'Unicorn' is more a product of certain aspects of its time than many other albums produced in 1969, which makes it interesting of itself. I like Marc Bolan and the various incarnations of T.Rex very much but did not find 'Unicorn' particularly easy listening. This review was written after a first playing of the album with the aim of giving a sense of initial impressions. I bought it because I have enjoyed snatches of 'pixiefied pop' on T.Rex compilations in the past but odd snatches interspersed amongst other musical styles is a bit different from a well packed, very good value expanded edition album all in 'pixiefied' style. Perhaps we're too used to expecting to instantly connect with music these days and one step removed from the album listening experience? Despite the hippie influence, coming through strong here is the enthusiasm, talent and charm Marc will rightly be remembered for. I wouldn't say every track here is a total gem but certainly some of the harmonies are glorious and very inventive. There's tremulo a plenty which, if you like Bolan too, you're unlikely to be averse to as it so much underpins his vocal style. 'Pewter Suitor' is possibly my favourite track; the vocals are reminiscent of the extended versions of 'Deborah'. I think 'Unicorn' will grow on me. If it doesn't, it won't be because I don't want it to.