After all of the hoopla and deserved wild attention given to Electric Warrior, and Slider, it appears that Universal will be giving several early T.Rex titles the Deluxe Edition treatment…finally!

On March 3 (UK), the 1970 releases of A Beard Of Stars, and the follow-up, T. Rex (their newly shortened name from Tyrannosaurus Rex) will be released as 2CD Deluxe Editions wit a boatload of extras.  Not only will these two sets please T. Rex fans immensely with a collection of demos, live performances, and radio concert sets, but the 2012 remastering and Deluxe packaging will make these two necessary purchases.

Just take a look at the track-listings (below) and you decide how much a T. Rex fan you might be.  Me? I’m all in.

Tyrannosaurus Rex A Beard Of Stars

Disc: 1
1. Prelude ( 1:04 )
2. A Day Laye ( 1:59 )
3. Woodland Bop ( 1:39 )
4. Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart ( 2:45 )
5. Pavilions Of Sun ( 2:51 )
6. Organ Blues ( 2:46 )
7. By The Light Of A Magical Moon ( 2:51 )
8. Wind Cheetah ( 2:38 )
9. A Beard of Stars ( 1:37 )
10. Great Horse ( 1:45 )
11. Dragon’s Ear ( 2:35 )
12. Lofty Skies ( 2:54 )
13. Dove ( 2:05 )
14. Elemental Child ( 5:34 )
15. Find A Little Wood ( 2:05 ) – Single B – side
16. Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart ( 2:43 ) BBC Radio One – John Peel’s Top Gear Show 17/11/1969
17. Pavilions Of Sun ( 2:52 ) BBC Radio One – John Peel’s Top Gear Show 17/11/1969
18. A Day Laye ( 2:01 ) BBC Radio One – John Peel’s Top Gear Show 17/11/1969
19. By The Light Of A Magical Moon ( 2:47 ) BBC Radio One – John Peel’s Top Gear Show 17/11/1969
20. Wind Cheetah ( 2:33 ) BBC Radio One – John Peel’s Top Gear Show 17/11/1969
Disc: 2
1. Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart – Home Demo Take # 1 ( 2:34 ) – Previously Unreleased
2. Organ Blues – Home Demo Take # 1 ( 2:52 ) – Previously Unreleased
3. A Day Laye – Home Demo Take # 1 ( 1:59 ) – Previously Unreleased
4. Lofty Skies – Alternate Home Demo ( 0:51 )
5. Organ Blues – Home Demo Take # 2 ( 1:35 )
6. Black Cat Sittin’ On My Shoulder – Home Demo Take # 1 ( 1:32 )
7. Instrumental – Guitar and Organ – Home Demo ( 1:23 ) – Previously Unreleased
8. Pavilions of the Sun – Home Demo # 1 ( 2:33 ) – Previously Unreleased
9. I Got The Blues So Bad – Home Demo ( 1:14 ) – Previously Unreleased
10. By The Light Of A Magical Moon – Home Demo ( 3:00 ) – Previously Unreleased
11. Find A Little Wood – Home Demo ( 2:05 ) – Previously Unreleased
12. Great Horse – Home Demo ( 2:04 ) – Previously Unreleased
13. Wind Cheetah – Home Demo ( 1:38 ) – Previously Unreleased
14. Pavilions of the Sun – Home Demo Take # 2 ( 2:31 ) – Previously Unreleased
15. Elemental Child – Home Demo ( 2:55 )
16. Black Cat Sittin’ On My Shoulder – Home Demo Take # 2 ( 1:35)
17. Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart – Home Demo # 2
18. Oh Baby – Home Demo ( 2:40 ) – Previously Unreleased
19. Prelude – Alternate Take # 1 ( 1.15 )
20. Dove – Alternate Take # 5 ( 2:08 )
21. Dragon’s Ear – Parts 1 & 2 – Take 2 ( 2:39 )
22. A Beard Of Stars – Alternate Take # 1 ( 1:44 )
23. Organ Blues – Alternate Take # 7 ( 3:40 ) – Previously Unreleased
24. Lofty Skies – Alternate Take # 1 ( 2:52 ) – Previously Unreleased
25. By The Light Of A Magical Moon – Instrumental Take #1 ( 2:51 ) – Previously Unreleased
26. Elemental Child – Part 1 – Alternate Take # 1 ( 2:23 )
27. Elemental Child – Part 2 – Alternate Take # 10 ( 3:30 ) – Previously Unreleased

TRexTRex

Disc: 1
1. The Children of Rarn ( 0:53 )
2. Jewel ( 2:46 )
3. The Visit ( 1:55 )
4. Childe ( 1:36 )
5. The Time of Love Is Now ( 2:42 )
6. Diamond Meadows ( 1:58 )
7. Root Of Star ( 2:31 )
8. Beltane Walk ( 2:26 )
9. Is It Love ? ( 2:34 )
10. One Inch Rock ( 2:26 )
11. Summer Deep ( 1:43 )
12. Seagull Woman ( 2:18 )
13. Suneye ( 2:06)
14. The Wizard ( 8:50 )
15. The Children of Rarn ( 0:36 )
16. Ride A White Swan : Single A – Side ( 2:30 )
17. Summertime Blues : Single B – Side ( 2:42 )
18. Jewel ( 3:30 ) – BBC Radio One – Top Gear – TX : 13/11/1970
19. Woodland Bop Medley – BBC Radio One – In Concert – TX : 20/12/1970
20. Beltane Walk – Backing Track ( 2:23 ) – BBC Radio 1 Club – TX : 29/3/1971
21. Summertime Blues ( 3:30 ) BBC Radio One – DLT Show – TX : 9/12/1970
Disc: 2
1. The Children of Rarn – Suite ( 15:21 )
2. Jewel – Alternate Take ( 3:34 ) – Previously Unreleased
3. The Visit – Alternate Take ( 2:14 )
4. The Time of Love Is Now – Alternate Take ( 2:45 ) – Previously Unreleased
5. Diamond Meadows – Alternate Take ( 2:09 ) – Previously Unreleased
6. Root Of Star – Alternate Take ( 2:34 )
7. Beltane Walk – Alternate Take ( 2:23 ) – Previously Unreleased
8. Is It Love ? – Alternate Take ( 2:36 ) – Previously Unreleased
9. One Inch Rock – Alternate Take ( 2:23 ) – Previously Unreleased
10. Summer Deep – Alternate Take ( 1:47 ) – Previously Unreleased
11. Seagull Woman – Alternate Take ( 2:23 ) – Previously Unreleased
12. Suneye ¬ – Alternate Take ( 2:01 )
13. The Wizard – Alternate Take ( 8:40 ) – Previously Unreleased
14. The Children of Rarn – Alternate Take¬ ( 0:52 ) – Previously Unreleased
15. Ride A White Swan ( 2:35 ) – TOTP – TX 10/11/1970 – Previously Unreleased
16. Dark Lipped Woman ( 1:29 ) Home Demo – Previously Unreleased
17. Deep Summer – Alternate Take ( 4:42 ) – Previously Unreleased
18. Meadows of the Sea ( 4:22 ) – Electric Demo

By MARowe

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