MOTT THE HOOPLE The Ballads BBC Documentary 2013 DVD

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The Ballads BBC Documentary 2013 DVD

DVD Format: NTSC
Source: Pro-Shot (Multi Camera)
Video Quality: Rating: 9.0
Menus: Yes
Chapter Selection: Yes
Widescreen: No
HD: No
Total Running Time: 60 MIN

Documentary telling the bruised and battered, but triumphant,
tale of one of the UK's most cherished rock 'n' roll bands,
Mott the Hoople. Originating from Herefordshire, the band were thrown together
in 1969 and signed to Island Records by the increasingly erratic
manager/producer Guy Stevens, in a bid to find a band that would combine
The Rolling Stones rhythmic power with the melody and lyricism of
'Blonde on Blonde' era Bob Dylan. The documentary charts their journey
from cult struggling touring band to their successful transformation into
'glam rock players' thanks to the intervention of David Bowie who gave
them their biggest hit, 'All The Young Dudes', and their subsequent collapse
after the addition of Mick Ronson to their line-up. Mott the Hoople's story
is brought to life through a combination of rare and unseen archive footage,
their magnificent music and the testimony of band members Ian Hunter,
Mick Ralphs, Verden Allen, Dale Griffin, Luther Grosvenor aka Ariel Bender
and various other associates and witnesses, including boyhood fan Mick Jones
of The Clash and Queen's Roger Taylor.