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Marc Bolan & T.Rex

Live 1977 (RSD17)

Demon Records



record store day exclusive 2017 - coloured 2LP

Released: 22nd Apr 2017

£26.99


A live Marc Bolan and T.

Rex album was never released during Marc's lifetime. He claimed that he felt it unfair to expect fans to buy the same material more than once, and a multitude of contractual problems also kept his hands tied. This has often been due to the quality of the source tapes – a problem that has been largely unavoidable. For this first release on vinyl the sound has been cleaned up as far as is possible without altering what was recorded. The 1977 'Dandy In The Underworld' tour, which featured The Damned as the support, was Marc Bolan's most successful since 1972, receiving widespread acclaim from previously hostile critics, and earning Bolan a whole new credibility amongst the burgeoning punk audience. It is from this final tour that these recordings are taken. Despite extensive research over many years, a tape of the final three songs from The Rainbow has remained elusive. In order to present as complete a document of the final T.Rex tour as is possible, we have used recordings of the three missing Rainbow songs from the last date of the "Dandy In The Underworld" tour, Portsmouth Locarno on 20th March 1977. LP 1: Jeepster / Visions Of Domino / New York City / Soul Of My Suit / Groove A Little / Telegram Sam / Hang Ups LP 2: Debora / I Love To Boogie / Teen Riot Structure / Dandy In The Underworld / Hot Love / Get It On [with The Damned]

Live 1977 (RSD17)