T. Rex ‎– Light Of Love

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Light of Love was a North American-only album released by T. Rex in September 1974. It is composed of 3 tracks previously released in the UK on the album Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow, together with 8 new songs recorded in the Spring of 1974 at Music Recorders Inc. Studios in Hollywood which would later appear in the UK on the album Bolan's Zip Gun.
The newly recorded songs were licensed by Neil Bogart who had just set up his Casablanca Records label, together with "Teenage Dream", "Explosive Mouth" and "Venus Loon" from the Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow album. Despite considerable publicity and a US tour, Light of Love did not chart in the US. The reasons are disputed, but it permanently ended Bolan's attempts to gain stardom in the United States' pop market. By this point, Bolan's USA record label Reprise Records had dropped him and he had much difficulty finding a new label to sign him, but eventually signed to Casablanca Records. However, Casablanca was going bankrupt around the time and he couldn't find a label to sign him, resulting in this being the last album of the band's to be released in the US. After its failure he concentrated on the UK again (where his career was to experience a resurgence), the new tracks being re-used for the next UK album Bolan's Zip Gun. Ironically, UK import sales of the Light of Love album may well have impacted the subsequent relative lack of success of Bolan's Zip Gun.

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NB 9006 T. Rex Light Of Love(LP, Album) Casablanca NB 9006 US 1974 Sell This Version
NB 9006 T. Rex Light Of Love(8-Trk) Casablanca NB 9006 US 1974 Sell This Version
NBLP 7005-1 T. Rex Light Of Love(LP, Album) Casablanca NBLP 7005-1 US 1974 Sell This Version
NB 9006 T. Rex Light Of Love(LP, Album) Casablanca NB 9006 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
NB 9006 T. Rex Light Of Love(LP, Album) Casablanca NB 9006 US 1974 Sell This Version
NB 9006 T. Rex Light Of Love(LP, Album, Promo) Casablanca NB 9006 US 1974 Sell This Version
NBLP 7005 T. Rex Light Of Love(LP, Album, RP) Casablanca NBLP 7005 US 1974 Sell This Version
NBLP 7005 T. Rex Light Of Love(LP, Album, RP, Ter) Casablanca NBLP 7005 US 1974 Sell This Version
NB 9006 T. Rex Light Of Love(LP, Album, TP) Casablanca NB 9006 US 1974 Sell This Version
ST 37 T. Rex Light Of Love(LP, Album, Unofficial) Yegrin ST 37 1974 Sell This Version
EDCD 413 T. Rex Light Of Love(CD, Album, RE) Edsel Records EDCD 413 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
314 536 257-2 T. Rex Light Of Love(CD, Album) Chronicles (2) 314 536 257-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
DEMREC74 T. Rex Light Of Love(LP, Pic, 180) Demon Records DEMREC74 UK 2015 Sell This Version

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