Slade Alive, Vol. 2

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Slade Alive, Vol. 2
Live album by Slade
Released October 27, 1978
Genre Hard rock, glam rock
Length 41:01
Label Barn
Producer Chas Chandler
Slade chronology
Whatever Happened to Slade?
(1977)
Slade Alive, Vol. 2
(1978)
Return to Base
(1979)

Slade Alive, Vol. 2 is a live album by the British rock group Slade. It was released October 27, 1978 and did not enter the charts.[1]

There were also plans to release Be (Stand Up!, Stand Up!) as a single, but it never eventuated due to the steady decline in the group's fortunes.

The album peaked at #778 for 1978 on rateyourmusic.[2]

According to album notes, the album was recorded on tour in U.S.A. (Autumn 1976) and U.K. (Spring 1977).[3]

Background[edit]

After the success of 1972's Slade Alive! which peaked at #2 in the UK for a total of 58 weeks, a sequel was inevitable. However, by the time volume 2 hit the racks in November 1978, the band's commercial success was coming to an end. Slade had released nine albums since forming as well as spending considerable time and money on attempting to repeat their British success in America. The band failed to achieve success and their prolonged absence had a negative affect on their popularity in Britain.

Volume 2 was recorded from American concert performances in the autumn of 1976 as well as British dates the following spring. But despite being a heavy rock tour de force that captured the band at what many fans[who?] now regard as their peak[citation needed] and included many hit singles, it suffered the ignominy of failing to chart in Britain.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Get On Up" - 6:02 (Holder/Lea)
  2. "Take Me Bak 'Ome" - 4:20 (Holder/Lea)
  3. "My Baby Left Me" - 2:41 (Crudup)
  4. "Be" - 3:51 (Holder/Lea)
  5. "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" - 3:58 (Holder/Lea)
  6. "Burning in the Heat of Love" - 3:46 (Holder/Lea)
  7. "Everyday" - 3:35 (Holder/Lea)
  8. "Gudbuy T'Jane" - 4:59 (Holder/Lea)
  9. "One Eyed Jacks With Moustaches" - 3:25 (Holder/Lea)
  10. "Cum on Feel the Noize" - 4:21 (Holder/Lea)

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Record Mirror 3/5 stars[6]
Superpop[7] 4/5 stars

Allmusic.com wrote "Slade Alive, Vol. 2, like all live Slade, is searing. Unfortunately, it was released into a void in 1978. Now well past having a U.S. record deal, and with no one in England really interested, Vol. 2 came out on Barn, not exactly a major player in the record business. The album is excellent, both in terms of performance and sound quality. They also did a great job of selecting material for this disc."[8]

Personnel[edit]

Slade[edit]

Additional credits[edit]

  • Chas Chandler - producer
  • Alwyn Clayden - design (cover)
  • Alex Agor - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Singles & Albums Chart Archive". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  2. ^ "Slade Alive, Vol. II by Slade : Reviews and Ratings". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Slade - Slade Alive Vol Two (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  4. ^ Remastered Slade Alive anthology booklet
  5. ^ Ginsberg, Geoff. "Slade Alive, Vol. 2 - Slade". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  6. ^ "Slade alive vol 2". Sladeinengland.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  7. ^ http://www.sladescrapbook.com/uploads/7/6/6/0/7660950/6246434_orig.jpg
  8. ^ Ginsberg, Geoff. "Slade Alive, Vol. 2 - Slade". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-08-10.