Prophets, Seers And Sages…
Originally released in 1968 & produced by Tony Visconti, the 2nd Tyrannosaurus Rex album firmly cemented Marc Bolan & Steve Peregrin Took as darlings of the London hippie / underground subculture & contained early Bolan classics such as ‘Deboraarobed’, ‘Salamanda Palaganda’ & ‘Consuela’.
This new 2-CD deluxe gatefold edition contains the mono 2014 remaster of the original album plus a host of bonus material including 1 non-album single, alternate takes, 8 songs recorded for John Peel’s ‘Top Gear’ programme & 2 songs recorded for the BBC’s ‘Voice Of Pop’ programme. Disc 2 contains 30 alternate takes of the album’s songs including 23 previously unreleased. Also comes with a booklet featuring a new essay by respected Guardian critic Mark Paytress ***