Mott the Hoople

The Best of Mott the Hoople

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The Best of Mott the Hoople is actually a retitled version of the 1975 compilation Greatest Hits. The tracks are exactly the same, and in the same sequence, with the addition of two bonus cuts, "Sweet Jane" and "One of the Boys," tacked onto the end (as well as new liner notes). This is a good sampling of the band's most familiar material, but it's not exactly a career-spanning overview; all of the cuts are taken from their Columbia period, which means there's nothing from what they did at Atlantic prior to 1972. Still, it does have the songs you'd expect from such a survey, among them all seven of their British chart singles, including "All the Way from Memphis," "All the Young Dudes," "Roll Away the Stone," and "The Golden Age of Rock & Roll."