T.Rex The T. Rex Wax Co. Singles: A's and B's 1972-77 (2-CD)

The T. Rex Wax Co. Singles: A's and B's 1972-77
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  EDS 714

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: April 29, 2002
  • Label: Edsel Records Uk

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 5/95, p.122
4 Stars - Excellent - "...the A-SIDES collection is still testament to a unique pop sensibility that stuck to its sound and vision however daft and simplistic it could be..."

Tracks:

  • 1.Telegram Sam
  • 2.Cadilac
  • 3.Baby Strange
  • 4.Metel Guru
  • 5.Thunderwing
  • 6.Lady
  • 7.Children Of The Revolution
  • 8.Jitterbug Love
  • 9.Sunken Rags
  • 10.Solid Gold Easy Action
  • 11.Xmas Born To Boogie
  • 12.20th Century Boy
  • 13.Free Angel
  • 14.The Groover
  • 15.Midnight
  • 16.Truck On (Tyke)
  • 17.Sitting Here
  • 18.Teenage Dream
  • 19.Satisfaction Pony
  • 20.Light Of Love
  • 21.Explosive Mouth
  • 22.Zip Gun Boogie
  • 23.Space Boss
  • 24.New York City
  • 25.Chrome Star
  • 26.Dreamy Lady
  • 27.Do You Wanna Dance
  • 28.Dock Of The Bay
  • 29.London Boys
  • 30.Solid Baby
  • 31.I Love To Boogie
  • 32.Baby Boomerang
  • 33.Laser Love
  • 34.Lifes An Elevator
  • 35.To Know You Is To Love You (To Know Him Is To Love Him)
  • 36.City Port
  • 37.The Soul Of My Suit
  • 38.All Alone
  • 39.Dandy In The Underworld
  • 40.Groove A Little
  • 41.Tame My Tiger
  • 42.Celebrate Summer
  • 43.Ride My Wheels

Product Description:

This 2 CD set contains 44 tracks.
Includes liner notes by Mark Paytress.
Liner Note Author: Mark Paytress.
Recording information: Music Recorders Inc., Hollywood, CA (09/1974).
Author: Marc Bolan.
Featuring the same songs as the two-disc GREATEST HITS: 1972-1977, this T. Rex collection performs the service of arranging the tracks in chronological order, whereas the former set divides the CDs up into A-sides and B-sides. While it's up to listeners to decide which approach works best, the WAX CO. SINGLES compilation does place British glam icon Marc Bolan's work in a better historical context, fully displaying his artistic progression during these key years in his career.
Beginning with the swaggering "Telegram Sam," this offering charts T. Rex's wonderfully decadent glam journey, stopping off at lesser-known tracks such as the metal-tinged "Midnight," which showcases Bolan's blistering lead-guitar lines, and the aptly titled, Eastern-influenced "Chrome Sitar." Though the A-sides are still the main attraction, as revealed by the gleefully sleazy "Solid Gold Easy Action" and the fiercely stomping "20th Century Boy," the B-sides more than than carry their weight, making this one of the finest T. Rex compilations available.
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  • UPC: 740155171421
  • Shipping Weight: 0.29/lbs (approx)
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