Welcome to the Club (Ian Hunter album)

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Welcome to the Club
Ian Hunter Welcome to the club.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedMarch 26, 1980 (1980-03-26)
Recorded5-11 November 1979
VenueThe Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, California
GenreRock
Length58:38 (Disc 1)
55:40 (Disc 2)
LabelChrysalis
ProducerMick Ronson, Ian Hunter
Ian Hunter chronology
You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic
(1979)
Welcome to the Club
(1980)
Short Back 'n' Sides
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Welcome to the Club is the first live album by Ian Hunter. After the unexpected success of You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic, Chrysalis Records wanted to keep the momentum by releasing another album. Because Hunter never wrote when he was on the road, it became a live album which was recorded at the Roxy Theatre (West Hollywood) over seven nights in November 1979 during his U.S tour.[2] However, there were four new tracks (all of side four) three of which were recorded live in studio.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ian Hunter except where noted.

Side one

  1. "F.B.I." (Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris) – 3:51
  2. "Once Bitten Twice Shy" – 5:25
  3. "Angeline" – 4:56
  4. "Laugh at Me" (Sonny Bono) – 3:40
  5. "All the Way from Memphis" – 3:33

Side two

  1. "I Wish I Was Your Mother" – 6:47
  2. "Irene Wilde" – 4:13
  3. "Just Another Night" (Hunter, Mick Ronson) – 6:03
  4. "Cleveland Rocks" – 6:01

Side three

  1. "Standin' in My Light" – 5:49
  2. "Bastard" – 8:12
  3. "Walking with a Mountain/Rock 'n' Roll Queen" (Hunter, Mick Ralphs) – 4:19
  4. "All the Young Dudes" (David Bowie) – 3:30
  5. "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (Richard Rodgers) – 2:25

Side four
Recorded live at Media Sound, New York City; 10, 11 January 1980 except track 4 which was recorded at the same shows as the rest of the album.

  1. "We Gotta Get Out of Here" – 3:14
  2. "Silver Needles" – 5:56
  3. "Man O' War" (Hunter, Ronson) – 4:19
  4. "Sons and Daughters" – 5:04

CD reissue[edit]

Disc 1

  1. "F.B.I." (Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris) – 3:51
  2. "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" – 5:25
  3. "Angeline" – 4:56
  4. "Laugh at Me" (Sonny Bono) – 3:40
  5. "All the Way from Memphis" – 3:33
  6. "I Wish I Was Your Mother" – 6:47
  7. "Irene Wilde" – 4:13
  8. "Just Another Night" (Hunter, Mick Ronson) – 6:03
  9. "Cleveland Rocks" – 6:01
  10. "Standin' in My Light" – 5:49
  11. "Bastard" – 8:12

Disc 2

  1. "Walking with a Mountain/Rock 'n' Roll Queen" (Hunter, Mick Ralphs) – 4:19
  2. "All the Young Dudes" (David Bowie) – 3:30
  3. "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (Richard Rodgers) – 2:25
  4. "One of the Boys" (Hunter, Ralphs) – 7:36
  5. "The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll" – 4:01
  6. "When the Daylight Comes" – 9:00
  7. "Medley: Once Bitten Twice Shy/Bastard/Cleveland Rocks" – 6:10
  8. "We Gotta Get Out of Here" – 3:14
  9. "Silver Needles" – 5:56
  10. "Man O' War" (Hunter, Ronson) – 4:19
  11. "Sons and Daughters" – 5:04

Personnel[edit]

  • Ian Hunter: lead vocals, guitar, piano, harp
  • Mick Ronson: lead guitar, Moog synthesizer, mandolin, vocals
  • Tommy Morrongiello - guitar, vocals
  • Tommy Mandel: keyboards
  • Martin Briley: bass
  • Eric Parker: drums
  • George Meyer: keyboards, vocals & saxophone
  • Ellen Foley, Susie Ronson: vocals on "Standin' in My Light"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guarisco, Donald A. "Ian Hunter Welcome to the Club review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  2. ^ a b "Welcome to the Club sleeve and track listing". Discography. The unofficial site for Mott The Hoople and Ian Hunter. Retrieved 2012-02-10.