T. REX - Dandy In The Underworld (1977) [3CD Book Set, 2019]
This, the final official Marc Bolan and T. Rex album, was conceived during a turbulent time in rock history. Issued on 11 March 1977, Dandy In The Underworld arrived in the wake of the Damned’s ‘New Rose’ and the Sex Pistols’ ‘Anarchy In The UK’, singles that had given the emerging punk rock a national platform. To promote the album, Bolan undertook a tour of the UK and Europe, with support from The Damned, who acknowledged T. Rex as a big influence.
Following the success of Edsel book sets of the 'Tanx' + 'Zinc Alloy' Albums, and 'Bolan's Zip gun' + 'futuristic Dragon', as well as 'born to boogie', we now present the final T. Rex album, 1977's "Dandy in the underworld". Produced by Marc Bolan, the album features the hit singles "I love to boogie" (# 13), "Dandy in the underworld" And "the soul of my suit". "Celebrate summer", the last single released in Bolan's lifetime, is included as a bonus track along with several other non-album a- and b-sides. For this deluxe media book edition, we have added 36 bonus outtakes, demos and alternate mixes, 20 of which are previously unreleased. These have been mastered from original first generation tapes in the possession of two dedicated fans - This is the first time these tapes have been used. The book features a brand new 9,500+ word note by acknowledged Bolan authority, Mojo writer Mark Paytress, as well as an interview with friend Steve Harley, plus a fan's first-hand account of one of the concerts on the "Dandy" Uk tour, Bolan's last tour. The book also features ephemera, press clippings and photos from the era, from fans' Collections.
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