Total T. Rex is a beautiful collector's box set, individually numbered and limited to 5000 copies worldwide. This six disc box set contains previously unreleased material from the personal collection of Marc's family for the first time! Box set includes five CDs, a DVD, Electric Warrior stickers and an illustrated booklet containing liner notes by T. Rex members Mickey Finn, Steve Currie, Bill Legend, and several unpublished photos. This set captures the four piece group at the height of their popularity during the period when Marc's success was dubbed by the press as “T-Rextasy”. Across the six discs is a wealth of previously unheard material including home demos of Marc and the band rehearsing and working on songs for the legendary Electric Warrior album and features the song Electric Warrior which was to give the band the title of the album although the song was left in the vault at the time and has never previously been heard! Marc's son Rolan Bolan has personally overseen all the aspects of this lavish boxed set.
This deluxe edition offers 2 CDs of the remastered original album as well as a never-before-released June 3, 2007 Carnegie Hall show. The DVD includes live promo clips, a 30 minute documentary featuring new interviews with Billy and producer Phil Ramone, plus Billy's March 14, 1978 performance on the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test. Also included are new liner notes by Rolling Stone senior editor Dave Fricke, plus a reproduction for the Carnegie Hall poster, and a facsimile of Billy's own lyric notebook.
Jean-Christian Michel is a composer and clarinetist. His compositions are influenced by jazz and by the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. He received the prize for "Sciences and Culture" at the Sorbonne, Paris, France, awarded by a jury of six Nobel Prize winners. Drummer Kenny Clarke played and recorded with Michel for 10 years.