Odds and sods about the British rock band Slade

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

When Slade rocked the world

  In November 2015 Salvo released a box set called “When Slade Rocked the World 1971-1975” and it won the “Special Catalogue Release of the Year” award at the AIM Independent Music Awards Ceremony in London on September, 6th, 2016.
The box set covers Slade’s heydays from “’Coz I Luv You” in 1971 to “Thanks for the Memory” in 1975 and it contains:
-          4 x vinyl LPs (Slade Alive!, Slayed?, Old New Borrowed and Blue and Slade In Flame) reproduced in their original sleeves, remastered for optimum sound and pressed on 180gm coloured vinyl
-           4 x double sided picture sleeve singles covering the key hits of the period not on the albums 'Coz I Love You' / 'Look Wot You Dun' 'Take Me Bak 'Ome' / 'Cum On Feel The Noize' 'Skweeze Me Pleeze Me' / 'Merry Xmas Everybody' 'The Bangin Man' / 'Thanks For The Memory'
-          Flexidisc - Slade Talk to 19 Readers
-          2 CD collection of the audio on the four vinyl LPs (Slade Alive!, Slayed?, Old New Borrowed and Blue and Slade In Flame)
-          10inch annual style hardback book featuring reviews, features and memorabilia from each of the key years along with an introduction by Mark Ellen
-          Reproduction of George Tremlett's excellent 1975 book The Slade Story which includes period interviews with all four members and a chronology of tour and release dates up to the time of its publication
To me the most interesting items are the 10 inch annual style hardback book and George Tremlett’s book “The Slade Story” as I already have the original vinyl LPs as well as most of the other music, but alas the box set is much too expensive for me: no less than £100 on
The box set gets good reviews, though, currently five stars on For more details and ordering, click here: