Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages

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Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages
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Studio album by Tyrannosaurus Rex
Released 14 October 1968
Recorded April–August 1968 at Trident Studios, London, England
Genre 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 English psychedelic folk band Tyrannosaurus Rex (later known as T. Rex). It was released on 14 October 1968 by record label Regal Zonophone.

Recording[edit]

Prophets, Seers & Sages was recorded from April to August 1968 at Trident Studios in London, England and was produced by Tony Visconti.

Music[edit]

Prophets, Seers & Sages featured Marc Bolan on vocals and guitar and Steve Peregrin Took on bongos, African drums, kazoo, pixiephone and Chinese gong.

The album opened with a revisiting of Tyrannosaurus Rex's first single "Debora", altered by a reversed-tape effect, as indicated by its new title "Deboraarobed".

Release[edit]

Prophets, Seers & Sages was released on 14 October 1968 by record label Regal Zonophone, but failed to chart upon first release.[1]

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 No. 1 in the UK Albums Chart.[1] This double LP set was released in the United States on A&M Records, and was the first time the album was available there.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Tiny Mix Tapes favourable[3]

In his retrospective review, Dave Thompson, writing for AllMusic, called it "the most underrated of Tyrannosaurus Rex's four albums".[2] Tiny Mix Tapes wrote, "Prophets, nearly four decades after its initial release, remains a timeless album for everyone".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Marc Bolan

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Deboraarobed"   3:33
2. "Stacey Grove"   1:59
3. "Wind Quartets"   2:57
4. "Conesuela"   2:25
5. "Trelawny Lawn"   1:46
6. "Aznageel the Mage"   1:59
7. "The Friends"   1:19
Side B
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

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