T. Rex ‎– The Slider

Edsel Records ‎– BLNBOX 500140
Box Set, Limited Edition, Numbered, 40th Anniversary
2 × CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Remastered, Album
3 × Vinyl, 7", Reissue, Remastered


The Slider
1-1 Metal Guru 2:25
1-2 Mystic Lady 3:09
1-3 Rock On 3:26
1-4 The Slider 3:22
1-5 Baby Boomerang 2:17
1-6 Spaceball Ricochet 3:37
1-7 Buick MacKane 3:31
1-8 Telegram Sam 3:42
1-9 Rabbit Fighter 3:55
1-10 Baby Strange 3:03
1-11 Ballrooms Of Mars 4:09
1-12 Chariot Choogle 2:45
1-13 Main Man 4:14
2-1 Cadilac 3:54
2-2 Thunderwing 3:46
2-3 Lady 2:13
Demos, Radio Sessions & Outtakes
2-4 Rock On (Demo) 2:14
2-5 The Slider (Accoustic) 2:36
2-6 Buick Mackane (Demo) 1:40
2-7 Sugar Babe (Rabbit Fighter) (Demo) 1:42
2-8 Baby Strange (Electric Solo Demo; Incomplete) 2:34
2-9 Slider Blues (Solo Demo) 3:30
2-10 Buick Mackane II (Slider Outtake) 3:49
2-11 Baby Strange (US Radio Session) 3:00
2-12 Ballrooms Of Mars (US Radio Session) 4:12
2-13 The Slider (Acoustic Demo) 3:48
2-14 Radio Interview, 26 August 1972: Marc Bolan Talks To Johnny 14:33
Disk 3 - DVD
1 Tony Visconti Interviewed By Mark Paytress
2 Telegram Sam [Top Of The Pops, 19 January 1972]
3 Metal Guru [Top Of The Pops, 24 May 1972]
4 Metal Guru [Christmas Top Of The Pops, 21 December 1972]
5 Cadilac [Music In The Round, 8 December 1971]
6 Spaceball Ricochet [Music In The Round, 8 December 1971]
7 Telegram Sam [Music In The Round, 8 December 1971]
8 Marc Bolan Interviewed By Russell Harty [Eleven Plus, 23 July 1971]
9 Advert For The Slider
10 At The Chateau D' Húrouville
11 Marc And Mickey Visit The Emi Pressing Plant [19 June 1972]
12 Buick Mackane [US Promo Film]
Disk 4 - The Slider Vinyl LP
Disk 5 - Vinyl 7"
A1 Telegram Sam
B1 Cadilac
B2 Baby Strange
Disk 6 - Vinyl 7"
A1 Metal Guru
B1 Lady Thunderwing
Disk 7 - Vinyl 7"
A1 Chariot Choogle
B1 The Slider



Strictly limited to 2000 copies (numbered 1 - 2000) Now remastered for the first time by Tony Visconti, this classic album released in July 1972 on the back of three chart-topping T.Rex LPs provides a perfect snapshot of the era the press dubbed T. Rextasy and is proof of Bolan s extraordinary and enduring appeal across the generations.

On the accompanying DVD, Tony Visconti recalls the making of the album in an exclusive new 105-minute interview with Bolan biographer Mark Paytress. The DVD also features TV footage including performances of Telegram Sam and Metal Guru from Top Of The Pops, ITV performance footage of Cadilac, Spaceball Ricochet and Telegram Sam, plus Marc s interview with Russell Harty from 1972. Rounding off the DVD is footage of Marc Bolan and Mickey Finn visiting EMI s pressing plant, a TV advert for The Slider and a US promotional film of Buick Mackane.

Tony Visconti has also written a special essay for the 48-page hardback coffee-table book included in the box, which also features a 6,000-word essay by Paytress, rare photos and reproductions of archive material. Also included in the set, which comes in a sturdy 12 x 12 box, is a 180g vinyl pressing of the original album, its two spin-off singles and a repro of the hugely collectable promo-only Chariot Choogle 45, all in facsimile T. Rex Wax Co paper sleeves.

2 x CDs / 1 x DVD / 1 x 180gram vinyl LP / 3 x 7 singles
48 page casebound book
Liner notes by:
Tony Visconti
Mark Paytress
Marc Bolan
105 minute filmed interview with Tony Visconti
Top Of The Pops and other TV appearances
40 page book of sheet music
Plus reproductions of memorabilia and ephemera

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 740155400736

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BLN 5001, 1E 062-93596 T. Rex The Slider(LP, Album) T. REX, T. REX BLN 5001, 1E 062-93596 UK 1972 Sell This Version
88561-8253-2 T. Rex The Slider(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Relativity (2), Marc On Wax (2) 88561-8253-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
DIAB 9003 T. Rex The Slider(CD, Album, RE, RM) Edsel Records DIAB 9003 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
ED 390 T. Rex The Slider(LP, Album, RE) Edsel Records ED 390 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MS 2095 T. Rex The Slider(LP, Album, Club, Gat) Reprise Records MS 2095 US Unknown Sell This Version