T. Rex ‎– Electric Warrior

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Reprise Records ‎– R1 6466
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, 180 Gram, Gatefold
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Tracklist

A1 Mambo Sun 3:41
A2 Cosmic Dancer 4:30
A3 Jeepster 4:12
A4 Monolith 3:49
A5 Lean Woman Blues 3:04
B1 Bang A Gong (Get It On) 4:27
B2 Planet Queen 3:13
B3 Girl 2:32
B4 The Motivator 4:00
B5 Life's A Gas 2:24
B6 Rip Off 3:46

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Credits

Notes

2017 Rhino Rocktober

From sticker on front:
"Cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio from the ORIGINAL Analog Master"
Faithfully replicated Tip-On jacket

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 081227932992
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand Etched, Side 1): R1-6466-A KPG@CA 28280.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand Etched, Side 2): R1-6466-B KPG@CA 28280.2(3)...

Other Versions (5 of 210) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HIFLY 6 T. Rex Electric Warrior(LP, Album) Fly Records (3) HIFLY 6 UK 1971 Sell This Version
853018 T. Rex Electric Warrior(LP, Album, RE) Cube Records 853018 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
PLP 50, 853018 T. Rex Greatest Hits(LP, Album, RE) Platinum (2), Cube Records PLP 50, 853018 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
RS 6466 T. Rex Electric Warrior(LP, Album, San) Reprise Records RS 6466 US 1971 Sell This Version
PMC 50, 853018 C T. Rex Electric Warrior(Cass, Album, RE) Plat!num (2), Cube Records PMC 50, 853018 C Europe 1985 Sell This Version

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jon.torrez.3

jon.torrez.3

January 16, 2021
I'm sort of laughing at the release merge drama. What's the deal? Are copies from 2020 still cut by KG and pressed at RTI? And out of curiosity, since I've never really paid close attention before, what indicators are there to show something was pressed at RTI?

Otherwise, this is an excellent pressing that might be a hair better than the mo-fi, which I also adore.
leonthepro

leonthepro

January 13, 2021
edited 2 days ago

A treat to finally get a hold of.
I typically prefer Kevins masterings over MFSLs. I dont have both to compare today but might in the future.
This is without question a great way to hear the album in the meantime though as its well balanced and staged like Kevin always manages to cut.
However, Im not as impressed as I would like to be. I feel theres a lack of air and space between the inflections. Much like what can happen with a lost tape generation.
Considering this being a US release, much like the MFSL which plainly states its uncertainty of using the very first tape with the lack of an OMR banner, I believe both are using the original US tape which is a copy of the UK first tape, this being the reason for a slightly constrained sound.
It would be even more interesting then, to compare with a UK Porky Original.
The sleeve and pressing are both top notch quality however.

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Succotash_Records

Succotash_Records

December 1, 2020
This thing IS "all that".
Absolutely lush mastering by Kevin Gray.
I must have 100+ of his records now - and this is one of the very best.
Thick card jacket - beautiful laminated artwork.
Up there in best pick ups of the year for me.
SROCKET1957

SROCKET1957

September 28, 2020
Got my hands on a new sealed copy of this, listened to it a couple of times, and I am very pleased. It sounds amazing, very loud and punchy, bottom end and top end ranges all clear. I got the MO-FI, 2 x 45 RPM 12" a few weeks ago and I've listened to that a few times now, but I feel this Kevin Gray cut is definitely better than the MO-FI. I think this is limited to around 3000 copies, so if you can get yours hands on one for a reasonable price pick it up, because they demanding a lot of money for a copy already. So for my money this is the one to go for, I have an original Fly (HIFLY6) 1st pressing, in maybe not quite near mint condition but certainly EX++ condition, which still sounds amazing, but seeing nowadays it's nigh impossible to get your hands on an EX to mint copy of the 1st UK press, then this is the next best thing.
leonthepro

leonthepro

August 24, 2020
edited 5 months ago

It should be noted that this is not from the original master tape. Unless it was lost in the few years until MFSLs reissues today.
It may be using the first US tape dub but as MFSL likely means to distinguish that is not the Original tape.
sudont

sudont

April 14, 2020
Nice pressing! Sounds great and the jacket is done very nicely. Much, much better than the 2003 Rhino.
radicalsalsa

radicalsalsa

April 6, 2020
Totally agree, this is the best pressing if you can’t get an original UK.
MEllODrOnE

MEllODrOnE

March 9, 2020
edited 11 months ago
I know I’m a little late to the party here but I finally got a copy of this Kevin Gray cut. I initially held off on it because my record store had hundreds of copies of this that lasted on the shelf for over a year, so I didn’t think I was going to have any problem getting a copy but then all of a sudden one day it was gone and out-of-print. Happy to say I finally got a copy for a little over the original retail price. Let me start of by saying this is the best modern reissue version I’ve heard of this classic album. It’s the most natural sounding, detailed and 3-dimensional I’ve heard these tunes sound. I didn’t even know there was a horn on the song Girl but this reissue brings out the amazing subtle detail in the recordings. Now if I have to nitpick, some tracks sound better than others (maybe due to the quality of the original tape?) While the vocals sound a lot better than on previous versions I wasn’t really thrilled with how they sounded Bang A Gong and Mambo Sun, they seemed to be slightly buried in the mix (this could just be due to the style of singing on both tracks which is kind of at an intimate lower level) but there was still some sibilance too which I find to be on all versions I’ve heard. Even the background harmonies seemed to overpower the lead vocals on Bang A Gong. But other songs seem to have really good, defined bass and punchy drums like Life’s A Gas. The electric guitar tone is dynamic and mesmerizing though. Super sweet and soulful sounding and the acoustic guitar warm and bright. I’m not saying this reissue sounds bad at all I was just hoping the vocals would be a little more cleaned up on some songs but maybe theres just no way around that. The RTI press is flawless as well, flat centered an absolutely no surface noise (some minor scuffing though that doesn’t affect playback). And the high gloss, heavy, tip-on gatefold is pristine. This release is an definitely an overall success.
IzzeLupin

IzzeLupin

February 26, 2020

Best pressing you can imagine. Loud punchy sound, and sturdy packaging.
Challenge56

Challenge56

April 10, 2019

Finally got a copy of this. I have always loved the sonics on this album but this pressing takes it to a whole other level. Just an incredible pressing if you don't have this pressing and love this album you need to buy this before it starts heading up.