Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages

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Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages
Studio album by Tyrannosaurus Rex
Released 14 October 1968
Recorded April–August 1968
Trident Studios, London
Genre Folk rock, psychedelic folk
Length 30:22
Label Regal Zonophone
Producer Tony Visconti
Tyrannosaurus Rex chronology
My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows
(1968)
Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages
(1968)
Unicorn
(1969)

Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages is the second studio album by Tyrannosaurus Rex, comprising Marc Bolan (vocals, guitar) and Steve Peregrin Took (bongos, African drums, kazoo, pixiephone, Chinese gong). It was released on 14 October 1968 but failed to chart upon first release.

The album was paired with the first Tyrannosaurus Rex album My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows (1968) and re-released by Fly Records as the double album Tyrannosaurus Rex: A Beginning on 14 April 1972, following the success of the T. Rex albums Electric Warrior (1971) and The Slider (1972). This re-released edition of the album reached #1 in the UK Albums Chart. This double LP set was released in the United States on A&M Records, and was the first time the album was available there.

The album opens with a revistation of Tyrannosaurus Rex's first single "Debora", given a reversed-tape effect, as indicated in its new title, "Deboraarobed".

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Marc Bolan

Side One
No. Title Length
1. "Deboraarobed"   3:33
2. "Stacey Grove"   1:59
3. "Wind Quartets"   2:57
4. "Conesuala"   2:25
5. "Trelawny Lawn"   1:46
6. "Aznageel the Mage"   1:59
7. "The Friends"   1:19
Side Two
No. Title Length
1. "Salamanda Palaganda"   2:15
2. "Our Wonderful Brownskin Man"   0:51
3. "O Harley (The Saltimbanques)"   2:19
4. "Eastern Spell"   1:41
5. "The Travelling Tragition"   1:48
6. "Juniper Suction"   1:13
7. "Scenescof Dynasty"   4:07