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Tanx and Zinc Alloy - Deluxe Edition (Bonus DVD) Box set, CD+DVD

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  • Audio CD (10 Mar. 2014)
  • Deluxe Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set, CD+DVD
  • Label: Edsel
  • ASIN: B00I6HI78Q
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Tenement Lady
  2. Rapids
  3. Mister Mister
  4. Broken - Hearted Blues
  5. Shock Rock
  6. Country Honey
  7. Electric Slim And The Factory Hen
  8. Mad Donna
  9. Born To Boogie
  10. Life Is Strange
  11. The Street And Babe Shadow
  12. Highway Knees
  13. Left Hand Luke And The Beggar Boys

Disc: 2

  1. Children Of The Revolution
  2. Jitterbug Love
  3. Sunken Rags
  4. Solid Gold Easy Action
  5. Xmas Riff
  6. 20th Century Boy
  7. Free Angel
  8. Pepsi Jingle (Demo/Outtake)
  9. Mister Motion (Demo/Outtake)
  10. The Street & Babe Shadow (Demo/Outtake)
  11. Free Angel (Demo/Outtake)
  12. Rapids (Demo/Outtake)
  13. Life Is Strange (Demo/Outtake)
  14. Mister Mister (Demo/Outtake)
  15. Jitterbug Love 44 (Demo/Outtake)
  16. Country Honey (Demo/Outtake)
  17. Highway Knees (Demo/Outtake)
  18. Mad Donna (Demo/Outtake)
  19. Electric Slim & The Factory Hen [alias You Got The Look] (Demo/Outtake)
  20. Left Hand Luke (Demo/Outtake)
  21. Free Angel [alternate version] (Demo/Outtake)
  22. Fast Blues - Easy Action (Demo/Outtake)
  23. Sunken Rags [solo acoustic version] (Demo/Outtake)
  24. Xmas Fan Club Flexi [full version] (Demo/Outtake)

Disc: 3

  1. Venus Loon
  2. Sound Pit
  3. Explosive Mouth
  4. Galaxy
  5. Change
  6. Nameless Wildness
  7. Teenage Dream
  8. Liquid Gang
  9. Carsmile Smith And The Old One
  10. You've Got To Jive To Stay Alive - Spanish Midnight
  11. Interstellar Soul
  12. Painless Persuasion v. The Meathawk Immaculate
  13. The Avengers (Superbad)
  14. The Leopards Featuring Gardenia And The Mighty Slug

Disc: 4

  1. The Groover
  2. Midnight
  3. Truck On (Tyke)
  4. Sitting Here
  5. Satisfaction Pony
  6. Black Jack (Big Carrot Single)
  7. Squint Eye Mangle (Big Carrot Single)
  8. Geraldine & The Mighty Slug (Demo/Outtake)
  9. Change [solo electric] (Demo/Outtake)
  10. The Avengers (Superbad) [solo electric] (Demo/Outtake)
  11. Galaxy (Demo/Outtake)
  12. Carsmile Smith & The Old One (Demo/Outtake)
  13. Spanish Midnight (Demo/Outtake)
  14. Sitting There/Here (Demo/Outtake)
  15. Look To Your Soul (Demo/Outtake)
  16. Gardenia & The Mighty Slug (Demo/Outtake)
  17. Groover [solo acoustic] (Demo/Outtake)
  18. Truck On (Tyke) [solo acoustic with Gloria] (Demo/Outtake)
  19. Saturday Night (Demo/Outtake)
  20. Dance In The Midnight (Demo/Outtake)
  21. Down Home Lady (Demo/Outtake)
  22. Saturation Syncopation (Demo/Outtake)
  23. Delanie (Demo/Outtake)
  24. All My Love (Demo/Outtake)
  25. Hope You Enjoy The Show (Demo/Outtake)
  26. Saturday Night [alternate version] (Demo/Outtake)
  27. Interview [radio January 1974] (Demo/Outtake)

Disc: 5

  1. Children Of The Revolution [DVD - Top Of The Pops Performance]
  2. Solid Gold Easy Action [DVD - Top Of The Pops Performance]
  3. Mad Donna [DVD - Cilla Black Show Performance]
  4. The Groover [DVD - Promo film]
  5. Teenage Dream [DVD - Top Of The Pops Performance]
  6. Children Of The Revolution [DVD - Promo film]

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This 80 page 12x12 hardback book includes: 4 x CDs and 1 x DVD “Tanx” and “Zinc Alloy” and the contemporary singles remastered by producer Tony Visconti, Demos and outtakes, Brand new liner notes by Tony Visconti and acknowledged expert Mark Paytress, Plus photographs of ‘Tanx’ and ‘Zinc Alloy’ period 7” singles from around the world, previously unpublished photos, sheet music and press cuttings.

Preceded by some of Bolan’s most fondly-remembered singles, “Children Of The Revolution”, “Solid Gold Easy Action” and the classic “20th Century Boy”, 1973’s Tanx was the first T. Rex album to make full use of the ever-expanding range of studio gadgets. And while the album represented a new musical departure, several tracks maintained a direct link to the old sound. Hit singles “The Groover” and “Truck On (Tyke)” preceded Zinc Alloy, which was released in March 1974, and included the follow-up hit “Teenage Dream”. The results of listening to black radio stations whilst touring the US during 1973 are apparent on this album, something of an oft-overlooked treasure trove.

