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Leslie West streams Soundcheck in full

Leslie West has made his upcoming album Soundcheck available to stream in its entirety via The Blues.

The album – which features guest appearances from Peter Frampton, Brian May, Max Middleton, Bonnie Bramlett and the late Jack Bruce – is released on November 30 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.

West made his name in Mountain and has influenced guitarists including Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads and Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre.

Barre says: “Prior to going into the studio to record Aqualung, I met Leslie, whose playing I absolutely loved. Leslie is well known for his association with Les Paul Juniors, and just after meeting him, I picked up a 1958 Junior because his sound was so incredible. I would say that he’s the only guitarist who has ever influenced me directly.”

Soundcheck is available for pre-order now. (opens in new tab)

LESLIE WEST SOUNDCHECK TRACKLIST

  1. Left By The Roadside To Die
  2. Give Me One Reason
  3. Here For The Party
  4. You Are My Sunshine
  5. Empty Promises / Nothin’ Sacred
  6. A Stern Warning
  7. People Get Ready
  8. Going Down
  9. Stand By Me
  10. Eleanor Rigby
  11. Spoonful

Stef wrote close to 5000 stories during his time as assistant online news editor and later as online news editor between 2014-2016. An accomplished reporter and journalist, Stef has written extensively for a number of UK newspapers and also played bass with UK rock favourites Logan. His favourite bands are Pixies and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Stef left the world of rock'n'roll news behind in late 2016 and has since moved to his beloved Canada.