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The Slider [VINYL] Original recording remastered

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Product details

  • Vinyl (1 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Demon Records
  • ASIN: B00B1MBJ6U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,381 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Metal Guru
2. Mystic Lady
3. Rock On
4. The Slider
5. Baby Boomerang
6. Spaceball Ricochet
7. Buick Mackane
8. Telegram Sam
9. Rabbit Fighter
10. Baby Strange
11. Ballrooms of Mars
12. Chariot Choogle
13. Main Man

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Product Description

Audiophile reissue on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl remastered specially for the 40thAnniversary boxset by Tony Visconti. Includes free download card.

About the Artist

SIDE A
1 Metal Guru 2:23
2 Mystic Lady 3:11
3 Rock On 3:26
4 The Slider 3:24
5 Baby Boomerang 2:16
6 SpaceballRicochet 3:34
7 Buick Mackane3:32

SIDE B
1 Telegram Sam 3:45
2 Rabbit Fighter 3:55
3 Baby Strange 3:03
4 Ballrooms Of Mars 4:07
5 Chariot Choogle2:43
6 Main Man 4:15

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 May 2014
Format: Audio CD
Having had their appetites whetted in May 1972 with the compilation album on Fly Records "Bolan Boogie" (which hit Number 1) – by July 1972 the wait was over. And on the 23rd of the month T.Rex and Marc Bolan fans got what they wanted - "The Slider" album hit the record shops and burnt its way into UK consciousness. Even now in 2014 (42 years later) it still gives me a thrill just to look at it (the same applies to "Electric Warrior" from 1971). And this stunning May 2002 2CD DELUXE EDITION from Edsel (reissued in 2014) gives me the same tingles. Here are the Golden Nose Slim and Jungle Face Jakes…

Originally released May 2002 - Edsel MEDCD 715 is a 2CD set (use Barcode 740155171520 to get the right issue) and breaks down as follows:

Disc 1 (53:54 minutes):
Tracks 1 to 13 are the album "The Slider" – originally released on vinyl in the UK on 23 July 1972 on EMI BLN 5001
Tracks 14, 15 and 16 are Extended Play – "Cadillac" (14) is a non-album track - it was one of the B-sides to "Telegram Sam" (January 1972 on EMI/T.Rex Wax Co. Label T-REX 101). The other B-side was album track "Baby Strange". "Thunderwing" and "Lady" (15 and 16) were both non-album track B-sides to the UK 7” single of "Metal Guru" (May 1972 on EMI/T.Rex Wax Co. Label MARC 1).

Disc 2 (53:00 minutes):
Tracks 1 to 13 are "The Alternate Slider ("Rabbit Fighter")" – alternate versions of almost every track with similar sounding tracks where alternates could not be found (the initial album title was going to be "Rabbit Fighter").
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ampersand on 5 Aug. 2013
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
By 1972, Marc Bolan was a star. And he knew it too. Fronting his band T.Rex, he would beam at the tv cameras, winking, waving and poking his tongue out as they performed their latest hit.
The previous year had seen the beginnings of what was to be dubbed 'T.Rextasy' with the release of 'Electric Warrior', a majestic artful, groovy and fey record. Own that and 'The Slider' and you've a taste of T.Rex in its pomp.
This release is highly recommended for both music and vinyl fans. The vinyl is heavy and thick and the artwork is minimal and classy, replicating the original release.
And what a sound Tony Visconti has awoken in the recordings. Instruments have an amazing clarity, its like hearing the original with an amazing top and bottom end. The kick drum on Bill Legend's drums is like hearing his drums in a different light. There's a real power to the songs, but the vitality is bristling too. You can almost touch the sound. Thank you Sir Tony of Visconti. I doff my cap to thee.
The final cherry on the cake is the vinyl comes with a card inside, with a code, where you can download this remaster in MP3 format (320kbs), allowing you to have digital and vinyl pleasure as you see fit. A brilliant idea.
Only downside was that my vinyl was dusty and had fingermarks all over it. More glove use in the warehouse please.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The lone voice of reason on 15 Nov. 2012
Format: MP3 Download
This fabulous re-master of a superbly produced album in the first place was really when bolan hit his absolute peak. This is an incredibly exciting record, and the only one out his catalogue where all the parts really came together. The production by visconti is a stunning peice of work, incredibly rich sounding, and his string arrangements are truly sublime. Flo and eddie too, backing vocalists supreme, elevate the whole thing to another level. The band themselves are on top form, and marcs guitar never sounded better.

The only weakness in this album is 'baby boomerang' which frankly is not really saying much and sounds a bit like a filler - the riff from the song being a rip of the far superior 'thunderwing' , which itself was dumped on a b-side! Why marc decided to go with the former is a bit of a mystery. The good news is that 'thunderwing' is present on this re-master, and for me its just about the best song bolan ever produced - and thats saying something! for me this song in particular brings back such vivid memories of 1972 as i played this track, and 'lady', another great song that is included here, over and over again , and its become like a little landmark in time for me!

This is a such a great album that words cannot really do it justice. To listen to it now brings a lump to my throat when i contemplate how tragic bolans death was, and how long ago back in time this all is now - it just doesnt seem possible. I defy anyone to play this album at volume and not be completley blown away. These songs are simply the ultimate in 3 minute pop perfection
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By SLEEPYLEMON on 12 July 2003
Format: Audio CD
I WALKED A TEN MILE ROUND TRIP WITH JUST ENOUGH MONEY ON THE DAY THIS CAME OUT AND I HAVE CHERISHED IT EVER SINCE. THE PINACLE OF MARC'S CAREER ALONG WITH ELECTRIC WARRIOR A FABULOUS ALBUM WITH NO FILLERS, A CRACKING TIMELESS IMAGE ON THE COVER AND A SOUND STILL AS FRESH AS EVER. PLEASE BUY IT IF YOU DON'T OWN IT AND BUY IT AGAIN IF YOU DO.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. W. Roberts on 6 Jun. 2004
Format: Audio CD
The first time I ever saw T.Rex was on Top of the Pops and they were singing Telegram Sam. The following Saturday I rushed out and spent my pocket money on that single. My copy has gone grey - its been played that often. As soon as The Slider came out I bought it. I love it and all these years later it still sounds like it could have been recorded today. Bolan was light years ahead of his time! All the tracks are great - I suppose my favourite track is Ball rooms of Mars. What a title for a song!
I recently bought Electric Warrior on SACD - its mixed by Visconti in 5.1. I wish that Visconti and crew would remix all the albums on T.Rex Hot Wax in 5.1 - that would be truely awsome!!!
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