Marc Bolan

Cat Black

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Cat Black is one more in the long succession of albums that dip into the 1981 You Scare Me to Death collection, created by former Bolan manager Simon Napier-Bell from a clutch of 25-year-old demos, and granted fresh life by some recent overdubbing. Controversial at the time -- the unaccompanied Bolan was of far more interest than the latter day sessionmen -- it was nevertheless a skillfully arranged job, updating a desperately primitive sound for then-modern ears and, as an album in its own right, the performances are at least listenable. What they are not is a representation of what Bolan himself might have done with the same songs, had he ever chosen to.

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