Of all the performers and musicians who grew out of the 1960s British counterculture, only Marc Bolan achieved the type of salacious superstardom that so many of his contemporaries equally yearned for but never achieved. It is often forgotten just how enormous Bolan was during the early 1970s, but with the possible exception of David Bowie a couple of years later, it was the man christened Mark Feld who most succinctly crossed enough boundaries to become the favoured artist for both the record buying public at large and the serious critics alike during the first half of the 1970s. This two disc set features a fascinating documentary film tracing the life and career of Marc Bolan from his days as a Mod in mid 1960s London, to the day he so sadly passed away at the age of just 28, following a horrific car accident in 1977. Featuring interviews with his girlfriend Gloria Jones, his close friend Steve Harley, manager Eric Hall, DJ and friend Bob Harris, Damned bass player and Bolan fan, Captain Sensible, and numerous other close colleagues. The film also includes rare footage and archive interviews with Marc himself, and numerous other features making this the finest Bolan documentary yet to appear. The set is completed with over an hour of previously unheard audio interviews undertaken with Bolan at various times right across his career. Finished with deluxe digi-packaging featuring rare photos, this set will prove a delight for the millions of Marc Bolan fans still flying the flag high for the brightest and most talented teen idol ever to exist.
Dai primi trascorsi mod della metà degli anni '60 fino alla sua tragica morte avvenuta nel 1977, il documentario riassume in modo davvero efficace la parabola artistica del leader dei T-Rex. Tra gli altri vengono intervistati la sua girlfriend Gloria Jones, l'amico Steve Harley, il manager Eric Hall e un suo grande fan Captain Sensibile dei Damned.