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Light of Love Import

4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Japan
  • ASIN: B00005GD1N
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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By A Customer on 17 Jan. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Light of love , if you don't have it get it. Token of my love and think zinc are worth buying the album for any way then you hear Teenage dream... simply magical.
From the first song to the last you will be taken on a majestic tour of Bolan's mind, meandering through pools of words and fields of music, This album definately is top 5 T REX albums of all time.... Enjoy.
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By 70s VINE VOICE on 11 Oct. 2003
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
From Marcs "difficult"(read bad sales) period, this set was devised by a record exec to combine the best from 2 of Marcs albums. Although the material doesn't appear on the surface to be compatable, surprisingly it works. If you don't want to buy the 2 albums involved, then this is a great way to get the best of both of them.
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all good,many thanks.
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the man
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HASH(0x88deaa68) out of 5 stars Zinc Alloy + Bolan's Zip Gun = Light of Love 22 Oct. 2012
By James Choma - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have a soft spot for T. Rex's "Light of Love." Despite heavy promotion from Casablanca Records in 1974 and a U.S. Tour, this underdog album never stood a chance. I don't think most people at the time could make heads or tails of the album, as it was a far cry from the finely crafted tunes on "The Slider," "Electric Warrior," and to a lesser degree, "Tanx;" yet like nothing else on the musical scene of 1974. It wasn't anything that could be called disco, the footstompin' rock of Grand Funk or Foghat, the bubblegum pop of the Bay City Rollers, or the light acoustic rock of Cat Stevens. Nor was Bolan progressing as his musical rival, David Bowie, who was releasing a string of critically acclaimed albums: "Aladdin Sane," "Diamond Dogs [ECD]," and "Young Americans." This was a directionless Marc Bolan struggling for relevance in America with what Casablanca Records considered the best tracks from his two weakest albums (not available in the US at that time): 1974's "Zinc Alloy & The Hidden Riders of Tomorrow" and "Bolan's Zip Gun (Dlx)." Sadly, this would be Marc Bolan's last attempt to break it big in America prior to his untimely death in 1977.

By late 1974/early 1975, Marc Bolan was at the low-point of a once-promising career. His former label, Reprise (Warner Brothers), dropped him in early 1974 after lackluster sales; he left his wife June Child Bolan; his intolerable ego drove away long-time friend and producer Tony Visconti; he was gaining weight; and in his own words he "had descended into a twilight world of kinky sex, drugs, and booze."

What you wind up getting on this album are three tracks from Zinc Alloy: "Teenage Dream," "Venus Loon," and "Till Dawn." The remaining 8 tracks are from "Bolan's Zip Gun," arguably the weakest album of Marc's career. Oddly enough, "Light of Love" came out in the US before "Bolan's Zip Gun" was released in the UK. As a result, some have speculated that this may have hurt UK sales where in 1974, Marc's star was already on the wane.

While this is a compilation album, I still like it. I have my favorites from both albums; however, I think whoever did assemble the tracks, did a very good job of picking what may have been the best tunes commercially. To me, the album cover is beautiful. I don't recall the photographer's name at the moment, but I believe it's a 1972 shot.

While it's definitely not Bolan's best moment, I do find it a fun album and an odd addition to the wonderful music legacy with which Marc Bolan left us.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x88dea438) out of 5 stars The best of Zinc and Zip Gun 3 April 2001
By Tom Grimaldi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Am American release on Casablanca records this was a "best of" for "Zinc Alloy..." and "Bolan's Zip Gun" considered two of T. Rex's weaker LP's. Highly recommended "Think Zinc" alone is worth it
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HASH(0x894361ec) out of 5 stars dizzying and fabulous 11 Dec. 2000
By Tracy Kaufman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
While definitely not one of T. Rex's best-known albums, it was actually my first, and I do love it. You can't sit still while listening to it, and the brilliantly thought-out glam-rock melodies will stick in your head forever. I can't even begin to decide upon a favorite.
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HASH(0x88df3c0c) out of 5 stars Glam At It's Finest 11 Jun. 2001
By Mark Williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Very cool cd- it's got a lot of great effects and catchy riffs. This is definitely a must have if you like 70's hard rock and early glam. My favorites here are Think Zinc and Venus Loon.
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HASH(0x88df3e4c) out of 5 stars This album was released before Bolan's Zip Gun Boogie 4 Jan. 2014
By Chuck Grinnell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album takes a couple tracks from Zinc Alloy and the remaining tracks were new recordings at the time of the release in 1974, this was a U.S. only release. Bolan's Zip Gun Boogie was released in the U.K. in 1975 therefore it pulled songs from this album.
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