What's going on in the world of T-Rex, Marc Bolan and Born to Boogie Productions? Here’s the place to find out! You’ll find the latest updates, news stories and blog posts from the Born to Boogie Productions. We are still working for the man!
Born to Boogie coming soon on Blu-Ray (14 April 2016)
At long last – Demon Records have done the package justice by
1.) Releasing the Afternoon and Evening Wembley Concerts on Vinyl – in time for Record Store Day
2.) Scheduling the Release of Born to Boogie the Movie on Blu – Ray for later this year.
Both with the packaging paying respect to the imagery from the Original Programme from back in the day.
Kindly provided by Graham Hill of Startling Music.
We have a winner! (4 April 2014)
We have found the Lucky Winner of our competition, who is a lady by the name of Ana Vera. Who is one of Marc’s Spanish fans and comes from Barcelona.
Interestingly - there were a couple of all correct entries from Germany, plus two from Spain and two from England. So – in strict accordance with our rules - I wrote the names of the 'correct' entrants on to little pieces of paper, put them in a Hat, and then I picked the winner "out of that Hat"! Congratulations to Ana
Donation to Marc Bolan School of Music and Film
(2 April 2014)
We've recently made a donation of some IT equipment and a Video Camera to the Marc Bolan School of Music and Film in Sierra Leone in support of Gloria's efforts, we hope they find them useful! Pictured is Brian with the donated equipment.
“TANX + ZINC ALLOY” Box Set Release (4 December 2013)
Following the success of “The Slider” Box Set in 2012 Demon Records are in the process of putting together a similar high quality package by combining the “Tanx + Zinc Alloy” albums in one package. Plus a few added extras!
This will be a Limited Edition release of just 1500 copies is likely to be scheduled for Release on 3rd March 2014. For news updates – follow the Official T.Rex Facebook page: www.facebook.com/T.RexBolan
Boogieing Back to Vinyl (3 September 2013)
Demon are planning to reissue all 6 of their T. Rex albums on vinyl in 2014.
Following the success of the deluxe premium Slider box set, they also plan to do a similar quality job on the Tanx / Zinc Alloy package this year but this has been put back to 2014. More details will follow when available.
Re-Launch of DVD of Born to Boogie – the DVD (1 September 2013)
These campaigns seem to take forever but you may be pleased to hear that behind the scenes we are pushing for the Re-Launch of Born to Boogie – the DVD with an International screening of the Movie featuring footage of T. Rex “Live at Wembley”. Hoping we can achieve release of this Marc Bolan / Ringo Starr collaboration in 2014 so that you could be enjoying it in HD format!. More details will follow when available.
"The Slider" Boxset Competition Result (15 December 2012)
Congratulations to Noel Brownlee! He is the lucky winner of “The Slider” Boxset.
As we expected there were quite a few entries with all correct answers – so the fairest option was to stick all the names in a Hat and make a “Draw”..............
So we did just that and “pulled a winner from my version of the ( iconic ) Slider Hat.
Re-Launch of DVD of Marc Bolan: The Celebration Concert (15 July 2012)
NOW SOLD OUT
Finally we have persuaded Demon Records to release “The Marc Bolan: The Celebration” DVD that B2B Productions managed to get filmed back in 2007. It was a great night when “a stellar cast” including Marc Almond, Chris Helm from Blondie, and Tony Visconti lined up alongside an inspired T. Rextasy to pay tribute to Marc.
B2B Productions joined hands with Demon Records back in 2009 to “save the recording for posterity” by laying out the money to the Liquidator– thereby ensuring that it would not slide into Crown Copyright. It has been a long and frustrating wait for the product to see daylight again.
To be released on 17th September 2012 - this will be a Limited Edition Release of just 1000 copies. This unique package will be available when finished product is ready here at www.borntoboogie.net
Electric Warrior Competition Results (1 July 2012)
Thank you also to all those who entered our Competition. We had a pretty good response and quite a few correct entries (answer are below). A copy of the Electric Warrior deluxe boxset will be on it’s way to the Lucky Winner this week.
1. Which city on the Spring '71 US Tour did T.Rex lay down the tracks for "Get It On"?
Los Angeles, California
2. When Marc duetted with Cilla Black on her TV show, which song from the album did they perform together?
"Life's A Gas"
3. Marc switched managers in the run upto the release of the album. Who was his new manager?
4. Key to the new albums sound were the backing singers, Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, who had been Flo and Eddie in the Turtles in the 60's. But whose band were they a part of when they recorded with T.Rex?
Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention
5. What record kept "Jeepster" off the number one spot and stopped Marc having a hattrick of number ones in 1971?
Benny Hill's "Ernie, the Fastest Milkman in the West"
Electric Warrior - Our Opinion (9 May 2012)
Well it maybe a little late, but it was well worth the wait. Universal Music have done a great job in creating packages to recognise the 40th Anniversary of this seminal album of the 70’s. Double Vinyl, Deluxe CD/DVD package and a chunky A5 size boxed set were released on April 23rd. Click the link below to see Steve Gallant's view on this fantastic new release.
Electric Warrior - New Release (22 April 2012)
We're really excited to inform you of the release of the new editions of T. Rex's monumental ELECTRIC WARRIOR album on April 23rd 2012.
The new releases coincide with the 40th anniversary of the original release of this T.Rex masterpiece. Available in selection of formats including a deluxe CD version, a super-deluxe box set, a special vinyl and digital editions. Click here to find out more about the super-deluxe box set.
To celebrate the re-release we have one copy of the super-deluxe box set to give away to one lucky visitor, all you have to do is answer 5 Bolan related questions. Click here to enter now!
Reborn to Boogie Online (21 April 2012)
Born to Boogie Productions are pleased to announce the launch of our newly revamped website.
Seven years on from our initial launch we have broaden the scope of the website to bring you more news and information on the whole range of Marc Bolan and T.Rex projects. We will also be running competitions to win some great prizes.
With lots of things happening to the Bolan “world” in the near future we are excited to be able to have this output to share our passion for Marc and T.Rex with other fans.
We aim to help keep the flame alive and we hope our new website will help us achieve this.