Mott The Hoople ‎– Mental Train (The Island Years • 1969-1971)

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Island Records ‎– MOTTBOX001, Universal UMC ‎– MOTTBOX001
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6 × CD
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Mott The Hoople (ILPS 9108)
1-1 You Really Got Me
Written-By – Ray Davies
2:51
1-2 At The Crossroads
Written-By – Doug Sahm
5:33
1-3 Laugh At Me
Written-By – Sonny Bono
6:32
1-4 Backsliding Fearlessly
Written-By – Ian Hunter
3:46
1-5 Rock And Roll Queen
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
5:09
1-6 Rabbit Foot & Toby Time
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
2:04
1-7 Half Moon Bay
Written-By – Ian Patterson (7), Mick Ralphs
10:38
1-8 Wrath And Wroll
Written-By – Guy Stevens
1:38
Bonus Tracks
1-9 If Your Heart Lay With The Rebel (Would You Cheer The Underdog?) (Instrumental Take 2)
Written By – Dora WardWritten-By – Dave Ward (3)
3:47
1-10 Rock And Roll Queen (Single A Side WIP 6072)
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
3:28
1-11 Road To Birmingham (Single B Side WIP 6072)
Written-By – Ian Hunter
3:51
1-12 Road To Birmingham (Guy Stevens' Mix)
Mixed By – Guy StevensWritten-By – Ian Hunter
3:51
1-13 You Really Got Me (Complete take)
Written-By – Ray Davies
11:14
1-14 You Really Got Me (Vocal mix)
Written-By – Ray Davies
2:51
1-15 Rock And Roll Queen (Guy Steven’s Mono Mix)
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
3:21
1-16 Rock And Roll Queen (Kitchen Sink Instrumental)
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
5:22
1-17 Little Christine
Written-By – Ian Hunter
3:13
Mad Shadows (ILPS 9119)
2-1 Thunderbuck Ram
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
4:49
2-2 No Wheels To Ride
Written-By – Ian Hunter
5:51
2-3 You Are One Of Us
Written-By – Ian Hunter
2:25
2-4 Walking With A Mountain
Written-By – Ian Hunter
3:52
2-5 I Can Feel
Written-By – Ian Hunter
7:12
2-6 Threads Of Iron
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
5:11
2-7 When My Mind’s Gone
Written-By – Ian Hunter
6:32
Bonus Tracks
2-8 Thunderbuck Ram (BBC Session Top Gear 21st Feb 1970)
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
3:40
2-9 Thunderbuck Ram (Original Take With Organ Solo)
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
4:50
2-10 No Wheels to Ride (Demo)
Written-By – Ian Hunter
6:29
2-11 Moonbus (Baby’s Got A Down On Me)
Written-By – Ian Hunter
5:26
2-12 The Hunchback Fish (Vocal Rehearsal)
Written-By – Ian Hunter
6:01
2-13 You Are One Of Us (Take 9)
Written-By – Ian Hunter
5:12
2-14 Going Home
Written-By – Ian Hunter
3:03
2-15 Keep A-Knockin’ (Studio version - Take 2)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
2:30
Wildlife (ILPS 9144)
3-1 Whiskey Women
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
3:38
3-2 Angel Of Eighth Avenue
Written-By – Ian Hunter, Verden Allen
4:32
3-3 Wrong Side Of The River
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
5:19
3-4 Waterlow
Written-By – Ian Hunter
3:03
3-5 Lay Down
Written-By – Melanie Safka
4:13
3-6 It Must Be Love
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
2:23
3-7 Original Mixed Up Kid
Written-By – Ian Hunter
3:40
3-8 Home Is Where I Want to Be
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
4:11
3-9 Keep A-Knockin’ (Live)
Written-By – R. Penniman*
10:16
Bonus Tracks
3-10 Midnight Lady
Written-By – Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs
4:30
3-11 The Debt (Single B side WIP 6105)
Written-By – Ian Hunter
4:21
3-12 Downtown (Single A side 6112)
Written-By – Danny Whitten, Neil Young
3:00
3-13 Brain Haulage (Whiskey Woman)
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
3:55
3-14 Growing Man Blues (Take 10)
Written-By – Ian Hunter
3:40
3-15 Long Red (Demo)
Written By – Ian HunterWritten-By [uncredited] – Felix Pappalardi, John Ventura, Leslie West, Norman Landsberg
3:53
3-16 The Ballad Of Billy Joe
Written By – Ian HunterWritten-By [uncredited] – Charlie Rich
3:38
3-17 Lay Down (Take 8)
Written-By – Melanie Safka
5:08
Brain Capers (ILPS 9178)
4-1 Death May Be Your Santa Claus
Written-By – Ian Hunter, Verden Allen
4:54
4-2 Your Own Backyard
Written-By – Dion DiMucci, Fasci*
4:12
4-3 Darkness, Darkness
Written-By – Jesse Colin Young
4:32
4-4 The Journey
Written-By – Ian Hunter
9:15
4-5 Sweet Angeline
Written-By – Ian Hunter
4:53
4-6 Second Love
Written-By – Verden Allen
3:50
4-7 The Moon Upstairs
Written-By – Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs
5:01
4-8 The Wheel Of The Quivering Meat Conception
Written By – George StevensWritten-By – Ian HunterWritten-By [uncredited] – Guy Stevens
1:19
Bonus Tracks
4-9 Mental Train (The Moon Upstairs)
Written-By – Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs
5:16
4-10 How Long? (Death May Be ... )
Written-By – Ian Hunter, Verden Allen
4:10
4-11 Darkness, Darkness
Written-By – Jesse Colin Young
3:04
4-12 Your Own Backyard (Complete Take)
Written-By – Dion DiMucci, Fasci*
4:12
4-13 Where Do You All Come From? (Backing Track)
Written-By – Ian Hunter
3:16
4-14 One Of The Boys (Take 2)
Written-By – Ian Hunter
4:22
4-15 Movin’ On
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
2:47
4-16 Black Scorpio (Mommas Little Jewel)
Written-By – Ian Hunter, Peter Overend Watts*
3:35
The Ballads of Mott The Hoople
5-1 Like A Rolling Stone (Fragment)
Written-By – Bob Dylan
1:29
5-2 No Wheels To Ride (1st House Fairfield Hall, Croydon)
Written-By – Ian Hunter
7:51
5-3 Angel Of 8th Avenue
Written-By – Ian Hunter
5:19
5-4 The Journey
Written-By – Ian Hunter
10:24
5-5 Blue Broken Tears
Written-By – Ian Hunter
3:11
5-6 Black Hills (Full Ralph’s Version)
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
4:07
5-7 Can You Sing the Song That I Sing?
Written-By – Ian Hunter
15:14
5-8 Till I’m Gone
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
3:18
5-9 The Original Mixed Up Kid (BBC Session, Mike Harding 16th March 1971)
Written-By – Ian Hunter
2:52
5-10 Ill Wind Blowing
Written-By – Ian Hunter
3:58
5-11 I’m A River (Rehearsal)
Written-By – Ian Hunter
10:40
5-12 Ride On The Sun (Sea Diver)
Written-By – Ian Hunter
2:46
It’s Live And Live Only
Fairfield Hall, Croydon 13th September, 1970
6-1 Rock And Roll Queen
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
4:30
6-2 Ohio
Written-By – Neil Young
4:31
No Wheels To Ride / Hey Jude (8:12)
6-3.1 No Wheels To Ride
Written-By – Ian Hunter
6-3.2 Hey Jude
Written-By – Lennon*, McCartney*
6-4 Thunderbuck Ram
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
5:44
6-5 Keep A-Knockin’
Written-By – R. Penniman*
7:57
6-6 You Really Got Me
Written-By – Ray Davies
9:49
BBC Radio 1 -- In Concert 30th December 1971
6-7 The Moon Upstairs
Written-By – Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs
6:03
6-8 Whiskey Women
Written-By – Mick Ralphs
4:40
6-9 Your Own Backyard
Written-By – Dion DiMucci, Fasci*
4:59
6-10 Darkness, Darkness
Written-By – Jesse Colin Young
7:36
6-11 The Journey
Written-By – Ian Hunter
8:53
6-12 Death May Be Your Santa Claus
Written-By – Ian Hunter, Verden Allen
5:06

