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T Rex: Unchained-Home Recordings & Studio Outtakes 1972-1977

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Edsel are to make available again – via a new deluxe multi-disc package – their previously released CDs of Marc Bolan’s home demos, alternate takes, unused and abandoned songs, and unfinished recordings, first issued individually back in the mid-1990s

Unchained: Home Recordings & Studio Outtakes 1972-1977 contains the now out-of-print eight CDs in full, in a deluxe 12-inch book package which boasts brand new artwork and updated Mark Paytress annotations.

This new set can be ordered via the Official T. Rex Store (Europe only – but the first 500 come with a free seven-inch single of Over The Flats / Meadows Of The Sea). Alternatively, you can pick it up from Amazon UK (without the seven-inch) which is currently the only option for those outside Europe.

Unchained: Home Recordings & Studio Outtakes 1972-1977 is released on 30 October 2015.

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DISC 1

VOLUME ONE: 1972, PART ONE

  • 1. Over The Flats
  • 2. Sugar Baby
  • 3. Children Of The World
  • 4. Did You Ever
  • 5. Alligator Man
  • 6. Shame On You
  • 7. Guitar Blues
  • 8. Shadow Babe
  • 9. Cry Baby [acoustic]
  • 10. Cry Baby [electric]
  • 11. Rollin’ Stone
  • 12. What Do I See
  • 13. Shame On You (Little Girl)
  • 14. Always
  • 15. Auto Machine
  • 16. Unicorn Horn (A Thousand Mark Feld Charms)
  • 17. Jam
  • 18. Sailors Of The Highway
This volume was compiled and originally annotated by Martin Barden and Ros Davies, with expert assistance from George Graham, Noel Hammond and Mark Paytress and first issued in 1995.

DISC 2

VOLUME TWO: 1972, PART TWO

  • 1. Would I Be The One?
  • 2. Meadows Of The Sea
  • 3. Mr. Motion [version 1]
  • 4. Mr. Motion [version 2]
  • 5. City Port [fast punk]
  • 6. Just Like Me [version 1]
  • 7. Just Like Me [version 2]
  • 8. Is It True?
  • 9. Zinc Rider
  • 10. Canyon
  • 11. Fast Blues – Easy Action
  • 12. Bolan’s Blues
  • 13. Shake It Wind One
  • 14. Work With Me Baby
  • 15. Spaceball Boot
  • 16. Electric Lips
  • 17. Slider Blues
  • 18. Ellie May
  • 19. My Baby’s New Porsche
  • 20. Dark-Lipped Woman
This volume was compiled and originally annotated by Martin Barden and Ros Davies, and first issued in 1995. Thanks to George Graham, Noel Hammond and Mark Paytress for invaluable assistance.

DISC 3

VOLUME THREE: 1973, PART ONE

  • 1. Organ Thing [instrumental)
  • 2. Dance In The Midnight [version 1]
  • 3. Delanie (Everyday) [version 2]
  • 4. I Wanna Go
  • 5. Saturday Night [version 1]
  • 6. Down Home Lady [version 2]
  • 7. Hope You Enjoy The Show [version 1]
  • 8. All My Love [version 1]
  • 9. This Is My Life
  • 10. Mr Motion
  • 11. Big Black Cat
  • 12. Saturation Syncopation (All Alone) [version 2]
  • 13. Down Home Lady [version 1]
  • 14. Metropolis Incarnate [version 1]
  • 15. Misfortune Gatehouse
  • 16. You Move Like A Dog
  • 17. Saturday Night [version 2]
  • 18. Sky Church Music
  • 19. Dance In The Midnight [version 2]
This volume was compiled by Martin Barden and Mark Paytress, and first issued in 1995; the original sleeve notes were by Mark Paytress, with expert assistance from Cliff McLenehan and Ros Davies.

DISC 4

VOLUME FOUR: 1973, PART TWO

  • 1. All My Love [version 2]
  • 2. Hope You Enjoy The Show [version 2]
  • 3. Down Home Lady [version 3]
  • 4. Sure Enough
  • 5. Saturation Syncopation (All Alone) [version 3]
  • 6. I’m Coming To Rock’n’Roll
  • 7. High Wire
  • 8. Yesterday (Everyday) [version 1]
  • 9. Sad Girl
  • 10. Metropolis Incarnate [version 2]
  • 11. Jam
  • 12. Down Home Lady [version 4]
  • 13. Look Around
  • 14. Jet Tambourine
  • 15. Dance In The Midnight [version 3]
  • 16. Plateau Skull
  • 17. Saturation Syncopation (All Alone) [version 1]
  • 18. Saturday Night [version 3]
This volume was compiled by Martin Barden and Mark Paytress, and first issued in 1995; the original sleeve notes were by Cliff McLenehan, with expert assistance from Ros Davies.

