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Slade Alive Original recording remastered

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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 (7 Feb. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Union Square Music Limited
  • ASIN: B004GHIHDA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,329 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Hear Me Calling
2. In Like a Shot from My Gun
3. Darling Be Home Soon
4. Know Who You Are
5. Keep On Rocking
6. Get Down and Get With It
7. Born to Be Wild

Product Description

Slade Alive! was recorded at the Command Theatre Studio in London, for just £600, and released without overdubs of any sort in March 1972. The seven songs on the album captured Slade s transition from enthusiastic novices with a knack for performing the music of others into a powerful group in their own right and the public loved it. Slade Alive! spent over a year 58 weeks to be exact - on the UK album charts and was a major success across Europe and beyond. As their fans had come to expect, Get Down And Get With It was the showstopper, introduced as ever by Ringmaster Noddy with the now fabled battle cry of: Well, alriiiiiiiiiiight everybody... let your hair down!! The band s version of the Steppenwolf standard Born To Be Wild was further evidence of their showmanship. Alongside the cover versions, In Like A Shot From My Gun , Know Who You Are and the rock n roll pastiche, Keep On Rocking , all ably represented the group s own developing compositional ability.

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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey Lake on 14 Sept. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Slade are probably remembered now for three things. A Christmas record that will just not go away, wearing daft clothes and for being one of Britain's top premier live bands. Anyone who saw this band live will testify that they were second to none. Six years of slogging around the country BEFORE they had their first hit paid off. By the time of that first hit (Get Down And Get With It) they had so fine tuned their performance to their peak, they simply could not fail in the live stakes.

This compilation brings together all of Slade's live recordings.

The first, Slade Alive stayed in the charts for over a year. Recorded in front of 600 fan club members. Slade Alive contains seven numbers of their best set of the time. A cover of Stepphenwolf's 'Born To Be Wild', would never be played this long again. It just goes on and on and it is all the more wonderful for it. The very Little Richardish 'Keep On Rockin' is just wonderful. 'In Like A Shot From My Gun' was never released as a studio number. Maybe because it would never sound better than this. Noddy Holder is so much in command of his audience. Slade would never sound better on record (or CD) than this. Alive is considered by most to be Slade's best ever live recording.

'Alive Volume Two' is a much more sober affair. By this time, Slade had been in the USA for two years, only to return to the UK shores to find new wave music was all over Britain. After bands like The Sex Pistols and The Clash, Slade were frowned upon. However, as those faithful fans would again testify, punk rock had energy but no staying power. Slade's American influence is there on tracks like 'One Eyed Jacks' but they still knew how to rock. This remastered version so improves on the Polydor version released some years ago.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Toby on 24 Sept. 2006
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Over 35 years of gigging, I have been lucky enough to see some of the worlds greatest bands, topped by the mighty Led Zeppelin; but if there was ever one gig I regretted missing it was this one.

I bought this album on vinyl back in the early seventies, and still play it to this day.

The vinyl version contained only the first seven tacks listed on this CD version, and showed Slade at their rocking best.

It even included a bit of melody, with the track Darling Be Home Soon showcasing the fact that Noddy had one of the all time great voices of rock music.

My real reason for writing this review though is for one track alone, and that is Born To Be Wild.

Imagine lying between two speakers on your bedroom floor, trying to blow your eardrums out before your Dad shouted to turn the volume down.

Following the vocal section of the track it becomes a one off masterpiece in unsophisticated white noise.

If you buy this album please please please do not put it on at volume two for a quiet listen. Wait till the whole street is out, give it the full whack, and celebrate the pre over produced days, when a band could turn up at the town hall, erect a stack of Marshall amps that resembled the empire state building, and make a full on attempt to send you home deaf, but very very happy.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Peter Jones on 23 Feb. 2007
Format: Audio CD
This has to be the best live album of all time: no cleaning up of the sound, no polishing up on mistakes, just 100% raw energy, captured superbly by Chas Chandler's ever-thoughful production.

The band played in a large studio infront of a 100 or so fans. They then belted out their classics in the same unique way that they had already been doing for almost ten years.

They have to be almost the only band that can cover famous rock 'n' roll songs and not only make them their own, but in my opinion improve on them by adding a few more decibels.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David Jones on 9 Oct. 2006
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Slade have been called the working class Beatles and for years people forgot just how many hits the band wrote. Although forever linked with glam rock , mainly thanks to Dave Hill, Slade were a hard working rock band and this album proves it. Combining their three official live albums and the Reading EP this highlights Slades power on stage. If there is more powerful live singer than Noddy Holder then I'd like to hear him. The "one of the lads" humour comes over on all the tracks and this is guaranteed no overdubs. Album one is a bit rough and ready but album two show casing the "On Stage" set is outstanding. I was lucky enough to be at Reading when the band made their famous comeback but the EP tracks don't really work in this context.

Listen to Rock 'n' Roll Preacher - join the congregation and PLAY IT LOUD!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Green VINE VOICE on 26 Oct. 2011
Format: Audio CD
A long, long time ago, I was in Oasis in Birmingham City Centre and one stall I passed was bashing out a rather glorious noise! In fact, I was so taken by it, that I just had to ask who was playing as it sounded so familiar, yet so difficult to pinpoint because of it's high energy level. It turned out that the track was In Like A Shot From My Gun and it was Slade - yes, SLADE! Well, you could have knocked me down with a feather as back then, Slade was a "pop" / "chart" act - not a band that could turn something like this out.
I was so taken with this track that I went straight down to the record shop and purchased a copy of the album and gathered my mates around to have a listen too - and although they thought that I'd flipped when I told them what I was about to play, each and everyone became a convert and purchased their own copy resultant! Well, let's face it, a "live" album recorded in a studio with a warts and all production but containing such a high level of energy rock numbers "Hear Me Calling" the aforementioned "In Like A Shot", "Darling Be Home Soon"(belches included)and the towering "Born To Be Wild" belted out by a band at the top of their game is something to behold. Indeed, I'd have to say that it would certainly figure within my top 50 list of all time great live albums, even though this is not technically a real-live performance - but it certainly is a performance!
Buy it and try it, if you're into high energy rock you'll go quite a way to top this. But am I a Slade fan - well, hrrrmph....nah! But I do love this!
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