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Journey: A Retrospective


  • 1. Road to Birmingham
    2. Backsliding Fearlessly
    3. Walking With a Mountain
    4. Angel of Eighth Avenue
    5. Waterlow
    6. Debt
    7. One of the Boys
    8. Journey
    9. Moon Upstairs
    10. All the Young Dudes
    11. Momma's Little Jewel
    12. Kerkin' Crocus
    13. Sea Diver
    14. Honaloochie Boogie
    15. Ballad of Mott the Hoople 26 Th March 1972, Zurich
    16. Hymn For the Dudes
    17. Whizz Kid
    18. I Wish I Was Your Mother
    19. All the Way From Memphis
    20. Violence
    21. Roll Away the Stone
    22. Golden Age of Rock 'N' Roll
    23. Marionette
    24. Crash Street Kids
    25. Foxy Foxy
    26. Saturday Gigs
    27. Once Bitten Twice Shy
    28. Who Do You Love
    29. Lounge Lizard
    30. 3000 Miles From Here
    31. Truth the Whole Truth Nuthin' But the Truth
    32. It Ain't Easy When You Fall / Shades Off
    33. Letter to Britannia From the Union Jack
    34. Irene Wilde
    35. You Nearly Did Me In
    36. Justice of the Peace
    37. Cleveland Rocks
    38. Standin' in My Light
    39. Bastard
    40. Outsider
    41. Gun Control
    42. All of the Good Ones Are Taken
    43. Speechless
    44. III Wind
    45. Loner
    46. 23 a Swan Hill
    47. Michael Picasso
    48. I'm in Awe (Previously Unreleased)
    49. Avalanche (Previously Unreleased)
    50. Morons (Previously Unreleased - Alternate Version)
    51. Wash Us Away
    52. Knees of My Heart
    53. Dead Man Walking
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 82876890022

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden in February 1971 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in November 1972.
    A straightforward reissue of the much-prized All the Way from Stockholm to Philadelphia CD (which itself compiled two previously released discs -- Mott collecting is nothing if not repetitive!), A Tale of Two Cities finds our heroes in Sweden in 1971 and the U.S. the following year, and in two radically different frames of mind. At the earlier show, touring in the aftermath of the low-key Wildlife album, Mott are facing up to the fact that they're doomed to remain a second-division attraction, adored by the faithful but unknown to the rest of the universe. A six-song set that opens with a Mountain cover and closes with Little Richard is excellent, of course, but nobody witnessing it (or hearing it without the benefit of hindsight) could ever imagine this band seriously transcending the beer-and-dandruff club circuit that had nurtured it so far. What a difference a year (or, more accurately, 20 months) makes. By November 1972, Mott had already chalked up two hit singles, "All the Young Dudes" (which is here) and "Honaloochie Boogie" (which isn't), had completed their fifth album, and were working towards their sixth. Everything was on the up-and-up and, from the opening overture of Gustav Holst's "Jupiter," the newly ascendant band's chosen intro tape, Mott swagger, slash, and cavort as though to the manner born. Even a guest appearance from "Dudes"' writer David Bowie cannot upstage the superstars and, though the set list itself is scarcely anyone's idea of a "best of Mott," there still is no better snapshot of the band as it raced toward its peak. ~ Dave Thompson

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