Mott The Hoople and Ian Hunter

Mott The Hoople CD: "Roll Away The Stone - The Best of Mott The Hoople"

Sleeve and track listing

Music Club Deluxe MCDLX062. (4 stars!)

Disc 1

  1. All The Young Dudes
  2. By Tonight
  3. All The Way From Memphis
  4. Foxy Foxy
  5. Roll Away The Stone
  6. Honaloochie Boogie
  7. Hymn For The Dudes
  8. The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll
  9. It Takes One To Know One
  10. One Of The Boys
  11. Ready For Love/After Lights
  12. Rest In Peace (live)
  13. Good Times
  14. Rose (live)
  15. Saturday Gigs
  16. Shouting And Pointing
  17. Soft Ground
  18. Alice

Disc 2

  1. Sucker
  2. Sweet Jane
  3. Storm
  4. Violence
  5. Whizz Kid
  6. Drivin' Sister
  7. Career (No Such Thing As Rock 'n' Roll)
  8. Ballad Of Mott The Hoople
  9. Hold On, You're Crazy
  10. I Wish I Was Your Mother
  11. Jerkin' Crocus
  12. Monte Carlo
  13. Pearl 'n' Roy (England)
  14. Sweet Angeline (live)
  15. Through The Looking Glass
  16. Too Short Arms (I Don't Care)
  17. Walking With a Mountain (live)


With the film Juno featuring the Mott track All The Young Dudes, the time is right for another compilation to tempt the curious into the Mott The Hoople back catalogue.

Actually, this one's not too bad. It has all the singles (including the single version of Roll Away The Stone), and a good selection of album tracks. Unusually for an Mott The Hoople compilation there are also a few live tracks as well. A welcome surprise is the presence of some post-Hunter MOTT tracks, although the absence of solo Hunter tracks seems strange.

The sleeve notes give a concise history of the band, although there are more mistakes than I would have liked. At this price point, however, I don't think we can expect perfection and the casual fan wanting to know more would in any case check out Wikipedia, Google and maybe this site for better info.

To summarise, as an introduction to Mott The Hoople this is as good a place to start as any.