T. Rex discography

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T. Rex discography
Releases
Studio albums 13
Live albums 7
Compilation albums 29
EPs 2
Singles 29
Box sets 6

T. Rex were a British rock band, formed in 1968 by singer/songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan.

The T. Rex discography consists of four "Tyrannosaurus Rex" and nine "T. Rex" studio albums. Also 22 compilation albums, seven live albums, two extended plays, six (Tyrannosaurus Rex) and 22 (T. Rex) singles.

The group came to an end after Bolan's death in a car crash in September 1977.

Studio albums[edit]

As Tyrannosaurus Rex
Year Title Chart position
UK
[1]
US
[2]
1968 My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows 15
Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages
  • Released: 14 October 1968 (1968-10-14)
  • Label: Regal Zonophone (UK)/A&M Records (US)
1969 Unicorn
  • Released: 16 May 1969 (1969-05-16)
  • Label: Regal Zonophone (UK)/Blue Thumb Records (US)
12
1970 A Beard of Stars
  • Released: 13 March 1970 (1970-03-13)
  • Label: Regal Zonophone (UK)/Blue Thumb Records (US)
21
As T. Rex
Year Title Chart position
UK
[3]
US
[2]
1970 T. Rex 7 188
1971 Electric Warrior
  • Released: 24 September 1971 (1971-09-24)
  • Label: Fly Records/Reprise
1 32
1972 The Slider
  • Released: 21 July 1972 (1972-07-21)
  • Label: EMI/Reprise
4 17
1973 Tanx
  • Released: 16 March 1973 (1973-03-16)
  • Label: EMI/Reprise
4 102
1974 Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow
  • Released: 1 February 1974 (1974-02-01)
  • Label: EMI
12
Light of Love N/A 205
1975 Bolan's Zip Gun
  • Released: 16 February 1975 (1975-02-16)
  • Label: EMI
1976 Futuristic Dragon
  • Released: 30 January 1976 (1976-01-30)
  • Label: EMI
50
1977 Dandy in the Underworld
  • Released: 11 March 1977 (1977-03-11)
  • Label: EMI
26
Posthumous Albums
Year Title Chart position
UK
[3]
US
[2]
1981 You Scare Me To Death 88
1982 Billy Super Duper
  • Released: 1982 (1982)
  • Label: Marc on Wax (UK)
1983 Dance in the Midnight
  • Released: 1983 (1983)
  • Label: Marc on Wax (UK)
83

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Label UK
1981 In Concert Avon 35
1993 Live in Concert Windsong
1997 Electric Boogie NMC
Live 1977 Demon Music Group
2001 Live at the Boston Gliterdrome 1972 Diamondstar Productions
Uncaged NMC
2005 Born to Boogie Demon Music Group

Compilation albums[edit]

  • This is a selective list of the more notable compilation albums released by T.Rex
Year Title Label UK
[1][3][4]
1971 The Best of T. Rex Fly 21
1972 Prophets, Seers & Sages / My People Were Fair (Double-LP re-release) 1
Bolan Boogie 1
A Beard of Stars / Unicorn (Double-LP re-release) 44
1973 Great Hits EMI 32
1974 The Beginning of Doves Track
1979 Solid Gold EMI 51
1980 The Unobtainable T. Rex EMI
1981 20th Century Boy (3 LP Complete Career 1965-1977) EMI Australia
1982 Across the Airwaves Polygram
1985 Best Of The 20th Century Boy (as Marc Bolan & T.Rex) K-Tel 5
T. Rextasy: The Best of T. Rex, 1970-1973 Warner Brothers
1991 The Ultimate Collection (as Marc Bolan & T.Rex) Telstar 4
The Very Best of Marc Bolan and T. Rex Demon Music Group
1993 The Definitive Tyrannosaurus Rex Sequel
1994 Messing With the Mystic Demon Music Group
1995 The Essential Collection (as Marc Bolan & T.Rex) Universal 18
1996 Marc Bolan Presents Sister Pat Hall Edsel
1997 The Best of the Unchained Series: Unreleased Recordings Demon Music Group
The BBC Recordings 1970-1976 NMC
Spaceball
1998 Marc. Songs from the Granada TV Series Demon Music Group
1999 The Very Best of T. Rex vol.2
2000 Bump 'n' Grind TPL
2001 Rocks! Demon Music Group
2002 The T.Rex Wax Co. Singles A's and B's, 1972-77
Hits! - The Very Best of T. Rex
20th Century Boy: The Ultimate Collection Hip-O
2005 Children Of The Revolution Demon Music Group
2006 Truck Off Easy Action
Electric Lips and Highway Knees
Calling All Destroyers
The Final Cuts Demon Music Group
2007 Greatest Hits (as Marc Bolan & T.Rex) Universal 15

