Mott The Hoople CD: "Backsliding Fearlessly: The Early Years"

Sleeve and track listing

Rhino R2 71639. (4 stars!)

  1. Road To Birmingham (3:31)
  2. At The Crossroads (5:32)
  3. Laugh At Me (6:28)
  4. Backsliding Fearlessly (3:44)
  5. Angel of Eighth Avenue (4:34)
  6. The Journey (9:16)
  7. Death May Be Your Santa Claus (4:56)
  8. The Moon Upstairs (5:04)
  9. Thunderbuck Ram (4:51)
  10. Walkin' With a Mountain (3:54)
  11. Going Home (3:00)
  12. Rock and Roll Queen (5:10)
  13. Little Christine (3:06)
  14. Whiskey Women (3:40)
  15. When My Mind's Gone (6:32)
  16. Lay Down (4:11)

Running time: 77m 38s

Review

This excellent compilation of Island-era material came out on Rhino in the USA in 1994. The track selection is strong, and although there is some overlap it complements nicely the Island compilation Walkin' With a Mountain. Sleeve-notes are excellent too, with a number of rare photographs.

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