Price: £38.99
Format: boxset
Artist: Mott The Hoople
CatNo: MOTTBOX1
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Mott The Hoople Mental Train Island Years 1969-7 Boxset
Mental Train includes Mott’s first four albums, Mott The Hoople (1969), Mad Shadows (1970), Wildlife (1970) and Brain Capers (1971), along with music from the Island Records archive, live material recorded at Fairfield Hall, Croydon on 13 September 1970, and a BBC Radio One In Concert from the Paris Theatre, London on 30 December 1971.
 
6CDs in a box including a detailed 50-page booklet with essay.
CD1
 
Mott The Hoople (ILPS 9108)
1 You Really Got Me 2:51
2 At The Crossroads 5:33
3 Laugh At Me 6:32
4 Backsliding Fearlessly 3:46
5 Rock And Roll Queen 5:09
6 Rabbit Foot & Toby Time 2:04
7 Half Moon Bay 10:38
8 Wrath And Wroll 1:38
 
Bonus Tracks
9 If Your Heart Lay With The Rebel (Would You Cheer The Underdog?) (Instrumental Take 2) 3:47
10 Rock And Roll Queen (Single A Side WIP 6072) 3:28
11 Road To Birmingham (Single B Side WIP 6072) 3:51
12 Road To Birmingham (Guy Stevens' Mix) 3:51
13 You Really Got Me (Complete take) 11:14
14 You Really Got Me (Vocal mix) 2:51
15 Rock And Roll Queen (Guy Steven’s Mono Mix) 3:21
16 Rock And Roll Queen (Kitchen Sink Instrumental) 5:22
17 Little Christine 3:13
 
CD2
 
Mad Shadows (ILPS 9119)
1 Thunderbuck Ram 4:49
2 No Wheels To Ride 5:51
3 You Are One Of Us 2:25
4 Walking With A Mountain 3:52
5 I Can Feel 7:12
6 Threads Of Iron 5:11
7 When My Mind’s Gone 6:32
 
Bonus Tracks
8 Thunderbuck Ram (BBC Session Top Gear 21st Feb 1970) 3:40
9 Thunderbuck Ram (Original Take With Organ Solo) 4:50
10 No Wheels to Ride (Demo) 6:29
11 Moonbus (Baby’s Got A Down On Me) 5:26
12 The Hunchback Fish (Vocal Rehearsal) 6:01
13 You Are One Of Us (Take 9) 5:12
14 Going Home 3:03
15 Keep A-Knockin’ (Studio version - Take 2) 2:30
 
CD3
 
Wildlife (ILPS 9144)
1 Whiskey Women 3:38
2 Angel Of Eighth Avenue 4:32
3 Wrong Side Of The River 5:19
4 Waterlow 3:03
5 Lay Down 4:13
6 It Must Be Love 2:23
7 Original Mixed Up Kid 3:40
8 Home Is Where I Want to Be 4:11
9 Keep A-Knockin’ (Live) 10:16
 
Bonus Tracks
10 Midnight Lady 4:30
11 The Debt (Single B side WIP 6105) 4:21
12 Downtown (Single A side 6112) 3:00
13 Brain Haulage (Whiskey Woman) 3:55
14 Growing Man Blues (Take 10) 3:40
15 Long Red (Demo) 3:53
16 The Ballad Of Billy Joe 3:38
17 Lay Down (Take 8) 5:08
 
CD4
 
Brain Capers (ILPS 9178)
1 Death May Be Your Santa Claus 4:54
2 Your Own Backyard 4:12
3 Darkness, Darkness 4:32
4 The Journey 9:15
5 Sweet Angeline 4:53
6 Second Love 3:50
7 The Moon Upstairs 5:01
8 The Wheel Of The Quivering Meat Conception 1:19
 
Bonus Tracks
9 Mental Train (The Moon Upstairs) 5:16
10 How Long? (Death May Be ... ) 4:10
11 Darkness, Darkness 3:04
12 Your Own Backyard (Complete Take) 4:12
13 Where Do You All Come From? (Backing Track) 3:16
14 One Of The Boys (Take 2) 4:22
15 Movin’ On 2:47
16 Black Scorpio (Mommas Little Jewel) 3:35
 
CD 5
 
The Ballads of Mott The Hoople
1 Like A Rolling Stone (Fragment) 1:29
2 No Wheels To Ride (1st House Fairfield Hall, Croydon) 7:51
3 Angel Of 8th Avenue 5:19
4 The Journey 10:24
5 Blue Broken Tears 3:11
6 Black Hills (Full Ralph’s Version) 4:07
7 Can You Sing the Song That I Sing? 15:14
8 Till I’m Gone 3:18
9 The Original Mixed Up Kid (BBC Session, Mike Harding 16th March 1971) 2:52
10 Ill Wind Blowing 3:58
11 I’m A River (Rehearsal) 10:40
12 Ride On The Sun (Sea Diver) 2:46
 
CD6
 
It’s Live And Live Only
Fairfield Hall, Croydon 13th September, 1970
1 Rock And Roll Queen 4:30
2 Ohio 4:31
3 No Wheels To Ride / Hey Jude (8:12)
4 Thunderbuck Ram 5:44
5 Keep A-Knockin’ 7:57
6 You Really Got Me 9:49
 
BBC Radio 1 -- In Concert 30th December 1971
7 The Moon Upstairs 6:03
8 Whiskey Women 4:40
9 Your Own Backyard 4:59
10 Darkness, Darkness 7:36
11 The Journey 8:53
12 Death May Be Your Santa Claus 5:06