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  • Audio CD (August 19, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Teichiku Japan
  • ASIN: B002D4YFAW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #955,226 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Japanese only SHM paper sleeve pressing. The SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC & Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players

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The band really sounds like they're trying their hardest to get through to the listener by way of mysterious vocals.
B. E Jackson
Marc Bolan is the most underrated rock influence of all time, and this is easily the best T. Rex album - one the most fluid/complete albums ever produced.
This is the most intense hook-filled plethora of Pop/Rock and Roll/Glam nonsensical, wonderful music and lyrics ever!

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By C.F. on November 11, 2005
Format: Audio CD
T. Rex and Marc Bolan had the U.K. wrapped around their fingers from 1971 to 1973 as "Trextasy" was at its height. In 1971 the band released the seminal "Electric Warrior", which launched the band into stardom. Surprisingly, they raised the bar (and then some) once more with "The Slider".

Featuring two U.K. number one hit singles, -- the effervescent "Metal Guru" and the bluesy pop of "Telegram Sam -- "The Slider" is the band's best produced album and arguably the most accessible. The strings give the songs -- with their rough glam guitar -- more ground and a more lush setting, that pairs nicely with Bolan's earthly poetic lyrics. The title track is an esspecially great groove-filled song with an odd use of vocals as an instrument (other than singing).

The rough glam tracks like "Buick Mackane", "Chariot Choogle", and "Baby Boomerang" work well with slower ballads like "Main Man", "Mystic Lady", and the simplistic acoustic sound of "Spaceball Ricochet". The lyrical content still uses the same whimsical storytelling from his previous work, which is certainly a good thing. And the background vocals are used much in the same way as on "Electric Warrior", sometimes gratuitously, but usually effectively.

The remastering is done excellently, very much like the other re-releases done for the T. Rex catalogue. The crafty production of Tony Visconti (who was at his best at the time) and the mixing highlights the skill of Mickey Finn and Bolan's playing nicely. The bonus disc is a good treat as well, giving an alternative take of each track on the album, which are usually demos or acoustic sessions.

This album helps prove that Marc Bolan was one of the truly great prolific songwriters of his day, despite his steady decline in the mid-70's and his eventual tragic death. Thankfully, the songs still hold up today, showing the strength of his words and music.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Hippie Smell on August 31, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Make no mistake about it, Electric Warrior is the best place to start if you're new to T Rex but if you're feeling inspired this isn't a bad place either. When I bought Electric Warrior I was instantly drawn into the heavy rocking sound and the incredible voice of Marc Bolan. He instantly became my favorite glam rocker ever. It really wasn't until I picked up this set that I was blown over entirely. When you hear these two discs you begin to wonder how this guy was so over looked in the US. In my opinion he was the best thing going in the early 70's. Anyway, with this set you get two discs, one the remastered studio album with two very worthwhile outtakes at the end and on the second you get alternate versions and early demos along with a few more outtakes. All of this along with good liner notes which detail the time and era in T Rex history. The second disc may not grab you initially, but it's really worth owning. The outtakes are really good accoustic renditions of the original and they really give the songs a whole new set of characteristics that I find myself turning to as much as the original album. On songs like Ballroom of Mars I actually find myself preferring the acoustic version. Anyway, I highly recommend this set for anyone that is looking for a great rock and roll record.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 2, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I think this is the best album from T.Rex. This is the first album I bought from them and I collected the other ones afterwords but I think that this album defines their style the best. For anyone interested in listening to T.Rex, I'd say start with this one first and if you don't like it, chances are T.Rex aren't for you. I don't know how anyone could not like it though. Good music, great lyrics and an amazing voice is totally what they delivered here. Marc Bolan's genious is totally clear on this album.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Scott Briggs on July 27, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Quoth Marc Bolan from "Spaceball Ricochet" from this album.
Indeed, one of the reasons I gladly purchased a rare lefty
Les Paul guitar recently is that I knew Marc favored his cherry
sunburst Les Paul for the years he recorded unbelievable classics
like The Slider and Electric Warrior, which is more than reason
enough to get one. As for this new deluxe reissue of The Slider,
I purchased it in nyc recently after considering getting a more
streamlined UK pressing, but this "boxed" edition is the one to get--if you're a Bolan/Rex fan there is no other edition now,
because this one contains an entire bonus disc of the "alternate" Slider, containing alternate takes of the songs and
also an abundance of b-sides and demos such as "Sunken Rags"
and "Thunderwing," which could have been on the original album
given the strengths of those tracks. The sound on this reissue
of TREX's classic 1972 follow-up to the equally massive Electric
Warrior is wondrous in its remastered state, I'm sure the drums
and crunchy bass and guitars on "Telegram Sam" never sounded better. I can't recommend this album more highly--if you're a true rock and roll fan you need this album and now you definitely
need this glorious edition of it--it also comes with great artwork and a nice booklet with Marc's intriguing period comments on the album tracks. When Marc Bolan died, rock and roll tragically lost a true wizard, a true star. He continues
to teach us how to boogie and he teaches me how to play guitar
better everytime I play his albums. What more can one ask?
Go Slide....
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