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Marc Bolan - At The BBC (6CD)

Posted by Alan

Release Date : 26-Aug-2013 for £49.99

From Universal Music:

"Like his contemporary, friend, rival and peer David Bowie, Marc Bolan’s journey from ace face Mod in the London of the Swinging ‘60s to ground-breaking megastar in the early-‘70s was a fascinating one. Having progressed through noise-heavy protro-Psychedelia with his first band John’s Children, Bolan transitioned into a mystical hippy poet with the John Peel endorsed Tyrannosaurus Rex before shortening the name, "going electric" and officially kicking off the 1970s (and inventing Glam Rock in the process) with his band T.Rex.
This box set tells that incredible journey via every surviving BBC Session we could get our hands on.
This box set is the most ambitious and complete collection of BBC recordings so far. As we know, over the years the BBC have wiped and lost many sessions and concerts which were recorded in the late ‘60s and ‘70s. This collection is a testament to the tenacity and dedication of one man. That man is collector and part-time sleuth Clive Zone.
Clive has spent over 6 years collecting and researching this box set pulling in favours from the Bolan community and compiling the very best sources where possible. A few of the sessions and concerts did exist in the BBC archive but those which did not have been sourced from BBC Transcription Discs, off air recordings made on reel-to-reel tape recorders and in one or two instances cassette tapes.
The sound recording on one or two tracks may not be up to 2013 standards but as no other source exists we thought the fans would rather hear something than
nothing"

Disc One opens with the one and only session recorded by Marc’s first band, John’s Children, recorded for the BBC Radio One – Saturday Club in June 1967
and also includes all of the sessions recorded for John Peel’s Top Gear programme between November 1967 and December 1968
Disc Two contains 4 Top Gear sessions plus 3 interviews for the Night Ride programme recorded in June 1969 and the In Concert performance recorded in
January 1970
Disc Three contains the Top Gear session from October 1970, 2 songs from the long lost Bob Harris session from November 1970, a Dave Lee Travis session from
December 1970 and 5 songs recorded live for the December 1970 broadcast of the John Peel Sunday Concert.
Disc Four features 8 songs recorded for the Radio One Club and broadcast in March and July of 1971 plus a session recorded for the Bob Harris “Sound of the
Seventies” show in August 1971 plus an interview with Tony Norman in 1971, Keith Altham in 1972 and a stunning recording of Telegram Sam for the January
1972 Peter Powell show.
Disc Five and Disc Six contain mixes which were exclusively recorded for the BBC between May 1972 and January 1974 plus interviews with Marc which he did
with Johnny Moran, Nicky Horne, Anne Nightingale and David Hamilton.
The set has been compiled and reserached by Clive Zone, with a new essay by Mark Payress (Author, 'Marc Bolan – A 20th Century Superstar'). It was mastered
to the highest possible quality by Keiron McGarry at Universal Mastering – London and designed by Phil Smee at Waldo’s Design and Dream Emporium – St
Albans.

Tracklisting Disc 1

DISC ONE – John’s Children and Tyrannosaurus Rex

John’s Children - BBC Radio One – Saturday Club : TX 17-6-1968

01: Jagged Time Lapse ( 2:38 )

02: Interview with John Hewlett ( 0:53 )

03: The Perfumed Garden of Gulliver Smith ( 2:46 )

04: Daddy Rolling Stone ( 2:12 )

05: Hot Rod Mama ( 3:11 )

06: Top Gear jingle – ( 0:12 )

BBC Radio One – Top Gear : Recorded 30-10-1967

07: Highways with chat ( 1:54 )

08: Dwarfish Trumpet Blues with chat ( 2:36 )

09: Scenescof with interview ( 2:18 )

10: Child Star with chat ( 3:02 )

11: Pictures of Purple People with interview ( 2:50 )

12: Hot Rod Mama with interview ( 3:00 )

BBC Radio One – Top Gear : Transmitted 24-3-1968

13: Knight with chat ( 2:30 )

14: Frowning Atahuallpa with chat (4:41 )

15: Strange Orchestras ( 1:53 )

16: Afghan Woman with chat ( 2:04 )

17: Deborah with chat ( 3:18 )

18: Mustang Ford with chat ( 3:17 )

BBC Radio One – Top Gear : Transmitted 14-7-1968

19: Stacey Grove with chat ( 1:53 )

20: One Inch Rock with chat ( 1:43 )

21: Salamanda Palaganda with chat ( 2:11 )

22: Eastern Spell with chat ( 1:35 )

23: Wind Quartets with chat ( 2:59 )

BBC Radio One – Voice of Pop : Transmitted 21-9-1968

24: Juniper Suction – Poem ( 0:31 )

25: Juniper Suction – song with interview ( 1:46 )

BBC Radio One – Top Gear : Transmitted 10-11-1968

26: The Friends with chat ( 1:23 )

27: Conseuala with chat ( 2:24 )

28: The Seal of Seasons with chat ( 1:40 )

29: Evenings Of Damask with chat ( 2:25 )

30: The Travelling Tragition ( 1:47 )

Tracklisting Disc 2

DISC TWO –Tyrannosaurus Rex

BBC Radio One – Top Gear : Transmitted 16-2-1969

01: Pewter Suitor with chat ( 1:21 )

BBC Radio One – Top Gear : Transmitted 11-5-1969

02: Interview with Brian Matthews ( 1:33 )

03: Chariots of Silk ( 2:32 )

04: Once Upon The Seas of Abyssinia with chat ( 2:29 )

05: Nijinsky Hind with chat ( 2:23 )

