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5.0 out of 5 stars 'The Hoople' is every bit as good as the previous 'Mott'!
'The Hoople' was the follow-up album to the highly regarded 'Mott' released the year before. This album features new guitarist Ariel Bender and pianist Morgan Fisher, who bring a new sound to the band. The album involves sax and keybords further than the last album. Features 'Roll Away The Stone', 'Born Late 58' and 'The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll'. The songs are...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I remember
I bought this on vinyl when it first came and loved it for years. With the advent of CDs I lost touch with it and had not heard the while things for 25 odd years. Looked forward to hearing it again, but overall it was not as good as I thought it was. Still enjoyed it but guess I will only play in in full on odd occasions, or pick out the top tracks
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'The Hoople' is every bit as good as the previous 'Mott'!, 17 Sep 2000
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'The Hoople' was the follow-up album to the highly regarded 'Mott' released the year before. This album features new guitarist Ariel Bender and pianist Morgan Fisher, who bring a new sound to the band. The album involves sax and keybords further than the last album. Features 'Roll Away The Stone', 'Born Late 58' and 'The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll'. The songs are played and arranged perfectly. The album includes three bonus tracks, one of which is the single 'Foxy Foxy'. A great album with bonus tracks! What more could you ask for? BUY IT NOW!
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's the golden age of rock'n'roll..., 2 Mar 2006
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Keef (Gaffney, SC USA) - See all my reviews
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OK, you could say this is a notch below "Mott." Still, that is high praise indeed, as "Mott" is one of the greatest rock'n'roll albums ever. With "The Hoople," we get more of the same, but on a slightly different wavelength. With the departure of Mick Ralphs, the guitar situation was somewhat confused, leaving more room for Ian Hunter's keyboards in the mix. That isn't to say that "The Hoople" doesn't rock - it does, and like a madman. "The Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll," "Born Late '58" (with Overend Watts on vocals), and "Crash Street Kidds" are first rate proto-punk rockers with Hunter's pounding piano adding to the wonderful noise. "Roll Away the Stone" simply soars, and the psychodrama of "Marionette" is funny and frightening. Two highlights are "Alice" and "Pearl'n'Roy (England)" - loping music hall numbers driven by Hunter's pseudo-barrelhouse piano and gutter poetry. Yeah, this may be a notch below "Mott," but that just means that "Mott" rates a 10 and "The Hoople" is a 9.9 - still sheer brilliance in my book.
The bonus tracks on this remastered version actually add substantial value to the package, a few b-sides/outtakes, stomping, storming live tracks, and Hunter's wonderful farewell "Saturday Gigs."
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's the golden age of rock'n'roll..., 2 Mar 2006
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Keef (Gaffney, SC USA) - See all my reviews
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OK, you could say this is a notch below "Mott." Still, that is high praise indeed, as "Mott" is one of the greatest rock'n'roll albums ever. With "The Hoople," we get more of the same, but on a slightly different wavelength. With the departure of Mick Ralphs, the guitar situation was somewhat confused, leaving more room for Ian Hunter's keyboards in the mix. That isn't to say that "The Hoople" doesn't rock - it does, and like a madman. "The Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll," "Born Late '58" (with Overend Watts on vocals), and "Crash Street Kidds" are first rate proto-punk rockers with Hunter's pounding piano adding to the wonderful noise. "Roll Away the Stone" simply soars, and the psychodrama of "Marionette" is funny and frightening. Two highlights are "Alice" and "Pearl'n'Roy (England)" - loping music hall numbers driven by Hunter's pseudo-barrelhouse piano and gutter poetry. Yeah, this may be a notch below "Mott," but that just means that "Mott" rates a 10 and "The Hoople" is a 9.9 - still sheer brilliance in my book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Album, 13 Mar 2006
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Rockin Robeson (hemel hempstead, herts United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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From start to finish this album is full of fantastic music, which shows that behind the sparkle, and platform boots there was some real quality in the glam era. Unlike the previous review, i beleive 'The Hoople'is a better album than 'Mott', in fact their very best. The songs are varied, but seem to fit together to make a very strong album.If you like Mott the Hoople and dont have this buy it now.If you have never heard them, go on give this a try, its a classic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent re-issue package for us ninety- six decibel freaks...., 11 Dec 2014
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This sees Mott The Hoople's swansong album remastered and expanded to include the classic goodbye, valedictory single "Saturday Gigs", the Spectoresque "Foxy Foxy", and a prototype of "Lounge Lizard" which ended up on Ian Hunter's debut solo album. There is also an extended demo version of "Saturday Gigs" with different lyrics. All great stuff for Mott The Hoople fans which help to mask the fact that "The Hoople" was an album that was only good in parts. The first three tracks are great, as is "Trudi's Song" and the wonderfully nostalgic "Pearl n Roy". However, "Crash Street Kids" is a poor man's "Violence" from this album's predecessor, "Mott", "Through The Looking Glass" is an over-orchestrated noise and the version of "Roll Away The Stone" is not a patch on the original single. The guitar and vocal back up parts are much worse, always were.

