News | Elton John, Joan Jett, And U2 Included In Tribute LP To T.Rex

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The Lead Single Has Been Released

Elton John, Joan Jett, and U2 are some of the artists featured in the tribute album AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex, out on September 4 via BMG. The two-disc, 26-song collection was curated and produced by the late Hal Willner who died on April because of complications related to coronavirus. He’s been working on it for a couple of years.

According to supervising producer Rachel Fox, “Hal had a unique vision of Marc Bolan’s music, and working on Angelheaded Hipster brought him great joy. Speaking for those closest to him, we will forever be heartbroken at the untimely loss of our beloved friend and irreplaceable creative engine. Hal, who referred to Angelheaded Hipster as his ‘White Album,’ was eager for everyone to hear these beautiful songs and to start thinking about Bolan and T. Rex again. This album is a testament to Hal’s spirit.”

The video for the lead single has just been released – Nick Cave’s cover of T. Rex’s “Cosmic Dancer.” Check it out below.

Angelheaded Hipster Tracklist

Disc One
1. “Children of the Revolution” – Kesha
2. “Cosmic Dancer” – Nick Cave
3. “Jeepster” – Joan Jett
4. “Scenescof” – Devendra Banhart
5. “Life’s a Gas” – Lucinda Williams
6. “Solid Gold, Easy Action” – Peaches
7. “Dawn Storm” – BØRNS
8. “Hippy Gumbo” – Beth Orton
9. “I Love to Boogie” – King Khan
10. “Beltane Walk” – Gaby Moreno
11. “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” – U2 feat. Elton John
12. “Diamond Meadows” – John Cameron Mitchell
13. “Ballrooms of Mars” – Emily Haines

Disc Two
1. “Main Man” – Father John Misty
2. “Rock On” – Perry Farrell
3. “The Street and Babe Shadow” – Elysian Fields
4. “The Leopards” – Gavin Friday
5. “Metal Guru” – Nena
6. “Teenage Dream” – Marc Almond
7. “Organ Blues” – Helga Davis
8. “Planet Queen” – Todd Rundgren
9. “Great Horse” – Jessie Harris
10. “Mambo Sun” – Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl
11. “Pilgrim’s Tale” – Victoria Williams with Julian Lennon
12. “Bang a Gong (Get It On) Reprise” – David Johansen
13. “She Was Born to Be My Unicorn / Ride A White Swan” – Maria McKee

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