Live Over Here...
The Gooseberry Sessions & Rarities
By Tonight Live 1975/6
"Live Over Here & Over There '75/'76" (SJPCD025)
The presentation and the liner notes...are superb...as it seems with all Angel Air releases. In summary then as live albums go this is pretty good, and coupled with the interest factor (like this being the first live album from what many rated as the best live band of the early 70's) then comes recommended
Zabadak, August 1999
...an enjoyable selection of Mott/the Hoople standards. very respectable
Seb Pilakaes, Record Collector (August 1999)
Ladies and gentlemen this is one fun album. Forget about comparisons and just revel in the angry maelstrom of 70's Brit Rock...bloody good.
M Dyas, Wondrous Stories (August 1999)
...many Mott(The Hoople) fans out there will want to add this to their collection
Valerie Potter, Classic Rock (Sept/October 1999)
During their two year existence Mott released two Top 40 albums 'Drive On' and 'Shouting And Pointing' but up until now no live recordings had been released, so this will be a bonus for any follower of the band from the 70s with the British recordings from Aylesbury and Leeds
Alistair Flynn, Classic Rock Society (September 2002)
"The Gooseberry Sessions And Rarities" (SJPCD054)
...as a historical document it certainly is a fascinating CD that fans will certainly find themselves returning to...
...a more than competent rock band with a good ear for melodies. The accompanying sleeve notes have some interesting information and photos...
Wondrous Stories (August 2000)
...All but the maddest Mott fans should turn off their players after track 12 and immerse themselves instead in the voluminous sleeve notes by drummer Griffin that accurately reflect the problems Mott faced in the immediate post-Hunter era.
Mike Heatley, Classic Rock (September 2000)
...Interesting stuff but...really for fans who want and require everything...Good sleeve notes by Dale Griffin...in a good 16 page booklet
Free Appreciation Society(August 2000)
...it's not quite like having a new Mott the Hoople album, but it's close.
Jo-Ann Greene, Goldmine(September 2000)
"...the album consists of hard-hitting rock songs coloured with some truly melodic moments"
Hartlepool Mail (November 2000)
...nicely fills in a couple of the holes in the MTH story. Considering that these tracks were never intended for commercial release, the sound quality is pretty good...The CD comes with a 16-page booklet, featuring liner notes from dale Griffin and some great photos. I would think most MOTT fans will enjoy this CD. Sure it's aimed at the die-hards and may not be the best place for the casual fan to hear MOTT for the first time, but it is fascinating and I think we should be grateful to Angel Air for putting it out...
Two Miles From Heaven (February 2001)
Not for your casual fan, but for diehards of the post-Hunter era...
Colin Bryce, Mohair Sweets (March 2001)
David Schofield, Classic Rock Society (July 2002)
...the material is powerful in the main and maintain some of the Hoople's allure...
Undoubtedly of interest to completists will be the original audition tapes of potential vocalist Brian Parrish and eventual guitarist Ray majors...A worthwhile release
Rich Wilson, Record Collector (August 2002)
MOTT By Tonight
Live 1975/76 (SJPCD289)
Neil Daniels, www.getreadytorock.com (February 2009)
Highly recommended, especially if you didn't get the original 2-CD set
www.hunter-mott.com (February 2009)
..for the devoted collector this represents a welcome snapshot of a less celebrated part of the band's legacy
Dean Pedley, Sea of Tranquility (February 2009)
...should satisfy the curious
www.classicrockrevisited.com (February 2009)
never had the success they deserved in the charts, but they are captured at
their very best here.
Oddly, 30 years on their ludicrous, amped-up prog-punk boogie sounds knockout
Mojo (May 2009)
...while it's fun, (Nigel) Benjamin's voice held Mott back.
Classic Rock (May 2009)
As always with Angel Air releases the remastering is spot on...the sound quality is excellent...a welcome snapshot of a less celebrated part of the band's legacy.
Amplifier magazine (May 2009)