DISC 5

VOLUME FIVE: 1974

  • 1. Bolan’s Zip Gun
  • 2. Lock Into Your Love
  • 3. I Never Told Me
  • 4. Every Lady
  • 5. Do I Love Thee
  • 6. (By The Light Of A) Magical Moon
  • 7. Sparrow
  • 8. Sanctified
  • 9. Two Tone Lady (She’ll Be Good To Me)
  • 10. Video Drama
  • 11. Love For Me
  • 12. Jet Tambourine
  • 13. 11.15 (Jam)
  • Extended Play
  • 14. (By The Light Of A) Magical Moon
  • 15. Video Drama [extracts]
  • 16. Do I Love Thee
This volume was compiled by Martin Barden and Mark Paytress, assisted by Ros Davies and Cliff McLenehan (with special thanks to Harry Feld), and first issued in 1996. The original sleeve notes were by Martin Barden.

DISC 6

VOLUME SIX: 1975

  • 1. Pale Horse Ridin’
  • 2. Funky London Childhood
  • 3. Depth Charge
  • 4. Brain Police
  • 5. I Could Have Loved You
  • 6. Bust My Ball
  • 7. King Of The Mountain Cometh
  • 8. Statement Of Utopia
  • 9. Swahili Boogie Woogie
  • 10. Hey Little Girl
  • 11. Petticoat Lane
  • 12. I Believe
  • 13. Change Change
  • 14. Oh Boy
  • 15. Savage Beethoven
  • 16. Voice Poem
  • 17. Dynamo
  • 18. Baby Please, Baby Squeeze
  • 19. Ain’t That A Shame
  • 20. Teenage Boy Child
  • 21. Electric Stew [acoustic]
  • 22. Reelin’ & A Wheelin’ & A Boppin’ & A Bolan
  • 23. You Ought To Know
  • 24. It’s My City
  • 25. Christmas Bop

Extended Play

  • 26. Funky London Childhood
  • 27. I Could Have Loved You
  • 28. King Of The Mountain Cometh
  • 29. Swahili Boogie Woogie
  • 30. I Believe
  • 31. Petticoat Lane
  • 32. Petticoat Lane [take 2]
  • 33. Dynamo [takes 1, 2, 3]
  • 34. Baby Please, Baby Squeeze
This volume was compiled and originally annotated by Mark Paytress, and first issued in 1996, with expert assistance from Martin Barden, Ros Davies and Cliff McLenehan.

DISC 7

VOLUME SEVEN: 1975-77

  • 1. Riff
  • 2. Freeway
  • 3. I’m A Voodoo Man
  • 4. Decadent Priestess
  • 5. Midnight Creeps Across Your Window
  • 6. Demon Grave
  • 7. Memphis Highway
  • 8. Bombs Out Of London
  • 9. Funky London Childhood
  • 10. London Boys
  • 11. Savage Deception Of Love
  • 12. Angel When I’m Mad
  • 13. Over You Babe
  • 14. Mellow Love [solo]
  • 15. Love Drunk [solo]
  • 16. 20th Century Baby [solo]
  • 17. Shy Boy
  • 18. Love Drunk
  • 19. Foxy Boy
  • 20. 20th Century Baby
  • 21. Hot George
  • 22. Write Me A Song
  • 23. Mellow Love
  • 24. Endless Sleep
  • 25. Sing Me A Song
  • 26. Riff
This volume was compiled and originally annotated by Martin Barden, with thanks for inspiration and expert guidance to Ros Davies and Mark Paytress, and to Harry Feld for his continuing contribution. First issued in 1997.

