Electric Warrior: Super Deluxe Edition Import
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Limited Super Deluxe Edition housed in a lavish box set which is foil blocked and de-bossed. Contains two CDs, plus a DVD of rare and unreleased TV performances and promo videos, a 32-page hardback book plus reproductions of rare photos and memorabilia: a poster including a timeline, three photographs, a coaster and a vintage press release. Digitally remastered and expanded 40th anniversary edition of the Glam Rock act's breakthrough album featuring original album producer Tony Visconti's remastered version. UMC.
Electric Warrior, T. Rex's best album, distills elements of Marc Bolan's earlier acoustic period with a dynamic rock rhythm section--drummer Bill Legend and bassist Steve Currie--and lush arrangements by producer Tony Visconti. Featuring the classics "Bang a Gong (Get It On)," "Jeepster," and "Mambo Sun," Warrior ranges from the space blues of "Lean Woman Blues" to the punk jazz of "Rip Off," with a sound fleshed out by chamber strings and the falsetto harmonies of ex-Turtles and Mothers of Invention members Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman. (Zappa sideman Ian McDonald plays sax as well.) Touches such as the arcing cellos of "Cosmic Dancer" and the sexy rhythms of "Planet Queen" perfectly bring to life Bolan's imaginative world of "diamond star halos" and "shadowless horses." A must for any serious collector of British rock classics. This remastered reissue is fleshed out with a half-dozen bonus tracks and a band interview. --James Rotondi --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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Of all of his albums, "Electric Warrior" is also the one reissued the most, and this is the best remaster job, slightly better than the import remaster in sound and packaging. There is no excuse not to hear this album, or buy it over again for improved sound; "Mambo Sun", "Cosmic Dancer", "Get It On", "Girl", "Jeepster", "Planet Queen" etc. are all as rip-roaring, rocking and achingly beautiful as they've always been, and capture such a timeless moment in time that there is really nothing to compare it to.
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Pretty decent reissue- superb pressing with the original Reprise Records label. Considering this was originally a label formed for Frank Sinatra, having the likes of Jimi Hendrix,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mr.Vinyl
I'm on the fence if it's worth the entire album. The tracks sound somewhat alike, but overall, it sounds pretty good.Published 6 months ago by Paul.G.
It was easy to find this product here. I have been looking at retail outlets and there is limited selection of older music products.Published 23 months ago by Dan Ricard
It's hard to imagine how this (insert best-adjective-ever here) album could get any better -then it's remastered, and it does. Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2012 by FourthFormat
Electric Warrior (1971.)
T. Rex, AKA Mark Bolan, never became wildly popular here in the United States, in that he only scored only one major hit here. Read more