Slade, a once immensely popular Rock band from the UK that delivered a long series of hit albums and singles back in the ’70s, was originally known as Ambrose Slade. They released a 1969 debut set names Beginnings before shortening their name to Slade and achieving their well-deserved ’70s success. With the recent wave of reissues for Slade, it only stands to reason that Beginnings be revisited for the same updating.

On September 15, BMG will reissue Beginnings and restore the name back to the original Ambrose Slade. There are no bonus tracks. Beginnings will be released on CD, DD, and a yellow and red splatter vinyl LP set. 

In addition, BMG will also release a live set to be titled Alive! At Reading, a set that was recorded from their 1980 Reading Festival performance. It will be released on September 15 on CD, DD, and on an orange and black splatter vinyl LP set.

BeginningsAmbrose Slade (Slade)
01 Genesis
02 Everybody’s Next One
03 Knocking Nails Into My House
04 Roach Daddy
05 Ain’t Got No Heart
06 Pity The Mother
07 Mad Dog Cole
08 Fly Me High
09 If This World Were Mine
10 Martha My Dear
11 Born To Be Wild
12 Journey To The Center Of The Mind

Alive! At ReadingSlade
01 Take Me Bak ‘Ome
02 When I’m Dancin’ I Ain’t Fightin’
03 Wheels Ain’t Coming Down
04 (Medley Somethin’ Else, Pistol Packin’ Mama,
Instrumental Jam, Keep It Rockin’
05 You’ll Never Walk Alone
06 Mama Weer All Crazee Now
07 Get Down And Get With It
08 Merry Xmas Everybody
09 Cum On Feel The Noize
10 Born To Be Wild

By MARowe