T. Rex - Electric Warrior (2LP, 45RPM, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
T. Rex - Electric Warrior (2LP, 45RPM, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
T. Rex - Electric Warrior (2LP, 45RPM, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
T. Rex - Electric Warrior (2LP, 45RPM, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
T. Rex - Electric Warrior (2LP, 45RPM, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
T. Rex - Electric Warrior (2LP, 45RPM, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

T. Rex - Electric Warrior (2LP, 45RPM, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

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Marc Bolan – vocals, guitar

Mickey Finn – congas, bongos, vocals

Steve Currie – bass guitar

Bill Legend – drums, tambourine

Howard Kaylan – backing vocals

Mark Volman – backing vocals

Rick Wakeman – keyboards on "Get It On"

Ian McDonald – saxophone

Burt Collins – flugelhorn

 

2 LPs, gatefold jacket

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ LP 

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 45RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Fly Records

Recorded March–June 1971 in Trident and Advision Studio, London; Wally Heider, Los Angeles; Media Sound, New York City

Engineered & mixed by Malcolm Cecil, Martin Rushent, Rik Pekkonen, Roy T. Baker

Produced by Tony Visconti

Remastered by Krieg Wunderlich

Originally released in 1971

Reissued in 2020

 

Tracks:

Side A :

1 Mambo Sun
2 Cosmic Dancer

 

Side B :

1 Jeepster
2 Monolith
3 Lean Woman Blues

 

Side C :

1 Bang A Gong (Get It On)
2 Planet Queen
3 Girl

 

Side D :

1 The Motivator
2 Life's A Gas
3 Rip Off

 

 

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 160/500

Included in the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

 

Reviews :

"The album that essentially kick-started the U.K. glam rock craze, Electric Warrior completes T. Rex's transformation from hippie folk-rockers into flamboyant avatars of trashy rock & roll. There are a few vestiges of those early days remaining in the acoustic-driven ballads, but Electric Warrior spends most of its time in a swinging, hip-shaking groove powered by Marc Bolan's warm electric guitar. The music recalls not just the catchy simplicity of early rock & roll, but also the implicit sexuality -- except that here, Bolan gleefully hauls it to the surface, singing out loud what was once only communicated through the shimmying beat. He takes obvious delight in turning teenage bubblegum rock into campy sleaze, not to mention filling it with pseudo-psychedelic hippie poetry. In fact, Bolan sounds just as obsessed with the heavens as he does with sex, whether he's singing about spiritual mysticism or begging a flying saucer to take him away. It's all done with the same theatrical flair, but Tony Visconti's spacious, echoing production makes it surprisingly convincing. Still, the real reason Electric Warrior stands the test of time so well -- despite its intended disposability -- is that it revels so freely in its own absurdity and willful lack of substance. Not taking himself at all seriously, Bolan is free to pursue whatever silly wordplay, cosmic fantasies, or non sequitur imagery he feels like; his abandonment of any pretense to art becomes, ironically, a statement in itself. Bolan's lack of pomposity, back-to-basics songwriting, and elaborate theatrics went on to influence everything from hard rock to punk to new wave. But in the end, it's that sense of playfulness, combined with a raft of irresistible hooks, that keeps Electric Warrior such an infectious, invigorating listen today." AllMusic Review by Steve Huey

 

Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.

 

Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,51 / 5

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