Slade Decades 1966...

2016 August


Therapy 2CD Deluxe Edition

2 CD reissue of self-penned songs from ex-Slade bassist Jim Lea with previously unreleased bonus tracks.
"Hi everybody, Jim Lea here.
Welcome to my PledgeMusic page. I am pleased to let you know that I am re-releasing my album Therapy as a Deluxe Double CD
The re-issue will include three previously unreleased tracks recorded at the same time as the rest of the album and a second CD of a live concert from Robin 2 R’n’B Club in 2002 where I played some of the hits from Slade and other bands and also my own material.
Using PledgeMusic I can also offer some additional items like signed lyric sheets.
Finally I will shortly be adding a very special project to the campaign which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Slade and my part in that amazing band.
Thank you for your support
Jim Lea"
· The first disc is a reissue of Jim’s critically acclaimed studio album – most impressively, the vast majority of instruments featured are played by Jim
 · Includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks: 21st Century Thing, Thank God It’s Friday Right Now and Am I The Greatest Now
 · Features a 16 page booklet complete with lyrics, memories of the Robin 2 R’n’B gig by owner Mike Hamblett and new liner notes by Jim Lea written exclusively for this 2016 release
 · The second disc was recorded live at the Robin 2 R’n’B Club in 2002 and features versions of Slade hits Cum On Feel The Noize and Mamma Weer All Crazee Now alongside classic tracks Hey Joe, I Am The Walrus, You Really Got Me, Substitute and Wild Thing
 · Jim’s immense skill as a songwriter is evident throughout, alongside his much overlooked musicianship
“On being asked to add more tracks to the album, I managed to dig up a song called 21st Century Thing? It was found on a cassette of demos which had never been worked on. After a short attempt to re-record it, I gave up and put the demo version on the album which seemed to fit the vibe just fine. Then came something from the digital era in the shape of Thank God It’s Friday Right Now. Coming up the rear is a pop thrash track Am I The Greatest Now? I am proud of the album and found the public reaction very edifying.” – Jim Lea, Therapy liner notes
Track List
CD 1 [Studio]
 Heaven Can Wait (For Those Who Pray)
 Big Family
 The Smile Of Elvis
 Deadrock UK
 Could God Be A Woman
 Go Out In Style
 Time And Emotion
 Your Cine World
 The Valley Of The Kings
 Why Is Youth Always Wasted On The Young
 Let Me Be Your Therapy
 21st Century Thing? [Bonus]
 Thank God It’s Friday Right Now [Bonus]
 Am I The Greatest Now? [Bonus]
CD 2 [Live]
 Shakin’ All Over
 I Saw Her Standing There
 Hey Joe
 I Am The Walrus
 Cum On Feel The Noize
 Great Big Family
 I Got You
 You Really Got Me
 Far Far Away
 Pretty Vacant
 Over The Moon
 Goin’ Bak To Birmingham
 Mamma Weer All Crazee Now
 Wild Thing


"Working with Jim Lea of Slade on his forthcoming string theory album"


Stourbridge Folk Club (Katie Fitzgerald's, 187 Enville Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 3TB): 25.8.2016 Eddy Morton


"Old and new songs from the forthcoming new album featuring Aidan O'Brien, Paul Hodson, Dave Sutherland and more. All proceeds from the gig will go to Stourbridge Foundation for music supporting local musicians young and old.


EDDY MORTON As the founder member of The New Bushbury Mountain Daredevils and later the Bushburys Eddy Morton toured the UK and Europe constantly for eleven years releasing 8 albums.




Aidan Obrien on Uillean pipes, whistle, guitar and vox. Aidan has appeared performed on stage with many legendary figures in Irish music, was a member of Birmingham Irish band Drowsy Maggie for many year and has also toured the USA and Europe with the Dublin Philharmonic.


Paul Hodson. Paul is a senior lecturer in music technology at Stafford University and also well known as a producer working with many international artists , such as Magnum, Pete Goalby of Uriah Heap and John Parr to name a few. A former member of The Bushburys he is currently working with Jim Lea of Slade on his forthcoming string theory album."


Immer noch unterwegs - Die britische Rockband Slade feiert 50-Jähriges


RockSzene (Germany) 18.8.2016:
"Gut gelaunt seit 50 Jahren unterwegs: Die Glam-Rockband Slade.
Das ist schon sehr beachtlich: Die britische Hardrock-und Glam-Rockband Slade feiert in diesem Jahr ihr sage und schreibe 50-jähriges Bandjubiläum. Sehr populär und erfolgreich waren Slade in den 1970er Jahre, als man mehrere Top-Hits landete. Anno 2016 ist die Band immer noch unterwegs, zwei Originalmitglieder sind noch dabei und unter dem Motto „50 Years –Live On Stage – Cum On Let´s Party“ wird man Anfang September auch in Norddeutschland ein Konzert spielen.
Gegründet wurden Slade im Jahr 1966 zunächst unter dem Namen N´Betweens. Das erste Live-Konzert der Band datiert auf den 1.April 1966, als man in der Townhall im englischen Wallshall auftrat.


Die 1970er Jahre waren für Slade geprägt von zahllosen Hits und hohen Chartplatzierungen. „Far, Far Away“, „Mama, Weer All Crazee Now“ oder „Coz I Luv You“ sind bekannte Hits der Band mit markanter Schreibweise. Auch spätere Erfolge wie die Ballade „My Oh My“ oder „Merry X-Mas Everybody“ dürften auch nicht Slade-Kennern bewusst oder unbewusst vertraut sein.


Charakteristisch war in früheren Jahren stets die Reibeisen-Stimme von Noddy Holder, der die Band 1992 verließ, was zu einer vorrübergehenden Auflösung von Slade führte.


Wenig später ging es ohne Noddy Holder und ohne Bassist Jim Lea weiter für die Band und noch heute sind von der ursprünglichen Besetzung Gitarrist Dave Hill und Schlagzeuger Don Powell mit an Bord. Aktueller Sänger und Gitarrist ist seit elf Jahren Mal McNutty, am Bass wirkt seit 13 Jahren John Berry.


Im Rahmen ihrer Jubiläumstournee sind Slade in den kommenden Wochen zwar nicht in Hannover, im norddeutschen Raum jedoch in Oldenburg. Dort wird die Band am Samstag, den 3.September in der Kulturetage auftreten. Für hiesige eingeschworene Fans und Liebhaber könnte eine Fahrt nach Oldenburg kein größeres Hindernis darstellen.


Karten für das Slade-Konzert in Oldenburg gibt es auch im Raum Hannover an allen Vorverkaufsstellen mit CTS-Anschluss über die telefonische Hotline 0451 / 58 24 91 43 oder über die Website des Tournee-Veranstalters German Concerts (siehe Link unten in der Infobox)."