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Product details

  • Audio CD (10 Sept. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Universal
  • ASIN: B000V6JDA6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,810 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. 20th Century Boy
  2. Get It On
  3. Metal Guru
  4. Ride A White Swan
  5. Hot Love
  6. Jeepster
  7. Telegram Sam
  8. I Love To Boogie
  9. Children of the Revolution
  10. Solid Gold Easy Action
  11. New York City
  12. The Groover
  13. Truck On (Tyke)
  14. Debora
  15. One Inch Rock
  16. Light of Love
  17. Dreamy Lady
  18. London Boys
  19. Celebrate Summer
  20. Teenage DreamDISC 2

Disc: 2

  1. The Wizard
  2. Desdemona
  3. Pewter Suitor
  4. King of the Rumbling Spires
  5. By the Light of the Magical Moon
  6. Is It Love?
  7. King of the Mountain Cometh
  8. Cosmic Dancer
  9. There Was A Time/Raw Ramp
  10. Life's A Gas
  11. Sailors of the Highway
  12. Thunderwing
  13. Born to Boogie
  14. Till Dawn
  15. Zip Gun Boogie
  16. Christmas Bop
  17. Laser Love
  18. Life's An Elevator
  19. Soul of my Suit
  20. Dandy in the Underworld Hidden bonus
  21. Untitled Poem (from box set)

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Format: Audio CD
Two discs of Bolan brilliance. Choc a bloc full of the "usual suspects" in terms of T.Rex hits (Ride A White Swan, Hot Love, Metal Guru, I Love To Boogie & so on), the CD also has some tracks that you might not normally expect to see on a Bolan "Greatest Hits" compilation.
Desdemona, is a real treat (from Marc's time with Johns Children), as is his first single,The Wizard & there are some "cancelled" T.Rex singles, which have appeared elsewhere but give a nice depth to this CD (Sailors Of The Highway, one of these "cancelled" singles, is truly a marvellous song). On top of all of this you even get the belter that is Raw Ramp.
A really very good cross section of Marc's work - not in any chronology, in terms of the running order of the CD but excellent none the less - a cracking compilation - spoil yourself !

UPDATE - that bloke Arthur, who has a review above me doesn't talk about this album at all,rather, he talks about Marc's shortcomings (in pretty unpleasant terms) - review the record, don't just slate the artist & get your story right if you do !!!
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Over the years I have lost track of the countless Marc Bolan & T-Rex compilations that have been released. So what makes this one different - apart from the obvious fact that this marks the 30th anniversary of his death? Well, for the first time ever this 'Greatest Hits' package is both fully comprehensive and digitally remastered at the same time (they've either been one or the other or neither in the past).

Also, if any casual fan does decide they should opt for a one disc 'best of' like - 'The Essential Collection', because they think this may have too much material on it for them, then they'll be seriously missing out on such gems as: 'Celebrate Summer', 'Life's An Elevator' and 'Soul Of My Suit'.

Anybody who already owns a Marc Bolan compilation, who may feel exploited by having to shell out on yet another hits package, can at least console themselves that this will be the last time they'll ever have to - as I can't see how they'll ever improve on this. So lets 'Celebrate' - Autumn with this release.
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Never been a true fan except for the singles and after trawling the seemingly endless selection of compilations decided this was pobably the best and was not disappointed. This double CD seems to cover just about everything essential and brought back some long forgotten memories which is exactly what music is supposed to do. I defy anybody not to tap their feet to the likes of 'I love To Boogie' or sing along to the fade-out to 'Hot Love'. Lyrically some of the songs are a bit obscure but does that really matter? Just buy it and enjoy, I did.
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I must say, these past reviews make a very interesting read, particulary Mr Dooley's impertinent rant. I am in favour of all the people who have commented about what this Welshman has to say, we are supposed to be reviewing Bolan's music, not his lifestyle. I would be most suprised if this Arthur man was able to control his ego if he was subject to the same success that Bolan had. In Bolan's defence, I would like to point out that in the summer of 76, Bolan had slimmed down (though I fail to see why we should metion his weight) and released 'I Love to Boogie' one of my all time favorite songs. Marc Bolan was a fantastic songwriter and musician whose music has brought me through my childhood and into my teenage years.
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He was a real star and this collection is a true reflection of that . For 5 years or more he was untouchable and released great single after great single .They are all here , 20th Century Boy , Children Of The Revolution , Telegram Sam , Metal Guru , Hot Love , Get It On , Jeepster , Ride a White Swan , Solid Gold Easy Action + classic album tracks like Life's A Gas. Early acoustic stuff is represented here too so there it is a treat for real fans and fair weather ones too . My real test is does it sound good in the car ? oh yes !
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In an absolute minefield of Bolan compilations, this has to be the best. Mystic Lady is about the only omission I can think of which could have been on here, but that's compilations, and I've got it elsewhere. Born in 1960, I was a young teenager when glamrock was all the rage, and T.Rex and Slade changed my life. Nothing I can listen to can evoke such wonderful memories as this. Brilliant.
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An absolute must for all Marc Bolan fans. It is far better than other Marc Bolan compilation CDs I have heard. This CD contains all of his hits and it's great to just play this CD and reminisce. Even better, it is a great introduction to Marc Bolan for those who are unaware of his talent.
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This is the Best Bolabn Collection ever even including his 1st song recorded The Wizzard and the uncut version of Deborah by John's Children. Excellent double cd set of all of Bolan's great songs. Maybe slightly lacking more Tyrannosaurus Rex material but that can be purchased elsewhere in another double cd set The best of Tyrannosaurus Rex.
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