Customer Review

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "...I'm In Love With Her..." - The Hoople by MOTT THE HOOPLE, 31 Mar 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Hoople (Audio CD)
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...
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.6 out of 5 stars (17 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (13)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer

Mark Barry "Mark Barry"
(VINE VOICE)    (HALL OF FAME REVIEWER)    (TOP 50 REVIEWER)   

Top Reviewer Ranking: 15