Mott The Hoople songs -
on newspaper giveaway CDs!

The national newspapers in UK have been giving away free CDs with some of their Sunday editions for some years now. In the beginning it was mostly various artist compilation albums put together by record companies - but after Prince gave away his "Planet Earth" CD with the Mail On Sunday in 2007, other artists have also started using this marketing method.

[August 2009] This page details some of the early giveaway CDs with Mott The Hoople tracks. Please get in touch if you know about others! I am also looking for giveaway CDs featuring Ian Hunter and other Mott The Hoople family members.

[Daily Mail: Legends]

Daily Mail: LEGENDS (2003)

Artists: MOTT THE HOOPLE (All The Young Dudes) / Meat Loaf / Fleetwood Mac / REO Speedwagon / The Byrds / Roy Orbison / Santana / Simon & Garfunkel / Electric Light Orchestra / Bonnie Tyler / Bob Dylan / Billy Joel / Alice Cooper / Leonard Cohen / Andy Williams / Justin Hayward / Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show / Neil Diamond / Tony Bennett / Janis Joplin

Comments: good selection of artists - definitely the best one of the lot detailed on this page! Compiled by Sony Music Special Products.

Daily Star: 70'S HITS (2003)

Artists: Earth, Wind & Fire / The O'Jays / Electric Light Orchestra / The Isley Brothers / MOTT THE HOOPLE (All The Young Dudes) / The Emotions / Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show / Sly & The Family Stone

Comments: this is another Sony Music Special Products compilation. A really mixed selection of artists on offer here - more disco/funk than rock.
[Daily Star 70s Hits]

[Daily Mail Disco Greats]

Daily Mail: DISCO GREATS (2003)

Artists: The O'Jays / Meat Loaf / MOTT THE HOOPLE (All The Young Dudes) / Earth, Wind & Fire / The Nolans / Sly & The Family Stone / LaBelle / Tina Charles / The Emotions / Wild Cherry / Tammy Wynette / The Isley Brothers / Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes / Bill Withers / Andy Williams

Comments: this is my favourite.... Mott The Hoople and Meat Loaf alongside The Nolans and Tina Charles on a "Disco Greats" compilation! Yet another Sony Music Special Markets compilation.

Daily Star: 1970's HITS OF THE DECADES (2004)

Artists: MOTT THE HOOPLE (All The Way From Memphis) / Meat Loaf / Santana / David Essex / Bill Withers / Electric Light Orchestra / Sutherland Brothers & Quiver / Tammy Wynette

Comments: another good selection of artists on offer here - this was also compiled by Sony Music Special Markets. But it gets the 'most boring cover design' award though!
[Daily Star 1970s Hits]

[News of The World Big On 70s]

News Of The World: BIG ON 70s (2005)

Artists: The Emotions / Johnny Nash / Tina Charles / The Jacksons / Santana / Heatwave / Earth, Wind & Fire / MOTT THE HOOPLE (All The Young Dudes) / Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show / Odyssey

Comments: do we really want another disco vs rock compilation! This one is compiled by the Spin Music Group.

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