My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows

1968 debut studio album by Tyrannosaurus Rex

My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows is the first album by Tyrannosaurus Rex (later named T. Rex). T. Rex was a psychedelic folk band. It was released on 5 July 1965.[1] It was released by Regal Zonophone (a record label).

My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows
Studio album by
Released5 July 1968 (1968-07-05)
RecordedEarly 1968
StudioAdvision, London
GenrePsychedelic folk
Length33:18
LabelRegal Zonophone
ProducerTony Visconti

Release

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The album went to number 15 on the UK Album Chart when it was released.[2] In 1972, it was released as a double album. The other album on the double album was Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages (1968). The double album went to number one on the UK Album Chart.[2] The double album has the longest name of any album to go to number one in the UK.[3]

The album was released again in 1985, 2004 and 2015.

Track listing

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All songs written and composed by Marc Bolan

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Hot Rod Mama"   3:09
2. "Scenescof"   1:41
3. "Child Star"   2:52
4. "Strange Orchestras"   1:47
5. "Chateau in Virginia Waters"   2:38
6. "Dwarfish Trumpet Blues"   2:47
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Mustang Ford"   2:56
2. "Afghan Woman"   1:59
3. "Knight"   2:38
4. "Graceful Fat Sheba"   1:28
5. "Weilder of Words"   3:19
6. "Frowning Atahuallpa (My Inca Love)"   5:55

References

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  1. "T. Rex | Artist | Official Charts". Official Charts. Retrieved 4 January 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "T. Rex - Official UK Album Charts". Official Charts. Retrieved 4 January 2023.
  3. "Albums with the longest titles to reach Number 1". www.officialcharts.com. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 January 2023.