RIP Leslie West - 1945-2020
“Soundcheck” is the sixteenth solo album by legendary rock guitarist Leslie West. It follows 2011’s critically acclaimed “Unusual Suspects”, which featured contributions from such accomplished guitarists and close friends as Billy Gibbons, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Steve Lukather and Joe Bonamassa, and 2013’s Still Climbing, which included blistering duets with the late, great Johnny Winter, Jonny Lang and Mark Tremonti.
For this new release, Leslie lays down some of his most inspired musical magic to date with the assistance of true rock royalty: the renown British guitarists Peter Frampton and Brian May, ex-Jeff Beck keyboard virtuoso Max Middleton, vocalist extraordinaire Bonnie Bramlett and the late great Cream bassist and longtime friend of Leslie’s, Jack Bruce. Back in 1972, Leslie made musical history with Jack when they joined forces to form the super group West, Bruce and Laing. Soundcheck is co-produced and engineered by West's collaborator Mike "Metal" Goldberg, who he shared, "helped me get my sound down on 'Tape' as they used to say, and did an amazing job as he always does."
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A1. Left By The Roadside To Die
A2. Give Me One Reason
A3. Here For The Party
A4. You Are My Sunshine
A5. Empty Promises / Nothin' Sacred
A6. A Stern Warning
B1. People Get Ready
B2. Going Down
B3. Stand By Me
B4. Eleanor Rigby