MARC BOLAN – ” Marc Bolan at The BBC “

Posted: March 29, 2015 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Marc Bolan: Marc Bolan At The BBC

Like his contemporary, friend, rival and peer David Bowie, Marc Bolan’s journey from ace face Mod in the London of the Swinging ‘60s to ground-breaking megastar in the early-‘70s was a fascinating one. Having progressed through noise-heavy protro-Psychedelia with his first band John’s Children, Bolan transitioned into a mystical hippy poet with the John Peel-endorsed Tyrannosaurus Rex before shortening the name, going electric and officially kicking off the 1970s (whilst inventing Glam Rock in the process) with his band T.Rex. This box set tells that incredible journey via every surviving BBC Session we could get our hands on. As we know the BBC wiped and lost many sessions and concerts from the late-‘60s and early-‘70s. Via an incredible amount of sleuthing work from within the Bolan community, Bolan At The BBC combines all of the surviving BBC recordings with sessions taken from BBC Transcription Discs, off air recordings made on reel-to-reel tape recorders and, in one or two instances, cassette tapes. Easily the most ambitious and complete collection of BBC recordings so far, it’s a fascinating alternative journey through a megastar’s entire relationship with the nation’s broadcasting institution.

TRACKS
1
1 Jagged Time Lapse (BBC Radio One/ Saturday Club: TX 17/6/1968) 00:02:35
2 Interview With John Hewlett (BBC Radio One/ Saturday Club: TX 17/6/1968) 00:00:49
3 The Perfumed Garden Of Gulliver Smith (BBC Radio One/ Saturday Club: TX 17/6/1968) 00:02:43
4 Daddy Rolling Stone (BBC Radio One/ Saturday Club: TX 17/6/1968) 00:02:09
5 Hot Rod Mama (BBC Radio One/ Saturday Club: TX 17/6/1968) 00:03:07
6 Top Gear Jingle (Broadcast 27/10/68 On ‘Top Gear’) 00:00:12
7 Highways (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Recorded 30/10/67) 00:01:50
8 Dwarfish Trumpet Blues (With Chat ) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Recorded 30/10/67) 00:02:32
9 Scenescof (With Interview) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Recorded 30/10/67) 00:02:18
11 Pictures Of Purple People (With Interview) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Recorded 30/10/67) 00:02:50
12 Hot Rod Mama (With Interview) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Recorded 30/10/67) 00:03:17
13 Knight (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 24/3/68) 00:02:26
14 Frowning Atahuallpa (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 24/3/68) 00:04:35
16 Afghan Woman (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 5/5/68) 00:02:03
17 Deborah (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 5/5/68 1) 00:03:16
18 Mustang Ford (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 5/5/68) 00:03:16
19 Stacey Grove (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 14/7/68) 00:01:51
20 One Inch Rock (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 14/7/68) 00:01:37
21 Salamanda Palaganda (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 14/7/68) 00:02:06
23 Wind Quartets (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 25/8/68) 00:02:53
24 Juniper Suction (Poem) (BBC Radio One – Voice Of Pop : Transmitted 21/9/68) 00:00:31
