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on 17 September 2000
This album is ten of Mott The Hoople's best songs and is really the best album for someone who is new to the band and would like to get an idea of the bands general sound. It is a compilation of the bands later hits. It features Mick Ronson on 'Saturday Gigs' and the single version of 'Roll Away The Stone'. This album is great because a new fan can hear the bands overall sound without having to spend to much money. The songs are chosen well and it is a great album tou can listen and enjoy over and over again.
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on 16 October 2014
Solid compilation album featuring all of Mott's charting singles including the superb David Bowie composition 'All The Young Dudes', 'Honaloochie Boogie', 'All The Way From Memphis' and 'Roll Away The Stone' to name just a few. A lovely reminder of just how good 'glam rock' really could be back in the dim and distant 1970's, this is well worth buying at a friendly second price.
N.B For a more in-depth retrospective of Mott's extensive body of work there are a number of very interesting compilation packages to be found on Amazon. Happy Hunting!
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Mott made great music in the early seventies with their blend of hard, almost metal-rock and intelligent lyrics. All The Way From Memphis is a typical rock ‘n roll road saga, Hymn For The Dudes is quite tender, almost spiritual, All The Young Dudes is their stunning interpretation of the Bowie composition and Roll Away The Stone is a slab of rollicking rock. The live track Ballad of Mott is a complex, soulful ballad with beautiful organ infusions, The Golden Age Of Rock ‘n Roll something of a tour de force with its traditional rock riffs and energetic vocals, while while Foxy Foxy is an impressive power ballad. The album ends on a sad note with Saturday Gigs which is a history of the band and their comments on the changing fashions, including witty remarks about glam rock. Yes, there WAS life before punk.
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on 14 June 2004
If you've never heard this band, you do owe it to yourself to check them out.
The critics loved Mott, partly because they seemed to regard the band as a fantasy of Dylan fronting the Stones. Obviously, the material never met that implied quality, but Mott were a very good rock band, even if over-rated.
Be wary of this compilation. It emphasises their Spinal Tap-ist flaws, viz. pretentious self-important balladry, cheesy nostalgia and ham-handed camp.
A few more pounds will get you the double-disc anthology "Ballad Of Mott The Hoople" which has 33 tracks and argues their merit convincingly - particularly as it has enough tracks to ignore the flaws and still enjoy some great rock music.
If you want to spend less cash, get the "All The Young Dudes" album which is their strongest. (It includes "Jerkin' Crocus", unfortunately not compiled here - possibly due to one very politically incorrect line.)
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on 9 April 2015
Mid Seventies I was 32 and recently married and this was The Album of choice, why did I buy It Ian Hunters voice and MR Ralphs impressive Guitar work and I'm selling off the remainder of my 70's Vinyl. This Is one of those rare moments when you sit back and listen and don't say a word. Seven out of 10 Tracks all sublime. A brilliant moment In time, but hey everything Is subjective so to those of you who lived In this era go buy It you owe It to yourself Those of a younger persuasion give It a try, you might surprise yourself.
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on 9 April 2013
i like this collection of ian hunter and the band.all the young dudes is a classic bowie song that saved the band back in 1972.when they were considering splitting...and carried on with more hits included on this cd..very enjoyable 70s cd,
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on 2 April 2007
..this did not leave my stereo for three months. 'nuff said.
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on 13 October 2013
As it says on the tin, it's the greatest hits, maybe not the full package for avid fans.
The songs are the ones I remembered from the early 70's and that what I wanted.
Great to hear them again and as the band are on stage again in the UK this is a bargin price CD.
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on 5 January 2015
I'd forgotten just how good they were. Honaloogie Boogie, All the Young Dudes and Saturday Gigs in particular.
Shame half the pages had been torn out of the accompanying booklet.
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on 4 May 2014
good album but at times did not seem to keep me
interested. saw a profile on tv about mott the hopple
which was interesting, which was why I purchased the album
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