My People Were Fair
Originally released in 1968 & produced by Tony Visconti, the first Tyrannosaurus Rex album positioned the former Mod face & beatnik Marc Bolan right at the heart of the burgeoning underground / hippie subculture.
Along with his multi-instrumentalist partner Steve Peregrin Took, Marc married strange, flight-of-fancy lyrics with a new folky & percussive sound on early Bolan classics like ‘Child Star’, Strange Orchestras’ & ‘Frowning Atahuallpa(My Inca Love)’. *** The 2-CD deluxe edition contains a 2014 remaster plus a host of bonus material. It includes both stereo & mono versions of the original album plus 12 tracks recorded for John Peel’s ‘Top Gear’ show in 1967 & 1968, all unreleased. Also present are 4 songs from the Joe Boyd sessions, 2 of which are previously unreleased, 7 Tony Visconti home demos of which 5 are previously unreleased & 2 Marc Bolan interviews, also previously unreleased ***