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Notes

Housed in a shoe box style package with a 50-page booklet. Sticker on front of box :

"MOTT THE HOOPLE
MENTAL TRAIN, THE ISLAND YEARS 1969-1971: 6CDs / 89 SONG BOX SET
Including 30 Previously Unreleased recordings.
52 Page Book features a brand new essay by Kris Needs also includes rare and previously unseen photographs. MOTTBOX001"

Track 3-10 "Midnight Lady" is listed as the single A-Side (WIP 6105). However, it really is an instrumental backing track, which is one minute longer than the version which was released as the single. This version appears to be the backing track which was recorded at Island Studios and which was referenced in the booklet provided with Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes - The Anthology, rather than the single which was produced by Shadown Morton and recorded at Ultra-Sonic Studios on Long Island.

Disc 1, Tracks 1 to 8 originally released as Mott The Hoople - Mott The Hoople
Disc 2, Tracks 1 to 7 originally released as Mott The Hoople - Mad Shadows
Disc 3, Tracks 1 to 9 orignally released as Mott The Hoople - Wildlife
Disc 4, Tracks 1 to 8 originally released as Mott The Hoople - Brain Capers
Disc 6, Tracks 2 to 6 originally released on Mott The Hoople - Fairfield Halls, Live 1970
Disc 6, Tracks 7 to 12 originally released on Mott The Hoople - Original Mixed Up Kids
Tracks 1-17, 2-14, 4-15, 4-16, 5-8, 5-10, 5-12 originally released on Mott The Hoople - Two Miles From Heaven
Tracks 1-12 to 1-16, 2-9 to 2-13, 2-15, 3-15 to 3-17, 4-10 to 4-15 are previously unreleased

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flipster

flipster

April 28, 2019
The shop price stickers on the sleeves is a nice touch...quality release...
saxonman1

saxonman1

January 7, 2019
this is a really fantastic six cd box set that covers motts best era the island years, loads of bonus tracks, great live show from 1970, nice booklet and all six discs come housed in mini lp style sleeves. the remastering on all six discs makes the music sound fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great box set....