Tanx and Zinc Alloy to be remastered by original producer and re-released in March
Two albums by the late, great glam rock icon Marc Bolan have been remastered by their original producer Tony Visconti and will be reissued this year as part of a new five-disc set, to be released by Demon Music in March.
Tanx and Zinc Alloy And the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow have both been remastered and will be included along with a disc of additional material and a DVD that includes television appearances and promo videos.
Bolan, who along with David Bowie, led the glam rock movement in Britain in the early Seventies, died tragically in a car accident in 1977. Although he was never quite able to achieve the transatlantic success of contemporaries like Bowie, Queen or Elton John, Bolan has remained an iconic figure in the UK and has been hugely influential on movements ranging from punk and new wave to contemporary indie rock.
Known as the “bopping elf” for his Tolkien-inspired image and trademark “Bolan Boogie” sound, the singer/guitarist is enjoying something of a revival at the moment with Universal preparing to release deluxe editions of two more of his original albums: A Beard of Stars and T.Rex.
A musical inspired by his life, 20th Century Boy is also set to debut in the UK later this Spring.
Visconti began his career as a producer working with Bolan and Badfinger before going on to work with David Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust period. The Brooklyn born Visconti has continued to work with Bowie throughout the decades, even manning the boards for the singer’s 2013 release The Next Day.