Slider [Deluxe Edition Black Vinyl] [2 LP]

Slider [Deluxe Edition Black Vinyl] [2 LP]

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Special Edition)

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Overview

Buoyed by two U.K. number one singles in "Telegram Sam" and "Metal Guru," The Slider became T. Rex's most popular record on both sides of the Atlantic, despite the fact that it produced no hits in the U.S. The Slider essentially replicates all the virtues of Electric Warrior, crammed with effortless hooks and trashy fun. All of Bolan's signatures are here -- mystical folk-tinged ballads, overt sexual come-ons crooned over sleazy, bopping boogies, loopy nonsense poetry, and a mastery of the three-minute pop song form. The main difference is that the trippy mix of Electric Warrior is replaced by a fuller, more immediate-sounding production. Bolan's guitar has a harder bite, the backing choruses are more up-front, and the arrangements are thicker-sounding, even introducing a string section on some cuts (both ballads and rockers). Even with the beefier production, T. Rex still doesn't sound nearly as heavy as many of the bands it influenced (and even a few of its glam contemporaries), but that's partly intentional -- Bolan's love of a good groove takes precedence over fast tempos or high-volume crunch. Lyrically, Bolan's flair for the sublimely ridiculous is fully intact, but he has way too much style for The Slider to sound truly stupid, especially given the playful, knowing wink in his delivery. It's nearly impossible not to get caught up in the irresistible rush of melodies and cheery good times. Even if it treads largely the same ground as Electric Warrior, The Slider is flawlessly executed, and every bit the classic that its predecessor is. [A two-LP remastered Deluxe Edition of The Slider was released in 2017, pressed on 180-gram black vinyl, with the second LP featuring alternate takes, demos, and B-sides. The package also included a digital download code.]


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Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2017
Label: Imports
UPC: 5014797895850
catalogNumber: 5047527
Rank: 29315

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Metal Guru
  2. Mystic Lady
  3. Rock On
  4. The Slider
  5. Baby Boomerang
  6. Spaceball Ricochet
  7. Buick Mackane
  8. Telegram Sam
  9. Rabbit Fighter
  10. Baby Strange
  11. Ballrooms of Mars
  12. Chariot Choogle
  13. Main Man

Disc 2

  1. Metal Guru
  2. Mystic Lady
  3. Rock On
  4. The Slider
  5. Thunderwing
  6. Spaceball Ricochet
  7. Buick Mackane
  8. Telegram Sam
  9. Rabbit Fighter
  10. Baby Strange
  11. Ballrooms of Mars
  12. Cadillac
  13. Main Man
  14. Lady
  15. Sunken Rags

Album Credits

Performance Credits

T. Rex   Primary Artist

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