06: The Misty Coast of Albany with chat ( 2:27 )

07: Iscariot with chat ( 2:03 )

BBC Radio One – Night Ride : Recorded 11-6-1969

08: A Star of Youth – Poem with Interview ( 1:04 )

09: A Ship of Rhythm – Poem with Interview ( 1:36 )

10: The Winged Man With Eyes Downcast To The Moon – Poem with interview (0:54)

BBC Radio One – Top Gear : Transmitted 17-11-1969

11: Interview with Brian Matthews ( 0:57 )

12: Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart ( 2:37 )

13: Pavilions Of Sun ( 2:52 )

14: A Day Laye ( 2:01 )

15: By The Light Of A Magical Moon ( 2:47 )

16: Wind Cheetah ( 2:33 )

BBC Radio One – In Concert – Recorded 1-1-1970 ( complete with chat )

17: Hot Rod Mama – Live ( 2:17 )

18: Deborah – Live ( 3:44 )

19: Pavilions Of Sun – Live ( 3:36 )

20: Dove – Live ( 4:27 )

21: By The Light of the Magical Moon – Live ( 3:49 )

22: Elemental Child – Live ( 7:05 )

23: The Wizard – Live ( 9:21 )

Tracklisting Disc 3

DISC THREE – T.Rex

BBC Radio One – Top Gear : Recorded 26-10-1970

01: Ride A White Swan ( 2:04 )

02: Jewel ( 3:34 )

03: Elemental Child ( 7:46 )

04: Sun Eye ( 2:01 )

BBC Radio One – Sounds of the 70s : Transmitted 16-11-1970

05: My Baby’s Like a Cloud Form ( 1:25 )

06: Funk Music – Jam ( 1:46 )

BBC Radio One – Dave Lee Travis show : Recorded 9-12-1970

07: Summertime Blues ( 3:35 )

08: Jewel ( 3:21 )

09: Hot Love ( 3:10 )

BBC Radio One – In Concert : Transmitted 20-12-1970 ( complete and different )

10: Debora ( 5:36 )

11: Elemental Child ( 8:54 )

12: Woodland Bop medley with Woodland Bop / Conesuala / The King Of The

Mountain Cometh / Woodland Bop ( 7:29 )

13: Ride A White Swan ( 3:10 )

14: Jewel ( 7:53 )

Tracklisting Disc 4

DISC FOUR –T.Rex

BBC Radio One – Radio One Club : Recorded 9-3-1971

01: Woodland Rock with chat ( 2:28 )

02: Beltane Walk ( 2:23 )

03: Seagull Woman – Backing Track ( 2:20 )

04: Hot Love ( 2:49 )

05: Interview with Keith Altham ( 3:53 ) – 16th April 1971

BBC Radio One – Radio One Club : Recorded 20-7-1971

06: Jeepster ( 3:11 )

07: Get It On ( 4:41 )

08: Electric Boogie with chat ( 1:55 )

BBC Radio One – Sounds of the 70s with Bob Harris : Recorded 3-8-1971

09: Bob’s On – jingle

10: Sailors of The Highway

11: Girl

12: Cadilac with chat

13: Jeepster

14: Life’s A Gas

15: Christmas Is A Good Time – Jingle ( 0:18 )

16: Interview with Tony Norman ( 9:44 ) – 4th December 1971

17: Telegram Sam ( 2:50 ) – Peter Powell show – 29th January 1972

18: Interview with Keith Altham ( 15:38 ) – 5th February 1972

Tracklisting Disc 5

DISC FIVE –T.Rex ( all mixes done specifically for the BBC )

01: Metal Guru ( 2:08 )

02: Interview with Andrew Salkey – 13th May 1972 ( 7:01 )

03: The Slider ( 3:29 )

04: Mystic Lady ( 3:07 )

05: Rock On ( 3:18 )

06: Main Man ( 4:14 )

07: Interview with Johnny Moran - 26th August 1972 ( 14:35 )

08: Children of the Revolution – transcription September 1972 ( 2:29 )

09: Solid Gold Easy Action ( 2:06 )

10: 20th Century Boy ( 3:41 )

11: Free Angel ( 2:13 )

12: Interview with Nick Horne – 6th March 1973 ( 7:35 )

13: Rapids ( 2:47 )

14: Mad Donna ( 2:16 )

15: The Grover - David Hamilton show – June 1973 ( 3:00 )

16: Midnight ( 3:04 )

Tracklisting Disc 6

DISC SIX – T.Rex

01: Interview with Anne Nightingale – June 26th 1973 ( 4:50 )

02: Black Jack – Big Carrot ( 3:21 )

03: Truck On ( Tyke ) ( 3:11 )

04: Sitting Here ( 2:19 )

05: Teenage Dream ( 5:19 )

06: Interview with Michael Wale- January 11th 1974 ( 12:23 )

07: Light of Love ( 3:29 )

08: Explosive Mouth ( 2:32 )

09: Zip Gun Boogie ( 3:21 )

10: Space Boss ( 2:57 )

11: New York City ( 3:33 )

12: Dreamy Lady – David Hamilton Show – 23rd September 1975 ( 3:09 )

13: Do You Wanna Dance – 23rd September ( 2:34 )

14: Interview with David Hamilton for Insight ( 3:34 )

15: : Interview with Anne Nightingale for Insight ( 5:49 )

16: I Love To Boogie– David Hamilton Show – 18th June 1976 ( 2:17 )

17: Celebrate Summer – David Hamilton Show – 19th August 1977 ( 2:12 )