The first ever
round up of all the singles, A’s and B’s, that the legend that is Ian Hunter
issued for CBS and Chrysalis.
known as the voice and face of Mott The Hoople, Hunter split in 1975 and
started a solo career that is fast approaching its 40th year.
From 1975’s ‘Once
Bitten Twice Shy’(a UK No.14 hit) right through until late 83’s ‘Somethin’s
Goin’ On’, this 29 track release has all of Ian’s 45’s including many versions
that were specially edited from LP length.
missed Mick Ronson plays on a good few of the tracks and other contributions
come from the likes of Queen, members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band including Clarence Clemons,
John Cale of Velvet Underground and The Clash’s Mick Jones.
The song ‘Ships’
later gave (of all people) Barry Manilow a USA Top 10 hit whilst ‘Once Bitten
Twice Shy’ was taken into the American Top 5 by Great White.
"Essential acquisition for both the faithful and newer devotees - and there are many of both". 4/5* (Kris Needs, Record Collector August 2012)