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Greatest Hits Box set


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  • Audio CD (10 Sep 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Universal
  • ASIN: B000V6JDA6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,630 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. 20th Century Boy
2. Get It On
3. Metal Guru
4. Ride A White Swan
5. Hot Love
6. Jeepster
7. Telegram Sam
8. I Love To Boogie
9. Children of the Revolution
10. Solid Gold Easy Action
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. The Wizard
2. Desdemona
3. Pewter Suitor
4. King of the Rumbling Spires
5. By the Light of the Magical Moon
6. Is It Love?
7. King of the Mountain Cometh
8. Cosmic Dancer
9. There Was A Time/Raw Ramp
10. Life's A Gas
See all 21 tracks on this disc

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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By DavyA TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 10 Sep 2007
Format: Audio CD
Two discs of Bolan brilliance. Choc a bloc full of the "usual suspects" in terms of T.Rex hits (Ride A White Swan, Hot Love, Metal Guru, I Love To Boogie & so on), the CD also has some tracks that you might not normally expect to see on a Bolan "Greatest Hits" compilation.
Desdemona, is a real treat (from Marc's time with Johns Children), as is his first single,The Wizard & there are some "cancelled" T.Rex singles, which have appeared elsewhere but give a nice depth to this CD (Sailors Of The Highway, one of these "cancelled" singles, is truly a marvellous song). On top of all of this you even get the belter that is Raw Ramp.
A really very good cross section of Marc's work - not in any chronology, in terms of the running order of the CD but excellent none the less - a cracking compilation - spoil yourself !

UPDATE - that bloke Arthur, who has a review above me doesn't talk about this album at all,rather, he talks about Marc's shortcomings (in pretty unpleasant terms) - review the record, don't just slate the artist & get your story right if you do !!!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 21 Sep 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Over the years I have lost track of the countless Marc Bolan & T-Rex compilations that have been released. So what makes this one different - apart from the obvious fact that this marks the 30th anniversary of his death? Well, for the first time ever this 'Greatest Hits' package is both fully comprehensive and digitally remastered at the same time (they've either been one or the other or neither in the past).

Also, if any casual fan does decide they should opt for a one disc 'best of' like - 'The Essential Collection', because they think this may have too much material on it for them, then they'll be seriously missing out on such gems as: 'Celebrate Summer', 'Life's An Elevator' and 'Soul Of My Suit'.

Anybody who already owns a Marc Bolan compilation, who may feel exploited by having to shell out on yet another hits package, can at least console themselves that this will be the last time they'll ever have to - as I can't see how they'll ever improve on this. So lets 'Celebrate' - Autumn with this release.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Possum Pie on 24 July 2013
Format: Audio CD
Never been a true fan except for the singles and after trawling the seemingly endless selection of compilations decided this was pobably the best and was not disappointed. This double CD seems to cover just about everything essential and brought back some long forgotten memories which is exactly what music is supposed to do. I defy anybody not to tap their feet to the likes of 'I love To Boogie' or sing along to the fade-out to 'Hot Love'. Lyrically some of the songs are a bit obscure but does that really matter? Just buy it and enjoy, I did.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ms. E. Bush on 24 Feb 2008
Format: Audio CD
I must say, these past reviews make a very interesting read, particulary Mr Dooley's impertinent rant. I am in favour of all the people who have commented about what this Welshman has to say, we are supposed to be reviewing Bolan's music, not his lifestyle. I would be most suprised if this Arthur man was able to control his ego if he was subject to the same success that Bolan had. In Bolan's defence, I would like to point out that in the summer of 76, Bolan had slimmed down (though I fail to see why we should metion his weight) and released 'I Love to Boogie' one of my all time favorite songs. Marc Bolan was a fantastic songwriter and musician whose music has brought me through my childhood and into my teenage years.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ijhopkinson on 25 Sep 2007
Format: Audio CD
MARC BOLAN made some wonderful music in the seventies....the criticism below is largely unfounded...you should remember that he died in 77 and so had no chance to turn his career around. Who knows what he would have achieved if he had lived?
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dave A on 17 Aug 2010
Format: Audio CD
What can you say? This is the soundtrack of my youth in the early 70s. By modern standards, Marc Bolan's song lyrics were twee, consisting of lines that didn't exactly follow any logic, but appeared to be the next word that he could think of to rhyme! But, this music wasn't written in 2010, it harks back to an earlier time of innocence, flower power and Glam Rock. Quite simply, it is brilliant if you want to listen to early 70's music!
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By M on 16 Jun 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
An absolute must for all Marc Bolan fans. It is far better than other Marc Bolan compilation CDs I have heard. This CD contains all of his hits and it's great to just play this CD and reminisce. Even better, it is a great introduction to Marc Bolan for those who are unaware of his talent.
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