I purchased this concert and was impressed with the show content, and the rocking ability that MTH always brought to the stage. It is a bit organ and bass heavy as my other reviewers have mentioned but not all that bad and coming off a less than exact sound-board quality for a release that you received as you left the same show you had experienced is a plus where I come from, so I cannot fault the show entirely and found it a precious fulfillment of the MTH experience. After all, they only did the REUNION shows in England. Perhaps they will refine and remix the sound from these multiple dates and release a better version of the show in the future…after all it was their 40th anniversary, and for the connisseur-minded I would pick it up as it is them in their element some decades from their initial entrance to the halls of rock and roll. I found the set very heavy from Mad Shadows forward and they only played about 2-dozen songs, far less than they could have. Maybe a 2-3 set CD anniversary edition is forthcoming and in better quality, but I do not pan the concert this envelops because I saw the band several times in the 70’s and even met them in Fresno, California (of all places) and always enjoyed their onstage persona and antics, and Ian’s caustic banter with the crowd. Again this set list is wonderful and to those that MTH means something to I would buy, just to fill that gap. This is far better than a bootleg, but isn’t “LIVE” how we want them…think about that. Anything beyond the antiseptic of the studio is what I want and this cashes in according to my opinion, and I hope it is yours. Glad to contribute something about one of the best rock shows that ever was, and still could be. Rock on MTH.
October 1st saw the live return of one of the best loved Rock & Roll bands of all time: Mott The Hoople. It had been 40 years since this highly influential band formed in 1969, and over 35 years since the original line-up has played together. Concert Live were delighted to record the bands comeback show at Hammersmith Apollo on the 1st October creating an instant CD for fans to take home straight after the show. This limited edition live CD is the ONLY recording of the Mott The Hoople reunion show. Presented in bespoke artwork, this is an exclusive 3 CD set featuring songs from their classic albums, Mott The Hoople, All The Young Dudes, Mott and many more. The live CD includes a 3rd disc of bonus content which features 50 + photo’s of the band onstage and rare archive images, only available on this CD. Order now to before this classic concert sells out forever!
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and I was, and this CD is great. Do you expect a pristine, ‘just like the albums’ recording, or what Mott was and still is, a ^&*% kicking live band? The sound is off the board, and recorded exactly as it happened, not prettied up, remixed, or mastered. These CDs were available about 20 minutes after the show ended. This was also the first show, and the band grew tighter and tighter as the week progressed. I know of no one who was at the shows who is disappointed in this historic preservation of the best reunion concerts ever. I’ve got crappy bootlegs of 3 of the other 4 shows and every one is cherished. BTW, I had no problem with the third disc in my DVD player or my computer
I have and treasure my “30th Anniversary” whatever Mott The Hoople live, so, needless to say, I was literally drooling with anticipation about this. 4 words: Don’t Waste Your Money. The sound is atrocious, and, to be honest, it sounds like a “dub” producer mixed the thing: loud, heavy organ, then…nothing. No audible guitar, then all of a sudden, “WEE-WEE-DIDDLY-DIDDLY-SQUEECH,” and Mick Ralphs does NOT deserve an engineer that makes him sound like “Slash.” Ian Hunter’s fairly prominant all the way thru, but…eh….save your money and treasure your memories, this this is embarrassing. OH – and that “third cd with all the pix” – it simply DID NOT WORK, either on my stereo or my computer. “Once bitten, twice shy” and all that…
I awaited in much anticipation and 35 years for this. The original Mott The Hoople reunion! The guys can still play. I really enjoyed the cd. The set list was great and covered most all thier career. The sound was heavy on organ but it was recorded direct from the board and not “touched up” in a studio. The 3rd disc with pics did not work at all so it was pretty much worthless. I’d say this is for die hard fans only. If you really want to hear them live get the 30th anniversary of thier live album from 74 tour. It’s A+
Bill Board is completely correct and his observations are spot-on, including the non-functioning third disc. I even tried it in a DVD player to no avail.
One of the greatest shows I ever saw was Mott the Hoople. My admiration had been long standing and I had high expectations for the live show. They completely blew all my expectations away. Anyone hoping to rekindle those feelings where Mott is concerned would be well-advised to steer clear.
Oh well, I have the other albums and the memories of what might be the greatest glam band of all time and one whale of a guitar band. To hardly be able to discern a guitar at all is nothing short of wrong. I will be taking Amazon up on their return policy.