Sladest

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Sladest
Compilation album by Slade
Released 28 September 1973
Genre Glam rock
Length 45:47
Label Polydor (UK), Reprise (US)
Producer Chas Chandler
Slade chronology
Slayed?
(1972)
Sladest
(1973)
Old, New, Borrowed and Blue
(1974)

Sladest is a compilation album by the British glam rock group Slade. It was released on 28 September 1973, and went straight to No. 1 on the charts. It stayed around the Top 10 until 1974, when it climbed to the No. 1 spot once again, following the huge success of "Merry Xmas Everybody". The record has a significantly different track listing in the United States which is now out of print.

The album was certified UK Silver by BPI in September 1973.[1]

By the first week of release, "Sladest" was awarded a UK Silver Disc. Two weeks after, the album was awarded a UK Gold Disc and was soon due to surpass 200,000 sales at the time.[2][3]

The compilation was originally to be titled "The Best of Slade" before its release.[4][5]

The album was voted #3 of the top three Slade album covers in the Slade Fan Club Poll of 1979.[6][7]

UK Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cum on Feel the Noize" (Noddy Holder/Jim Lea) UK #1
  2. "Look Wot You Dun" (Holder/Lea/Don Powell) UK #4
  3. "Gudbuy T'Jane" (Holder/Lea) UK #2
  4. "One Way Hotel" (Holder/Lea/Powell)
  5. "Skweeze Me Pleeze Me" (Holder/Lea) UK #1
  6. "Pouk Hill" (Holder/Lea/Powell)
  7. "The Shape of Things to Come" (Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil) Did Not Chart
  8. "Take Me Bak 'Ome" (Holder/Lea) UK #1
  9. "Coz I Luv You" (Holder/Lea) UK #1
  10. "Wild Winds are Blowing" (Jack Winsley/Bob Saker) Did Not Chart
  11. "Know Who You Are" (Holder/Lea/Dave Hill/Powell) Did Not Chart
  12. "Get Down and Get With It" (Bobby Marchan) UK #16
  13. "Look at Last Nite" (Holder/Lea)
  14. "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" (Holder/Lea) UK #1

September 2011 reissue by Union Square Music (SALVOCD053) adds four extra tracks:

  1. "Hear me Calling (Studio Acetate Recording, Previously Unreleased)"
  2. "My Friend Stan"
  3. "My Town"
  4. "Kill 'em at the Hot Club Tonite"

US Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cum on Feel the Noize" (Holder/Lea) (4:30)
  2. "Look Wot You Dun" (Holder/Lea/Powell) (3:05)
  3. "Gudbuy T'Jane" (Holder/Lea) (3:31)
  4. "My Friend Stan" (Holder/Lea) (2:55)
  5. "Skweeze Me Pleeze Me" (Holder/Lea) (4:35)
  6. "Take Me Bak 'Ome" (Holder/Lea) (3:05)
  7. "Coz I Luv You" (Holder/Lea) (3:23)
  8. "My Town" (Holder/Lea) (3:15)
  9. "Get Down and Get With It" (Marchan) (3:48)
  10. "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" (Holder/Lea) (3:42)

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[9]
Robert Christgau B+[10]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
Total
weeks
Australian (ARIA) Albums Chart[11] 2 15
Austrian Albums Chart[12] 10 4
Canadian Albums Chart[13] 75 8
Finnish Albums Chart[citation needed] 1 ?
German Albums Chart[14] 3 ?
Norwegian Albums Chart[15] 4 20
UK Albums Chart[16] 1 24
US Billboard 200[17] 129 ?

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home". BPI. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  2. ^ http://sladefanclub.weebly.com/uploads/7/6/6/0/7660950/4562753_orig.jpg
  3. ^ Fan Club Newsletter December 1973
  4. ^ http://sladefanclub.weebly.com/uploads/7/6/6/0/7660950/2676319_orig.jpg
  5. ^ Slade Fan Club Newsletter August – September 1973
  6. ^ http://sladefanclub.weebly.com/uploads/7/6/6/0/7660950/7869225_orig.jpg
  7. ^ Slade Fan Club Magazine January–February 1980
  8. ^ Tinelli, Paul. "Sladest – Slade". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ "CG: slade". Robert Christgau. 18 April 2006. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  11. ^ "Go-Set Australian charts ~ 1973". Poparchives.com.au. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Slade – Sladest". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  13. ^ "Results – RPM – Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  14. ^ "charts.de". charts.de. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  15. ^ Steffen Hung. "Slade – Sladest". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  16. ^ "Slade – Sladest". Chart Stats. 27 April 1974. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  17. ^ "Slade". AllMusic. 25 June 2002. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
Preceded by
Goat's Head Soup by The Rolling Stones
Tales from Topographic Oceans by Yes
UK number-one album
6–20 October 1973
19 January 1974
Succeeded by
Hello! by Status Quo
And I Love You So by Perry Como