Box sets[edit]

Year Title
1996 A Wizard, A True Star
  • Label: Edsel
2002 20th Century Superstar
  • Label: Universal
2004 Total T.Rex 1971-1972
  • Label: Easy Action
2005 A Whole Zinc of Finches
  • Label: Easy Action
2007 The Electric Boogie Nineteen Seventy One
  • Label: Easy Action
Bolan at the Beeb
  • Label: Polydor

EPs[edit]

Year Title
1977 Bolan's Best Plus One [5]
1989 The Peel Sessions [6]

Singles[edit]

As Tyrannosaurus Rex
Year Title Chart position Album
UK
[1]
CAN IRL US
[7]
1968 "Debora" 34
"One Inch Rock" 28
1969 "Pewter Suitor"
"King of the Rumbling Spires" 44
1970 "By the Light of a Magical Moon" A Beard of Stars
1972 "Debora" / "One Inch Rock" (Fly) 7
As T. Rex
  • All Singles released on EMI Records, unless stated otherwise
Year Title Chart position Album
UK
[3]
CAN IRL US
[7]
1970 "Ride a White Swan" (Fly (UK) / Blue Thumb (US)) 2 48 11 76
1971 "Hot Love" (Fly (UK) / Reprise (US)) 1 47 1 72
"Get It On" (Fly (UK) / Reprise (US)) 1 12 1 10 Electric Warrior
"Jeepster" (Fly) 2 73 2
1972 "Telegram Sam" (Reprise (US)) 1 66 1 67 The Slider
"Metal Guru" (Reprise (US)) 1 45 1
"Children of the Revolution" 2 1
"Solid Gold Easy Action" 2 4
1973 "20th Century Boy" 3 1
"The Groover" (Reprise (US)) 4 11
"Truck On (Tyke)" 12
1974 "Teenage Dream" (as Marc Bolan and T.Rex) 13[4] Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow
"Light of Love" 22 Bolan's Zip Gun
"Zip Gun Boogie" 41
1975 "New York City" 15 Futuristic Dragon
"Dreamy Lady" (as T.Rex Disco Party) 30
1976 "London Boys" 40
"I Love to Boogie" 13 Dandy in the Underworld
"Laser Love" 41
1977 "The Soul of My Suit" 42 Dandy in the Underworld
"Dandy in the Underworld"
"Celebrate Summer"
Posthumous T.Rex singles
Year Title Chart position
UK
[3]
1982 "Telegram Sam" 69
1985 "Megarex" 72
1987 "Children Of the Revolution" 90
"Get It On" 54
1991 "20th Century Boy" (as Marc Bolan and T.Rex) 13
Marc Bolan singles
Year Title Chart position
UK
[3]
1977 "To Know You Is to Love You" (with Gloria Jones)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chart Stats: Tyrannosaurus Rex". ChartStats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-13. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b c "T.Rex > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Chart Stats: T.Rex". ChartStats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  4. ^ a b "Chart Stats: Marc Bolan and T.Rex". ChartStats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  5. ^ "T. Rex - Bolan's Best +1 (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  6. ^ "The Peel Sessions". Strange Fruit. Retrieved June 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "T.Rex > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-01-16.