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Unchained: Unreleased Recordings 1972 - 1977 [Box set]

Marc Bolan & T. Rex Audio CD
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Product details

  • Audio CD (25 Oct 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 8
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Edsel
  • ASIN: B004477A0I
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,135 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Over The Flats 1:470.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sugar Baby 1:420.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Children Of The World 2:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Did You Ever 3:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Alligator Man 2:130.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Shame On You 1:440.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Guitar Blues 1:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Shadow Babe 2:160.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Cry Baby (acoustic)0:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Cry Baby (electric)0:370.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Rollin' Stone 2:280.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. What Do I See 1:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Shame On You (Little Girl)0:450.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Always 1:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Auto Machine 1:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Unicorn Horn (A Thousand Mark Feld Charms) 9:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Jam12:20Album Only
Listen18. Sailors Of The Highway 2:150.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Would I Be The One? 1:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Meadows Of The Sea 4:190.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Mr. Motion (version 1) 1:460.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Mr. Motion [version 2] (version 2) 1:090.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. City Port [fast punk] 1:310.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Just Like Me (version 1) 2:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Just Like Me [version 2] (version 2) 2:190.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Is It True? 1:480.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Zinc Rider0:580.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Canyon 1:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Fast Blues - Easy Action 3:250.69  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Bolan's Blues 7:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Shake It Wind One 1:250.69  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Work With Me Baby 2:110.69  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Spaceball Boot 2:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Electric Lips 1:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Slider Blues 3:300.69  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Ellie May 2:430.69  Buy MP3 
Listen37. My Baby's New Porsche 8:360.69  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Dark-Lipped Woman 1:260.69  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Organ Thing (instrumental)0:480.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Dance In The Midnight (version 1) 3:170.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Delanie (Everyday) (version 2) 2:070.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Wanna Go 1:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Saturday Night (version 1) 3:190.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Down Home Lady (version 2) 1:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Hope You Enjoy The Show [version 1] (version 1) 3:350.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. All My Love (version 1) 2:360.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. This Is My Life 4:560.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mr Motion 3:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Big Black Cat 1:330.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Saturation Syncopation (All Alone) (version 2) 3:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Down Home Lady (version 1) 1:130.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Metropolis Incarnate (version 1) 3:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Misfortune Gatehouse 1:140.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. You Move Like A Dog 4:560.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Saturday Night (version 2) 1:510.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Sky Church Music 4:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Dance In The Midnight (version 2) 1:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. All My Love (version 2) 2:570.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Hope You Enjoy The Show (version 2) 3:150.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Down Home Lady (version 3) 1:550.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Sure Enough0:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Saturation Syncopation (All Alone) (version 3) 3:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. I'm Coming To Rock'n'Roll0:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. High Wire 1:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Yesterday (Everyday) (version 1) 1:560.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Sad Girl0:570.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Metropolis Incarnate (version 2) 4:140.69  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Jam 9:570.69  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Down Home Lady (version 4) 1:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Look Around 1:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Jet Tambourine 6:090.69  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Dance In The Midnight (version 3) 2:050.69  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Plateau Skull 3:500.69  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Saturation Syncopation (All Alone) (version 1) 2:530.69  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Saturday Night (version 3) 3:480.69  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Bolan's Zip Gun 2:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Lock Into Your Love 5:020.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Never Told Me 2:500.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Every Lady0:530.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Do I Love Thee 5:300.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. (By The Light Of A) Magical Moon 3:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sparrow 3:250.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Sanctified 3:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Two Tone Lady (She'll Be Good To Me) 7:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Video Drama 4:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Love For Me 2:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Jet Tambourine 2:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. 115 (Jam)11:27Album Only
Listen14. (By The Light Of A) Magical Moon 3:070.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Video Drama [extracts] 2:460.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Do I Love Thee 2:580.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Pale Horse Ridin' 1:010.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Funky London Childhood 2:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Depth Charge 1:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Brain Police 2:380.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. I Could Have Loved You 1:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Bust My Ball 2:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. King Of The Mountain Cometh 2:040.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Statement Of Utopia0:550.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Swahili Boogie Woogie 4:560.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Hey Little Girl0:350.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Petticoat Lane 2:450.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. I Believe 3:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Change Change 1:160.69  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Oh Boy 4:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Savage Beethoven 2:000.69  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Voice Poem 3:180.69  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Dynamo0:480.69  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Baby Please, Baby Squeeze 1:160.69  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Ain't That A Shame 5:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Teenage Boy Child 3:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Electric Stew [acoustic]0:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Reelin' & A Wheelin' & A Boppin' & A Bolan 1:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen39. You Ought To Know 2:090.69  Buy MP3 
Listen40. It's My City 2:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Christmas Bop 4:010.69  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Funky London Childhood 2:270.69  Buy MP3 
Listen43. I Could Have Loved You 1:070.69  Buy MP3 
Listen44. King Of The Mountain Cometh 2:420.69  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Swahili Boogie Woogie 2:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen46. I Believe 7:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Petticoat Lane0:350.69  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Petticoat Lane [take 2]0:400.69  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Dynamo [takes 1, 2, 3] 1:560.69  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Baby Please, Baby Squeeze0:250.69  Buy MP3 


Disc 4:

