(For a deeper look at 'Woman Child' and more tunes from the album, check out this excellent piece.)
Friday, 1 March 2013
Version City #8 - Marsha Hunt Sings Marc Bolan
Even in 1972, the Marsha Hunt LP 'Woman Child' was something of a holy grail for us T.Rex fans. It had only been released the previous year and we'd all read about it, but I didn't catch my first sight of a copy until I picked one up second-hand at the dawn of the 1980's. The reason we were all so excited was not just the three Marc Bolan tunes covered on the album, but also a fleeting, ghostly, cameo by the main man himself on a version of 'My World is Empty Without You', a hit for The Supremes in 1966.
'Woman Child' is a bit of a hodgepodge, drawn together from sessions spread over three years, helmed by as many producers and featuring guest artists ranging from Pete Townshend to the Count Basie Orchestra. It does have some great moments though, not least a rambunctious romp through the re-titled, pre-Tyrannosaurus Rex Bolan composition, 'Hot Rod Poppa'.
'Some things are over Some things go on Part of me you carry And part of me is gone'
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