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 12-page booklet includes all of the elements of the original LP, plus vintage 1974 promo ads. Each CD individually replicates the U.S. and U.K. Columbia/CBS label designs.