Bolan Boogie

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Bolan Boogie
Compilation album by T. Rex
Released April 1972
Genre Rock
Length 45:44
Label Fly (UK)
T. Rex chronology
Bolan Boogie
(1972)
Great Hits
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Bolan Boogie is a compilation album released by T. Rex in 1972. After Marc Bolan had left Fly Records to form his own label distributed through EMI/T. Rex Wax Co, his former label Fly released this "best of..." compilation with recent A and B sides many of which had not appeared on previous albums. Also included are songs from the early Tyrannosaurus Rex albums. Bolan Boogie went straight to the top of the album charts and became Bolan's second No.1 album through Fly Records (following Electric Warrior).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Marc Bolan, except "Summertime Blues", written by Cochran/Capehart.

Side one
  1. "Get It On" (Single A-side; from Electric Warrior) – 4:25
  2. "Beltane Walk" (from T. Rex) – 2:20
  3. "The King of the Mountain Cometh" (Single, B-side of "Hot Love") – 3:48
  4. "Jewel" (from T. Rex) – 2:48
  5. "She Was Born to Be My Unicorn" (from Unicorn) – 2:32
  6. "Dove" (from A Beard Of Stars) – 2:02
  7. "Woodland Rock" (Single, B-side of "Hot Love") – 2:25
  8. "Ride a White Swan" (Single A-side) – 2:13
Side two
  1. "Raw Ramp" (Single, B-side of "Get It On") – 5:13
  2. "Jeepster" (Single A-side; from Electric Warrior) – 4:08
  3. "Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart" (from A Beard Of Stars) – 2:41
  4. "By the Light of a Magical Moon" (Single A-side; from A Beard Of Stars) – 2:46
  5. "Summertime Blues" (Single, B-side of "Ride a White Swan") – 2:40
  6. "Hot Love" (Single A-side) – 4:55

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Year Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[2] 1972 1
Preceded by
Machine Head by Deep Purple
UK Albums Chart number-one album
20 May 1972 - 10 June 1972
Succeeded by
Exile on Main St. by The Rolling Stones

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Number 1 Albums – 1970s". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 9 February 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2011.