T. REX - s/t LP
A fascinating fusion of the electric guitar heroics of Bolan's glam period and the preceding folk-prog fairytale guitar-and-bongos duets of the Tyrannosaurus Rex days. T. Rex evidently had a better recording budget for this one, which results in a marked improvement, but it's the blossoming of Marc Bolan's songwriting skills which really stands out here. In terms of subject matter we're still very much in fantasyland here, but in terms of Bolan's vocal performance and guitar playing the sound of Electric Warrior is beginning to creep in. The end result is an album which isn't quite like anything else in the T. Rex back catalogue, as well as bringing the experiments of the Tyrannosaurus Rex years to a shockingly good conclusion.