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Riff 1:330.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Freeway0:570.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I'm A Voodoo Man 2:550.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Decadent Priestess 2:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Midnight Creeps Across Your Window 1:130.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Demon Grave 3:310.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Memphis Highway 1:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bombs Out Of London0:430.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Funky London Childhood 2:150.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. London Boys 1:550.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Savage Deception Of Love0:330.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Angel When I'm Mad 1:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Over You Babe 2:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Mellow Love [solo] 2:500.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Love Drunk [solo] 2:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. 20th Century Baby [solo] 1:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Shy Boy 2:370.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Love Drunk 2:400.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Foxy Boy 2:170.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. 20th Century Baby 2:190.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Hot George 1:430.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Write Me A Song 2:520.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Mellow Love 3:190.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Endless Sleep 2:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Sing Me A Song 3:090.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Riff0:420.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Everybody Needs Somebody 1:520.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Teenage Angel 1:480.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Every Single Day (When I Was A Child) 1:420.69  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Bad Love Woman 1:310.69  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Sad Man 1:550.69  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Skateboard 2:110.69  Buy MP3 
Listen33. You Got The Taste 4:130.69  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Fine Little Baby0:560.69  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Auto Destruct 2:130.69  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Young Boy Of Love 1:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Wherever You Go0:550.69  Buy MP3 
Listen38. It's Alright0:500.69  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Love Charm 1:510.69  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Stay Hungry 1:300.69  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Sometimes You Rock Me 1:150.69  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Be Not Afraid Of Love 2:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Young Girl Of Love 1:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Gimme Some Lovin'0:480.69  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Little Brother 2:040.69  Buy MP3 
Listen46. All The Rage0:570.69  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Shadow Shaker 1:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Boogie With Your Baby 1:320.69  Buy MP3 
Listen49. When Will I Be Loved 1:040.69  Buy MP3 
Listen50. 21st. Century Stance 2:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen51. Purple Prince Of Pleasure 1:160.69  Buy MP3 
Listen52. Like A Warrior0:330.69  Buy MP3 
Listen53. Think Zinc Lady0:320.69  Buy MP3 
Listen54. Messing With The Mystic 1:130.69  Buy MP3 
Listen55. When Was A Child 3:110.69  Buy MP3 
Listen56. Ghetto Baby Blue 3:270.69  Buy MP3 
Listen57. Sailors Of The Highway 2:580.69  Buy MP3 
Listen58. Get Down 8:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen59. Classic Rap 2:170.69  Buy MP3 


Product Description

Product Description

* Between 1994 and 1996, Edsel released eight full-length CDs of Marc Bolan's previously unreleased demos, alternate
takes, unused and abandoned songs, and unfinished recordings. These CDs were deleted in 2001.

* Since then, copies of the rare original individual releases have changed hands for foolish amounts of money, and sellers on Ebay have offered to pirate the entire set!

* Edsel is now proud to announce the re-issue of all 8 CDs in a limited edition bound book set, with extensive brand new annotation by Mojo writer Mark Paytress, author of the acknowledged definitive Bolan biography "Bolan: The Rise and Fall of a 20th Century Superstar".


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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Songs that never made the cut! 2 Dec 2010
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Marc Bolan has been my Main Man for 40 years and I have all his "stuff" many times over. This collection is what amounts to what was left on the "cutting room floor". Interesting as it is to the hard core Bolanites much of it will be lost on the more general listener.

There are a few songs which perhaps should've been further developed and formally released at the time with Mr. Motion and Down Home Lady being personal favourites.

This is a very interesting collection but is not a good entry level to Marc Bolan / T.Rex.

I absolutely love T.Rex!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope this helps!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marc Bolan 24 Jun 2014
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A must for all Marc Bolan aka T Rex Fans
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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So says the very marvelous Mark Paytress, author of the seminal Bolan biography and the liner notes to this mammoth 8 disc collection.
Paytress should be given a knighthood for his work on behalf of the Bolan cause. His intelligent, insightful and objective writings on Bolan have done much to give credence to this largely undervalued and maligned artist. Paytress knows his Bolan and his work on the man is truly enticing. It is, in fact, one of the main reasons that I bought this collection.

The music on these discs consists, for the most part, of rough and unfinished demos. Quality varies throughout the discs but it's generally good. However, if you're expecting hi-fi Sonics then prepare to be disappointed. But oh the actual music!! What beauty there is to be found within! Seriously, if you're serious about Bolan then you need this box set in your life. Discs 1 and 2 are truly essential loads of bluesy guitar work outs and Dylan/Kerouac wordplay. Later discs are less consistent but there's still enough goodness within to warrant a lengthy playlist for the iPod.

I love this collection because much of the music is new to me (having previously only owned `the best' of unchained) and I have always favored the minimal sounds of Bolan's delicious warblings and acoustic guitar.

At the time of this review this box set is shockingly cheap. Surely no further incentive is required to promote investment in this trove of Bolan delights!
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Marc Bolan T. Rex Unchained 5 Dec 2010
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Great to hear material that has never been released before. Some of it is demo some outtakes and alternative versions. This CD package is well worth the money to any Marc Bolan fan. The recording quality can vary but it's 8 CD's of pure joy.Unchained: Unreleased Recordings 1972 - 1977
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