T. REX – ” The Concerts ” Wembley Empire Pool, 18th March 1972

Posted: May 5, 2016 in MUSIC
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Marc Bolan & T Rex Born To Boogie: The Concerts, Wembley Empire Pool, 18thMarch 1972 (Demon): Ringo Starr’s concert film of T Rex at the height of their glam rock fame was interspersed with all manner of wacky cameos and kitsch oddments. Demon Records vinyl package, however, focuses on the meat of the matter, presenting both of the day’s concerts, matinee and evening, on yellow and green vinyl respectively, in gatefold packaging with a tacky look. There’s nothing Bolan-philes haven’t heard before but for those who want a bootleg-alike window, replete with screaming fans, to 40-something years ago and killers songs such “Get It On” and “Telegram Sam”, it’s all present and correct.

Captured at the peak of T. Rextasy, ‘Born To Boogie’ is the Ringo Starr-directed 1972 film of the Godfather of Glam, Marc Bolan. Featuring live versions of T. Rex’s greatest hits, recorded at their famous Wembley concerts, the film also includes a legendary jam session with T.Rex joined by Ringo Starr and Elton John, and a mad hatter’s tea party with Catweazle and (Bolan/Bowie producer) Tony Visconti.

The deluxe package also features the only live T.Rex concerts filmed on 16mm with a soundtrack recorded to 8- and 16-track, mixed to 5.1 by Tony Visconti, as well as numerous extra features, some previously unreleased, and two CDs of the two concerts.

Housed in a beautiful book with new annotation by Mark Paytress and previously unpublished Keith Morris photos (and trays for all four discs), ‘Born To Boogie’ is the ultimate film of Marc Bolan and superstardom in the early 1970s.

If you order direct from the T.Rex store, you’ll also receive a set of eight reproductions of the original 1972 cinema foyer cards which are exclusive to the store.

CD1 – The Matinee Show
CD2 – The Evening Show

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