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  T-Rex: Electric Warrior
  "Electric Warrior"

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Review by veltri February 23, 2005 (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
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I got this sa-cd expecting to hear the ultimate version of "Get it On". I have this song in several cd compilations though never had the album Electric Warrior.

Listening to the multi-channel mix, I was very impressed by every song. The album is very strong from start to end. The album lyrics have repeating themes and so do the songs in their use of types of musical instruments. Marc Bolan's voice is clear and deep. The acoustic guitars have that warm strum you don't get from regular cd.

However when I got to the song Get it On, I was utterly disappointed. The guitar, bass and drum which in my opinion make the song so great were not dominant and driving. The song seemed slower, almost like a lounge version. It was like a remake rather than a remix. There was even a different ending than I had known.

A few multi-channel listens later, I then listened to the 2 channel version. Here was the holy grail version of Get it On! Slicing guitars, heart pounding drums, energetic voice! And the usual fading ending. What a sound and what a version. The other songs (which I hadn't known before) also had a more rock sound.

Surprisingly, having not heard the other songs before, I prefer the multi-channel version of those songs, but the 2-channel version of Get it On. Go figure!

This also makes it hard to rate the sa-cd. I am rating it as a combination of the best of multi-channel and 2 channel, since they are both available and accessible on this one sa-cd.

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Review by pvcmusiclover January 30, 2012 (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
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It should be mentioned that the Stereo SACD layer is actually just upconverted 44.1/16 PCM (verified by analysis of 88.2/24 rips on a spectogram).

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Review by hawkfan May 22, 2004 (1 of 5 found this review helpful)
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#THIS IS MULTI-CHANNEL# This is one of TREX,s classic albums, and as the sleeve say you feel as if you are in a middle of a circle surrounded by the band,all sorts of numourous instuments popping up in different speakers, a good all round production, but maybe its for the true Bolan fan as the music varies from Rock to slow accustics, give it a go you may like it.this is a MULTI-CHANNEL disc.

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