Mott the Hoople ‘All The Young Dudes’ Gets 50th Anniversary Edition

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Mott the Hoople are celebrating the belated 50th anniversary of their 1972 landmark album, All The Young Dudes, with a limited edition deluxe box set, featuring newly remastered audio, rare tracks and previously unreleased takes. The 5-disc collection arrived December 8, 2023, via Madfish. The complete track listing and order link is available here. The remastered album has also been made available as a limited edition double orange vinyl LP. (Order it here.)

Included in the box set are two LPs (the remastered album and an LP of rare mixes and session tracks), two CDs (also of the remastered album and another with the rare mixes and session tracks), and a 12″ single with the rare “Unlocked Cars” version of “All The Young Dudes” plus the rare U.K. B-side, “One of the Boys.” It also features a 72-page hardback book with liner notes by Mott / Ian Hunter biographer Campbell Devine, two posters, three art prints and an individually numbered certificate.

Originally released in the U.K. on Sept. 8, 1972, the David Bowie-penned title track became their highest-charting single. The album also included the definitive cover of Lou Reed’s “Sweet Jane” alongside the inventive and suggestive “Momma’s Little Jewel,” the Stones-styled “Jerkin’ Crocus” and Mick Ralphs’ heartfelt “Ready For Love.”

All The Young Dudes, the legendary rock band’s fifth studio album, is cited as an inspiration from artists that span the world of rock ranging from Queen, The Clash and Kiss to Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard, whose frontman Joe Elliott remains a devoted fan: “Mott the Hoople was the greatest rock ’n’ roll band ever.”

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The band’s lineup on the album features Ian Hunter (vocals, guitar, piano), Ralphs, (lead guitar, backing vocals), Pete Overend Watts (bass guitar, backing vocals), Dale Griffin (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Verden Allen (organ, backing vocals). Bowie, future Mott member Ariel Bender, and Mick Ronson are among those also appearing.

In our Album Rewind, Best Classic Bands wrote the release “rescued the group from oblivion and established them as real rebels to be reckoned with.”

Best Classic Bands Staff

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  1. rudeboy
    #1 rudeboy 8 December, 2023, 22:47

    Went to see Mott and the boys back in the day.
    The opening band was Queen.

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