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Mott The Hoople All The Young Dudes (1972)
All The Young Dudes (Remastered + Expanded)\n2006 Columbia/Legacy\n\nOriginally Released 1972\nCD Edition Released 1988\nRemastered + Expanded CD Edition Released February 21, 2006\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW (Remastered + Expanded CD Edition) Legacy's remastered reissue of Mott the Hoople's All the Young Dudes pays homage to a true rock & roll myth and one of the great recordings of the early '70s -- whether the "official" critics lists reflect that or not. Ben Edmonds' excellent, even poetic liner notes tell the whole story, yet a sketch of it is worth repeating here: in March of 1972, Mott, frustrated by a rough gig in Switzerland, poor album sales, and the failure to crack the charts or fill concert halls despite a small but rabid following in the U.K. and an even smaller one in the U.S. -- though critics liked them and they filled halls in Detroit with insanely wild fans -- decided to hang it up. As Edmonds accurately points out, the band was unable to capture the wild, frenetic roots rock & roll energy (combined with hard rock) that its stage show was drenched with. Enter David Bowie, a one-hit wonder with "Space Oddity," who was trying to reinvent himself with a character named Ziggy Stardust. He loved Mott. He offered to produce the set and offered them a song, the title track. The rest is history. "All the Young Dudes" was the band's first bona fide chart success, and helped to kick off the glam era, though Mott were not a glam band. Live, they possessed the crazy, danger-channeling spirit of truly edge-walking performers like Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard, yet had every bit of the swagger and spit of the Rolling Stones, the Faces, and the Kinks. Other tracks on the disc that struck pay dirt for fans and the uninitiated were the anthemic strutter "One of the Boys," the loose and woolly "Jerkin' Crocus," and Mick Ralphs' "Ready for Love," a song he later resurrected to chart success after leaving Mott to join Bad Company. And finally there was perhaps the finest version ever recorded of Lou Reed's classic "Sweet Jane." \n\nWhile the album, presented in gloriously remastered sound, offers listeners an entirely new hearing of one of rock's most enduring outings, the bonus material included here is the stuff of legend; it cements the Mott myth. There are seven bonus cuts on the set. First there are demo versions of "One of the Boys," "Momma's Little Jewel" (then called "Black Scorpio"), and "Sea Diver" (then titled "Ride on the Sun"). These tracks, while rough, contain some of the wild abandon Mott exhibited live -- and there is further evidence of that here. There is a 45-rpm version of "One of the Boys," tightened up and mixed to stun. A real lo-fi gem included here is "All the Young Dudes," with Bowie on lead and chorus vocals. It's inferior to the album version with Ian Hunter on lead (though Bowie remains in the chorus), but it gave Hunter a road map for his own performance. Finally, there are two tracks from the Hammersmith Odeon, "Sucker" and "Sweet Jane," that reveal the sheer raw and crazy magic of Mott live. Both of these cuts are simply out to lunch in their abandonment to the music itself. "Sweet Jane," in particular, has none of the pretty guitar intro that the studio version does; it's all power chords and Hunter letting out the words, cool, collected, and ready to ramp it all up -- and he does as the band plays double time. He keeps it all grounded, having both the audience and the swirling, stomping music in the palm of his hand. Check out Ralphs' guitar solo in the middle; it's utterly badass. For anyone who ever even cared about rock & roll in the 1970s, this is one of those records that is a must-have. One hopes that the reissue of All the Young Dudes will spur a Mott revival in the same way that T. Rex are revived every few years. Legacy did a masterful job and treated the presentation of this with all the care a classic deserves. -- Thom Jurek\n\nAMG EXPERT REVIEW: Just at the moment they were calling it a day, David Bowie swooped in and convinced them to stick around. Bowie spearheaded an image makeover, urging them to glam themselves up. He gave them a surefire hit with "All the Young Dudes," had them cover his idol's "Sweet Jane," and produced All the Young Dudes, the album that was designed to make them stars. Lo and behold, it did, which is as much a testament to Bowie's popularity as it is to his studio skill. Not to discount his assistance, since his production results in one of the most satisfying glam records and the title track is one of the all-time great rock songs, but the album wouldn't have worked if Mott hadn't already found its voice on Brain Capers. True, Dudes isn't nearly as wild as its predecessor, but the band's swagger is unmistakable underneath the flair and Hunter remains on a songwriting roll, with "Momma's Little Jewel," "Sucker," and "One of the Boys" standing among his best. Take a close look at the credits, though -- these were all co-written by his bandmates, and the other highlight, "Ready for Love/After Lights," is penned entirely by Mick Ralphs who would later revive the first section with Bad Company. The entire band was on a roll here, turning out great performances and writing with vigor. They may not be as sexy as either Bowie or Bolan, but they make up for it with knowing humor, huge riffs, and terrific tunes, dressed up with style by Ziggy himself. No wonder it's not just a great Mott record -- it's one of the defining glam platters. -- Stephen Thomas Erlewine\n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nRiding on the sun without burning their fingers (4 stars), March 7, 2006\nReviewer: Wayne Klein "Wayne Klein" (Fairfield, CA United States)\nThis marvelous remaster of "All the Young Dudes" supercedes the British release of a couple of years ago. That version beautifully remastered by Ray Staff is captured here with the addition of bonus tracks taken from the "All the Young Dudes Anthology" and "2 Miles from Heaven". These include demo versions of "One of the Boys", "Black Scorpion" (a demo for "Moma's Little Jewel" at a brisker pace)and "Ride on the Sun" (a demo for "Sea Diver"). We also get an "audiomorph" of Bowie's unfinished demo of "Dudes" cross faded and mixed with Hunter's vocal version effectively creating a duet of sorts. This also was available on the "Dudes" anthology. Additionally we get the 45 edit for "One of the Boys" and live tracks drawn from the UK 2 disc release of "Live" (which was recorded two years after this album but that's a minor point. It would, however, have been better to release this with bonus tracks recorded by the original line up from the 1972-3 tour). \n\nWe also get liner notes discussing the making of the album but no song lyrics. There were other bonus tracks that could have been included from the band's years at Columbia. Those are, however, available on the limited edition "Dudes" anthology. Columbia has done a terrific job repackaging this 35th anniversary edition (that's if we're counting from the band's first release in 1969). \n\nJust before the band recorded this album they had experienced three years of fruitless releases and were ready to break up. Every album they had made had been met with public indifference despite critical acclaim. Then along came David Bowie. He helped the band refashion itself into a glam rock band. Bowie streamlined their sound a bit but, more importantly, he came with a potential hit single he had written himself. The band turned down the first song offered (opinions differ as to what it was) but did accept the second which Hunter and the rest of Mott recognized would fit their sound. "Dudes" is one of the band's best albums (along with "Brain Capers" and "Mott")catching them just as they were reenergized by Bowie's involvement. \n\nAMAZON.COM CUSTOMER REVIEW\nAt long last !, March 1, 2006\nReviewer: T. McCool "old rocker" (Lafayette, IN United States)\nMott the Hoople were the most influential and most under-rated band in the history of rock. All the Young Dudes was their rise from the ashes. The story is well-told. Now at last Sony has remastered their Columbia albums with bonus tracks. The bonus tracks are new to the US, but have been available in the UK in various forms. \n\n"Side one" of the original LP was a tour-de-force of the sexual gestalt of the early 70s in general and the "glam" movement in particular. All the Young Dudes was adopted by the gay community as their anthem. Sucker begins with "Hi there, you're friendly neighborhood sadist come to take you for a ride." Momma's Little