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My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows [Expanded Edition] Original recording remastered, Extra tracks

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  • Audio CD (29 Aug. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Universal/UMC/A&M
  • ASIN: B0002LU8P4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,741 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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T-REX My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair... But Now Theyre Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows (2004 issue UK Expanded Edition 28-track CD album including 16 Bonus Tracks picture sleeve complete with restored original artwork lyrics sleevenotes by Mark Paytress and rare photographs by Peter Sanders!)

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My first reaction upon listening to the album was, "well, I can see why this didn't make it to the pop charts..." but after listening to it several times, I have to say I am definitely falling in love with it. I have it on a loop on my laptop right now, in fact. It is beautiful! "Scenescof," "Strange Orchestas," "Dwarfish Trumpet Blues," "Knight," "Wielder of Words" and "Frowning Atahuallpa (My Inca Love)" are my particular favorites, and "Mustang Ford," "Chateau in Virginia Waters," "Child Star" and "Afghan Woman" are not too far behind. Which really only leaves "Hot Rod Mama" and "Graceful Fat Sheba" of the track listing, and these are both very good songs as well. The only reason I didn't list "Fat Sheba" as one of my favorites is that I can't recall it too well, and sandwiched between "Knight" and "Wielder of Words" it pales for me, and seems to be more of segue than anything. As for "Hot Rod Mama," originally I thought it a bit too jarring as an opener for the album, and something that would have been better done with electric guitar, but listening to it just now, I find I like it more than I thought I did. It just requires a bit of getting used to.
Much like the whole record. As I said, my first impression of it was, well, confused. I was prepared for anything (knowing this album wasn't anything like the T. Rex ones I already owned), and so swallowed it easier than others might have, but the album definitely isn't an easy first listen. Until the second or third listen, or perhaps until you are better acquainted with its sound, half of it sounds like layers of chirruped noise. Marc's voice is at its most twittery and shrill, constantly wavering up and down. I can now see where the "singing chippollata" description came from.
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The first of three magnificent albums by the original Tyrannosaurus Rex line up.
This 2004 release has the entire album original mono mixes followed then by the original stereo mixes as well as some extra takes.
Beautifully packaged with loads of pics, lyrics and outer sleeve.
Wow!
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Where on Earth (or anywhere in the known multiverse for that matter) did this strangely mellifluous cacophony come from? It seemed unlike anything heard before and arrived fully formed onto the Peelian airwaves in the summer of 1968, hot on the heels of the astonishing single Debora (backed by Child Star, which was included on the album). And it was everywhere. You'd go to an outdoor free concert, or to a concert headlined by Fairport Convention, or Roy Harper, or the Edgar Broughton Band, or just about anyone, and there would be these pixies in support, sitting cross-legged on a colourful rug and declaiming a world of doors in oak trees, strange orchestras, Beethoven hair, wizards and weilders of words. Marc would be throwing back his mane and uttering throaty cries and bleats into the air, whilst confidently marshalling an army of sonic colours from his guitar, as Steve Peregrine-Took battled merrily on an array of Eastern-looking percussion instruments and added deft harmonies to Marc's lyrics as appropriate.

It is almost as mysterious now as it was then, although their influence can be heard in contemporary performers such as Devendra Banhart, and there were few clues to be had from Marc Bolan's previous work. This consisted of the two Decca singles The Wizard and The Third Degree and a single for Parlophone called Hippy Gumbo, all of which were relatively conventional moddish beat group ventures; followed by a four month stint in early 1967 with proto punk extremist mod-art band John's Children, for whom he provided lyrics and regularly beat up his highly amplified Gibson guitar with a heavy metal chain onstage, in a stage act which featured mock fights with fake blood - a far cry from Kingsley Mole.
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Another good reason for 1967 being a great year! 4 years before T.Rex mutated out of this, Marc Bolan's "band"(alright, his duo with Steve Peregrine Took!)debuted with this, the first of 3 great LP's. How nice the mere 1/2 hour or so is preserved on CD in it's original running order with no bonus tracks-ever thought why those outtakes or alternate takes never made it onto wax-cos they were CRAP!
This album flows through very nicely. The "band" seems to have been playing for years as they whizz through a variety of songs bound together by Marc's Vth form poetry and Steve's bongo skills and no hit singles in sight, though they did have a couple of minor ones as Tyrannosaurus Rex, with Debora and One-Inch Rock.
What's outstanding is the fairytale world within the lyrics blending like a decent choc topping on capacino with the musical flow. Also what's strictly insubstantial and disposable in fact has been an essential part of my record/tape and now CD collection 8 or 9 times in 37 years. Why? Because it kept getting played to death or nicked by thieving ex-girlfriends!
So, provided you can steer clear of the latter(one more good reason to be married to Mrs Theblackferret!!!!), CD's will allow YOU to saviour this beauty time after time. I shan't give you a track-by-track review, just recommend you buy it now-I'd like you to ride on the waves of good feeling this still generates.
As Clifton, my Beatnik cat would say, Hey, this is wowsville man-Coolio, Daddio and of this review, it's now the endest, man!!!
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