T. Rex

Bolan at the Beeb

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Universal UK's 2007 release Bolan at the Beeb is a valuable triple-disc collection that rounds up all existing BBC recordings that Marc Bolan made, tracing his evolution from Tyrannosaurus Rex to T. Rex. The value in the set is not quite in its rarity -- these sessions have been released in a number of forms before -- but rather in its convenience, comprehensiveness, and cleanliness, as it has all the BBC recordings in one place, sounding the best they ever have, and they're illuminated by an essay by Mark Paytress that helps place it all in context. Make no mistake, this is certainly for serious Bolan-philes only (but are there any other kind in the late 2000s?), the kind that are happy to purchase music yet again if it is presented in a better fashion, which it surely is on Bolan at the Beeb.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 01:53 Amazon
2 01:41 Amazon
3 02:31 Amazon
4 02:29 Amazon
5 02:10 Amazon
6 02:43 Amazon
7 00:26 Amazon
8 01:08 Amazon
9 01:18 Amazon
10 02:15 Amazon
11 01:35 Amazon
12 02:09 Amazon
13 02:03 Amazon
14 02:18 Amazon
15 02:17 Amazon
16 02:32 Amazon
17 01:54 Amazon
18 00:42 Amazon
19 00:38 Amazon
20 00:31 Amazon
21 00:12 Amazon
22 02:43 Amazon
23 02:51 Amazon
24 02:01 Amazon
25 02:47 Amazon
26 02:32 Amazon
27 01:30 Amazon
28 03:24 Amazon
29 02:50 Amazon
30 02:20 Amazon
31 03:08 Amazon
32 06:02 Amazon
33 08:28 Amazon
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