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One of Britain’s most popular and enduring bands, Slade exuded pure unadulterated fun. Lauded by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Alice Cooper and Ritchie Blackmore among other luminaries, they’ve been described as “the missing link between the Beatles and Oasis” – the latter, of course, having covered Cum On Feel The Noize and Merry Xmas ... Read more in Amazon's Slade Store

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  • Audio CD (15 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Union Square Music Limited
  • ASIN: B000MGB1YG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,598 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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If the reputation of bands hardly relies on the flipsides to their singles, in some cases it is certainly enhanced by them. As an obvious example, many Beatles connoisseurs cherish the tracks originally released only as the B-side of 7-inch vinyl singles at least as much as the Fabs more famous core output. Think of Yes It Is , Rain and even You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) . Of course, a knowledge and enthusiasm for the substrata of a group s repertoire is always part of what cognoscenti fans will do to distinguish themselves from everyone else. But with some bands, this cultish archaeology can be more than justified by the quality of the music. So it is with Slade. In the wider world, the group will always be affectionately remembered as the stompin , hollerin , goodtime rockin hit-making machine who dominated the UK singles charts 1971-1974. But there was always more to Slade than Mama Weer All Crazee Now , Cum On Feel The Noize and Merry Xmas Everybody and on their B-sides was much of the evidence. While the country chanted along to every boisterous singalong hit single, Slade s B-sides boasted oddball progressive rockers, left-field offcuts, chunky ravers and madcap nuggets a-plenty. With the large majority of these tracks appearing on CD for the first time, this B-Sides collection spanning the group s recording career 1969-1991 is the long overdue final piece in the jigsaw of Slade s canon. Naturally, many of the tracks have been vinyl-only cult favourites among discerning fans for years, but for everyone else they will form an invaluable, often surprising insight into an underexposed aspect of a still peculiarly underrated British band.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey Lake on 19 Jan 2007
Format: Audio CD
This review, taken using a promotional copy, kindly supplied by Union Square Music.

This is the one all Slade fans have been waiting for. Slade's back catalogue has up until very recently been treated very poor on CD. Last year Union Square announced that they would be releasing Slade entire album collection and what a superb job they have done so far. Remastered version of Beginnings, Play It Loud, The Live Anthology, Slayed, Old, New Borrowed and Blue have give us diehard Slade fans what we wanted. Crisp sound, bonus tracks and remastered versions to sharpen up and update these gems to a quality that they so truly deserve.

This 40 track double CD collection is the one we have never had, the elusive B-Sides. In effect, almost, a new Slade album. Slade's B Sides often contained some awesome tracks as this, collection shows. So, how do they sound? Well let us get to the point here; some of these tracks have been lifted from the vinyl versions. Quite simply, a lot of the B-Sides are lost forever and so the best versions available have been used with some Slade fans providing some of the more rare items.

We start with One Way Hotel the flip to Wild Winds are Blowing (which can be found as a bonus track on Beginnings/Play It Loud). This on close listening can identified as one of the vinyl copies (supplied by a fan) but it still sounds sharp and fresh considering it is now nearly 37 years old. The flip to The Shape Of Things To Come, C'Mon C'Mon follows and I forgot have heavy the sound production is on this, lovely. The very sexy Do You Want Me written by Dave Hill and Noddy Holder has never sounded this good, no clicks or scratchy sounds here, glorious.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By 12stringbassist VINE VOICE on 15 Feb 2007
Format: Audio CD
Slade b-sides, over the course of two discs, collects nearly every Slade b-side - in pristine condition and also in the correct chronological order. Some of these recordings come from way back in the period when the band were trading honourably under the name of Ambrose Slade and also as The Slade .

The songs that made it to the flipsides of their 45's are very important, because they very often showed a more melodic and thoughtful side of Slade that the people who may not have bought their massive selling records - and even the ones that didn't chart - would almost certainly never have heard. These songs rarely made it onto the radio, even at the height of Slade's success.

Prepare to listen to a slightly 'different' Slade than you may be used to - one you may like even more than the one you know....

This two CD set, as you can see, gathers almost all of the b-sides from Slade's huge list of 45rpm releases.

The first notable track is One Way Hotel. The version which appears here is different from any featured on any Slade album. It contains a much 'jazzier' guitar part, possibly rejected as unsuitable for use on Play it loud. C'mon c'mon never ever appeared on any mainstream Slade album. Do you want me and Gospel according to Rasputin appeared on the b-side of the Get down and get with it 'maxi single' - and are just about impossible to find without a natural but frustrating 30+ year accumulation of attendant crackles and pops.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By PalominBeaut on 12 Mar 2007
Format: Audio CD
During the early seventies, Slade had a number of hits and many of these hits were unavailable on their full length albums so Polydor came up with the idea of releasing a greatest hits album and called it Sladest. Sadly, the b-sides were not given the same treatment and were relegated to single status only. This meant that the hardcore fans had to do with scratchy old 7" records to play these tracks. Due to the wonderful re-issue programme of late, this situation has been rectified and now you can hear all the non-album b-sides on this wonderful compilation.

For me, the cream of the crop here are the first eleven tracks. Some have a wonderful psychedelic feel and remind me of groups such as Wicked Lester (turned into Kiss), Early ELO and Led Zeppelin. The last few tracks on the first disc are not of such high quality, but are still good.

The second disc starts of with a high energy quality and the track O.H.M.S. released in '77 has a punk feel to it reminiscent of The Stranglers and many of the later tracks come from the same stable as the hair metal groups of the day (late eighties).

I have given this album five stars as many of these tracks could have been a-sides and could have been hits given the chance.

Sadly, the album Sladest has been given the same treatment as these tracks were originally given and is no more, but no worries as the tracks are available elsewhere.

Go out and buy this album, enjoy what has been laid dormant for a lot of people and get down and get with it even more.
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