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Mott The Hoople - Brain Capers (LP, Album, Reissue)

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Brain Capers is the fourth album by the band Mott the Hoople. It was originally released in November 1971 in the UK by Island Records (catalogue number ILPS 9178) and on Island Records in Canada (cat. no. SW-9178), and was reissued in 2003 (on CD) by Angel Air (cat. no. SJPCD160). It was released January 1972 in the US on Atlantic Records (cat. no. SD 8304). The release was not initially a commercial success, and was the only Mott the Hoople album that failed to chart in either the UK or US. The initial working title of AC/DC would be abandoned in favour of a combination of alternate choices Brain Damage and Bizarre Capers. Ultimately, the album was titled Brain Capers as a compromise between the latter two. Earlier sessions, self-produced by the band, were also abandoned when svengali Guy Stevens was called in to rescue the recording but a number of these tracks have resurfaced on All the Young Dudes: The Anthology and as bonus material on Angel Air's re-issues of Mott the Hoople albums. The covers of the original UK and Canadian LPs do not feature the mask seen on the US version (and some later re-releases). There was an actual mask packaged inside with the UK version of the album, but not with the Canadian LP. The band name and line under it are in the centre of the cover where the mask would be and the title shifted upwards. The US and Canadian LPs do not have the inner sleeve picturing fighter planes that the original UK album had. The album is dedicated to James Dean, as stated below the band photo on the back cover.

Release Info

Artist: Mott The Hoople
Label: UMC
Format: LP, Album, Reissue
Country: Europe
Label: UMC
Released: 2019-09-13
Genre: Rock
Style: Hard Rock


A1 Death May Be Your Santa Claus
A2 Your Own Backyard
A3 Darkness Darkness
A4 The Journey
B1 Sweet Angeline
B2 Second Love
B3 The Moon Upstairs
B4 The Wheel Of The Quivering Meat Conception

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