Region 2 (PAL) DVD. 4:3 picture.
Very little Mott The Hoople survives on video. In their day, they made a few promotional films for singles in the 72-74 period, a USA TV show or two, a few BBC Top Of The Pops appearences and a couple of slots on the German Beat Club show. And it is the latter that finally sees some Mott The Hoople released on video (or to be more precise, DVD) for the first time.
The format is very much like the BBC's own Old Grey Whistle Test, where we see the band playing live in the studio (sometimes to a studio audience). Well, Steppenwolf appears mimed, but the majority of the DVD looks live - Mott The Hoople certainly are, and the performance is stunning. Watts' and Ralphs' hair is impossibly long, Phally is tucked off to the right somewhere, Buff's drums are up front in the mix, and Ian with curly hair and shades looks so damn cool...
The rest of the DVD isn't bad either. A good mix of late 60's pop-psychedelia and early 70's rock, with a bit of sould thrown in for good measure. Picture quality is, as you would expect, perfect.
As this is the only DVD to include MTH (so far), this one gets a big thumbs up from me.