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Just Another Night: Live at The Astoria
Secret Films SMADVD214X (2005)
Ace storyteller in live retrospective ...

One thing that can be said about Ian Hunter is that he is a great storyteller, another is that he puts on a bloody good show. This DVD was filmed at London’s Astoria on 28 May 2004 and features a great set list spanning Hunters entire career - from Mott the Hoople through his solo career and songs he recorded with the late and great Mick Ronson.

It has to be said the backing band are good but it is on the rockier songs, and in particular the Mott tracks, that they really let rip. 'Roll Away The Stone', 'All The Young Dudes' (featuring Def Leppards’ Joe Elliott) and closing number 'All The Way From Memphis' (again featuring Joe Elliott and also Queens Brian May on guitar) are all absolutely bang on.

The surprise number is a piano and vocal version of 'Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square'. Mott the Hoople and Bad Company guitarist Mick Ralphs features throughout the gig and plays with the enthusiasm of someone half his age. Hunter's solo material may be more laid back at times but as he has proved over the years, he is one hell of a songwriter.

Bonus material includes band sound check, band biography and interview with Ian Hunter. It is nice to see a great DVD with added extras like this.


Review by Nikk Gunns

***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

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