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T.Rex / 1972: New coloured vinyl and CD box sets

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T.Rex / 1972 6LP coloured vinyl box set

A new T. Rex box set called simply 1972 brings together studio recordings, broadcasts and performances by Marc Bolan and T. Rex and is available to pre-order in 6LP coloured vinyl and 5CD editions, with limited quantities being available with a print of The Slider SIGNED by producer Tony Visconti.

1972 saw T. Rex chalk up two massive selling number one singles with ‘Telegram Sam’ and ‘Metal Guru’. Both feature on The Slider which was issued in July of that same year.

T.Rex / 1972 6LP coloured vinyl box set
1972 6LP coloured vinyl box set with The Slider Toni Visconti signed print [click image to enlarge

In March 1972, T. Rex played two sell-out concerts at Wembley’s Empire Pool which later featured in “Born To Boogie”, a feature film directed by Ringo Starr that included guest performances from Elton John and Ringo.

The band toured the US twice in 1972, and Bolan took the opportunity to perform solo acoustic sessions for local radio stations. The band featured regularly on the BBC throughout the year, recording special sessions for Radio 1 and Top Of The Pops. T. Rex ended the year with the singles ‘Children Of The Revolution’ and ‘Solid Gold Easy Action’ and the T. Rex Fan Club 1972 Christmas Record Flexi Disc, which is included in the boxsets in its entirety.

T.Rex / 1972 5CD box set
1972 5CD box set with The Slider Toni Visconti signed print (click image to enlarge

The 1972 box includes The Slider album, Live At Wembley The Matinee Show (with two previously unreleased 1972 mixes from The Evening Show), Born To Boogie: The Soundtrack Album (issued in full for the first time), Marc Bolan’s US Radio Sessions, T. Rex on the BBC in 1972, featuring a rare version of Telegram Sam from the Christmas Top Of The Pops, and more!

The accompanying booklet with 1972 contains a specially written 1600-word introduction by Tony Visconti, and a brand new 12,000-word essay by Bolan authority Mark Paytress. It also includes many previously unpublished photos taken by Keith Morris during 1972.

The vinyl box set is a lift-off design with a 24-page booklet. The Tony Visconti-signed print of The Slider is a large 12×12″ print for the vinyl box and a small rectangular-sized print for the CD set.

These T. Rex 1972 box sets are released on 22 April 2022 via Demon Music. Both of the signed limited editions on Amazon UK should be purchase-able if you are in the USA.

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Tracklisting

T.Rex / 1972 5CD box set

1972 T.Rex / 5CD box set

    • CD 1: The Slider
      1. Metal Guru
      2. Mystic Lady
      3. Rock On
      4. The Slider
      5. Baby Boomerang
      6. Spaceball Ricochet
      7. Buick Mackane
      8. Telegram Sam
      9. Rabbit Fighter
      10. Baby Strange
      11. Ballrooms Of Mars
      12. Chariot Choogle
      13. Main Man
    • CD 2: Live at Wembley – The Matinee Show
      1. Rosko’s Intro [Emperor Rosko]
      2. Cadilac
      3. Jeepster
      4. Baby Strange
      5. Spaceball Ricochet
      6. Girl
      7. Cosmic Dancer
      8. Telegram Sam
      9. Hot Love
      10. Get It On
      11. ‘One More Time?’ [Emperor Rosko]
      12. Summertime Blues
        Bonus tracks: Alternate mixes with 1972 overdubs, from The Evening Show*
      13. Baby Strange [alternate mix]
      14. Hot Love [alternate mix]
    • CD 3: Born to Boogie: The Soundtrack Album
      1. Marc Bolan – Marc’s Intro
      2. T. Rex Jeepster
      3. T. Rex Baby Strange
      4. Marc Bolan Electric Wind’ [poem]
      5. Elton John, Ringo Starr & T. Rex Tutti Frutti
      6. Elton John, Ringo Starr & T. Rex Children Of The Revolution
      7. Marc Bolan & Ringo Starr ‘Look To The Left’
      8. Marc Bolan – Spaceball Ricochet
      9. Marc Bolan & Ringo Starr ‘Some People Like To Rock’
      10. T. Rex Telegram Sam
      11. Marc Bolan & Ringo Starr ‘Some People Like To Roll’
      12. Marc Bolan & Mickey Finn Cosmic Dancer
      13. Geoffrey Bayldon ‘They’ve Come, Tis Said’
      14. Marc Bolan & String Quartet Tea Party Medley:
        Jeepster / Hot Love / Get It On / The Slider
      15. Geoffrey Bayldon ‘Union Hall’
      16. T. Rex Hot Love
      17. T. Rex Get It On
      18. T. Rex Chariot Choogle [soundtrack mix of studio recording]
      19. Marc Bolan Marc’s Outro
      20. Children Of The Revolution [strings reprise]
    • CD 4: Marc Bolan’s 1972 US Radio Sessions
      1. Spaceball Ricochet
      2. Jeepster
      3. Cosmic Dancer
      4. Main Man
      5. Ballrooms Of Mars
      6. Mystic Lady
      7. Girl
      8. Baby Strange
      9. Left Hand Luke
      10. The Slider
      11. Spaceball Ricochet
    • CD 5: T. Rex on the BBC in 1972
      1. Metal Guru
      2. The Slider
      3. Mystic Lady
      4. Rock On
      5. Main Man
      6. Children Of The Revolution
      7. Solid Gold Easy Action
      8. Telegram Sam [Christmas Top Of The Pops]*
      1972 A and B-SIDES
      1. Cadilac
      2. Thunderwing
      3. Lady
      4. Children Of The Revolution
      5. Jitterbug Love
      6. Sunken Rags
      7. Solid Gold Easy Action
      8. Xmas Riff – Born To Boogie
      9. T. Rex Fan Club 1972 “Christmas Record” Flexi Disc
      * Previously unreleased.

