Mott - The Gooseberry Sessions & Rarities

Mott - Gooseberry Sessions And Rarities

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MOTT: The Gooseberry Demos
Love Now - Love Me Always - Hey! There, Annie - The Bright days - !GYP!(Instrumental) - Shout It All Out - Leave My Woman Alone

MOTT: The Gooseberry Auditions
I'll Tell You Something - Did I Dream last Night? - She Does It - Shout It All Out

THE PAPER BAGS: Christmas Collection 1976
Krazy Kristmas Krackers - Pass The Port, Gramps - The Million Ton Snowflake - Golders Green (Stomp) -
A Christmas Carol - Massacre - Let's Rat - Ave A Maria - Broadstairs Beach - Holmes On The Range

The first seven songs on this album were recorded in the hiatus between the demise of Mott The Hoople and the re-incarnation as Mott. They were recorded at the now legendary "Gooseberry" studio in Gerrard Street, London and used to obtain a record deal with CBS. The four songs entitled "Gooseberry Auditions" are just that: the actual audition tapes of lead vocalist Nigel Benjamin and guitarist Ray Majors.

With a deal with CBS sewn up, the world was their oyster. Band member Dale Griffin's informative, entertaining and comprehensive sleeve notes tell the story in the accompanying 16 page CD booklet filled with rare photos.

The "rarities" included on this release are The Paper Bags (in reality Morgan Fisher, Overend Watts, Ray Major and Dale Griffin), which finally blows the cover on that historic outfit.

This CD is an excellent companion to the other Mott release in the Angel Air catalogue: "Live Over Here And Over There" (SJPCD025)

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