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TYRANNOSAURUS REX/T.REX


LIVE CONCERT INFO, SOUND FILES, VIDEO

RECORDED - ALBUMS & SINGLES - INFO & SOUND FILES

BEGINNING OF DOVES SOUND FILES

VIDEO CLIPS


LIVE PERFORMANCES


MIDDLE EARTH SEPTEMBER 23rd 1967
THE FIRST GIG @ MIDDLE EARTH - THE EARLIEST KNOWN LIVE RECORDING!
Recorded just 9 weeks after the formation of the band!
Released by TAG (www.Marc-Bolan.org) as "There Was a Time" - Available on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

Pictures of Purple People! Rocking, Took Backing Vocals!
Beginning of Doves Great Harmony Vocals!


BBC RADIO SESSION 1968
Hot Rod Momma (Bonus Track on TAG CD)
Scenescof Great Bongoing! And for a brief Moment Tookie's the only one singing.

KEMPTON PARK SATURDAY 10th AUGUST 1968

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Video Footage from this gig


FRENCH TV - 1968 - RECOMMENDED!
Cracking version of Salamanda Palaganda. BRILLIANT TOOK HARMONEY VOX! mp3 (FULL SONG 2 minutes 17 seconds 2.14 meg) Sound Quality is poor as it was taken from a Bolan Society bootleg video.
Video Footage of this gig and one other French TV appearance, plus a 'fading slideshow' applet.

QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, LONDON 13th JANUARY '69

Evenings of Demask (FULL SONG 1 minute 59 seconds 2.29 meg)
Pewter Suitor (FULL SONG 3 minutes 16 seconds 3.06 meg)
Travelling Tragition (FULL SONG 1 minute 49 seconds 1.71 meg)


BROENDBY CLUB - COPENHAGEN '69

Eastern Spell (FULL SONG 1 minute 59 seconds 1.87 meg)
Strange Orchestras (FULL SONG 1 minute 58 seconds 1.86 meg)


LYCEUM, LONDON - 11th April '69 - LIVE RECORDING

Steve Took plays a burst of Interstellar Overdrive (Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd) after a nice reference to the 'Pink Fairies', taken from the Tyrannosaurus Rex 'The Lyceum', London Gig on the 11th April '69. These files include the first part of the following track 'Do you Remember' where you can clearly hear Steve's bass guitar (used for Interstellar Overdrive) and the higher (I'll get shot by Bolan people if I say 'tinny'!) lead guitar of Bolan.

Unicorn/Hot Rod Mamma (3 Minutes 31 Seconds)
Stacy Grove (2 Minutes 03 Seconds)
Interstellar Overdrive (1 Minute 44 secs 0.40 meg)
Interstellar Overdrive & 'Do you Remember' (FULL SONG 4 Minutes 02 Seconds 3.78 meg)



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CAFE-A-GOGO USA TOUR 16th AUGUST '69

During the ill fated first & only tour of the USA by Tyrannosaurus Rex. Interestingly their promoter had booked them gigs during the same weekend as Woodstock! Whoops! For a tour which was a 'disaster' becuase of Took's drug taking this track songs pretty darn fine!

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Misty Mists of Albany mp3 (FULL SONG 2 minutes 44 seconds 2.57 meg)

Sound Clips for the Cafe a Gogo, Copenhagen, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London & Lyceum are taken from the 'For the Lion & the Unicorn in the Oak Forests of Faun' CD on 'Little Hobbit Records'


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ALBUMS & SINGLES

ALBUMS

The unmixed recordings of the 'Unicorn' Album (very poor quality bootleg) show that Steve's vocals were 'mixed down' and 'mixed-out' for the finished albums! Check out the live recordings section (above) for examples of Tyrannosaurus Rex before Steve was 'Mixed down'! The French 'Salamanda Palaganda' 1968 is a particularly good example of Steve's harmony vocals!


