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Born to Boogie

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NTSC/Region 0. Special Features include, Wembley Evening Concert March 1972, Born To Boogie Trailer, Wembley Matinee Concert March 1972, Cosmic Rock When T Rex Ruled The World, Outtakes and Deleted Scenes. Universal. 2008.

Product Details

  • Format: NTSC, Import
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • DVD Release Date: May 13, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0018AHIV0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #519,882 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Marc Bolan certainly had his ups and downs as far as popularity goes. He went through a lot of changes in his music and at times, apparently began to believe the hype a little too much. Having said that, I have to say that I was and still am a big T.Rex fan. I picked up the CD to see if it was worth spending the money to buy the DVD. After listening to the CD once or twice I knew I had to get the DVD. When I got the opportunity to pick up a copy of it and see him perform live for the first time, I jumped at it. I picked up my first T.Rex (and Tyrannosaurus Rex) albums in the early 70s. He never quite hit it as big here in the states as he did in England. Then he was gone. Almost 40 years later, I have the opportunity to see him I never had then. Watching him perform live in concert really shows how much he loved what he was doing. Watching him perform reminded me of such greats as Angus Young and Chuck Berry. I suspect he influenced the former and was influenced by the latter. Rarely have I seen a performer who seemed to be having as much fun. The actual movie gets a bit strange at times, but the version of "Tutti Frutti" rocks with a very young Elton John ripping the keyboards. For me, the two recorded concerts are the gems of this 2 DVD set, with the extras such as the interview with the drummer (the only surviving member) and the story of the restorations with Marc's son being icing on the cake.
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*This a is a review for the CD soundtrack of the film*

Consisting of two discs, the first featuring songs from the matinee show, a medley of hits with Bolan playing acoustic guitar accomplied by a string quartet, spliced with excerpts from the film.
The second disc (for me the reason for buying the album) is the entire evening performance.
A real rough & ready sound, perhaps the audio is lifted from the film tape reels, but it shows a different side to T Rex (there doesn’t seem any point in realising a live album if the songs sound exactly the same as the studio recordings).
Highlights form me are an extended version of “Get it on”, which is quite brave considering that the audience consists of mostly teenage girls, & a cover of “Summer time blues”, & because of the grungy sound doesn’t sound a million miles away from The Who’s version they performed on “Live ay Leeds”.
Only quibble is that at just over 50 minutes, the show is a little short, but it was at the height of Bolan’s pop phase of his career.
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Great stuff! Especially the footage with Elton John and Marc Bolan's collaborator in the film project, Ringo Starr..... Interesting trivia for T-Rex fans, the song Dangerous Type (from The Car's Candy-O) is written about Marc Bolan.
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I've been waiting for this for a long time. The movie "Born to Boogie" which chronicles the rise of Marc Bolan to superstar status in the U.K. was never released in the US. Marc's success peaked around the time of the original 1972 movie directed by Ringo Starr, and this is a great value. Disc one contains the soundtrack of the movie with a superb earlier take of "Children of the Revolution" with Elton John on piano and Ringo playing drums. But disc two is truly the treasure featuring the full length Wembley concert (3/18/72)which has been lovingly remastered with surprisingly good sound throughout the set. The concert opens with a stunning version of "Cadillac" and concludes with a very electric version of "Summertime Blues". This is an excellent cd and helps clarify what "T.Rexstasy" was all about. Too bad that America just didn't get it. Now they can. As a T.Rex fanatic for 30 years, this is truly essential. Now, I need the DVD!!!
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By * on January 6, 2009
Format: DVD
Yesterday,
the following was released by Maynard G. Krebs, CEO of IMDb:

David Bowie & Tony Visconti have submitted a script, to Pixar Animation Studios entitled: "Space Boogie!"

Official Movie Name: "Space Boys: The Life & Fall of Marc Bolan"

Johnny Depp has agreed to play Marc Bolan.

Pixar Animation Studios will begin shooting - March 2012.
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