Song written by Marc Bolan in August 1972 during a session in which his band T-Rex recorded two singles, this track and its predecessor 'Children of the revolution'. The song was written within minutes, when band members Bill Legend and Steve... were playing around with a shuffle beat. Marc asked them to keep playing, scribbled down some words and 'Sold gold easy action' was born. The single reached number 2 in the UK in December of that year.
Kim Wilde performed the song live during the second leg of her Perfect Girl tour in November 2007.