Old Records Never Die: The Mott the Hoople/Ian Hunter Anthology

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
After all these years, Mott the Hoople and their iconoclastic frontman, Ian Hunter, may not have gotten the true box set they deserve, but finally there is a cross-licensed double-disc anthology courtesy of Shout Factory. These two discs contain 32 cuts referencing Mott from the hardscrabble Atlantic years through their Columbia Records heyday and into Ian Hunter's critically celebrated solo career he did score a hit album with 1979's You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic, which was immortalized by the hit "Cleveland Rocks," a version of which became the theme song for The Drew Carey Show. The first disc is completely devoted to Mott, showcasing one tune each from their ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
After all these years, Mott the Hoople and their iconoclastic frontman, Ian Hunter, may not have gotten the true box set they deserve, but finally there is a cross-licensed double-disc anthology courtesy of Shout Factory. These two discs contain 32 cuts referencing Mott from the hardscrabble Atlantic years through their Columbia Records heyday and into Ian Hunter's critically celebrated solo career he did score a hit album with 1979's You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic, which was immortalized by the hit "Cleveland Rocks," a version of which became the theme song for The Drew Carey Show. The first disc is completely devoted to Mott, showcasing one tune each from their Atlantic albums including "Death May Be Your Santa Claus," "Rock and Roll Queen," and "Walking with a Mountain". The set then dives headlong into the glorious Columbia albums and virtually every song you'd ever want is here -- "All the Young Dudes," "Sweet Jane," "Roll Away the Stone," "Honaloochie Boogie," "All the Way from Memphis," etc. -- with the exception of two: missing are the sultry original Mott version of the Bad Company hit writer Mick Ralphs was in both bands "Ready for Love" and the poignant lament "I Wish I Was Your Mother." These are tough omissions, but you won't notice when listening. Disc two is devoted to Ian Hunter's solo material, again across label lines, so Columbia as well as Chrysalis tracks are here -- including a cut each from the never issued in the United States LPs All American Alien Boy and Overnight Angels, all the way through to his Yep Roc debut, 2007's Shrunken Heads. Sure, there are a few cuts that might have made the grade but that's quibbling, since all of what's here does deserve to be. This is an excellent collection with great sound and good historical notes, and is sold for a dynamite price point.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2008
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • UPC: 826663109702
  • Catalog Number: 10970
  • Sales rank: 99,353

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rock and Roll Queen (5:07)
  2. 2 Walkin' with a Mountain (3:49)
  3. 3 Whisky Women (3:40)
  4. 4 Sweet Angeline (4:51)
  5. 5 Death May Be Your Santa Claus (4:53)
  6. 6 All the Young Dudes (3:33)
  7. 7 Sweet Jane (4:22)
  8. 8 Sucker (5:02)
  9. 9 All the Way from Memphis (5:04)
  10. 10 Honaloochie Boogie (2:45)
  11. 11 Violence (4:49)
  12. 12 Ballad of Mott the Hoople (26th March 1972, Zürich) (5:25)
  13. 13 Roll Away the Stone (3:09)
  14. 14 Crash Street Kidds (4:31)
  15. 15 The Golden Age of Rock 'N' Roll (3:25)
  16. 16 Saturday Gigs (4:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Once Bitten Twice Shy - Ian Hunter (4:45)
  2. 2 Who Do You Love - Ian Hunter (3:52)
  3. 3 3,000 Miles from Here - Ian Hunter (2:50)
  4. 4 You Nearly Did Me In - Ian Hunter (5:48)
  5. 5 Justice of the Peace - Ian Hunter (3:02)
  6. 6 Cleveland Rocks - Ian Hunter (3:50)
  7. 7 Just Another Night - Ian Hunter (4:38)
  8. 8 Ships - Ian Hunter (4:11)
  9. 9 When the Daylight Comes - Ian Hunter (4:26)
  10. 10 Old Records Never Die - Ian Hunter (4:16)
  11. 11 Central Park N' West - Ian Hunter (4:00)
  12. 12 Speechless - Ian Hunter (3:51)
  13. 13 Women's Intuition - Mick Ronson (6:31)
  14. 14 The Artful Dodger - Ian Hunter (4:22)
  15. 15 Still Love Rock and Roll - Ian Hunter (4:35)
  16. 16 Words (Big Mouth) - Ian Hunter (5:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mott the Hoople Primary Artist
Ian Hunter Keyboards, Vocals, Lead
Mick Ronson Guitar, Lead
Morgan Fisher Synthesizer, Keyboards
Verden Allen Organ
Ariel Bender Guitar, Vocals, Lead
Mick Ralphs Guitar, Vocals, Lead
Pete Watts Bass
Technical Credits
David Bowie Composer
Ian Hunter Composer
Lou Reed Composer
Earl Slick Composer
Mick Ronson Composer
Verden Allen Composer
Ben Edmonds Liner Notes
Mick Ralphs Composer
Pete Watts Composer
Andy York Composer
Mark Chalecki Remastering
Robert Y. Kim Project Assembly
Jack Leitenberg Project Assembly
Jeff Palo Producer
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