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This discography shows the title, track list, date, country, label, and catalog number for all known releases and variations. It also serves as a want list. An asterisk (*) after the entry means I already have it, and a dash (-) means I am looking for a copy.

Country abbreviations: ARG = Argentina; BEL = Belgium; BRA = Brazil; CAN = Canada; EU = European Union; FRA = France; GER = Germany; GRE = Greece; HOL = Holland; IRE = Ireland; ISR = Israel; ITA - Italy; JAP = Japan; KOR = Korea; MAL = Malaysia; NOR = Norway; NZ = New Zealand; OZ = Australia; PHI = Philippines; POR = Portugal; RUS = Russia; SA = South Africa; SNG = Singapore; SPA = Spain; SWE = Sweden; THA = Thailand; TUR = Turkey; YUG = Yugoslavia.

Abbreviations in the notes: cvr = cover; slv = sleeve; cis = custom inner sleeve; ins = insert; obi = Japanese OBI band on cover; gfc = gatefold cover; 8b = custom 8 track box; wlp = white label promo; ts = DJ timing strip; pr = promo; stkr = sticker; ra = removable centre adapter; na = no centre adapter; s/m = promo with stereo and mono versions; s/s = promo with two stereo versions; no ins = CD has no jewel case inserts.

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Live Over Here and Over There

1999 Compilation by Mott

UK CD 

Storm; The Great White Wail; Collision Course; Hold On You're Crazy; She Does It [Friar's, Aylesbury1976.06.12]; Storm; Career (No Such Thing As Rock And Roll); Love Me Two Times; I Don't Wanna Discuss It; All The Way From Memphis [Polytechnic Union Hall, Leeds UK 1976.11.04]; By Tonight; Born Late '58; The Great White Wail; She Does It; It Takes One To Know One; Sweet Jane; Violence; All The Young Dudes [Forum, Los Angeles CA 1975.12.05]; By Tonight; The Great White Wail; Rock and Roll Queen; It Takes One To Know One; Sweet Jane [Agora, Cleveland OH 1975.11.25]

This set was recorded straight from the mixing board onto cassette, and the sound quality is pretty good considering the source. The vocals are clear, and the guitar is up front for the most part. The sound quality drops off in the middle of the Cleveland Agora gig, which the liner notes insist was a problem with the mixing desk. FM tapes of the same show, however, indicate that the levels on the cassette were probably just set too high. Sound problems aside, the set gets docked a notch for being a bit too short (115 minutes) and for repeating too much material. For hardcode fans, this a great momento of an under-represented period in the band's history. The casual fan, however, will probably not find it quite as interesting and probably would have settled for a single disc.

Live Over Here and Over There1999.06.28UKCDx2Angel Air SJPCD025*
 
The Gooseberry Sessions

2000 Compilation by Mott

UK CD 

Love Now [demo]; Love Me Always [demo]; Hey! There Annie [Collision Course demo]; The Bright Days [demo]; !GYP! [instrumental demo]; Shout It All Out [demo]; Leave My Woman Alone [demo]; I'll Tell You Something [Brian Parrish vocal audition]; Did I Dream Last Night? [Ray Major guitar audition]; She Does It [Nigel Benjamin vocal audition]; Shout It All Out [Nigel Benjamin vocal audition]; I'll Tell You Something [Nigel Benjamin vocal audition]; Krazy Kristmas Krackers [The Paper Bags]; Pass The Port, Gramps [The Paper Bags]; The Million Ton Snowflake [The Paper Bags]; Golders Green (Stomp) [The Paper Bags]; The Spook Meets The Kook [The Paper Bags]; Massacre [The Paper Bags]; Let's Rat [The Paper Bags]; Ave A Maria [The Paper Bags]; Broadstairs Beach [The Paper Bags]; Holmes On The Rage [The Paper Bags]

After Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson left Mott The Hoople in late 1974, Overend Watts, Dale Griffin, and Morgan Fisher spent time at Gooseberry Studios in Gerrard Street recording demos and auditioning new members for their band. This CD compiles some of those demos and auditions, and also adds some 1976 recordings by The Paper Bags, a project masterminded by Morgan Fisher and which involved many Mott members in varying capacities. For those who are amused by the band's wacky sense of humor, Golders Green and The Spook Meets The Kook are required listening.

The packaging is up to Angel Air's usual standards, a picture disc, clear jewel case, and a sixteen page booklet filled with rare photos and Buffin's unique brand of liner notes. The sound quality on the disc is mostly good, with the exception of the audition tapes. These tracks are a bit rough, some are incomplete, and one song (She Does It) was intentionally edited to remove a wart - but this time around, Campbell Devine wasn't responsible!

The Gooseberry Sessions2000.06.23UKCDAngel Air SJPCD054*
 
Giants of Rock

2004 Compilation by Mott

CD cover 

Love Now; She Does It; Love Me Always; Shout It All Out; Storm [live]; The Great White Wail [live]; All The Way From Memphis [live]; All The Young Dudes [live]; By Tonight [live]; Rock And Roll Queen/It Takes One To Know One/Sweet Jane [live]

A compilation of previously-issued studio and live tracks. All tracks are by the post-Ian Hunter version of Mott.

Giants of Rock2004UKCDSignature SIGNCD2605*
 
All The Young Dudes

2005 Compilation by Mott

CD cover 

Storm [live]; She Does It [live]; All The Young Dudes [live]; Rock And Roll Queen/It Takes One To Know One/Sweet Jane [live]; Love Now; Shout It All Out; I'll Tell You Something; Collision Course [live]; Hold On You're Crazy [live]; Love Me Two Times [live]; Born Late '58 [live]; By Tonight [live]

A compilation of previously-issued studio and live tracks. All tracks are by the post-Ian Hunter version of Mott, despite the misleading cover photo.

All The Young Dudes2005HOLCDHallmark 705432*