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Slayed

1 Nov 2007 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 21 Aug 2006
  • Label: Whild John Music Ltd
  • Copyright: 2008 Whild John Music Ltd
  • Total Length: 53:36
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  • ASIN: B001H2TA42
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,020 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey Lake on 20 Aug 2006
Format: Audio CD
This was the first Slade album I ever bought way back in 1972. This was released just as Slade were coming to the peak of their career. Their best year in terms of success was just around the corner (1973). That bloody Xmas record that would forever overshadow some of their best work, (including this gem of an album) was not far away..

Slayed was produced by the late Chas Chandler and boy did he know how to get the best from Slade. Here we have the singles Mama Weer All Crazee Now and Gudbye T' Jane. The crowd rousing 'The Whole World's Going Crazee' with the lyrics "Don't you think it's funny were only in it for the money." A superb version of Janis Joplin's Move Over, the angry Gudbye Gudbye and a superb opener with How Do You Ride. Every track is a gem. There are not many albums we play where we like every track as much as the last but it is true of this corker.

This extended, remastered version includes extra tracks in the shape of some single B-Sides, My Life is Natural, Candidate, Wonderin Y and Man Who Speeks Evil. Also included is 'Slade Talk To Melanie Readers' a flexi disc given away with a girls magazine at time. The CD is part of a remastering of the entire Slade back catalogue. This is done by Tim Turan who has already done a superb job of remastering the Status Quo albums. His work on this CD is quite awsome. Without ruining the production quality of Chas Chandler he sharpened the whole process. If you have a copy of the Polydor release of this CD, throw it away but before you do, buy this and compare the quailty.

One of the Slades best albums. If you want to try Slade for the first time, this is a good place to start.

The CD comes with a booklet with some pictures from the time as well as memories of awsome bass player Jim Lea and guitarist Dave Hill and Vocalist Noddy Holder.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By 12stringbassist VINE VOICE on 12 Sep 2006
Format: Audio CD
Let's be straight about this, 'Slayed?' is my personal favourite Slade album. This CD is going to have to be RIGHT.

For me, Chas Chandler was at his production peak on this album and on the two following two studio sets (Old New Borrowed and Blue and the Flame soundtrack). The sound had a depth and warmth that Slade would never recapture again - an 'in the room' BIG sound that the 'Slade Alive!' album helped shape. Their albums had to sound something like that one.

Whoever originally engineered these albums understood exactly how to put microphones on amplifiers and the drum kit. In addition, Chas knew exactly how to set up a great mix. The group were at an early height of their inventiveness and the studio performance on 'Slayed?' has always reflected this.

On listening to the remastered CD and comparing to the previous issue, the disc is again quite a lot louder and clearer. There's a good warmth to the sound, as hoped. The treble bites, whereas before it didn't.The bass depth isn't noticeably increased, as the album was quite bassy enough anyway, but combined with the increased treble, the overall sound is far more punchy and again, the separation is tremendous.

Tracks like 'The whole world's goin' crazee' benefit greatly from this enhacement, as slightly subdued intros are now more immediate. The guitar intro on 'Look at last nite' has an ocatve-up guitar part on the last progression and at last it's quite clear. It's not that much of an exaggeration to say that some sounds on the classic tracks are being heard properly for the first time.

My favourite Slade cover was always 'Move over' and Jim's bass features prominently throughout. The bass sound benefits from a more 'fruity' (that's what they used to call it back then) and rounded sound.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Simon Reynolds on 6 Sep 2008
Format: Audio CD
This album is solid, timeless and is testimony to this bands ability to write/play great songs and how to ROCK.
EXCELLENT tracks on it like: "How D'You Ride", "Look at Last Nite", "I Won't Let It 'Appen Agen", "Gudbuy Gudbuy", "I Don't Mind".
Their cover of a Janis Joplin tune "Move Over" is truly awesome and like most of the covers they did (like for example on "Slade Alive!"), they really make it (them) their own.
The album finishes on a high with one other cover, a great rock & roller "Let the Good Times Roll/Feel So Fine", it`s powerful (superb bass lines, as ALWAYS!) and yet maintains a good time/rock & roll vibe, but `heavied` up.
Ironically, for me anyway, the weakest track is one of the singles "Gudbye T'Jane"... that`s not to say it`s a bad track as such - I think at one time it was just heard too much!
Bonus tracks on the 2006 remastered version are indeed BONUS tracks! (with maybe the exception of "Slade Talk To Melanie Readers"! - short samples of a few tracks with the band sending wishes to readers of said magazine inbetween); the tracks are `b` sides from earlier singles, they again show the bands versatility. The tracks are:
11. "My Life Is Natural"
12. "Candidate"
13. "Wonderin' Y"
14. "Man Who Speeks Evil"
15. "Slade Talk To Melanie Readers"
If you want to hear some good, honest Rock music that is played well, is loud and gives out good `vibes` etc, then I would definitely recommend this album... truly.
P.S: The remastered version is very well done by Tim Turan and brings out the best of what was already a great recording.
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