Marc Bolan & T. Rex/Marc Bolan/T. Rex: Marc Bolan (vocals, guitar).
Glam-rock god Marc Bolan put T. Rex on the rock-&-roll map in the 1970s with such classics as "Jeepster" and "Telegram Sam," but this collection of their late-'60s/early-'70s BBC recordings paints a picture of a group in transition. While the '60s material is full of hippie-era psych-folk whimsy, you can hear the sandals fall away, replaced by platform heels, as the T. Rex sound is electrified and toughened up on the '70s tracks, until it reaches the classic glam-rock sound of the ELECTRIC WARRIOR era. No one ever sounded quite like T. Rex in any phase of their work, and THE BEST OF THE BBC RECORDINGS offers a unique glimpse into their artistic growth.