25 Juniper Suction (With Interview) (BBC Radio One – Voice Of Pop : Transmitted 21/9/68) 00:01:42
26 The Friends (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 10/11/68) 00:01:21
27 Consuela (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 10/11/68) 00:02:29
28 The Seal Of Seasons (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 10/11/68) 00:01:41
29 Evenings Of Damask (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 10/11/68) 00:02:22
30 The Travelling Tragition (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 22/12/68) 00:01:46
2
1 Pewter Suitor (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 16/2/69) 00:01:19
2 Interview With Brian Matthew (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 11/5/69) 00:01:32
3 Chariots Of Silk (BBC Live – Top Gear 11/5/69) 00:02:30
4 Once Upon The Seas of Abyssinia (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 11/5/69) 00:02:26
5 Nijinsky Hind (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 11/5/69) 00:02:21
6 The Misty Coast of Albany (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 11/5/69) 00:02:23
7 Iscariot (With Chat) (BBC Radio One – Top Gear : Recorded 5/5/1969) 00:02:01
8 A Star of Youth – Poem With Chat (BBC Radio One – Night Ride: Recorded 11/6/1969) 00:01:04
9 A Ship Of Rhythm – Poem With Chat (BBC Radio One – Night Ride: Recorded 11/6/1969) 00:01:36
10 The Winged Man With Eyes Downcast To The Moon – Poem With Chat (BBC Radio One – Night Ride : Recorded 11/6/1969) 00:00:54
11 Interview With Brian Matthew (BBC Radio One – Top Gear: Recorded 17/11/1969) 00:00:57
12 Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart (BBC Live – Top Gear 17/11/69) 00:02:42
13 Pavilions Of Sun (BBC Live – Top Gear 17/11/69) 00:02:50
14 A Day Laye (BBC Live – Top Gear 17/11/69) 00:02:00
15 By The Light Of A Magical Moon (BBC Live/ Top Gear/ London/ 1969) 00:02:46
16 Wind Cheetah (BBC Live – Top Gear 17/11/69) 00:02:31
17 Hot Rod Mama (BBC Radio One/ In Concert/ Recorded Live 1/1/1970 (Complete With Chat)) 00:02:17
18 Deborah (BBC Radio One/ In Concert/ Recorded Live 1/1/1970 (Complete With Chat)) 00:03:44
19 Pavilions Of Sun (BBC Radio One/ In Concert/ Recorded Live 1/1/1970 (Complete With Chat)) 00:03:36
20 Dove (BBC Radio One/ In Concert/ Recorded Live 1/1/1970 (Complete With Chat)) 00:04:27
21 By The Light Of The Magical Moon (BBC Radio One/ In Concert/ Recorded Live 1/1/1970 (Complete With Chat)) 00:03:49
22 Elemental Child (BBC Radio One/ In Concert/ Recorded Live 1/1/1970 (Complete With Chat)) 00:07:05
23 The Wizard (BBC Radio One/ In Concert/ Recorded Live 1/1/1970 (Complete With Chat)) 00:09:21
3
1 Ride A White Swan (BBC Live/ Top Gear/ London, 1970) 00:02:03
2 Jewel (BBC Live/ Top Gear/ London/ 1970) 00:03:32
3 Elemental Child (BBC Live – Top Gear 26/10/70) 00:07:44
4 Sun Eye (BBC Live/ Top Gear, London/ 1970) 00:02:00
5 My Baby’s Like A Cloudform (Bob Harris Show – Broadcast 16/11/70) 00:01:25
6 Funk Music (Bob Harris Show – Broadcast 16/11/70) 00:01:46
7 Summertime Blues (BBC Live – Dave Lee Travis 9/12/70) 00:03:33
8 Jewel (BBC Live – Dave Lee Travis 9/12/70) 00:03:20
9 Hot Love (BBC Live – Dave Lee Travis 9/12/70) 00:03:09
10 Debora (BBC Radio One – In Concert: Transmitted 20/12/1970 (Complete And Different)) 00:05:36
11 Elemental Child (BBC Radio One – In Concert: Transmitted 20/12/1970 (Complete And Different)) 00:09:06
