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Even though the trend for luxury box sets these days is focused on a single album and everything around it, these collections are basically aimed at die-hard fans with the cash to spare. Mental Train: The Island Years 1969-1971, which brings together all of Mott the Hoople’s recordings before their 1972 hit “All The Young …

As the patchouli oiled ’60s faded, rock fragmented into a number of subgenres – sparking prog, glam, hard rock, and punk, among others. Then you had Roxy Music, which came in with a look and feel like no one else. They combined elements of glam, but they weren’t limited to it. They predicted the era …

Gary Glitter’s Cozy New Prison: A pedophile moves to a sex offender prison where he can walk around koi ponds, play chess on a giant outdoor chess board, and have his own key to the doors Gary Glitter, 74, leads a life of luxury as he moves to a new prison in Dorset He recently …

On their self-titled debut album, released in 1969, Ian Hunter’s voice resembles Dylan’s so much that it becomes absurd. In the same year, John and Beverley Martyn made Stormbringer! in Woodstock. Two of his tracks featured the group’s Levon Helm on drums. Dylan was a few steps away. Despite the musical differences between the Martyns …

One of the most important British rock groups of the (late) 60s and 70s, Midland Mavericks and urban guerrillas Mott The Hoople were as prolific as they were influential during their time with Island Records. Count among their fans Queen (who supported Mott in 1973 and 1974 in England and the United States), Def Leppard, …