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T. Rex – Electric Warrior (2014 Reissue on 180g Vinyl)

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Released on 24 September 1971, Electric Warrior is the second studio album by T. Rex (their sixth since their debut as Tyrannosaurus Rex in 1968). The album marked a turning point in the band’s sound, moving away from the folk-oriented music of the group’s previous albums and pioneering a flamboyant, pop-friendly take on electric rock & roll known as glam rock.

Retrospectively, Electric Warrior has received critical acclaim and is regarded as one of Marc Bolan’s best works. The album is regarded as a pivotal release of the glam rock movement. It had a profound influence on later musicians of different genres.

Electric Warrior reached No. 1 on the UK charts and became the best selling album of 1971. The single Get It On reached the Top 10 in the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Retitled Bang a Gong (Get It On) by the US record company, it also became the band’s only hit in North America.

 

Track Listing

Side One

  1. Mambo Sun
  2. Cosmic Dancer
  3. Jeepster
  4. Monolith
  5. Lean Woman Blues

Side Two

  1. Get It On
  2. Planet Queen
  3. Girl
  4. The Motivator
  5. Life’s a Gas
  6. Rip Off

 

Producer: Tony Visconti

Format: Vinyl / 12” Album

Label: Polydor

Catalogue No: 5354076

Barcode: 0600753540763

Release Date: 10 Nov 2014