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The Essential Collection: 25th Anniversary Edition [Original recording remastered]

Marc Bolan & T Rex Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (16 Sep 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal Music TV
  • ASIN: B00006JS7C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 293 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. 20th century boy
2. Get it on
3. Telegram Sam
4. Ride a white swan
5. Jeepster
6. Hot love
7. Childrean of the revolution
8. Metal guru
9. I love to boogie
10. Debora (original full length version)
11. Groover
12. Truck on (Tyke)
13. Teenage dream
14. New York City
15. King of the rumbling spires
16. By the light of the magical moon
17. Summertime blues
18. Cosmic dancer
19. Light of love
20. Dreamy lady
See all 24 tracks on this disc

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104 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential Starter to T.Rex 27 Sep 2003
Format:Audio CD
There are a number of T.Rex great hits album’s but if you are new to T.Rex then this is the one to go for. The T.Rex catalogue is so vast that no single CD release can do full justice to Bolan’s work and this CD is no exception. It has most of the hits including Get it On, Ride A white Swan, Telegram Sam and I Love to Boogie. While it contains the Children of the Revolution used in the recent 3g advert (and Moulin Rouge) it misses out of Celebrate Summer which was not a hit 1st time around but has seen a revival with its use in the summer Woolworth’s advertising campaign. It also misses out on Soul of my Suit his last hit from 1977. This CD has entered the charts on a number of occasions over the past few years. If you can grab the one which includes a DVD of some of Marcs’ last performances, not his best as it is confined to a television studio. Ideally this should have been a double CD release to do justice but for starters it will give you an insight then after this buy Electric Warrior.
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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best Bolan compilation 11 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
Marc Bolan ended the 60s as a cult star playing hippy, pixie acoustic music and hanging out with John Peel. He then went through a massive transition and re-emerged in the early 70s as a highly successful, fully-fledged glam-rocker who came to epitomise the first half of that hedonistic decade.
This single disc compilation covers both periods and contains all the classic hits such as the excellent Hot Love, Jeepster and Children Of The Revolution. Also included is Cosmic Dancer, another superb song which has risen in prominence in recent years after its appearance in the film Billy Eliot.
With his hippy background, Bolan always had more about him than the likes of Slade and Gary Glitter though he wasn't as arty as David Bowie or Roxy Music. He always thought that he was going to be a massive star and had the looks, charisma and arrogance to define his time as well as a superb, swaggering rock'n'roll voice. This backed by a gift for catchy melodies, crunching guitar riffs and (now) rather sickly sounding orchestrations was the recipe for success and T Rex reigned supreme for a couple of years.
This CD contains all of those big hits and the best of Bolan's other songs. The only unfortunate omission for me is the absence of the ballad Life's A Gas though this is much better than virtually every other T Rex compilation on the market where a hit or two is missed out altogether, presumably for legal reasons.
Yes, Bolan's business assets were (and are) a mess. This first really became evident in the mid 70s when the hits started stalling and Marc's drug use started to get out of control. Coming out of the other side of this bleak period as punk dawned, he started to make a promising comeback before tragically dieing in 1977 in a car accident near Barnes Common.
The Essential Collection is the best T Rex compilation for those who want just one album with all the hits. An excellent purchase with some of the best teen anthems ever written.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good compilation 29 Oct 2012
By JC Bell
Format:Audio CD
Great selection of tracks, decent length for am album and just generally the sort of entertainment you'd expect from TRex.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It really is the Essential collection 4 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought this for my wife who was a Marc Bolan (& T. Rex)fan when she was a lot younger than I care to remember. Having recently heard one of his songs on the radio she said "please can you get me one of his CDs". I went straight on to Amazon and as soon as she saw the list of tracks she had to have it. All the ones that matter are on this CD and she loves it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For all of you who remember the 70's 23 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
Marc Bolan in my opinion is a legend and still would be churning out music if it was not for his untimely death. However, we have all had some of his records in our collection this cd has just about all of them and transports you back to those halcyon days. This cd is a must for all children of the 70's and for those who just wish they were a part of it. Yes the lyrics are whacky but Marc Bolan was a genius. In short this cd should be a major part of everyones collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 30 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Just love this CD. There are a couple on there that I cant stand. The rest of the songs make up for the shortcoming of the others.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD 22 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A wide range of hits are on the CD and when it arrived it was in perfect condition. The CD has been well used!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TRex 3 Jan 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The Essential Collection of T Rex and Marc Bolan the Anniversart Edition is a great sound of Rock music from the 1970s and it a very good price to.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant
Superb album with a superb collection of their hits on it, all sounding like I remember them and not changed like some Anniversary collections are. Read more
Published 10 days ago by J D Tilston
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Ultimate collection
Published 18 days ago by Newton
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Marc Bolan CD
Covers the majority of Marc Bolans top songs, best CD for any fan wanting all of his top selling songs that we all know.
Absolutely love it.
Published 28 days ago by Dawn Large
5.0 out of 5 stars For the wife
"SHE who must be obeyed " remembers T-Rex and the version of CD we had was really scratched bad. This one really fits the bill..
Published 2 months ago by David Harper
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Been looking for this cd for a long time, if you love Marc then you'll love this, I recommend this album
Published 3 months ago by Jan
5.0 out of 5 stars 'KING OF BOOGIE-WONDERLAND'
'Marc Bolan and T.Rex' were one of the main-stream acts of the early 70's scene,
were they 'Glam' ? ...I think to be honest they were in a category all of their own. Read more
Published 4 months ago by rbmusicman
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
This album arrived promptly and in brilliant condition.
I brought for my Mother as a little stocking filler for Xmas and she loved it
Published 4 months ago by S Noak
5.0 out of 5 stars 21st Century Boy
Want an entry in the 1970's minus wading through the mush? This is it Gibson thrust tall and erect, 5ft 2 Marc was a rock god who conjured up the magic minus the misery of the era. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles
5.0 out of 5 stars Start here
If you're relatively new to Marc Bolan and you're confused by all the different compilations out there, then this is the place to start. Read more
Published 5 months ago by P. Sanders
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Bought for a present so cannot say personally. Great idea to choose from someone's wish
Iist for prezzies, takes the agony out of shopping.
Published 10 months ago by Marilyn Barratt
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