitar player he was the whole deal. He had a voice that could sing the blues and capture every human emotion. You just believed him, in the words he sang and the notes that he played on the guitar.
His guitar tone was huge and phat (as he used to call it). That live version of Red House from Diggin The Dirt is a great example. There was also that rhythm sound as well on tracks like ‘The Doctor’, ‘Third Degree’ and ‘I Know Why Love is Worth The Blues’. I also think ‘Why Dontcha’ was the first time that style of guitar riff was ever used. Leslie West was ahead of the game, he played with real feeling, like a hard rock version of Paul Kossoff.
1. Blood of the Sun (feat. Zakk Wylde)
2. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (feat. Joe Lynn Turner & Marty Friedman)
3. Theme for an Imaginary Western (feat. Dee Snider, Eddie Ojeda, Rudy Sarzo, Mike Portnoy)
4. For Yasgur’s Farm (feat. Joe Lynn Turner & Martin Barre)
5. Why Dontcha (feat. Steve Morse & Ronnie Romero)
6. Sittin’ On a Rainbow (feat. Elliot Easton & Ronnie Romero)
7. Never in My Life (feat. Dee Snider & George Lynch)
8. The Doctor (feat. Robby Krieger & Ronnie Romero)
9. Silver Paper (feat. Charlie Starr)
10. Money (Whatcha Gonna Do)/By the River – medley (feat. Bachman & Bachman)
11. Long Red (feat. Yngwie Malmsteen & Teddy Rondinelli)
12. Mississippi Queen (feat. Slash & Marc LaBelle)