T.REX’s “ELECTRIC WARRIOR” TO BE RELEASEDIN BRAND NEW MULTI FORMAT EDITIONS FOR APRIL 23rd 2012 –

T.REX’s “ELECTRIC WARRIOR” TO BE RELEASEDIN BRAND NEW MULTI FORMAT EDITIONS FOR APRIL 23rd 2012 –

T-REx-Marc_graphic_menuUniversal Music is pleased to announce a Deluxe,Super-Deluxe, a special vinyl and digital exclusive editions of T. Rex’smonumental ELECTRIC WARRIOR album on April 23rd 2012. It will be preceded by a box set of singles produced especially for Record Store Day 2012(April 21st 2012)

 

T-REX_Electric_Warrior_orginal_promo_photo_1aThese new editions are crammed with previously unreleased demos and out-takes – the centrepiece of which is original producer Tony Visconti’s re-mastered version of Electric Warrior.

This year is the 40th Anniversary of Glam Rock, or Glamiversary as some have christened it. Electric Warrior was T. Rex’s second album, released in September 1971. It was T. Rex’s No. 1 single“Hot Love” which sparked a movement that gathered pace throughout1971 to become a fully-fledged phenomenon in 1972. 1971 was the year Marc Bolan broke big, and thanks to a touch of glitter under his eye when performing“Hot Love” on the March 10th edition of Top Of The Pops,he was to herald a new pop era, Glam or Glitter Rock. By the end of 1971 Bolan and Rexmania was as close as anyone had come to Beatlemania since 1963.

Electric Warrior topped the UK album charts twice, from December 18th 1971 to January 29th 1972 and again from February 5th to February 19th 1972.

 

FURTHER DETAIL ONTHT-Rex_Electric_Warrior_editions_photoESE NEW EDITIONS:

The centrepiece is original producer Tony Visconti’s re-mastered version of Electric Warrior, which is presented with four bonus tracks – the non-album single, “Hot Love” (No. 1 in February 1971) plus the B-sides“There Was A Time / Raw Ramp”, “King Of The Mountain Cometh” and “Woodland Rock”.

The second disc in the Deluxe and Super-Deluxe editions opens with Marc Bolan reciting a previously unreleased poem titled“The Electric Warrior” which was recorded for a US Radio promo that is featured in full at the end of the album.

This is followed by an alternative version of the Electric Warrior album comprised from previously unreleased demos and out-takes. In addition there are unreleased demos recorded in London and New York of a recently discovered untitled instrumental from the “Hot Love” sessions and a T. Rex cover of Carl Perkins’ rockabilly classic “Honey Don’t”.

The Limited Edition Super Deluxe Edition of Electric Warrior will be housed in a lavish box set which is foil blocked and de-bossed and will contain the two CDs plus a DVD of rare and unreleased TV performances and promos by the group, and a wealth of additional items – alongside a 32-page hardback book featuring a brand new essay from Bolan biographer Mark Paytress (including new interviews with those who were close to Marc). The box also includes reproductions of rare photos and memorabilia: a poster including a timeline, three photographs, a coaster and a vintage press release.

The DVD includes the only two surviving Top of the Pops performances from the BBC archive of T Rex’s Electric Warrior-era hits –“Hot Love” and “Get It On”, the latter featuring Elton John. The DVD also includes the previously unseen Blue Screen versions of“Jeepster” and “Life’s A Gas” from Germany’s Beat Club plus the actual broadcast versions of “Jeepster” and“Life’s A Gas”. The rarely seen official promo videos for“Get It On” and “Jeepster” are also included, plus live performances of “Girl” and “Cosmic Dancer” which were recorded at the performance of T. Rex’s historic Wembley Empire Pool concerts on March 18th 1972. These were not included in the concert film Born To Boogie which used none of the matinée concert footage.

Tony Visconti’s re-mastered version of the album will be released on vinyl for the very first time as a double LP.

