Demon Music Group announces that Record Store Day 2016 will be the launch-pad for a series of T.Rex Born To Boogie titles, culminating with the 13 June release of T.Rex’s Born To Boogie – The Motion Picture on Blu-Ray for the first time, Deluxe 2DVD + 2CD Edition and DVD and Digital formats.   The soundtrack will also be available on 2CD and Digital.

Directed by former Beatle Ringo Starr, Born To Boogie includes highlights from a 1972 T. Rex show at the Empire Pool, Wembley, along with special features including cameos from Ringo Starr, Elton John, Tony Visconti and Geoffrey Bayldon (Catweazle).   Born To Boogie –  The Motion Picture was originally released by The Beatles’ Apple Films, premiering on 14 December 1972, to a star-studded audience in London’s West End before going on general release.


The cycle of releases leading up to the Blu-Ray release of Born To Boogie – The Motion Picture will kick off on Record Store Day on 16 April with a numbered 2LP limited edition Born To Boogie coloured vinyl set in a gatefold sleeve.   This will be followed by a limited edition 7” single  Children Of The Revolution/Tutti Frutti plus Born To Boogie, available from 13 May.   Children of The Revolution/Tutti Frutti sees T. Rex fronted by the ‘first man of Glam Rock’ Marc Bolan, joined by Ringo Starr on drums and Elton John on piano.   On 20 May the BFI will screen Born to Boogie as part of its Sonic Cinema series.


On 13 June 2016, Born To Boogie – The Motion Picture will be released on Blu-Ray, featuring Born To Boogie –  The Motion Picture in HD, plus on SD, the original theatrical trailer, the ‘Premier’  version (a director’s cut) and the 5.30 pm T. Rex Wembley show.   Filmed at the height of T.Rex’s fame on 18 March 1972, the group played two concerts at the Empire Pool, Wembley to an audience of 10,000 at each show.   The Wembley performances were the only T.Rex shows ever filmed on 16mm film and recorded on 8 and 16 track tape.  On 14 June Born To Boogie will have a short nationwide big-screen run at the Picturehouse cinema chain.


The documentary elements of Born To Boogie – The Motion Picture also feature sequences shot at Denham Airfield with Ringo Starr dressed as a dormouse and Marc Bolan in a Mad Hatter’s hat duetting atop a vintage Thunderbird and reciting poetry; a session shot at Apple Studios in Savile Row of T.Rex joined by Ringo Starr on drums, Elton John on piano, performing Children of the Revolution and Tutti Frutti with another sequence of Marc Bolan and Elton John performing a guitar/piano duet of Children of the Revolution.  Meanwhile in a garden party sequence, Geoffrey Bayldon, the star of 1970’s TV series Catweazle, serves hamburgers to Mickey Finn, June Child and Chelita Secunda, while Marc plays acoustic guitar accompanied by a string quarter, conducted by Tony Visconti.


Born To Boogie will also be available in several other very collectible formats:  a 2DVDD+2CD set in an A5 media book, including previously unseen footage, along with photographs from the Keith Morris Archive (this edition also available via the Official Store with exclusive foyer cards); a 1DVD edition; and a 2CD set featuring the two Wembley concerts.    Born To Boogie –  The Motion Picture will also be available as a digital download on 13 June.


The first superstar of the Seventies, Marc Bolan created a new kind of pop phenomenon, inspiring hysteria and hero worship of a kind not seen since Beatlemania the previous decade.   At the height of his fame between 1971 and 1973 his records sold in their millions and he was the most visible and controversial figure in pop.   Amongst T. Rex’s biggest hits, which included four No. 1s, were Ride A White  Swan, Get It On, Jeepster, Telegram Sam, Metal Guru, Children Of The Revolution, Solid Gold Easy Action and 20th Century Boy.


Following Marc Bolan’s untimely death on 16 September 1977, Born To Boogie – The Motion Picture enjoyed a monthly Saturday evening outing at the Essential Cinema in London’s Wardour Street and was screened at occasional fan conventions.  In 2003 after many years of rumour it was established  that Ringo Starr’s private storage facility contained 272 cans of footage – not just the original film but out-takes, both the complete concerts from Wembley, the cinema trailer and around five minutes of Bolan’s own cine film shot during the  June 1972 T.Rex tour of England.


Over the next couple of years the tapes were restored to create the definitive visual document of ‘T.Rextasy’ at its peak and these new releases from Demon Music Group offer the best opportunity yet to revisit T.Rex in all their glory.


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16 April 2016 DEMREC131 2 LP: Born To Boogie concerts, limited edition numbered coloured vinyl set
13 May 2016 BOOGIE0001 7 inch vinyl single: Children Of The Revolution/Tutti Frutti plus Born To Boogie, limited edition
20  May 2016 BFI Sonic Cinema Born To Boogie
10 June 2016 EDSK 7104 2 CD:   Born To Boogie concerts
13 June 2016 EDSR2502 Blu-Ray: Born To Boogie – The Motion Picture in HD, plus in SD: Original Theatrical Trailer, the ‘Premier’ Version, the 5.30 pm Wembley show plus extras featuring sessions with Marc Bolan, Ringo Starr and Elton John on Children Of The Revolution and Tutti Frutti
13 June 2016 BOOGIEBOX01 2DVD+2CD in A5 Media Book: Born To Boogie – The Motion Picture with range of extras including documentaries and unseen footage, and Keith Morris photos
13 June 2016 BOOGIEBOX01X via official store 2DVD+2CD in A5 Media Book: Born To Boogie – The Motion Picture with range of extras including documentaries and unseen footage, and Keith Morris photos plus foyer cards
13 June 2016 BOOGIEDVD01 1DVD: Born To Boogie The Motion Picture, Original Theatrical Trailer, plus footage of Ringo Starr and Marc Bolan backstage, plus tour montage
14 June 2016 Picturehouse Cinemas


Born To Boogie