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Acoustic warrior
Acoustic warrior
Offered by musikdrehscheibe
Price: 8.11

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Acoustic Warrior, 11 Jan 2012
This review is from: Acoustic warrior (Audio CD)
This is a German release of a previous UK release it, despite some people saying it is not overdubbed it is (I have over 200 Bolan CD's so you can take my word for it). It is a number of acoustic radio sessions, concert audio and backing tracks that have been re-done to feel like an unplugged show, something Marc would no doubt have done had he still been around. It is at the end of the day a re-mix and should be viewed in the same way as Simon Napier Bell's Scare me to Death or the Fan Club remixes. If you have all the original 67-77 albums then this is an interesting addition but get the original albums as released by Marc when he was alive as your priority.


T-Rex - Up Close And Personal [2007] [DVD]
T-Rex - Up Close And Personal [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ T-Rex
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: 19.54

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for interviews but not for music, 26 Dec 2007
I received this as an Xmas present (after hints) and thought I would make some comments on it.

It comes with a built in book of about 70 pages with some photo's usual career history and an analysis of all the albums (along with the Unchained and alternative releases) written by Dave Thompson. For the most part accurate there are some mistakes (Marie Callas died the same day as Bolan - Not Presley as in the book) but for the main part it's a workable synopsis of the Career. Now for the DVD the usual suspects are interviewed including Bill Legend, Rolan and BP Fallon ( as well as Cliff of the Chronology Fame) The interviews are good, Peter Jenner comes over rather critical of Marc (but then as Jenner admits, he was rather jealous of the fact that Bolan found fame after he had left their management. The lack of access to masters of video material means that they have purposely aged what video material they have of Bolan (TOTP and Marc Shows footage included) to make the material appear older the it is.

By far the worst aspect is that at various points (as presumably they were unable to get clearance) they have used a tribute band (The Metal Guru's) to play incidental music of some of the classic Bolan tracks. There are no full Bolan tracks all just snippets and the only extras is a photo gallery. For Bolan completists the extra interview material is good, some new stories, some heard before but Not as good as The Final Word. 5/5 for the interviews but really only 3/5 for the Bolan bits.


The Very Best Of T. Rex Volumes 1 & 2
The Very Best Of T. Rex Volumes 1 & 2
Offered by tunesonline
Price: 13.19

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An brilliant priced album for the 72-77 period, 20 Sep 2004
This can never be titled the best of T.REX as it only covers his 72-77 EMI releases, and thefore missis out on the 7-71 hits of Get it On, Hot Love, Jeepster, Debora having said that you do get Telegram Sam before its recent remix for a beer commercial, Children of the Revolution and a whole host of other hits. What it does allow is the room for looking at a number of classic cuts from the 72-77 albums and even some like Christmas Bop which were not released until after his untimely death. Its minus 1 star for missing out on some of his earlier hits butand great value at 9.99


The Essential Collection: 25th Anniversary Edition
The Essential Collection: 25th Anniversary Edition
Price: 13.09

104 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential Starter to T.Rex, 27 Sep 2003
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.


Super Tarot: How to Link the Cards to Reveal Your Future
Super Tarot: How to Link the Cards to Reveal Your Future
by Sasha Fenton
Edition: Paperback

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent and Practical Tarot Book, 17 Aug 2003
This is a new edition to a title that was originally printed many years ago. Sasha has revisited the book and completely overhauled it. This book is a useful follow on for those readers that have just started to learn the tarot and have maybe read a book or two but need to go that step further and need some help linking the cards together. Sasha’s easy to follow style enables the linking of cards to be easily picked up as a reader is guided through a number of different spreads and for the variety of spreads given this book is worth looking at alone for that reason


