Essential Mott the Hoople

The Essential Mott the Hoople

by Mott the Hoople
     
 

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Mott the Hoople are no stranger to compilations, many purporting to be definitive or essential, or at least delivering some variation on the golden age of rock & roll. The 2013 Columbia/Legacy double-disc is part of Legacy's ongoing Essential series and, certainly, fans will find places to nitpick, such as the absence of "Death May Be Your Santa Claus" or other

Overview

Mott the Hoople are no stranger to compilations, many purporting to be definitive or essential, or at least delivering some variation on the golden age of rock & roll. The 2013 Columbia/Legacy double-disc is part of Legacy's ongoing Essential series and, certainly, fans will find places to nitpick, such as the absence of "Death May Be Your Santa Claus" or other parts of the tremendous Brain Capers, which is only represented by the wonderful "Sweet Angeline" or "Ballad of the Mott the Hoople (26th March 1972, Zurich)," which is weirdly M.I.A. But that's nitpicking, isn't it? Judged in its entirety, this 34-track retrospective tells the story of Mott's prime -- cutting off when lead singer/songwriter Ian Hunter flew the coop, but few would truly be upset by that -- and hits all the high points, beginning with their heavy, heavy instrumental version of the Kinks' "You Really Got Me" and winding up with a live version of "American Pie" that wraps up the set. Along the way there are a couple non-LP cuts -- "Foxy Foxy," "(Do You Remember) The Saturday Gigs?," the B-sides "Rose" and "Lounge Lizard" -- live versions, deep cuts, and, of course, the canon: "Rock & Roll Queen," "Walkin' with a Mountain," "One of the Boys," "Sucker," "Ready for Love/After Lights," "Sweet Jane," "I Wish I Was Your Mother," "All the Way from Memphis," "Honaloochie Boogie," "Whizz Kid," "The Golden Age of Rock N Roll," "Roll Away the Stone,' and "Born Late '68." If you're looking for a concentrated blast of everything that made Mott the Hoople monumentally great, there's no bettering this set, which will re-confirm the notion that, on some days, Mott the Hoople is the greatest rock & roll band that ever existed. Usually, it's days that you listen to a compilation like The Essential Mott the Hoople.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/2013
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0887654227720
catalogNumber:
542277
Rank:
15546

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. You Really Got Me
  2. Rock And Roll Queen
  3. Thunderbuck Ram
  4. Walkin' With A Mountain
  5. Whiskey Women
  6. Waterflow
  7. The Moon Upstairs
  8. Sweet Angeline
  9. All The Young Dudes
  10. Momma's Little Jewel
  11. One Of The Boys
  12. Ready For Love/After Lights
  13. Sucker
  14. Sweet Jane
  15. Violence
  16. I Wish I Was Your Mother
  17. Rose

Disc 2

  1. All The Way From Memphis
  2. Honaloochie Boogie
  3. Whizz Kid
  4. Hymn For The Dudes
  5. The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll
  6. Rest In Peace
  7. Alice
  8. Marionette
  9. Crash Street Kids
  10. Roll Away The Stone
  11. Born Late '58
  12. Where Do You All Come From
  13. Through The Looking Glass
  14. Foxy Foxy
  15. (Do You Remember) The Saturday Gigs?
  16. Lounge Lizard
  17. American Pie/The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mott the Hoople   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ian Hunter   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Lou Reed   Composer
Ray Davies   Composer
Harry Goodwin   Photo Courtesy
Dale "Buffin" Griffin   Composer,Producer
Mott the Hoople   Arranger,Producer
Mick Ralphs   Composer
Guy Stevens   Producer
Mark Sullivan   Photo Courtesy
Mark Larson   Art Direction
Michael Putland   Tray Photo
Overend Watts   Producer
James Mastro   Liner Notes

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