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You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic (30th Anniversary Edition) [CD]

Ian Hunter Audio CD
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Throughout his astonishing career, Ian Hunter has produced a matchless repertoire of exciting music combining homage, honesty and killer hooks. As the lead singer and focal point in Mott the Hoople, Ian Hunter established himself as an incredibly inventive songwriter with his gritty and thought-provoking songs, paving the way for the original of punk rock. As a renowned solo performer he has ... Read more in Amazon's Ian Hunter Store

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  • Audio CD (21 Sep 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0026J8LBS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,192 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Just Another Night (2009 Digital Remaster)
2. Wild East (2009 Digital Remaster)
3. Cleveland Rocks (2009 Digital Remaster)
4. Ships (2009 Digital Remaster)
5. When The Daylight Comes (2009 Digital Remaster)
6. Life After Death (2009 Digital Remaster)
7. Standin' In My Light (2009 Digital Remaster)
8. Bastard (2009 Digital Remaster)
9. The Outsider (2009 Digital Remaster)
10. Don't Let Go (Demo)
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. F.B.I. (Live In Cleveland 18/6/79)
2. Once Bitten Twice Shy (Live In Cleveland 18/6/79)
3. Life After Death (Live In Cleveland 18/6/79)
4. Sons And Daughters (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 22/11/79)
5. Laugh At Me (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 22/11/79)
6. Just Another Night (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 22/11/79)
7. One Of The Boys (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 22/11/79)
8. Letter To Brittania From Union Jack (Live In Berkeley 7/7/79)
9. Bastard (Live In Berkeley 7/7/79)
10. All The Way From Memphis (Live In Cleveland 18/6/79)
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You’re Never Alone with a Schizophrenic was originally released worldwide in April 1979 on Chrysalis Records and was Ian Hunter’s first release with the label. The former Mott the Hoople front man had launched his solo career in 1975.

The deluxe, re-mastered, 30th anniversary edition of this amazing album contains the original LP with bonus tracks, plus an extra disc featuring unreleased live performances from the period. The celebration is fully justified on three counts--Because this remains Ian’s biggest selling international solo album, because the live tapes have remained rare treasures in Hunter folklore until now and finally because the songs are just so very good.

The album title came about when Ian's musical partner (former Mott the Hoople and David Bowie guitarist) Mick Ronson found the slogan "you're never alone with a schizophrenic" scrawled on a New York toilet wall. Mick proposed that they use the phrase for Ian's record and then decided to retain it. Hunter then "traded" the title for a joint writing credit on the song "Just Another Night".


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By Mr. T. Anderson TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Schizophrenic is possibly the finest moment of Ian Hunter's solo career. Everything comes together: a great band including the late Mick Ronson on guitar along with Roy Bittan, Max Weinberg and Gary Tallent from Bruce Springsteen's E Street band; a heartfelt vocal performance from Hunter; and above all a strong set of songs, from the raucous rock of Just Another Night to the tenderness of Ships (that pass in the night), a song which Cambell Devine's enclosed essay tells us was written about Ian's father.

Easy to recommend then; but the chances are that many potential customers for this package already have it. Is the remaster worth it?

It's nicely done, with a trifold sleeve, the aforementioned essay by Devine, five bonus tracks, and a second CD assembled from contemporary live performances. Sound quality wise, I didn't hear much improvement over the original CD release, but was relieved to find that it was not wrecked by excessive loudness.

The bonus tracks are demos and early takes, and good to hear though nothing special, with the exception of a very different early version of Just Another Night, less rocking, different lyrics, more emotion.

The concert CD is a treat, though we already have a decent live CD from the period in the form of Welcome to the Club. Still, there are a couple of songs here that are not on Club - Life After Death and Letter to Brittania from the Union Jack - and of course the performances are different. Some of the songs are from Mott the Hoople days, including the anthemic All the Young Dudes.

All very enjoyable, and should be snapped up by Ian Hunter fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Schizo..30th anniversary edition 3 Sep 2012
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Had the original vinyl years ago, it was brilliant. So is this!! Time doesn't fade great music. Added extras on this one are a good chunk of "Welcome To The Club" album, recorded at different venues than "Club"(the Roxy, L.A.). Same Tour!!The track listing is almost the same, but the songs sound different, probably due to Ian and Mick(R.I.P) being able to gauge a crowd!!
If you're new to Hunter, then a very good place to start.

"When I'm President", the new one's sounding pretty good too. Listening to it as I write this.....(purchased from Amazon I must add).

He may be getting oldish, but he's definately NOT lost his bite.. BUY AN' ENJOY!!!..
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5.0 out of 5 stars still the man 21 Jun 2013
By Dave O
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One of Ian Hunter's best from his early solo days. Loved this from the beginning and still love it now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD 9 May 2013
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an excellent CD good value from one of the most perceptive singer song writers of the 1970's. Would recommend to any MTH fan
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