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!!!