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London to Memphis by Mott The Hoople was released May 25, 2004 on the Collectables label. As a definitive overview of Mott the Hoople's seminal glam years, Sony Music Special Products' London to Memphis comes up short, but what is surprising is what a good sampler it is, considering that it's a budget-priced collection. All of the truly major songs are here -- "All the Way from Memphis," "Sweet Jane," "Honaloochie Boogie," "All the Young Dudes," "Ballad of Motto the Hoople," "Roll Away the Stone," "The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll" -- along with such great album cuts as "One of the Boys," "Ready for Love/After Lights" and "Jerkin' Crocus." For many casual listeners, that will be enough, since they won't notice "Sucker," "Violence," "Whizz Kid" and "I Wish I Was Your Mother" are missing -- and the kind of fan who will miss those songs shouldn't even be considering acquiring a disc like this in the first place. ...See Full Description
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If you like great rock music and don't own anything by Mott The Hoople, you should definitely buy this disc. The songs are taken from three albums from the early 70's -All the Young Dudes, Mott, and The Hoople. Songs like All The Way From Memphis and One Of The Boys have so much driving energy thanks to writer/singer/guitarists Ian Hunter and Mick Ralphs. Ralphs left the group to join Bad Company, and Hunter went on to have a successful solo career, his latest being the fantastic Rant, which you should also check out. And if you do have these songs already, congratulations. You have great taste. Considering the low price of this disc, you can't go wrong with this collection.
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|CD Universe Part number||6731813|
|Release Date||May 25, 2004|
|Recording Time||44 minutes|
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London to Memphis The first Deep Purple album to feature Glenn Hughes and David Coverdale, resulted in a much more bluesy effort all round. Coverdale's throaty roar, combined with Hughes' soaring vocal, made for a heartfelt, rootsy record. 'Might Just Take Your Life' was a hit single, and the album featured a series of extended jams, which worked most spectacularly with the elongated 'Mistreated', later resurrected by Coverdale as a live favourite with Whitesnake. The title track and 'Lay Down, Stay Down' gave vent to their more familiar refrains and emphasized the strength of their songwriting.
Recording information: 11/1973.
Photographer: Fin Costello.
Personnel: Glenn Hughes (vocals, bass guitar); David Coverdale (vocals); Ritchie Blackmore (guitar); ...
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