Tracklisting

T.Rex / 1972 6LP coloured vinyl box set

1972 T.Rex / 6 LP coloured vinyl box

    • LP 1: The Slider
      Side A
      1. Metal Guru
      2. Mystic Lady
      3. Rock On
      4. The Slider
      5. Baby Boomerang
      6. Spaceball Ricochet
      7. Buick Mackane
      Side B
      1. Telegram Sam
      2. Rabbit Fighter
      3. Baby Strange
      4. Ballrooms Of Mars
      5. Chariot Choogle
      6. Main Man
    • LP 2: Live at Wembley – The Matinee Show

      Side A

      1. Rosko’s Intro [Emperor Rosko]
      2. Cadilac
      3. Jeepster
      4. Baby Strange
      Side B
      1. Spaceball Ricochet
      2. Girl
      3. Cosmic Dancer
      4. Telegram Sam
    • LP 3: Live at Wembley (continued)
      Side A
      1. Hot Love
      2. Get It On
      Side B
      1. ‘One More Time?’ [Emperor Rosko]
      2. Summertime Blues
        Bonus tracks: Alternate mixes with 1972 overdubs, from The Evening Show*
      3. Baby Strange [alternate mix]
      4. Hot Love [alternate mix]
    • LP 4: Born to Boogie: The Soundtrack Album

      Side A

      1. Marc Bolan – Marc’s Intro
      2. T. Rex Jeepster
      3. T. Rex Baby Strange
      4. Marc Bolan Electric Wind’ [poem]
      5. Elton John, Ringo Starr & T. Rex Tutti Frutti
      6. Elton John, Ringo Starr & T. Rex Children Of The Revolution
      7. Marc Bolan & Ringo Starr ‘Look To The Left’
      8. Marc Bolan – Spaceball Ricochet
      9. Marc Bolan & Ringo Starr ‘Some People Like To Rock’
      10. T. Rex Telegram Sam
      11. Marc Bolan & Ringo Starr ‘Some People Like To Roll’
      Side B
      1. Marc Bolan & Mickey Finn Cosmic Dancer
      2. Geoffrey Bayldon ‘They’ve Come, Tis Said’
      3. Marc Bolan & String Quartet Tea Party Medley:
        Jeepster / Hot Love / Get It On / The Slider
      4. Geoffrey Bayldon ‘Union Hall’
      5. T. Rex Hot Love
      6. T. Rex Get It On
      7. T. Rex Chariot Choogle [soundtrack mix of studio recording]
      8. Marc Bolan Marc’s Outro
      9. Children Of The Revolution [strings reprise]
    • LP 5: Marc Bolan’s 1972 US Radio Sessions
      Side A
      1. Spaceball Ricochet
      2. Jeepster
      3. Cosmic Dancer
      4. Main Man
      Side B
      1. Ballrooms Of Mars
      2. Mystic Lady
      3. Girl
      4. Baby Strange
      5. Left Hand Luke
      6. The Slider
      7. Spaceball Ricochet
    • LP 6:
      Side A: T. Rex on the BBC in 1972
      1. Metal Guru
      2. The Slider
      3. Mystic Lady
      4. Rock On
      5. Main Man
      6. Children Of The Revolution
      7. Solid Gold Easy Action
      8. Telegram Sam [Christmas Top Of The Pops]*

      Side B: T.REXTRAS

      1. Cadilac
      2. Thunderwing
      3. Lady
      4. Jitterbug Love
      5. Sunken Rags
      6. Xmas Riff – Born To Boogie
      7. T. Rex Fan Club 1972 “Christmas Record” Flexi Disc
      * Previously unreleased.

Tracklisting

1972 T. Rex / 2LP white vinyl ‘highlights’

    • LP 1
      Side A: Live at Wembley March 1972
      1. Jeepster
      2. Telegram Sam
      3. Cosmic Dancer
      4. Hot Love
      5. Summertime Blues
      Side B: 1972 US & UK Radio Sessions
      1. Spaceball Ricochet
      2. Main Man
      3. Baby Strange
      4. Metal Guru
      5. Mystic Lady
      6. Solid Gold Easy Action
    • LP 2
      Side A: Watch Me Now
      1. Tutti Frutti [Elton John, Ringo Starr & T. Rex]
      2. Children Of The Revolution [Elton John, Ringo Starr & T. Rex]
      3. Tea Party Medley: Jeepster/Hot Love/Get It On/The Slider
      4. Baby Boomerang
      5. Ballrooms Of Mars
      6. Chariot Choogle
      Side B: T REXTRAS
      1. Cadilac
      2. Thunderwing
      3. Jitterbug Love
      4. Sunken Rags
      5. Born To Boogie
      6. Telegram Sam [TOTP Xmas ’72]

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