Mott The Hoople and Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter LP/CD: "Welcome to the Club"

Sleeve and track listing

Chrysalis CDCHR 6075. (4 stars!)

Original vinyl sleeve

Disc 1

  1. FBI (3:52)
  2. Once Bitten Twice Shy (5:25)
  3. Angeline (4:56)
  4. Laugh at Me (3:40)
  5. All the Way From Memphis (3:33)
  6. I Wish I Was Your Mother (6:47)
  7. Irene Wilde (4:13)
  8. Just Another Night (6:03)
  9. Cleveland Rocks (6:01)
  10. Standin' In My Light (5:49)
  11. Bastard (8:12)

Running time: 58m 38s

Disc 2

  1. Walkin' With a Mountain/Rock 'n' Roll Queen (4:20)
  2. All the Young Dudes (3:29)
  3. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue (2:25)
  4. One of the Boys (7:36)
  5. The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll (4:01)
  6. When the Daylight Comes (9:00)
  7. Once Bitten Twice Shy/Bastard/Cleveland Rocks (medley) (6:10)
  8. We Gotta Get Out of Here (3:14)
  9. Silver Needles (5:56)
  10. Man O' War (4:19)
  11. Sons and Daughters (5:04)

Running time: 55m 40s


Ian's 1979 Schizophrenic album sold much better than anyone had expected, and Chrysalis were keen to keep the momentum going with another album. Because he doesn't write on the road, Ian didn't have the material together, so a 2-LP live set (recorded towards the end of the 1979 USA tour) was put out instead. It basically comprised three sides live and one side of new material live in the studio.

The 2-CD set offers excellent packaging and excellent sound quality, albeit with different artwork (the original having been lost). The CD includes the rare UK single b-sides One Of The Boys (live) and Once Bitten Twice Shy/Bastard/Cleveland Rocks (live medley), and the previously-unreleased The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll (live) and When the Daylight Comes (live).