12 Woodland Bop Medley: Woodland Bop/ Consuela / The King Of The Mountain Cometh / Woodland Bop (BBC Radio One – In Concert: Transmitted 20/12/1970 (Complete And Different)) 00:07:33
13 Ride A White Swan (BBC Radio One – In Concert: Transmitted 20/12/1970 (Complete And Different)) 00:03:13
14 Jewel (BBC Radio One – In Concert: Transmitted 20/12/1970 (Complete And Different)) 00:08:01
4
1 Woodland Rock (BBC Live – Radio 1 Club 9/3/71) 00:02:27
2 Beltane Walk (BBC Live – Radio 1 Club 9/3/71) 00:02:22
3 Seagull Woman (Backing Track) 00:02:20
4 Hot Love (BBC Live – Radio 1 Club 9/3/71) 00:02:48
5 Interview With Keith Altham (BBC Radio One Interview: Recorded 16/4/1971) 00:03:53
6 Jeepster (BBC Live – 20/07/1971) 00:03:09
7 Get It On (BBC Live – 20/07/1971) 00:04:39
8 Electric Boogie (BBC Live – 20/07/71) 00:01:47
9 Bob Harris Jingle (BBC Live – Bob Harris 1971) 00:00:19
10 Sailors Of The Highway (BBC Live – Bob Harris 3/08/71) 00:02:46
11 Girl (BBC Live – Bob Harris 03/08/71) 00:02:13
12 Cadillac (BBC Live – Bob Harris 3/08/71) 00:03:30
13 Jeepster (BBC Live – Bob Harris 03/08/71) 00:03:30
14 Life’s A Gas (BBC Live – Bob Harris 03/08/71) 00:02:18
15 Christmas Jingle (BBC Live – Bob Harris Dec 1971) 00:00:17
16 Interview with Tony Norman (BBC Radio One Interview: Recorded 4/12/1971) 00:09:41
17 Telegram Sam (BBC Radio One – Peter Powell Show: Broadcast 29/1/1972) 00:02:50
18 Interview With Keith Altham (BBC Radio One Interview: Recorded 5/2/1972) 00:15:39
5
1 Metal Guru 00:02:05
2 Interview With Andrew Salkey (BBC Interview: Broadcast 13/5/1972) 00:07:10
3 The Slider (BBC Mix) 00:03:29
4 Mystic Lady (BBC Mix) 00:03:07
5 Rock On (BBC Mix) 00:03:18
6 Main Man (Live, London/ 1972/ BBC Mix) 00:04:14
7 Interview With Johnny Moran (BBC Interview: Broadcast 26/8/1972) 00:14:34
8 Children Of The Revolution 00:02:29
9 Solid Gold Easy Action (BBC Mix) 00:02:06
10 20 th Century Boy 00:03:37
11 Free Angel (BBC Mix) 00:02:12
12 Interview With Nicky Horne (BBC Interview: Broadcast 10/3/1973) 00:07:35
13 Rapids (BBC Mix) 00:02:47
14 Mad Donna (BBC Mix) 00:02:16
15 The Groover (David Hamilton Show – June 1973) 00:03:00
16 Midnight (BBC Mix) 00:03:04
6
1 Interview With Annie Nightingale (BBC Radio One Interview: Broadcast 28/6/1973) 00:04:50
2 Blackjack (Big Carrot) (BBC Mix) 00:03:21
3 Truck On (Tyke) (BBC Mix) 00:03:11
4 Sitting Here (BBC Mix) 00:02:19
5 Teenage Dream 00:05:18
6 Interview With Michael Wale (Rockspeak: Broadcast 11/1/1974) 00:12:22
7 Light Of Love (BBC Mix) 00:03:29
8 Explosive Mouth (BBC Mix) 00:02:32
9 Zip Gun Boogie (BBC Mix) 00:03:21
10 Space Boss (BBC Mix) 00:02:56
11 New York City 00:03:31
12 Dreamy Lady (David Hamilton Show: Recorded 23/9/1975) 00:03:09
13 Do You Wanna Dance (Transcription: Recorded 23/9/1975) 00:02:34
14 Interview (Insight: 1975) 00:03:34
15 Interview (Insight: 30/5/1976) 00:05:49
16 I Love To Boogie 00:02:15
17 Celebrate Summer (David Hamilton Show: Recorded 19/8/1977) 00:02:11
10 Child Star (With Interview) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Recorded 30/10/67) 00:03:01
15 Strange Orchestras (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 5/5/68) 00:01:54
22 Eastern Spell (With Chat) (BBC Radio One Top Gear : Transmitted 14/7/68) 00:01:32

 

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