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Tanx is a great great album which I first bought when it was originally released. Loved it then still love it and really like the improved sound quality to hear even more of the "sound". I've never been taken with the sleeve image and for me it's still a poor selection that devalues the quality of the songs and talent of the artist. The other sleeve images including ZInc Alloy are all really strong so I'd love to understand what the deal is with the Tanx image. Having said all that great songs. Zinc Allloy I think is a very under rated album and as the man said at the time it was a different sound and has some great songs. Personally I would have preferred that they were released individually but no doubt the marketing guys considered and rejected this. Take it we'll be seeing the other gems coming our way?? T.rex always!
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I've been a T. Rex fan since I was 12 and am delighted with the newest remixed and remastered versions of Tanx and Zinc Alloy. No new material, except for DVD showing a home VHS recording from Top of the Pops of Teenage Dream. The presentation is first class with additional sleeve notes and pictures, perhaps it would have been better if the two albums had been presented separately but .............. I hope there are plans afoot to do the same with the rest of the Marc Bolan and T. Rex catalogue.
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In this big, serious box set the Tanx album is given prominence and comes first in the selection of discs. Though it is a great album, it represents the ‘tail-end’ of the Bolan’s manic fame-phase that lasted from 71-73. It is a rich, startling sound experience, with Bolan’s melodic gifts greatly in evidence. The playing from the members of the original T.REX is superb, ably assisted by saxophonist Howie Casey and Tony Visconti, that many-talented producer and instrumentalist, who contributes mellotron and recorders to the sumptuous mix.
Where Bolan falls down sometimes is in his slavish need to give another hit to the ‘kids’ and many tracks here could easily have been hits: Shock Rock, Country Honey, Rapids and The Street And Babe Shadow could all have be released as singles. In fact the album is expanded with many great singles such as 20th Century Boy and Children Of The Revolution. All of the tracks on this album are without doubt the apex of pop-rock, perfectly produced and performed. The sense of giving up on the fame-game is perhaps most fittingly illustrated by the silly ending to Left Hand Luke And The Beggar Boys, the original album closer. When Bolan, perhaps drunkenly, spits out the final syllable, he unwittingly gives the clear impression that Tanx is a bit of a throwaway collection.
Zinc Alloy, however, is Bolan's greatest album, an album so brimming with confidence and ideas it's almost bursting at the seams, it's his Sgt Pepper, his Smile, his Exile On Main St, and every song is mesmeric. The ferocity of his guitar playing, and it's amazing fluidity and grace makes every song endlessly fascinating. Even shorter, throwaway tracks like Spanish Midnight/Jive To Stay Alive are filled with his superb extemporisation, with vocal and musical inventiveness in abundance.
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Who else but Marc Bolan could pair the above surrealistic couplet with a grindingly sexy chugging guitar riff? It's one of the numerous reasons why the man was so uniquely brilliant and so special to so many.

Here then we have the newly remastered Visconti editions of `Tanx' and `Zinc Alloy', somewhat oddly, released as one deluxe package. Four discs of recordings and a DVD housed in a rather beautiful hardback book containing equally beautiful photographs, brief recording notes from Visconti and new essays by Mark Paytress.

I have noted elsewhere on Amazon that I believe `Tanx' to have been Bolan's last truly great work. Sure, there are tracks from all his subsequent releases which I consider essential for any credible Bolan playlist but, and it's a big but, increasing reliance upon Gloria's warblings and Marc's cod Hendrix multi layered guitar histrionics did little for me I'm afraid. The latter, unfortunately, is all over `Zinc Alloy' an album saved for me by Bolan's superb lyrics and wordplay.

(`Dandy in the underworld' could have been a shining return to form were it not for the Bontempi style seaside organ synths which horribly dominate and now date the majority of the songs. Interestingly, in lyric and in tune, Dandy is a close relative of Bolan's masterwork `The Slider' and I do wonder how it might have sounded if performed by the classic 1972 T.Rex line up with Visconti at the producers helm. That however, is another debate altogether!)

Many in the Bolan community have dismissed this release and see it solely as a profit making exercise largely exploitative of the fans who consistently buy the products.
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I bought Ride A White Swan in 1970. I then bought everything T.Rex had released before and after this amazing single. Was lucky enough to see T.Rex live on three separate UK tours and after Marc Bolan's death continued to buy all posthumous releases. So this review is written by a loyal fan.

We've enjoyed a vast amount of previously unreleased material - possibly the most ever released by any other artist. From the tinny home demos to unreleased masterpieces (Buick Mackane 2, Bolan's Blues etc). However, as fans, we have to face reality. As prolific as Marc was (the Prince of the 1970's) there isn't much unreleased material left. So the commemorative box sets are, in my view, a great way to honour the best works of the genius that is Marc Bolan and give fans the opportunity to hear remastered versions of his recordings. We don't have to buy them. I choose to buy them and I love them.

Tony Visconti was co-architect of the classic T.Rex sound and is the only producer who has the right to re-work or remaster Marc's work. The sound on these new versions is crisp, clear and sounds like it was made yesterday. This is a testament to the timelessness of Bolan's music. I'll only pick one song as an example. Jitterbug Love reveals the various instrumental tracks much clearer than the original. It's a joy for an old fan to listen to. A real joy.

Electric Warrior and The Slider are undoubted classics but Tanx has always been my sentimental favourite album of all time. I listened to this version with the same anticipation as I listened to it the day it was released in 1973. Tanx remains an outstanding album and is still my favourite. The following year I bought Zinc Alloy on it's released date just after seeing the band on the Truck Off tour.
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