Live [Bonus Disc]

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All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
Three long decades after the fact, what was once the least impressive album in the entire Mott the Hoople catalog reappears as one of the most significant live albums of the 1970s. A revelation in concert, Mott were nevertheless poorly served by their first and, for many years, only live album, as the original plan for a double was swallowed up by corporate nerves and instead emerged a brutally edited single disc, comprising a mere handful of oddly chosen highlights two hit singles, two non-album B-sides, a nearly side-long medley. It was a disappointment at the time and, as further archival live performances leaked out of the vault during the 1990s and early 2000s, so ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
Three long decades after the fact, what was once the least impressive album in the entire Mott the Hoople catalog reappears as one of the most significant live albums of the 1970s. A revelation in concert, Mott were nevertheless poorly served by their first and, for many years, only live album, as the original plan for a double was swallowed up by corporate nerves and instead emerged a brutally edited single disc, comprising a mere handful of oddly chosen highlights two hit singles, two non-album B-sides, a nearly side-long medley. It was a disappointment at the time and, as further archival live performances leaked out of the vault during the 1990s and early 2000s, so Live sank even further back in the fans' estimation. But the 30th anniversary edition catapults it firmly to the fore, two magnificently mastered discs not only adding 13 unreleased performances to the original album's eight tracks, but also capturing two legendary concerts nearly in their entirety: the late-1973 Hammersmith show, where the set over-ran so long that the theater owners lowered the safety curtain on the band keyboard player Morgan Fisher blocked it with his piano; and a taste of the group's triumphant Broadway season six months later. Of these, the effect of the latter might be diminished by the existence of Two Miles from Live Heaven, with its recounting of another gig Santa Monica from the same tour -- there is little variation between the two shows, and the California night may actually be a shade more exciting. But still, Broadway found Mott at the peak of their powers and, with the London disc proving equally sensational, the overall weight of the package renders this the one Mott live package that everyone needs to hear. A lot of people, after all, regard them among the most important bands that ever lived. Live: 30th Anniversary Edition tells you why.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Iconoclassic
  • UPC: 886975273720
  • Catalog Number: 1010
  • Sales rank: 39,636

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mott the Hoople Primary Artist
Ian Hunter Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Morgan Fisher Piano, Vocals
Ariel Bender Guitar, Vocals
Mick Bolton Organ
Dale Buffin Griffin Drums, Vocals
Blue Weaver Organ
Pete Watts Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Stan Tippins Vocals
Technical Credits
Gustav Holst Composer
David Bowie Composer
Ian Hunter Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Don McLean Composer
Lou Reed Composer
Verden Allen Composer
Ben Edmonds Liner Notes
Gary Edwards Engineer, Remixing, Associate Remixing Engineer
Dale Buffin Griffin Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Robert Hirschman Management
Phillip John Equipment Manager
Gary Klein Executive Producer
Sean Milligan Remixing, Associate Remixing Engineer
Steve Nye Remixing, Associate Remixing Engineer
Bill Price Engineer, Remixing
Mick Ralphs Composer
Nick Robbins Mastering
Peter Swettenham Remixing, Associate Remixing Engineer
Pete Watts Composer
Peter Wilson Remixing, Associate Remixing Engineer
Stan Tippins Road Manager
D. Williams Composer
Chris Eselgroth Art Direction, Reissue Design
Roslav Szaybo Cover Design
Phil John Equipment Technician
Campbell Devine Liner Notes, Concept, Track Selection
Fred Heller Executive Producer, Management
Ron Delsener Promoter
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