Marc Bolan
MARC BOLAN

CD £11.99
  • SKU: EARS160
  • UPC: 5060446072547
  • Release Date: 31 January 2020

Description

UPDATE

Release date pending.

Label Review. 

Compiling the 2 vinyl releases (Electronic Musik EARS165LP & Pictures of Purple People EARS166LP). For the very first time the most complete collection of Marc Bolan’s mid-1960s recordings. Easy Action.

Our Overview. 

For the very first time the most complete collection of Marc Bolan’s incredible early 1960s years. Compiled from tapes originally stolen from Marc & Gloria’s home and recently repatriated. Features some tracks with legendary John’s Children (the band Marc joined for about 3 months) plus solo outtakes of material used for singles in 1965. “Jasper C Debussy” features top session musicians of the time Nicky Hopkins & John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin). This was due to be the follow up to the 1965 single “Hippy Gumbo” but failed to get a release at the time. Includes the complete acoustic demos from 1966 remastered. Includes the very rare tracks recorded as Toby Tyler early in 1965. “Reality” & “A Soldiers Song” are included on an album for the very first time ever, having only ever been released for the very first time on 7” single in 2016. Many of the later acoustic demos give more than a nod towards the sound of the Tyrannosaurus Rex material that would be recorded and produced by Tony Visconti a year or so later.

Tracklisting. 

1. The Wizard (unused stereo mix) 19th November 1965
2. Beyond the Rising Sun (unused stereo mix) 19th November 1965
3. The Third-Degree 3rd June 1966
4. Hippy Gumbo 25th November 1966
5. Misfit 25th November 1966
6. Jasper C. Debussy
7. The Lilac Hand Of Menthol Dan (Dan The Sniff)
8. Misfit #2 (different drum mix)
9. Jasper C. Debussy #2 (Echo on voice)
10. Hippy Gumbo #3 (different vocals /mix)
11. Desdemona #1 single mix (2.27)
12. Midsummer Night’s Scene #1 single mix (2.35)
13. Sarah Crazy Child (2.29)
14. Sally Was An Angel (instrumental) (3.11)
15. Perfumed Garden Of Gulliver Smith (instrumental) (2.43)
16. Desdemona #2 (alternate lyrics) (2.27)
17. Hippy Gumbo (2.38) (Bolan vocal)
18. San Francisco Poet (1.43)
19. Gloria (The Road I’m On) (2.47) as Toby Tyler
20. Blowin’ In The Wind (Take 6) (2.41) as Toby Tyler
21. Reality (1.48)
22. Song For A Soldier (1.18)
23. Observations (Basic Track) (2.17)
24. Black and White Incident (1.43)
25. Jasmine 49 (2.25)
26. Cat Black (1.20)
27. You Got The Power (1.48)
28. Eastern Spell (1.27)
29. Charlie (1.54)
30. I’m Weird (1.18)
31. Pictures Of Purple People (2.19)
32. Horrible Breath (1.44)
33. Mustang Ford (1.39)
34. Hot Rod Mama (2.35)
35. Observations #2 (2 pianos) (2.13)
36. The Perfumed Garden of Gulliver Smith (1.53)
37. Hippy Gumbo #2 (1.53)