Mott The Hoople
Mott The Hoople Live - Expanded Deluxe Edition

When Mott The Hoople Live was originally released in November 1974, little did we know that this album would be their swansong; Mott ceased to exist six weeks after Mott The Hoople Live hit the record racks. The original Mott The Hoople Live has been enhanced and expanded into this astonishing 21 song Expanded Deluxe Edition 2 CD set. 13 additional tracks have been added to the original album, capturing two legendary concerts nearly in their entirety: the late-1973 Hammersmith show, where the set over-ran so long that the theater owners lowered the curtain on the band; and a taste of the group's triumphant Broadway season six months later, when Mott became the first rock band to sell out a week of concerts in New York's theater district.

Mott The Hoople Live – Expanded Deluxe Edition includes extensive and up to date liner notes by acclaimed Mott The Hoople historian Campbell Devine, author of All The Young Dudes – Mott the Hoople and Ian Hunter – The Biography. A newly designed 12-page booklet includes all of the elements of the original LP, plus vintage 1974 promo ads. In a unique twist, each CD individually replicates the U.S. and U.K. Columbia/CBS label designs.

In October 2009, the original lineup of Mott The Hoople will reunite for the first time ever, performing at the current Hammersmith venue, making this the perfect time to reintroduce Mott The Hoople Live – Expanded Deluxe Edition into the marketplace.

Track Listing:
CD 1 – Broadway
1. Intro – Jupiter from “The Planets”
2. American Pie/The Golden Age Of Rock ’n’ Roll †
3. Sucker *
4. Roll Away The Stone/Sweet Jane †
5. Rest In Peace *
6. All The Way From Memphis *
7. Born Late ’58 †
8. One Of The Boys †
9. Hymn For The Dudes †
10. Marionette †
11. Drivin’ Sister/Crash Street Kidds/Violence †
12. All The Young Dudes *
13. Walking With A Mountain *

CD 2 – Hammersmith
1. Intro – Jupiter from “The Planets”
2. Drivin’ Sister ‡
3. Sucker ‡
4. Sweet Jane ‡
5. Sweet Angeline *
6. Rose *
7. Roll Away The Stone †
8. All The Young Dudes †
9. Jerkin’ Crocus/One Of The Boys/Rock ’n’ Roll Queen/Get Back/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On/Violence *
10. Walking With A Mountain †

* Remastered from original album masters
† Mixed from original multitracks
‡ Rough mixes
 

 
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Are the CDs remastered?
Yes, all Iconoclassic Records CDs are digitally remastered from the original master tapes by award winning engineers, such as Grammy® winner Vic Anesini, who remastered Laura Nyro's Nested and Season of Lights. Check out photos from the mastering session on the Nested album page.

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