Born To Boogie [DVD] review by T. Rex

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  • Released: Jun 7, 2005
  • Sound: 10
  • Content: 10
  • Production Quality: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.1 (10 votes)
T. Rex: Born To Boogie [DVD]

Sound — 10
The DVD version of 'Born To Boogie' features remastered sound quality. Many would be familiar with Bolan and 'T Rextacy', and within that their uniqeu style and pioneering of the glam-rock genre. Born to Boogie was one of the many rock-n-roll movies made in the '60s and '70s, on par with the lives of The Who's 'Tommy' and Led Zeppelin's 'The Song Remains The Same'. Directed by Ringo Starr and featuring the likes of Elton John, plus the classic T Rex line-up, 'Born To Boogie' is the epitomy of what rock was in the early seventies.

Content — 10
'Born To Boogie' features a plethora of extras. As well as the original feature, also included are two full length concerts, outtakes from the movie, and two documentaries including one hosted by Rolan Bolan, Marc's son.

Production Quality — 10
Three years were taken to reproduce the quality that was originally intended for the movie. The result is a polished an impressive version of T Rex at the peak of their perfection in the early '70s.

Overall Impression — 10
A number of highlights feature on the DVD, most prominantly a seering version of Children Of The Revolution featuring Ringo Starr on a second drum kit and Elton John on keys, bizarre sketches and in my mind one of the best set closers in history; Marc playing his guitar with a tambourine, but not before smashing two other tambourines to pieces in true rock style. A must have for any rock fan.

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