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Slade In Flame Splatter - Release Date: 26/11/2021 - PURCHASE LINK

This is the splatter version of Slade’s first soundtrack album and fifth studio album Slade In Flame.
Originally released on 29th November 1974, it entered the UK album chart at #6 and was certified gold by the BPI in February 1975.

Side A
1. How Does It Feel
2. Them Kinda Monkeys Can't Swing
3. So Far so Good
4. Summer Song (Wishing You Were Here)
5. OK Yesterday Was Yesterday

Side B
1. Far Far Away
2. This Girl
3. Lay It Down
4. Heaven Knows
5. Standin' On the Corner


September 4th 2021.

The Noize Second edition 2021

August 26th 2021.
Don with his copy of the spatter vinyl Slayed.
Photo by Hanne. Thanks to the Don Powell Facebook page.

Don Powell Official FB page

August 20th 2021.
Old New Borrowed And Blue spatter vinyl - 15th October release. Pre-order
Alive and Flame will follow in the same format.


July 20th 2021.
Don't forget to watch the Jim Lea interview and feature on the display of his red suit at the V&A at 8pm BBC2.

Chris Selby has exclusively interviewed Jim about the event.

July 14th 2021
BritBox UK has commissioned an original documentary on British music that’s scheduled to debut on the BBC Studios- and ITV-owned platform on August 26. Our Generation: The Music That Shaped Britain, offers an account of key musical and cultural explosions in Britain including psychedelia, glam rock, punk, acid house, synth pop and Britpop.

The documentary includes insight from people who were involved in each of these eras, and discusses the impact these genres had on the country. Contributors to the documentary include singers and musicians like Johnny Marr of The Smiths, Noddy Holder (pictured) from Slade, Twiggy, Cliff Richard, Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays, Alex James from Blur, Joan Armatrading and more.

The documentary sheds light on how radical musical shifts changed British society, using rarely seen archival footage to bring to life past decades in Britain’s history.The film is made by ITN Productions, which recently made Secrets of the Key for BritBox UK. Nathaniel Lippiett and Ian Rumsey will serve as executive producers.

Nioddy Holder, ex-Slade

July 12th 2021
Jim gets put on display at the V&A.
Well, his red suit does, anyway.

Important Announcement from The Jim Lea Music Facebook page !
On Tuesday 20th July 2021 at 8pm on BBC2 the behind the scenes at Londons famous Victoria & Albert Museum programme "Secrets of the Museum " will be featuring Jim's iconic red suit . Possibly Jim's most memorable stage outfit the programme will tell it's story and how it has been restored to it's former glory by conservators at the V+A.
Don't forget Tuesday 20th July 2021. BBC2 at 8pm.
More news to follow.

Thanks to the Jim Lea Music Facebook page and of course the BBC for the first sight of this video.

July 8th 2021

Spatter vinyl version of Slayed? - available to pre-order now from the Slade official store and it's released on September 3rd 2021.
Other releases will follow in the same format.


July 6th 2021
Noddy Holder and Pret join forces.

Noddy Holder

A nice exclusive for The Jim Lea Music Facebook page and ourselves.
Ask nicely and you shall receive.

June 14th 2021
Don's 'Let There Be Drums' EP is now available to order HERE.

The Don Powell's Occasional Flames album 'Just My Cup Of Tea' can be ordered here with a number of merch bundles available. Buy it here

Don Powell's Occasional Flames

June 14th 2021
Jim Lea t-shirt now available HERE

June 1st 2021
For those of you who have to have everything - you'll be thrilled to know that Unbound are hoping to publish a new book about Dave's more outrageous clobber. Various pledge options available. Click here for more info.

Dave Hill Cum On Wear The Noize

12th May 2021:
The Don Powell Band's version of Let There Be Drums will finally be available on 18th June via iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify and many other platforms. A Limited Edition CD will be available ... Order here.

Before that, on 4th June, Don Powell's Occasional Flames release a download single, Just My Cup Of Tea.

March 31st 2021

Steve Makin

UPDATE 26.3.2021

As you may be aware, there have been soime severe issues with the defective hosting provided by PlusNet. It was thought that the original forum was lost. The good news is that I have managed to get the forum database properly downloaded and the forum has been properly restored, retaining posts going back to 2013. It has been tested, and has now just gone live again. Here it is... Old forum logins will work on there. If anyone has any issues logging in, they can email the admin from the front of the forum site by clicking Contact Us. Please include your username if you need to contact the admin.

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