BMG's series of deluxe reissues moves into the late-70s and beyond with the re-release of Nobody's Fools and The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome.
Following the release of the movie and album Slade In Flame, the band turned their focus to the US, who'd hitherto remained blind to their charms. Touring throughout '75 with the likes of Aerosmith, ZZ Top and old friends Black Sabbath, they recorded Nobody's Fools in New York. Released the following year, although not reaching the heights of their early-70s successes, chart-placings remained respectable, with the album reaching no.14 and the singles 'In For A Penny' and 'Let's Call It Quits' grazing the Top 10.
By the time of '83's The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome, they'd made their legendary appearance at the 1980 Reading Festival and their fortunes had reversed with the singles 'My Oh My' and 'Run Run Away' reaching #2 - their highest chart placing in nine years - and #7 respectively.
Released on 3 March, each album is presented in splatter vinyl while the CDs both feature a wealth of bonus material. They're available to pre-order here.
Pic by Barry Plummer