Conversations With Spirit: A Life of Encounters, of the Other Kind...
Conversations With Spirit: A Life of Encounters, of the Other Kind...
by Gordon Arthur Smith
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Unique Biography, 16 Aug 2003
A fascinating auto biography of Gordon who had been with BAPS for such a long time. This is about Gordon’s life and this is a fascinating sometimes sad and often humorous life story.
Those expecting a lot on BAPS will not find that much as his life was so full in other areas of his work as well. Although I knew Gordon for many years and worked with him on Committee at various times, this book revealed a lot of information on his life that I never knew. In many ways I got to learn more about Gordon’s life in this book then in our many conversations in the past. It probably needed someone like Jacqui who put Gordon’s faltering memory and stories into a semblance of order. Even so there are occasions when Gordon tells a tale and does not finish it as well as getting some dates and sequences of events out of order. There were some BAPS related stories that I felt could have been left out but Gordon was always very forthright. I understand from Jacqui that there were other fascinating stories that were going to impact on page count or indeed deemed to risqué for the book. Hopefully Jacque can be persuaded to write some of them up for future Mercury editions.


Reading the Runes: A Beginner's Guide
Reading the Runes: A Beginner's Guide
by Kim Farnell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.11

37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All you need to know about Runes, 16 Aug 2003
Kim has produced an excellent book on the runes in an easy to learn format that covers all you need to know to learn the Runes. In fact the book was conceived as a BAPS (British Astrological & Psychic Society) course book. As such the book is designed especially for those wanting to learn all about runes, not just how to read them, but also the history and mythology of each rune. Nicely illustrated with plenty of sample spreads and readings this book will teach you all you need.


Illustrated A-Z of Understanding Star Signs
Illustrated A-Z of Understanding Star Signs
by Kim Farnell
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent A-Z Encyclopaedia, 3 Aug 2003
This deeply illustrated book is basically an A-Z of every term you are likely to need to find or occasion to use in astrology or astronomy. As well as mini biogs of important movers in as astrology such as Johannenes Kepler and Michel Gauquelin, there are definitions of every planet and sign, chart point and includes obscure astrological word such as Matutine – a term to describe a planet that rises in the morning in the East before the sun. Also did you know that Logarithms were first invented to allow accurate calculation of astrological charts before they became a standard use for navigation? Something that schools will often forget to mention. In all I would suggest this is a book for you to buy for any astrological or astronomical student. Even an long practised astrologer will find information in this book a delight and along with the rare photos and illustrations that make this an invaluable book to dip into for pleasure.


20th Century Superstar (4CD)
20th Century Superstar (4CD)

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive history, 18 Sep 2002
If you wanted to find a bit more about Marc Bolan then the usual great hits packages and wanted to get an overview from his entire back catalogue without being just confined to one era then this is the album. with 108 tracks on one CD. Universal have managed to negotiate with all the license holders of the different publishers and record companies to ensure that this is a complete package even to the extent of getting a David Bowie single (The Prettiest Star) which features Bolan on Guitar. It features his first ever recording in 1964 as Toby Tyler through to his last single Celebrate Summer in 1977 via the mod punk band of Johns Children, through the hippy music of Tyrannosaurus Rex plus all the Glam hits of the 70's. As well as every single there are a couple or so tracks from each album, b sides poems, radio sessions. Many of the tracks have been unavailable before to the record buying public and three tracks have not even been available to the die hard Marc Bolan fans. To keep the Bolan fan happy they have also given alternative versions of tracks that have not been released before. If you are a Bolan fan then you will need this. If you want a Bolan album that has more then just great hits then buy this.


T Rex Greatest 72-77 B-Sides
T Rex Greatest 72-77 B-Sides
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: 28.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The B sides were as good as the A sides, 30 July 2002
One thing that Marc was always good at in the days of 7 inch 45rpm singles was the B Sides. Often these gems never appered on album . Bolan did not feel that fans should pay for songs they already had. Now when singles appaer the B sides seem littered with remixes of A sides not then. Many of these tracks have become classic T.Rex tracks in their own right from the rock of Thunderwing to the sensuality of Ride My Wheels. Beacuse of the change of lables you don't get the B sides to Get it on or Hot Love, but then it would not have all gone on one CD. Many of the B sides could have been hits themselves. Some such as Groove a Little were even perhaps meant to have been the A side. Tame My Tiger should have been.
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