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Beginning Of Doves [Extra tracks]

Marc Bolan Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (11 Feb 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B00005V4UT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,101 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant example of how to Package an album 1 July 2002
Format:Audio CD
First of all this is not for those new to Bolan as it features songs when he was still in his teens and many years before the Glam of Get it On and 20th Century Boy. So it is really only for Bolan fans or those that want to find out what he sounded like in the very early days in a time when musicians had to progress up the ladder of their craft rather then being plucked out of TV show auditions. This represents his earliest recordings most have been available before and even the album has as well. The diffrence is that this album has tracked down all the diffrent versions and other items from the same period and put them together in a well presented package, with booklet and notes. An example of how to re-release an old album and give new life. All the songs are written by Bolan which shows the talent he had.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Known under another name 10 Oct 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album some may not know has been re-released this year under the name 'HARD ON LOVE' also it is really 'Scare me to death' album without the Simon Napier-Bell's electric updated touch. It is Marc early in his career yet showing what was to come. You only have to compare Mustang Ford on this album then on 'Scare...' to know what I mean.
For the cost of this CD you get a very good selection of songs showing Marc's range & talent. I highly recomend this Cd to fans of Marc & try & get 'Scare...' to compare. I think you find these songs so good you be singing them long after you've turned CD off as they stick in your mind.
Buy & enjoy
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How It SHould Be Done 29 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
Marc Bolan was a rock n roll icon in his head long before the music universe rewarded him with the status. This CD in part pre-dates his T.Rex and Tyrannosaurus Rex days, and consists mainly from demos and outtakes from the 60's. Fir most musicians who later had worldwide fame such a collection would be an embarrassment. Not so in this case. Some of the songs have already got the T.Rex groove from the teenage Marc Bolan. The world wasn't ready for him yet!
This collection was mostly recorded by Simon Napier Bell (later he took-on George Michael) who reckons these are some of the best songs Bolan ever wrote. Lyrically they are saturated with the Bolan charm and unique delivery. The vice is at time very warbly, but if you dig unusual voices this will be a type of heaven for you!
This collection has so much unreleased material, and this is how a re-issue should be done. It's informative, something for the diehards, and for the new arrivals on Planet Bolan this is pretty close to where it all began. The sound quality is superb, the remastering is top notch.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beginingg 13 Nov 2009
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Early Bolan before he became a glam rock clown. theres so much more to Bolan than boogie. This is a great Albun.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't let this one slip by! 7 Nov 2005
By Kat - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
It seems an odd thing to say, perhaps, but the further back I go into Marc Bolan's career, the more I love his work. One would think the earlier material would be the weaker, especially as "Doves" starts with his earliest recorded demos--after all, how good of a song can one write when one is 16? But in Marc's case, the results are startling. Not fully polished yet perhaps, and sometimes obviously an attempt to imitate others' sound, but also beautifully fresh, endearingly enthusiastic, and youthfully imaginative. Such wide-eyed optimism, such childlike confidence!

It's interesting when I compare his career to Bowie's--one can say they both hit their commercial peak in 1972 (not considering "Tonight"), but otherwise they seemed to be moving in opposite directions. Marc's commercial stuff is great fun--as pop songs, they're top of their line: but I think I prefer his early work. Not that it's not poppy itself; Marc was always pop--but after '72, commercial interest (not necessarily tied to money) turned his head a bit.

This album is a collection of singles and demos from '66-'67, and I was more than pleasantly surprised by their quality. At first, that is, I was pleasantly surprised. After several listens, I forgot all about being surprised, because I was too busy being amazed. Not a bad song on here, no matter how amateurish. (Well, maybe there's one mediocre one.) I knew that Marc Bolan started off with an interest in rock n' roll (and blues, etc), and went hippie-folk-acoustic out of necessity as much as anything else--but upon getting this record, I still expected it to sound more like Tyrannosaurus Rex. Instead, it starts off very classic rock n' roll, Chuck Berry and such--but already with Marc's unmistakable warbly vocals (at their very warbliest), and already with his poetic imagery in the lyrics. Beautiful, vibrant, full of lively spirit and fairy tale dreaminess. One of my very favorite CDs of his now, in fact. And it provides an intriguing link between the Tyrannosaurus Rex and T. Rex sounds, being at times an amalgam of the two.

And at 14 bucks for 37 tracks, how can you let this great album pass you by?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mississippi Marc Bolan? 24 Feb 2003
By D. Hartley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Marc Bolan must hold the world record for posthumous releases (a recent search on ...yielded "148 results"!), which makes this 37-track collection all the more fascinating. Some of this material was slated for release while Bolan was still alive, but he apparently felt that these stripped-down, pre-T. Rex numbers might tarnish his "glitter guitar god" image at the time, and suppressed it. Indeed, anyone expecting Bolan's electric warrior persona or even his folky Hobbit troubadour side is in for an eye-opener on this CD, because "Beginning Of Doves" is Bolan's Mississippi Delta Blues album! As weird as that sounds, it actually works...with Bolan's trademark vibrato and spare acoustic accompaniment, at times you almost feel he's eerily channeling Bessie Smith or Robert Johnson. Of course,song titles like "The Perfumed Garden Of Gulliver Smith" don't exactly conjure up images of Highway 61, so you're still very much in Bolan territory here. Amazingly, there are 37 tracks crammed on one disc, and none of them sound "unfinished"! Initially, it's all a bit "samey", so it does demand patient listening to appreciate; avid music fans may be reminded of early Captain Beefheart (when he was basically channeling Howlin' Wolf) and let's not forget Beck's stripped-down Delta-style independent label experiments of the mid 90's! Of most interest to Bolan fans; a cautious recommendation if you're only familiar with "Bang A Gong".
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Bolan Lovers 26 Feb 2011
By Gerald G. Grafstrom - Published on Amazon.com
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I first got into Marc Bolan in the early 70s, being a big fan of Electric Warrior and a giant fan of The Slider. As years went by, the pressures of daily life pushed music into the background for me. As I moved into my late 50s, my early love of music pushed back to the fore since I now had the time and money to enjoy it. I started re-purchasing a lot of my old favorites on CD and MP3. I also started going deeper into the careers of some of my favorites. I was amazed as one of the other reviewers stated at how much music Bolan has had released posthumously. This album gives a glimpse of his formative years and is a must for all true fans of Marc Bolan, Tyrannosaurus Rex and T. Rex.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally vital for any Marc Bolan fan! 14 April 2009
By Paulo Alm - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The Beginning Of Doves is a wonderful collection of songs left by Marc Bolan at the beginning of his career. All the recondings come from 1966-67 just before the first Tyrannosaurus Rex album was released. It brings loads of great surprises and offers a deeper insight into the early music of this 20th century genius!!! This expanded and remastered version also delivers excellent sound quality, complete artwork and comprehensive liner notes. If you are a Marc Bolan fan, don't hesitate pickin' this one up.
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