Other than that, put it on LOUD and hey, it's the sunny spring of 1974 again!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Magic music, 18 Jan 2013
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Ah...this is an album that I love to listen to. Brings back memories. Classic Mott! Bought more for nostalgic reasons than anything else!
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5.0 out of 5 stars "...I'm In Love With Her..." - The Hoople by MOTT THE HOOPLE, 31 Mar 2014
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Mark Barry "Mark Barry" (London) - See all my reviews
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After three albums on Island between 1970 and 1971 that saw little chart action ("Mad Shadows", "Wildlife" and "Brain Capers") - then the David Bowie assisted breakthrough of "All The Young Dudes" in 1972 with its equally successful follow-up "Mott" in 1973 - the pressure was on to produce another winner - and Mott The Hoople's 6th LP "The Hoople" featuring Ian Hunter delivered.

Originally UK released on a 9-track vinyl album in July 1974 on CBS Records S 69064 - the April 2006 Columbia/Legacy CD runs to 69:06 minutes and features 7 properly excellent additions that actually warrant the moniker 'bonus tracks' (singles and unreleased). The 12-page booklet is pleasantly festooned with foreign picture sleeves and affectionate/knowledgeable liner notes by Campbell Devine - author of "All The Young Dudes: The Official Autobiography Of Mott The Hoople".

But the best news for fans is a fantastic new remaster by tape wizard VIC ANESINI whose credits include Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Jayhawks, Elvis Presley, Carole King, Hall & Oates and Santana to name but a few. The muscle on the rockers like "Marionette" and the Overend Watts track "Born Late '58" (the only Mott song to feature a non Ian Hunter vocal) is properly great. The singles too "The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll" and "Roll Away The Stone" still thrill in that T.Rex glam kind of way.

But for me the bees-knees is the gorgeous ballad to his wife "Trudi's Song" (lyrics above) - the kind of Seventies tune that reduces me to mush for some reason. Even the previously unreleased and aborted single B-side "Lounge Lizard" is guitar-driven find - fab.

Great stuff - and in 2014 - this remastered Mott The Hoople CD is cheaper than sunglasses at a Saturday Gig. Get this nugget into your home right away...

PS: Inspired by the ballad that turned me into a big girl's blouse today - I've formed a 70's FEST CD compilation below for geysers between 50 and 75 (and that's just the waistline). I've called it "Songs To Make A Grown Man Cry" and it just about fits onto an 80-minute CD-R. Here goes...

1. That's The Way - LED ZEPPELIN (October 1970 on "Led Zeppelin III" LP)
2. Home Again - CAROLE KING (March 1971 on "Tapestry" LP)
3. If I Laugh - CAT STEVENS (September 1971 on "Teaser And The Firecat" LP)
4. Debris - FACES (November 1971 on "A Nod's As Good As A Wink...To A Blind Horse" LP)
5. Old Man - NEIL YOUNG (February 1972 on "Harvest" LP)
6. Watch Me - LABI SIFFRE (July 1972 UK 7" single-only on Pye International)
7. Journey - DUNCAN BROWNE (August 1972 UK 7" single-only on Rak)
8. My Friend The Sun - FAMILY (September 1972 on "Bandstand" LP)
9. You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio - JONI MITCHELL (December 1972 on "For The Roses" LP)
10. The Right Thing To Do - CARLY SIMON (January 1973 on "No Secrets" LP)
11. The Kiss - JUDEE SILL (April 1973 on "Heart Food" LP)
12. I'm In Love With A Girl - BIG STAR (January 1974 on "Radio City" LP)
13. Trudi's Song by MOTT THE HOOPLE (March 1974 on "The Hoople" LP)
14. Roll On Babe - RONNIE LANE & SLIM CHANCE (August 1974 on "Anymore For Anymore" LP)
15. You're A Big Girl Now - BOB DYLAN (February 1975 on "Blood On The Tracks" LP)
16. Misty - RAY STEVENS (August 1975 on "Misty" LP)
17. Stay Young - GALLAGHER & LYLE (January 1976 on "Breakaway" LP)
18. On And On - STEPHEN BISHOP (December 1976 on "Careless" LP)
19. Alison - ELVIS COSTELLO (July 1977 on "My Aim Is True" LP)
20. River Song - DENNIS WILSON (September 1977 on "Pacific Ocean Blue" LP)
21. She's Always A Woman - BILLY JOEL (December 1977 on "The Stranger" LP)
22. English Rose - THE JAM (November 1978 on "All Mod Cons" LP)

Further suggestions/slagging in the 'comment' postcard section please...
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5.0 out of 5 stars teens, 21 April 2013
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recently watched a programme about Mott the hoople and the bands history and thought I should replace some lost music
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the past, 11 April 2013
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As a teenager I purchased the original LP and bought this on a whim but expected it to be dated. Obviously my taste in music has not altered as much as I thought as I still love it! Favourite tracks include Alice and the Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll, but to my mind the best track of all is Marionette. Ian Hunter should publish a book of his lyrics as they are evocative and stand the test of time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roll away the years!, 13 Jan 2013
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One of Motts best and Ian Hunter at his peak. Get transported back to those heady Glam Rock years not only with some classic singles but some very worthy album tracks
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