£159.99 – 6xLP, Limited Edition Red, White and Blue Coloured Vinyl Deluxe Box Set
With signed print by Tony Visconti.
For the first time, it brings together the 1972 studio recordings, broadcasts and performances made by Bolan and his band, T. Rex, putting the listener into the shoes of a T. Rex fan that year: singles, albums, live concerts, radio broadcasts, a film soundtrack and more.
Bolan started 1972 with a brand new single on his own brand new record label, The T. Rex Wax Co. “Telegram Sam” swiftly reached the number 1 spot in the charts, his third chart-topper in under 12 months. In March, T. Rex played two sell-out concerts at Wembley’s Empire Pool, later featured in “Born To Boogie”, a feature film directed by Ringo Starr that included guest performances from Elton John and Ringo. May saw the release of another number 1, “Metal Guru”, followed in July by “The Slider”, the classic album.
The band also toured the US twice in 1972, Bolan taking the opportunity to perform solo acoustic sessions for local radio stations. And of course the band featured regularly on the BBC throughout the year, recording special sessions for Radio 1 and Top Of The Pops. T. Rex ended the year with the singles “Children Of The Revolution” and “Solid Gold Easy Action”, and the T. Rex Fan Club 1972 “Christmas Record” Flexi Disc (included here in its entirety).
The booklet contains a specially-written 1600 word note by producer Tony Visconti, as well as a brand new 12,000 word essay by acknowledged Bolan authority Mark Paytress (author of the definitive Bolan biography). Also featured are many previously unpublished photos taken by Keith Morris in the course of 1972.
Ballrooms Of Mars
Rosko’s Intro [Emperor Rosko]
Get It On
‘One More Time?’ [Emperor Rosko]
Baby Strange [alternate mix]
Hot Love [alternate mix]
Marc Bolan – Marc’s Intro
T. Rex – Jeepster
T. Rex – Baby Strange
Marc Bolan – ‘Electric Wind’ [poem]
Elton John, Ringo Starr & T. Rex – Tutti Frutti
Elton John, Ringo Starr & T. Rex – Children Of The Revolution
Marc Bolan & Ringo Starr – ‘Look To The Left’
Marc Bolan – Spaceball Ricochet
Marc Bolan & Ringo Starr – ‘Some People Like To Rock’
T. Rex – Telegram Sam
Marc Bolan & Ringo Starr – ‘Some People Like To Roll’
Marc Bolan & Mickey Finn – Cosmic Dancer
Geoffrey Bayldon – ‘They’ve Come, Tis Said’
Marc Bolan & String Quartet – Tea Party Medley: Jeepster / Hot Love / Get It On / The Slider
Geoffrey Bayldon – ‘Union Hall’
T. Rex – Hot Love
T. Rex – Get It On
T.Rex – Chariot Choogle [soundtrack mix of studio recording]
Marc Bolan – Marc’s Outro
Children Of The Revolution [strings reprise]
Ballrooms Of Mars
Left Hand Luke
Children Of The Revolution
Solid Gold Easy Action
Telegram Sam [Christmas Top Of The Pops]*
T. Rex Fan Club 1972 “Christmas Record” Flexi Disc