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Mott

1 April 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 21 Feb. 2006
  • Release Date: 1 April 2006
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
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  • Total Length: 58:27
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  • ASIN: B001GTP5YU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,619 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 April 2014
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After three albums on Island between 1970 and 1971 that saw constant touring, critical acclaim but little chart action ("Mad Shadows", "Wildlife" and "Brain Capers") – Mott The Hoople were about to throw in the towel when they finally hit paydirt with the David Bowie assisted "All The Young Dudes" LP in the heady days of 1972 (the height of Glam Rock in the UK). With the mercurial Bowie a fan and his star exploding everywhere – the timing and the song was perfect. All they needed to do was to consolidate that fresh beginning – and 1973’s "Mott" followed through in real style.

The 9-track "Mott" vinyl album was originally UK released in July 1973 on CBS Records S 69038 – and this April 2006 Columbia/Legacy CD reissue runs to 58:42 minutes. The album was originally produced by the band (with Andy McKay of Roxy Music guesting on Sax) and this CD reappraisal offers fans 4 additions – "Rose" the non-album flip of "Honaloochie Boogie", 2 previously unreleased demos of "Honaloochie Boogie" and "Nightmare" and one incendiary live version of "Drivin' Sister" recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1973. Oddly the single edit of "All The Way From Memphis" is AWOL when there was plenty of room to include it.

It won’t take British fans very long to notice that the gorgeous gatefold die-cut artwork of the original 1973 UK LP with it’s centred plastic face and inner lyric bag is completely absent - sloppily replaced with reissue artwork. At least the 12-page booklet is better than the scrappy 8-page affair that afflicts the 2006 Legacy CD of 1972’s "All The Young Dudes".
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Mott only lasted 3 years in this form but produced two brilliant albums, Mott & The Hoople. This album contains a couple of hit singles, All the way from Memphis and Honaloochie Boogie but some of the other tracks are better, in particular, Hymn for the Dudes, Ballad of Mott and I wish I was your Mother. This album is quite absorbing and has excellent depth. Look past he singles and dig into the album at night on a good stereo. How good were Mott? Well they were highly rated by David Bowie, had Mick Ronson playing with them and Andy Mckay of Roxy Music on sax. Largely forgotten, this album is a real belter.

The demo versions are for connoisseurs mainly but may be of interest to the casual listener.
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I know the BBC should be rightly criticised for many things, including its general dumbing down, but it should also be praised for its recent music retrospectives on BBC4 - one on the great Graham Parker and The Rumour and another on this great band from rather earlier in the 1970s. I have always been of the school of thought that Mott's highpoint was the 1972 All The Young Dudes album (whilst always, of course, recognising that Mott was also a classic album), but, having been prompted by the BBC documentary to 'upgrade' my vinyl version of Mott with the CD equivalent, I am now (even more) in two minds. For example, if I take my favourite (say) six songs from each album we have: Sweet Jane, All The Young Dudes, Jerkin' Crocus, One Of The Boys, Ready For Love and Sea Diver vs. All The Way From Memphis, Hymn For The Dudes, Honaloochie Boogie, Ballad Of Mott The Hoople, I'm A Cadillac and I Wish I Was Your Mother. 12 stone cold classic songs, but presenting something of a dilemma you would no doubt agree.

No matter, what is undeniably the case is that this 1973 album is another masterpiece and that Mott saw Ian Hunter's songwriting reach new heights of maturity - albeit, Hunter's increasingly central position in the band almost certainly caused the departures of Verden Allen (prior to the recording of this album) and then Mick Ralphs (after the album's release). Hunter's song-writing has never been more poignant or reflective than it was on Mott, self-deprecating and cognisant of the fleeting and illusory nature of fame.
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This is Mott's best album, certainly of their "glam" period (check out Brain Capers from their "Island" period). Once they'd become famous, thanks to Bowie's help, with the brilliant All The Young Dudes, they followed up with the excellent hits "Honaloochie Boogie" and "All the Way from Memphis" and produced this fine album. It became Mott's biggest-selling album, and contains some beautiful Ian Hunter ballads, such as "I Wish I Was Your Mother" "Ballad of Mott the Hoople" and "Hymn for the Dudes". This CD contains a few extra tracks, one of which, "Rose", was the b-side of "Honaloochie Boogie", and is one of Mott's most beautiful songs. A classic album
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This is rightly considered to be one of the great rock records and is one that I have always loved.

I saw the band 2 years before the release of this classic album and they were incredible live. This has the feel of a live album for the point of view of the energy, tight musicianship and sheer determination on the part of all the musicians to make this as superb as it is.

Ian's lyrics are among the most wry and honest he ever produced - a slightly jaundiced view of the rock world but I guess ultimately enjoying the benefits brought by the massive up turn in their career, helped by Bowie;s famous injection of All The Young Dudes.

The album has a swagger that is hard to match, allied to superb playing and a clear joy in delivery. I never get tired of listening to this and it puts a lot of other acts to shame. Mott were never as good. From earlier albums, my favourite of Brain Capers but I love this record. The bonus tracks are just that - a welcome bonus, especially Rose.
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