Universal Music Group will also be releasing a very limited edition boxset on Record Store Day 2012, Saturday April 21st containing four 7” singles pressed on heavy weight vinyl and featuring unique sleeves.

Track-listings for the all formats are outlined below…

TRACKLISTINGS:

T. REX – ELECTRIC WARRIOR – SUPERDELUXE EDITION

DISC ONE – ORIGINAL ALBUM PLUS SINGLE A &B SIDES

01: Mambo Sun

02: Cosmic Dancer

03: Jeepster

04: Monolith

05: Lean Woman Blues

06: Get It On

07: Planet Queen

08: Girl

09: The Motivator

10: Life’s A Gas

11: Rip Off

BONUS TRACKS

12: There Was A Time / Raw Ramp – B-side

13: Hot Love – A-side

14: King Of The Mountain Cometh – B-side

15: Woodland Rock- B-side

 

DISC TWO – DEMOS & OUT-TAKES

01: Electric Warrior Poem – Rare USRadio Promo *

02: Mambo Sun – Instrumental Edit *

03: Cosmic Dancer – Single-Vocal Version *

04: Jeepster – Single-Vocal Version *

05: Monolith – No Backing Vocals Version *

06: Lean Woman Blues – Single-Guitar Track– Work in Progress *

07: Get It On – Full Length Version *

08: Planet Queen – Acoustic Version *

09: Girl – New York Demo *

10: The Motivator – Work In Progress *

11: Life’s A Gas – Studio Out-Take *

12: Rip Off – Instrumental *

13: Raw Ramp – London Demo Version

14: Electric Boogie – London Demo Version *

15: Honey Don’t – Studio Out-Take /Work In Progress *

16: Planet Queen – Acoustic Solo / London Demo Version *

17: Girl – Acoustic Solo / London Demo Version *

18: Jeepster – Electric Home Demo Version *

19: Get It On – Acoustic Home Demo Version *

20: Untitled Instrumental – Studio Out-Take *

21: Electric Warrior Poem and radio advert. USRadio promo *

Previously Unreleased *

 

DISC THREE – DVD

01: Hot Love from Top Of The Pops, 24thMarch 1971. First time on DVD

02: Get It On from Top Of The Pops, 20thDecember 1971 featuring Elton John

03: Jeepster from Beat Club, Germany.Previously Unseen Blue Screen Version

04: Life’s A Gas from Beat Club, Germany.Previously Unseen Blue Screen Version

05: Girl, Live at Wembley Empire Pool, 18thMarch 1972

06: Cosmic Dancer, Live at Wembley Empire Pool, 18thMarch 1972

07: Get It On, Official Promo

08: Jeepster, Official Promo

09: Jeepster from Beat Club, Germany.Broadcast version

10: Life’s A Gas from Beat Club, Germany.Broadcast version

 

RECORD STORE DAY 2012 EXCLUSIVE: ELECTRIC SEVENS7” SINGLES BOX SET

VINYL SINGLE ONE: HOT LOVE

A1: Hot Love – Single Version

B1: Unnamed Instrumental aka “A Lot Of Rubbish” (O/T) *

B2: Hot Love – no strings version

VINYL SINGLE TWO: GET IT ON

A1: Get It On single version

B1: Raw Ramp – London demo version *

B2: Get It On – acoustic demo*

VINYL SINGLE THREE: JEEPSTER

A1: Jeepster – single version

B1: Life’s A Gas – electric demo (2.22) *

B2: Jeepster – electric demo (2.15)

VINYL SINGLE FOUR: BBC EP

A1:Sailors of the Highway (2:46) BBC Radio 1 Club– 3rd August 1971

B1:Girl (2:13) BBC Radio 1 Club –3rdAugust 1971

B2:Electric Boogie (1:47) BBC Radio 1 Club –20th July 1971

Previously Unreleased *

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T.REX’s “ELECTRIC WARRIOR” TO BE RELEASEDIN BRAND NEW MULTI FORMAT EDITIONS FOR APRIL 23rd 2012 –