MY PEOPLE WERE FAIR AND HAD SKY IN THEIR HAIR ... BUT NOW THEY'RE CONTENT TO WEAR STARS ON THEIR BROWS MY PEOPLE WERE FAIR AND HAD SKY IN THEIR HAIR ... BUT NOW THEY'RE CONTENT TO WEAR STARS ON THEIR BROWS ~ (Regal Zonophone SLRZ 1003)
7/7/68
Credits:
Marc Bolan Vocals, Acoustic guitar
Steve Peregrin Took backing vocals, drums, pixiephone, percussion
John Peel story reader
Produced by Tony Visconti
Recorded at Advision Studios, London
Cover painting by George Underwood
~ Best Chart Position: #15 ~
Afghan Woman (FULL SONG - 1 Minute 58 Seconds)
Graceful Fat Sheba Nice Tookie backing & harmony Vox. (FULL SONG - 1 Minute 28 Seconds)
Weilder of Words (FULL SONG - 3 Minute 19 Seconds)
Scenescof (FULL SONG - 1 Minute 41 Seconds)
Mustang Ford (FULL SONG - 2 Minute 59 Seconds)
Strange Orchestras (part song)
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PROPHETS, SEERS AND SAGES, THE ANGELS OF THE AGES PROPHETS, SEERS AND SAGES, THE ANGELS OF THE AGES ~ (Regal Zonophone SLRZ 1005)
14/10/68
Credits:
Marc Bolan Vocals, guitar
Steve Peregrine Took bongos, African drums, kazoo, pixiephone, Chinese gong.
Produced by Tony Visconti
Recorded at Trident Studios, London
Deboraarobed (FULL SONG 3 Minutes 33 Seconds)
Travelling Tragition (FULL SONG 1 Minute 48 Seconds)
Wind Quartets (FULL SONG 2 Minute 47 Seconds)
Aznageel The Mage (FULL SONG 1 Minute 59 Seconds)
Scenescof Dynasty (part song)
Juniper Suction (part song)
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OUT TAKE FROM PROPHETS, SEERS AND SAGES, THE ANGELS OF THE AGES
Nickelodeon (FULL SONG 2 min 3 secs 0.85 meg). This was first released on the updated, 2002 release of Beginning of Doves.


UNICORN ~ (Regal Zonophone SLRZ 1007)
The Last of the Three Tyrannosaurus Rex Albums featuring Steve Peregrin Took.
18/5/69
Credits:
Marc Bolan Vocals, guitar
Steve Peregrine Took bongos, African drums, kazoo, pixiephone, Chinese gong.
Produced by Tony Visconti
Recorded at Trident Studios, London
~ Best Chart Position: #12 ~
Chariots of Silk (FULL SONG 2 Minutes 24 Seconds)
Like a white star, tangled and far, Tulip that's what you are (FULL SONG 3 minute 47 seconds 2.65 meg)
'Pon A Hill (FULL SONG 1 Minute 15 Seconds)
The Seal of Seasons Lovely Took backing and Harmoney Vox. (FULL SONG 1 Minute 47 Seconds)
The Throat of Winter Lovely Took backing and Harmoney Vox. (FULL SONG 1 Minute 56 Seconds) This track runs straight into the following one.
Cat Black (The Wizard's Hat) Lovely Took backing and Harmoney Vox. (FULL SONG 2 Minutes 53 Seconds)
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POST-UNICORN
Ill Starred Man (2 min 8 secs 0.88 meg)
Ill Starred Man is the sixth post-Unicorn Bolan/Took electric track to have surfaced (along with the two sides of the Rumbling Spires single, the two tracks on Best Of T.Rex (See below) and Demon Queen.)


The Best of T. Rex ~ (FLY TON 2)
25/3/71
Credits:
Marc Bolan Vocals, accoustic and electric guitar
Steve Peregrine Took percussion and background vocals
Produced by Tony Visconti

Note: A Compilation LP of old Tyrannosaurus Rex songs made to cash in on the bands rising popularity. Notable for the previously unreleased "Once upon the Seas of Abyssinia" and "Blessed Wild Apple Girl" which are outtakes from the "Unicorn" LP sessions.
~ Best Chart Position: #21 ~


My People Were Fair.../Prophets, Seers, and Sages.... (FLY Doubleback TOOFA 3/4)
2/4/72
This is a double LP budget reissue of the first two Tyrannosaurus Rex LPs.
~ Best Chart Position: #1 ~


Unicorn/A Beard of Stars (FLY/CUBE TOOFA 9)
5/11/72
Double bargain price re-issue of the third and fourth LPs.


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SINGLES
Debora/Child Star (Regal Zonophone RZ 3008)
19/4/68
A few came with a pic sleeve. This and subsequent Tyrannosaurus singles were produced by Tony Visconti.

~ Best Chart Position: #34 ~ Weeks in Chart: 7


One Inch Rock/Salamanda Palaganda (Regal zonophone RZ 3011)
23/8/68
A few with pic sleeve.
~ Best Chart Position: #28 ~ Weeks in Chart: 7


Pewter Suitor/Warlord of the Royal Crocodiles (Regal Zonophone RZ 3016)
14/1/69
Just prior to this release the Regal Zonophone label changed from blue to red.


