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4.0 out of 5 stars Tyrannosaurus Rex not T. Rex
Technically this compilation is by Tyrannosaurus Rex not T. Rex, the name adopted by a later incarnation of the group. It therefore only contains material recorded by the short-lived Tyrannosaurus Rex during the period 1968-1970.

However, it does feature the band's 3 Top 50 chart singles (Debora; One Inch Rock; King Of The Rumbling Spires) together with some...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tyrannosaurus Rex not T. Rex, 1 Mar. 2007
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Stanarchy (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Best Of T.Rex (Audio CD)
Technically this compilation is by Tyrannosaurus Rex not T. Rex, the name adopted by a later incarnation of the group. It therefore only contains material recorded by the short-lived Tyrannosaurus Rex during the period 1968-1970.

However, it does feature the band's 3 Top 50 chart singles (Debora; One Inch Rock; King Of The Rumbling Spires) together with some b-sides. Also included are tracks from the group's four albums: 'My People Were Fair And Had Sky In Their Hair, But Now They're Content To Wear Stars On Their Brows'(1968); 'Prophets Seers And Sages, The Angels Of The Ages'(1968); 'Unicorn'(1969) and 'A Beard Of Stars'(1970). Most of the percussion/bongos/etc. are played by Steve Peregine Took while Mickey Finn, who teamed up with Bolan in 1969, is only present on a few tracks.

Despite the band's popular image as bongo-playing pixie-fixated hippy types (which is not particularly inaccurate), some of these tracks showcase experiments with a full band and electric guitar. Challenging, unusual, innovative and a bit weird, Tyrannosaurus Rex are often seen as epitomising the childlike innocence of hippydom more than any other group of the time.

From gentle ballads to manic acoustic workouts this album isn't bad as a taster if you're new to early Bolan. The group's style, though, is nothing like the polished radio-friendly groovers Bolan was famous for in the glory days of T. Rex and Glam Rock.

A Tyrannosaurus Rex 2-disc release would ultimately do better tribute to the band's memory, especially as this collection only features one track each from their latter two albums.

But overall, its a good place to start if you want to explore Bolan's pre-'Hot Love' legacy. Just don't forget 'T.Rex'(1970), the first album by the newly renamed T. Rex, destined to be overshadowed by its colossal follow-up 'Electric Warrior'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Track Listing -King Of The Rumbling Spires, 3 Dec. 2014
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Glenn Cook (South Cave, near Hull UK) - See all my reviews
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My fellow reviewer Stanarchy is right 'technically' this is Tyrannasaurus Rex and not T Rex.

This was the break through that Marc Bolan was after after many years with interesting but not fabulously sucessful releases.
One Inch Rock was the future!!
The last three tracks King Of The Rumbling Spires, Blessed Wild Apple Girl and the showstopping Elemental Child were wonderful.

The strange looking cover is from a short lived release policy by the Fly Lable.

For a while all Fly Releases had similar covers except for the top right blue square which had a pic of the group.

Several acts released LPs (as they were then) on this label.

T Rex did this before they became a mega chart toping group.

The inner label on the LP's had a giganticv large drawing of a fly.

This was both fascinating and repulsive my generation having a real detestation of flies.
This was before fridges and vacumm packs were the norm.
Flies = disease.

Anyhow.
Amazon have not given us the track listing for this wonderful CD

1. Debora
2. Child Star
3. Cat Black(The Wizard's Hat)
4. Conesuala
5. Strange Orchestra
6. Find A Little Wood
7. Once Upon The Seas Of Abyssinia
8. One Inch Rock
9. Slamanda Palaganda
10. Lofty Skies
11. Stacey Grove
12. King Of The Rumbling Spires
13. Blessed Wild Apple Girl
14. Elemental Child
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great music, 17 Dec. 2012
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Before T.Rex was Tyrannosaurus Rex, from whose work this LP is drawn: strange folky music with lyrics as whimsical and pre-Raphaelite as you are likely to find set to such lovely tunes. "Debora", "Find a Little Wood," "Blessed Wild Apple Girl"--this is a fine assortment of Marc Bolan's music in the few years just before the release of "Ride a White Swan" and the advent of TRextacy.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tyranasaurus Rex realy, 4 Jan. 2014
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pre pop. should not be thought of a T Rex. T Rex was what you think of as the chart band. this is a prequel album to thr rise to fame, however it is no less important. better than some of the chart hits. the roots of t rex
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original compilation, 20 July 2010
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This was Marc Bolan's first 'Best Of' and is almost all Tyrannosaurus Rex really.
It was originally released around 1970 and is full of great tracks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars exalent, 22 Nov. 2013
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Graham Spafford (newcastle under lyme Staffordshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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i just had to get this cd as i had the album of it originally,
for the amazing track blessed wild apple girl"
dreamy magic form marc!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 14 Dec. 2014
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good early recordings
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe biased!, 3 Nov. 2004
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Love this album,because its different! Would'nt be with out it!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love it, 23 Mar. 2014
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I loved T rex when I was a kid, to the point of curling my hair like Marc Bolan, his songs were poems an amazingly quaint, I love every song on this album from Deborah onwards. He plays a prty mean guitar as well. sadly missed from this world.
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1.0 out of 5 stars what ever your looking for..you'll will find it with A, 18 July 2014
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Just what l was looking for..
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