DISC 8

VOLUME EIGHT: 1977

  • 1. Everybody Needs Somebody
  • 2. Teenage Angel
  • 3. Every Single Day (When I Was A Child)
  • 4. Bad Love Woman
  • 5. Sad Man
  • 6. Skateboard
  • 7. You Got The Taste
  • 8. Fine Little Baby
  • 9. Auto Destruct
  • 10. Young Boy Of Love
  • 11. Wherever You Go
  • 12. It’s Alright
  • 13. Love Charm
  • 14. Stay Hungry
  • 15. Sometimes You Rock Me
  • 16. Be Not Afraid Of Love
  • 17. Young Girl Of Love
  • 18. Gimme Some Lovin’
  • 19. Little Brother
  • 20. All The Rage
  • 21. Shadow Shaker
  • 22. Boogie With Your Baby
  • 23. When Will I Be Loved
  • 24. 21st. Century Stance
  • 25. Purple Prince Of Pleasure
  • 26. Like A Warrior
  • 27. Think Zinc Lady
  • 28. Messing With The Mystic
  • 29. When Was A Child
  • 30. Ghetto Baby Blue
  • 31. Sailors Of The Highway
  • 32. Get Down
  • 33. Classic Rap
This volume was compiled and originally annotated by Martin Barden, and first issued in 1997. The whole series was produced with more than a little input from Mark Paytress, Ros Davies, Harry Feld, Noel Hammond, George Graham, Cliff McLenehan, Steve Gridley, Alan Robinson and Val Jennings.

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13 responses to T Rex: Unchained-Home Recordings & Studio Outtakes 1972-1977

  1. bob says:

    This box set was actually released about 5 years ago but in a small shelf friendly digi pack format.
    To be honest it is more T.Rex than most people will ever need, and I speak as a huge fan. There was a 2 CD highlights of this released years ago, a much better option.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Apparently most of the stock of that 2011 deluxe got destroyed in the Sony DADC warehouse fire!

    • Salamanda Palaganda says:

      The eight discs were originally released individually in the mid-late 1990’s on Edsel and became increasingly harder to find… some volumes and years more so than others.
      A “best of” 2CD collection called “Work In Progress” came out in 2003 which featured some of the highlights from the eight volume set but missing some solid material.
      In late 2010, all eight discs were reissued in one deluxe casebound digipak, book package called “Unchained: Unreleased Recordings 1972 -1977″ but the majority of the print run was consumed in the Sony DADC warehouse fire of 2011. Since then, copies of the rare original individual releases and the 2010 digipak, book set have changed hands for foolish
      amounts of money, and shithead sellers on Ebay offer to pirate the entire set!
      This new 12” x 12” bound book set package looks much better than its previous edition! I look forward to the new artwork and rarely seen photos! ROCK ON!

  2. bob says:

    Wow, I never heard of that, that explains why it wasn’t around for long. It was a great price I seem to remember for those who managed to get it.

  3. WILLIAM ENGLAND says:

    the 7″ (alone) is already on eBay

  4. Moti Cohen says:

    We’ll, I’m gonna buy it for the third time, I sold the 1995 cd’s to save some shelf place but gonna have to buy this one because the booklet

  5. Trev says:

    Thanks Paul just ordered. The packaging looks Great & a nice Bonus of a 7″ Single.

  6. bob says:

    I think Mark Paytress is great and he writes very well on Bolan, but…
    All 12 of Marc Bolan’s studio albums and at least 6 box sets, as well as numerous compilations all have sleeve notes by him. It would be nice to read something from a different perspective for a change.

    • Don says:

      Bob. The Guardian Rock Critic, Alex Petridis has done excellent sleevenotes for For All The Cats-The Best Of Marc Bolan And T.Rex./ UMC Demon . Highly recommended.

  7. bob says:

    Trev, I agree the packaging does look great, but I just hate these LP sized box sets, so difficult to display. I prefer the book format or the midi boxes, like the Electric Warrior, Tears For Fears boxes.

    • Randy Metro says:

      I have the Tanx/Zinc Alloy 12×12 and love it! Large pages with large photos and tons of 45 rpm sleeve covers instead of the teeny tiny pics in CD booklets. The size is a problem for your CD collection but the hard cover book style fits nicely on my bookshelves where most of my box sets reside (as bookends!).

  8. Mike says:

    Base.com only £44.99 with FREE P&P – £20 CHEAPER than Amazon! They usually deliver on/by Release Day too, (which Amazon charge extra for unless you pay £70 per year for Prime)!

    Base.com are also on CashBack sites like TopCashBack, (only 2.02% but better than nothing)! They only charge your card once the order is ready to ship & it’s really easy to cancel, (simply click the cancel button on the order details page), in case the price goes down lower elsewhere, (which I can’t see being likely but you never know)!

  9. Randy Metro says:

    I am curious how many pages are inside. I already have the individual jewel case volumes and the hard cover digipak, which I bought new at a very low price. From memory the commentary in both sets were basically the same. The digipak notes may even have been edited down from the individual jewel case editions.

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