Set Of Six

Granada Television 13 June 1972
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Slade Alive! was released in March 1972 amidst much critical acclaim. The Slade press machine moved into top gear and it seems as though everybody in the industry was pushed to comment. The April/May 1972 fan club newsletters were full of hyperbole...
"What an album! ...THIS IS ONE ALBUM NO SLADE FAN WILL WANT TO BE FOUND DEAD WITHOUT."
Strangely, it never mentioned the band were due to appear live on Granada Television on the 13th June.
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Had Set Of 6 followed Magpie, the whole country would have seen it but The News killed any significant teenage viewers and Put It In Writing would have lost the rest. The few that saw it were probably tuning in early for 'Follow That Horse' and I doubt that they fit the target audience demographic?
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Ref: 107420004
Gm library type: GRA Production
Programme title: SET OF SIX
Production title: SLADE
Synopsis:

Wild Rock 'n' Rollers Slade perform:
  • Hear Me Calling
  • Look Wot You Dun
  • Darling Be Home Soon
  • Coz I Love You
  • Get Down and Get With It
  • Born To Be Wild
Series title: SET OF SIX (SERIES 1)
Producer: M. Young
Director: Heneberry
Company: GRANADA TELEVISION
Running time: 25 mins 19 secs
First TX date: 1972-06-13
Picture style: Colour
Sound style: Mono
Commissioner: THE ITV NETWORK
Production companies: GRANADA TELEVISION

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Probably recorded between June 4th - 9th or 12th (it was not broadcast live) but they were supposedly in Finland on the 11th. In the August/September 1972 Newsletter, it announced "Slade to do tv's 'In Concert' soon".

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The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: Slade_Archive_07.rar Filesize: 43.25 MB




This audio recording is taken from the video which is available as bonus material on the Very Best Of Slade DVD, "In your shops now folks so go out and buy it!"

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A big thank you to Mark Richards (legendary Slade fan) who tracked down the original video master tape and paid a small fortune for it. He made it available, at his own expense, to many fans until the bootleggers got hold of it eventually allowed the Slade management team to have it, hence it's appearance on the 'Very Best Of Slade' DVD. Thanks to Gary Jordan for the minutae.

2 comments:

monsterpop said...

cheers mate;-) i had the vids downloaded at one point, but not the audio!

magic!

glamking said...

Great!
Thank you very much!