Mott The Hoople
The Hoople

The last in the triumvirate of Mott’s classic glitter rock albums, The Hoople (1974) was the band’s third album release on CBS/Columbia Records, following the classic All The Young Dudes and Mott LPs. The Hoople featured a refocused band after the departure of Mick Ralphs (who left to join Bad Company) and the arrival of Ariel Bender (aka Luther Grosvenor, from Spooky Tooth). Singer Ian Hunter was now established as the undisputed band leader and his songwriting progresses by leaps and bounds on this recording, providing a preview of what would later become an outstanding solo career.

Kicking off with the goodtime rocker “The Golden Age Of Rock ’n’ Roll,” The Hoople immediately plunges into the dramatic “Marionette,” bassist Overend Watts’ rocker “Born Late ’58” and a reworked version of earlier single “Roll Away The Stone.” This special expanded reissue features seven bonus tracks, including studio recordings with Mick Ronson (who had replaced Bender on lead guitar) plus a live version of “Golden Age...” prefaced by a snippet of Don McLean’s “American Pie.”

The Hoople has been digitally remastered by Ray Staff and Vic Anesini. The 12 page full color booklet features all of the imagery from the original 1974 LP release, in addition to many images of rare memorabilia. Mott The Hoople/Ian Hunter authority Campbell Devine provides illuminating liner notes.

Track Listing:
1. The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll
2. Marionette
3. Alice
4. Crash Street Kidds
5. Born Late '58
6. Trudi's Song
7. Pearl 'n' Roy (England)
8. Through The Looking Glass
9. Roll Away The Stone

Bonus Tracks:
10. Where Do You All Come From (Non-LP B-side of “Roll Away The Stone”)
11. Rest In Peace (Non-LP B-side of “The Golden Age Of Rock ‘n’ Roll”)
12. Foxy Foxy (Non-LP single A-side)
13. (Do You Remember) The Saturday Gigs (Non-LP single A-side)
14. The Saturday Kids (Work in progress mixes)
15. Lounge Lizzard (Aborted single B-side)
16. American Pie/The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll (Live from Broadway)

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