Odds and sods about the British rock band Slade

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Whatever Happened To Slade

The re-release of ”Whatever Happened To Slade” comes with new, improved sound (thanks to Tim Turan) and almost as many bonus-tracks as original ones. The bonus tracks are: Forrest Full Of Needles, Burning In The Heat Of Love, Ready Steady Kids, My Baby Left Me/That’s Alright, O.H.M.S., Give Us A Goal, Daddio, Rock’n’Roll Bolero and It’s Alright Buy Me.
The album is said to remain “many Slade connoisseurs’ favourite of all their albums”, and although this is not quite true it is an excellent album. It’s also good to hear all the bonus tracks, especially Burning In The Heat Of Love which is a great song that doesn’t surface that many other places.
The album comes with a 12 pages booklet where Chris Ingham does his best to recount the situation of Slade in the mid-seventies, comparing songs from then with older, more successful songs.
As always a nice package from Union Square Music.


At 9:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While not my favorite Slade album (that honor, after many years of consideration, goes to Play It Loud), I'm a big fan of 'Whatever Happened To..' Can't wait to get this remastered version.

I recently ordered the new B-sides collection. Should be here any day. I read a consumer review at that said it sounded like some songs were recorded straight off vinyl singles---pops, scratches and all. Could this possibly be true?

Thanks again, Lise for all the great updates on one of my favorite bands!

At 12:45 AM, Blogger Lise Lyng Falkenberg said...

Hi there,
Funny you should mention Play It Loud. It happens to be my favourite album as well!
The B-sides collection is great and really worth having. But you are right - some of the songs are recorded straight off vinyl singles. Nobody seems to know where the original master tapes went!


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