Jewel is "fresh from the nuns who made you." Jerkin' Crocus claims "I know what you want, just a lick from an ice cream cone." \n\nThe rest of the CD is just plain brilliant Mott the Hoople. One of the Boys is All the Young Dudes without the sex. Mick Ralphs sings Ready for Love - a song he will eventually re-record with his new band, Bad Company. And no Mott record is complete without a ballad from Ian Hunter, and Sea Diver is one of his best. \n\nThere are flaws with the record. Bowie severly clipped the drum sound on the original, and it's fixed as best can be on this remaster. The "phone" trick in One of the Boys is annoying, which makes the single edit included in the bonus tracks a real treat. Verden Allen sings a self-penned number that is not atypical Mott, but Allen's organ was so key to the band's original sound he deserves a spotlight track. Listen closely to the coda to One of the Boys and spot his brilliance. This would be his last record with Mott, and he made the best of it. \n\nI have to comment on the liner notes. An excellent essay is included, and its written by a true fan - meaning that it's accurate and informative. However, the notation for the bonus tracks is lacking. Comparing the two recent remasters (the Mott album was remastered and released at the same time), there are inconsistencies. The two live tracks included here are a later version of the band - only three of the five band members on All the Young Dudes are present, and Ariel Bender, Ralph's replacement on lead guitar, is not credited. The live cuts are from Sony's UK-only expanded edition of the Live album. That is noted on the live cuts on Mott, but not mentioned here. Minor details. \n\nAll the Young Dudes is an excellent snapshot of the early 70s, but amazingly enough, the best of Mott was yet to come! \n\ Details \nProducer: David Bowie \n\nAlbum Notes\nIncludes bonus tracks.\n\nIn 1973, the members of Mott the Hoople were tired. Island Records had dropped the band after three albums, as sales were low and audience interest was almost non-existent. But the band had a famous fan in David Bowie, who offered to write them one single to give them a leg up. That single was the chart-topping "All the Young Dudes," a glitter-era wink-wink celebration of male bonding that name-checked chart-toppers T. Rex and repositioned the once-laddish band as glammy, androgynous scenesters. Obviously, an album was called for.\nProduced by Bowie and opening with a smoking cover of "Sweet Jane" that played a major role in raising public awareness of the Velvet Underground, ALL THE YOUNG DUDES is a brassy, loud, obnoxious--in the best possible sense--rock & roll album. "Sucker" and "One of the Boys" recall the hit, while "Jerkin' Crocus" and "Sea Diver" are as odd as the band's earlier material. An amazing mid-career transformation.\n\nIndustry Reviews\ extravagant amount of power-driven, rock & roll....they're bound to make it on the strength of this record...\nRolling Stone Magazine (12/07/1972)\n\n3.5 stars out of 5 -- [T]he heavy riffs and hand claps of 'Sucker' and guitarist Mick Ralphs' stadium-ready sludge fest 'Ready for Love/After Lights' gave that Bowie-produced album its vital variety.
This rock cd contains 16 tracks and runs 72min 59sec.
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  1. Mott The Hoople - Sweet Jane (04:21)
  2. Mott The Hoople - Momma's Little Jewel (04:26)
  3. Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes (03:32)
  4. Mott The Hoople - Sucker (05:03)
  5. Mott The Hoople - Jerkin' Crocus (04:00)
  6. Mott The Hoople - One Of The Boys (06:46)
  7. Mott The Hoople - Soft Ground (03:17)
  8. Mott The Hoople - Ready for Love / After Lights (06:47)
  9. Mott The Hoople - Sea Diver (02:55)
  10. Mott The Hoople - One Of The Boys (Demo Version) (04:18)
  11. Mott The Hoople - Black Scorpio (Demo Version of ''Momma's Little Jewel'') (03:35)
  12. Mott The Hoople - Ride On The Sun (Demo Version of ''Sea Diver'') (03:36)
  13. Mott The Hoople - One Of The Boys (UK Single Version) (04:21)
  14. Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes (David Bowie/Ian Hunter Vocal) (04:25)
  15. Mott The Hoople - Sucker (Live 1973 at the Hammersmith Odeon) (06:27)
  16. Mott The Hoople - Sweet Jane (Live 1973 at the Hammersmith Odeon) (05:00)

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