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Mott The Hoople - Mad Shadows FLAC album

Performer: Mott The Hoople
Genre: Rock
Title: Mad Shadows
Country: UK
Released: 2003
Style: Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1848 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1150 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1901 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 465

Mad Shadows was the second album by Mott the Hoople. It was recorded in 1970 and released in the UK on Island Records in September 1970 (catalogue number ILPS 9119) and in the US by Atlantic Records (cat. no. SD 8272). It was subsequently re-released by Angel Air in 2003 (SJPCD158). As with their debut album, it was produced by Guy Stevens. The original pressing reached No. 48 in the UK Albums Chart in October 1970.

Mad Shadows noteworthy . This second album has some strong moments, and unlike their other long players, focuses completely on original material (although bit of the Stones and the Beatles show up), but along with a murky mix, this suffers from what plagued several of their albums, the inability to maintain the quality through both sides. Mott The Hoople- No Wheels to Ride (Studio Version) 5:55. Mott the Hoople - thunderbuck ram -(1970 - mad shadow). Mott The Hoople (1970) - Mad shadows - 05. I can feel.

Mad Shadows was the second album by Mott the Hoople. As with their debut album, it was produced by Guy Stevens Contents.

If Mott the Hoople's debut album cheerfully careened all over the place, their second, Mad Shadows, has one direction - downward into dense murk. Cutting out most of their humor and ratcheting up the volume, the group turns out seven songs that alternate between thundering rockers and sludgy introspection. This all sounds good on paper, but Mad Shadows isn't a thrilling journey into the darkside, simply because the band and producer Guy Stevens are so unfocused that it barely holds together, despite such fine moments as the rampaging "Walkin' with a Mountain" and the.

It is often referred to as their darkest record, and after listening to Ian Hunter's haunting "When My Mind's Gone," you will understand why. The album is bookended by heavy rockers "Thunderbuck Ram" and the bonus track "How Long?" Psychedelic jams ("Threads of Iron") and country rock (the Mick Ralphs-penned and sung "It Would Be A Pleasure"), plus more hard rock ("Walking With a Mountain") await the listener between those two tracks  . Mott the Hoople was one of the best in an era full of greats, (1969-1974) and this little CD called "Mad Shadows" is evidence of that in spades. As with their debut album, it was produced by Guy Stevens Mad Shadows. Studio album by. Mott the Hoople.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Thunderbuck Ram
Written-By – Ralphs*
2 No Wheels To Ride
Written-By – Hunter*
3 You Are One Of Us
Written-By – Hunter*
4 Walkin' With A Mountain
Written-By – Hunter*
5 I Can Feel
Written-By – Ralphs*
6 Threads Of Iron
Written-By – Ralphs*
7 When My Mind's Gone
Written-By – Hunter*
Bonus Tracks
8 It Would Be A Pleasure
Written-By – Ralphs*
9 How Long? (Death May Be Your Santa Claus)
Written-By – Hunter*, Allen*

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Blue Mountain Music
  • Copyright (c) – Angel Air Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records
  • Remastered At – SRT Studios
  • Licensed From – Universal Music
  • Distributed By – Pinnacle Entertainment
  • Manufactured By – Sound Performance
  • Recorded At – Olympic Studios
  • Recorded At – Island Studios


  • Artwork By, Layout[email protected]&K Graphics Ltd*
  • Bass Guitar – Overend Watts
  • Drums – Buffin
  • Guitar, Lead Vocals – Mick Ralphs
  • Liner Notes – Keith Smith
  • Mixed By – Andy Johns (tracks: 1 to 8)
  • Organ – Verden Allen
  • Piano, Lead Vocals – Ian Hunter
  • Producer – Guy Stevens (tracks: 1 to 8), Mott The Hoople (tracks: 9)
  • Recorded By – Andy Johns (tracks: 1 to 8), John Burns (tracks: 9)
  • Remastered By – Gareth Williams


Track 8 is an outtake from the "Mad Shadows" sessions
Track 9 is an outtake from the Mott the Hoople produced sessions for "Brain Capers".

Issued in a standard jewel case with clear tray. Includes a 20-page booklet with the band's bio and release information.
Similar to Mad Shadows, but with a different disc face layout.

From the back cover:
Made in UK
© Angel Air Records 2003 ℗ Island Records 1970

From the booklet:
Recorded & Mixed [...] during 1969 into 1970.
Remastered [...] SRT, England during June 2003
Licensed from Universal Music with special thanks to Claire Sugrue and Iestyn David.

Distributed in the UK by Pinnacle Entertainment.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 055011 701588
  • Label Code: LC10415
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 & 2): 020 8691 2121 SJPCD158
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI7321
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould Text Variant 2): [SOUND PERFORMANCE - Logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LP76
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): none

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9119, ILPS-9119 Mott The Hoople Mad Shadows ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9119, ILPS-9119 UK 1970
8272-2 Mott The Hoople Mad Shadows ‎(CD, Album) Atlantic 8272-2 US 1991
6339 006 Mott The Hoople Mad Shadows ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 6339 006 Germany 1970
SD 8272 Mott The Hoople Mad Shadows ‎(LP, Album, Promo, MO ) Atlantic SD 8272 US 1970
SD 8272 Mott The Hoople Mad Shadows ‎(LP, Album, Promo, PR ) Atlantic SD 8272 US 1970