The Slider received acclaim from critics, and reached number 4 in the UK charts and number 17 in the US. I thought how god would be, he'd be all alone without a telephone".
Like all previous T. Rex albums, The Slider was produced by Tony Visconti. The album notes credit Ringo Starr with LP front and back cover photographs. The photographs were taken the same day that Starr was filming the T. Ringo, the director LP the film, was busy all day lining up shots.
But Marc apparently saw a photo "credit" opportunity and gave Ringo the credit for the photos. The iconic grainy image of the cover is in no small part a result of how the film was actually processed.
The task of processing the film fell to a young darkroom technician who, encouraged by his love of T. Rex, stayed on to develop the four rolls of black and white 35mm film.
Anxious to see if they really were of T. However, the 'stop bath' chemical, used to prevent the film from developing further prior to fixation, remained at the 'lower' regular temperature, LP.
This action resulted in some reticulation of the film emulsion adding a subtle but rather interesting effect to this cover image.
Two singles were released to promote The Slider. The first was " Telegram Sam " which was released January and charted in the United Kingdom for twelve weeks and peaked at number 1. It entered the United Kingdom charts on 5 August where it stayed for eighteen weeks, peaking at number 4. All non-album tracks released in were included on a bonus disc bonus tracks on the CD version. Later CD releases on Teldec and Relativity omitted the bonus tracks. Rex reissue campaign and a number of different bonus tracks were appended.
A companion release, entitled Rabbit Fighter The Alternate Sliderwas released in and contained alternative versions and radio sessions of the main album and bonus tracks.
A combined CD digipak of these releases was issued in These tracks were released as The Slider Recordings. The remastering was done by Chicago Mastering. The set contained two CDs and a g pressing of the newly remastered album. In addition the three singles also got vinyl pressings. In his retrospective review, Steve Huey of AllMusic wrote, "Even if it treads largely the same ground as Electric WarriorThe Slider is flawlessly executed, and every bit the classic that its predecessor is.
Recorded in a dilapidated castle in France, it captured Marc Bolan as the Album) of Glam at the absolute height of his powers. Johnny Marr of the Smiths cited it as one of his favourite albums, saying: " The Slider came out and it had 'Metal Guru' on it. It was a song that changed my life as I had never heard anything so beautiful and so strange, but yet so catchy. LP 6. Rabbit Fighter 9.
Cadilac Main Man Lady Sunken Rags. No more box sets please. Surely after waiting 40 years Telegram Sam - T. Rex - The Slider (Vinyl are entitled to the unreleased material that spirit music are keeping from us.
I see no reason to go out and buy these. I already have the originals of these LPs. They may not be on silver and red vinyl or limited editions. I got one will not be buying these albums.
Any mention of which remaster? Hopefully the remaster that was only available on the expensive box set. The Visconti Slider remaster was released separately on Vinyl in …still available on Amazon.
Mark Paytress has just finished his Senior Railcard or a Boley box set? No more re re releases Please Demon. Visconti will hopefully give us the complete My People were Fair session from his archive. Desdemona will be 50,Debora 49 and I,m hoping for a decent 40th Anniversary campaign. I am really looking forward to this release!
Your email address will not be published. Search Search. Skip to content. News T. The Slider deluxe 2LP set will be released on 20 January December 29, at Dave says:.
December 28, at How have you Rabbit Fighter on vinyl? Only on CD as far as I know…. Randy Metro says:. December 31, at Kevin Barrett says:. December 27, at MamboSon says:.
T. Rex's biggest hit in the U.S. (a #17 LP), the dynamic dispatcher of two hits to the #1 spot in the UK (Telegram Sam; Metal Guru) the definitive soundtrack to T. Rextasy, ca. ! Glitter sales surged, as did adoration of Bolan's sexy, sordid songs; those two smashes join the title tune; Mystic Lady; Rock On; Baby Strange; Main Man; Rabbit /5(). T-Rex at almost his best, not as great as Electric Warrior but a great addition to his collection that I have now completed again, after selling many years ago the original vinyl copies of his albums, if you do not know Marc's music other than the hits this is a great album to introduce you to the great body of work that Marc left behind in his /5(). The Slider, an Album by T. Rex. Released in on Demon (catalog no. SLIDERLP; Vinyl LP). Genres: Glam Rock. The Slider, an Album by T. Rex. Released in on Chronicles (catalog no. ; CD). Genres: Glam Rock. The Slider, an Album by T. Rex. Released in on Reprise (catalog no. MS ; Vinyl LP). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Slider on Discogs. Label: Relativity - • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Glam/5(4). The Slider is a album by Marc Bolan's band T. Rex, the seventh since their debut as Tyrannosaurus Rex in , and the third under the name T. Rex. It was released on 21 July by record labels EMI and Reprise. Two singles, " Telegram Sam " and " Metal Guru . "Telegram Sam" is a song written by Marc Bolan for the British rock group T. Rex, appearing on their album The Slider. The song was their third UK number one single, remaining at the top of the charts for two weeks before being knocked off the top by "Son of My Father" by Chicory Tip.. The lyrics feature numerous figures such as Bobby (who is a natural born poet who is just outta sight. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Clear, g Vinyl release of The Slider on Discogs. Label: Demon Records - DEMREC • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue Clear, g • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Glam. Mar 17, · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Slider on Discogs. Label: T. REX - BLN ,T. REX - 1E • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Glam/5().
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