Noddy Holder (guitar and vocals) Jim Lea (bass, violin and keyboards) Dave Hill (lead guitar and glitter) and Don Powell (drums) sold an incredible 50 million records in the seventies, scoring 17 top 20 hits, six number one singles (they were the first group since The Beatles to score three straight number ones on the day of release) and notched 33 top 30 hits from Get Down And Get With It in 1971 to Radio Wall of Sound in l991, based upon their own compositions and a successful live formula of stomp and deliver. Yet they also remain one of the most astonishingly underestimated rock bands of all time as much of Slade s musical depth and performance was masked by their flamboyant image. It is time now to not just look wot they dun but to give credit for what you can hear they dun on this comprehensive retrospective and see with your own ears how significant they really were. Frequently described as the missing link between the The Beatles and Oasis, Slade had a wide-ranging influence on rock music and there is much more to them than meets the eye. This anthology is the first really comprehensive collection to emphasise the point. The four CDs cover all Slade s hits plus key album tracks, rare B sides and recordings from early in their 25 year life-span. This is the definitive overview of Slade s music, enabling us to appreciate the depth and versatility of a band who justly get nominated every year for a life time achievement award - something which surely someone will soon realise is long overdue. Let the Gud times roll!