King of the Rumbling Spires/Do You Remember? (Regal Zonophone RZ 3022)
25/7/69
~ Best Chart Position: #44 ~ Weeks in Chart: 1

Do You Remember (31 secs 0.21 meg)
Alternative version with Steve Took singing lead vocals. The version released however was with Bolan vocals.


Debora & One Inch Rock Reissue (FLY Magnifly Echo 102)

24/3/72

~ Best Chart Position: #7 ~ Weeks in Chart: 10


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BEGINNING OF DOVES SOUND CLIPS
This is in case you missed them on the Bolan 'solo' recordings page!
AS THERE WERE MARKETED AS 'SOLO' RECORDINGS - LISTEN OUT FOR STEVE'S BONGOS & BACKING VOCALS!

Sally Was An Angel (FULL SONG 2 m 43seconds 1.7 meg)
Sara Crazy Child Great Bongoing and terrific backing Vox by the Tookster! (FULL SONG 3 minutes 22 seconds 3.07 meg)
Rings Of Fortune Great Bongoing and nice backing Vox by the Tookster! (FULL SONG 2 minutes 36 seconds 2.36 meg)
One Inch Rock (FULL SONG 2 minutes 16 seconds 2.11 meg)
The Beginning Of Doves (FULL SONG 1 minute 46 seconds 1.49 meg)
Lunacy's Back Terrific backing Vox by the Tookster at the beginning & end plus Took on whistle! (FULL SONG 2 minute 20 seconds 2.16 meg)
Lunacy's Back ([*] second version) Terrific backing Vox by the Tookster at the beginning & end! (FULL SONG 2 minute 35 seconds 2.44 meg)
Beyond The Risin' Sun The better of the two versions. Fast-Pace Bongoing rocks! Terrific backing Vox by the Tookster plus Took on whistle! (FULL SONG 2 minute 15 seconds 2.13 meg)
Beyond The Risin' Sun Fast-Pace Bongoing - though not as powerful as the version above! (FULL SONG 2 minute 50 seconds 2.67 meg)
Misty Mist (FULL SONG 1 minute 31 seconds 1.43 meg)
Sleepy Maurice (FULL SONG 2 minute 53 seconds 2.71 meg)
Jasper C Debussy Great Bongoing and terrific backing Vox by the Tookster! (FULL SONG 2 minute 26 seconds 2.29 meg)
Hot Rod Mamma (FULL SONG 2 minute 58 seconds 2.65 meg)


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LIVE VIDEO CLIPS - TYRANNOSAURUS REX

By now Bolan fans will have no doubt have rushed off and bought the Double DVD of 'Born to Boogie'. There is one small piece of interest to Tookie/Tyrannosaurus Rex fans and that is a video of the duo performing 'Sara Crazy Child' from 1967. ENJOY! ;-)

VIDEO of Sara Crazy Child 3 Minutes 38 Seconds 640x480 - 19.9 meg. This version has 'added Took' in that we have, where possible 'zoomed in' on Took. We're afraid the video will only work if you visit in Internet Explorer. Sorry!

Screen Capture Gallery Twenty Five Screen Captures in Black & White (because the original film is in Black & White!).


The following three clips are from the 'Lost and Found' Video Volume one and represent three songs. Eastern Spell was recorded at Kempton Park Festival in August 1968. The original sound is not included. Originally 'Eastern Spell' had been over-dubbed by the video producer. We have replaced it with Debora - though it wasn't possible to lip-synch.

Both the 'Debora' (Kempton Park) and 'Salamanda Palaganda' (French Festival for French TV) are pretty good quality (especially for their age) and have some great shots of Tookie and his amazing bongo playing.

With Broadband becoming more popular we have included three 'weights' of video clip for each of the three clips. The files are 'Windows Media Player Video Files (.WMV). Sorry these videos cannot be viewed using Netscape or similar.

CLIPS FROM THE 'LOST & FOUND'

DEBORA - KEMPTON PARK (UK) 1968 - 1 minute 39 Seconds
640x480 - 18.6 meg
480x360 - 6.7 meg
320x240 - 2.9 meg

STACY GROVE - FRENCH TV - 58 Seconds
640x480 - 21.1 meg
480x360 - 4.3 meg
320x240 - 1.7 meg

SALAMANDA PALAGANDA - FRENCH FESTIVAL for FRENCH TV
      2 minutes 13 Seconds

     For Screen Captures see right:-
640x480 - 22.5 meg
480x360 - 9.7 meg
320x240 - 3.9 meg


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If you are the copyright owner of any of these files and object to them being here please let us know. However, the sound clips are placed here as representative samples which will hopefully encourage people to buy the CDs and therefore may well generate sales!