The Slade upgrades by BMG of all of their classic album releases still has plenty of legs. The immediate peak era has been redone. But there are definitely others. Let’s look at Crackers. In 1985, this compile gathered newly re-recorded previous Slade hits and a collection of Christmas songs to produce a best-selling UK set that reached high up in the UK charts.

On October 7, BMG returns with a new recompile of Crackers and tucks in a perennial favorite from 1973 in “Merry Christmas Everybody” (the track that keeps Noddy Holder’s retirement fund fully funded). In fact, this new compilation set will present 20 complete songs, one of them a live performance of the previously mentioned classic of “Merry Christmas Everybody”.

This reissue and recomplation of Crackers will be issued on CD, DD, and Limited Edition Snowflake Splatter vinyl LP.

01 Merry Xmas Everybody
02 Let’s Dance
03 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
04 Hi Ho Silver Lining
05 We’ll Bring The House Down
06 Cum On Feel The Noize (Re-Record 1985)
07 All Join Hands
08 Okey Cokey
09 Do You Believe In Miracles
10 Let’s Have A Party
11 Get Down And Get With It (Re-Record 1985)
12 My Oh My
13 Run Runaway
14 Here’s to … (The New Year)
15. Do They Know It’s Christmas (Feed The
16 Auld Lang Syne / You’ll Never Walk Alone
17 Let The Good Times Roll/Feel So Fine
18 My Baby Left Me: That’s Alright
19 I’m A Rocker
20 Merry Xmas Everybody (Live)

By MARowe