T. Rex – 1972 - 50th Anniversary 140G White Vinyl 2LP
Released: 22 April 2022
50th Anniversary 140G White Vinyl 2LP
In widespine sleeve with inner sleeves
Having risen to superstardom through 1971, 1972 saw Marc Bolan attain the heights of “T. Rexmania”, or “T. Rextasy”, as the press dubbed the frenzy that took over the UK’s music scene.
This 2 LP set features highlights from that year. It brings together the 1972 Tony Visconti-produced 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, with selections from singles, albums, live concerts, radio broadcasts, a film soundtrack and more.
The collection charts Bolan’s manic year mirabilis as he toured the world: he was a ubiquitous figure in concert halls, at press conferences, on radio stations, television and throughout the press. Now, 50 years since his commercial peak, the full breadth of his artistry is revealed via classic hits, contemplative ballads and rare recordings – with a dash of Elton and Ringo thrown in for good measure.
This 2 LP set contains selections from: • “Live At Wembley” – historic T. Rex concert from 18 March 1972 • “Born To Boogie” The Soundtrack Album, featuring Elton John and Ringo Starr • Marc Bolan and T. Rex’s US and UK Radio Sessions • 1972 album tracks and B-sides, plus a ‘lost’ version of ‘Telegram Sam’ from the Christmas Top Of The Pops
SIDE A LIVE AT WEMBLEY MARCH 1972 1. Jeepster 2. Telegram Sam 3. Cosmic Dancer 4. Hot Love 5. Summertime Blues
SIDE B 1972 US & UK RADIO SESSIONS 1. Spaceball Ricochet 2. Main Man 3. Baby Strange 4. Metal Guru 5. Mystic Lady 6. Solid Gold Easy Action
SIDE C WATCH ME NOW 1. Tutti Frutti [Elton John, Ringo Starr & T. Rex] 2. Children Of The Revolution [Elton John, Ringo Starr & T. Rex] 3. Tea Party Medley: Jeepster / Hot Love / Get It On / The Slider 4. Baby Boomerang 5. Ballrooms Of Mars 6. Chariot Choogle
SIDE D T. REXTRAS 1. Cadilac 2. Thunderwing 3. Jitterbug Love 4. Sunken Rags 5. Born To Boogie 6. Telegram Sam [TOTP Xmas '72]