The missing songs

The Slade Forum discussed what is out there, or could be out there, that could be rounded up for proper release - and the probability for each track.

1) In Like a Shot from My Gun
1972 Holder, Lea, Powell
Rumoured studio version of live only track from Slade Alive!
If this exists, nobody is owning up to having a playable copy.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 1%

2) Another Win
1979 Bernie Frost, Andy Miller
Recorded as a finished recording in the Return to Base sessions.
Slade do not own the master recording of this track. Andy Miller offfered to sell it to them, but they have declined.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 3%

3) Love Is...
1987 Holder, Lea
Recorded as an unfinished demo.
As this is not a finished recording, it is unlikely that the band would ever go in and work on it.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 3%

4) Rescue Me
1987 Fontella Bass, Raynard Miner, Carl Smith
Fontella Bass song, unfinished demo / run through in studio with tape rolling.
As this is not a finished recording, it is unlikely that the band would ever go in and work on it.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 3%

5) Respect
1991 Otis Redding Aretha Franklin song, recorded in the "Radio Wall of Sound" / "Universe" sessions.
Leaving the tape rolling while the band soundcheck doesn't qualify the recording as a proper demo.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 3%

6) Six Days on the Road
1976 Holder, Lea
Alternate version of 1976 B-Side "When the Chips Are Down" 1975.
This is certainly a finished recording. Most of us have heard it in full. However, the radio show was broadcast in mono.
If a stereo master exists, it would have to be licensed from the BBC. That would incur a cost, but then again, we did get the Live at the BBC album, so it's possible. It would all depend on a decent quality master tape surfacing.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 15%

7) This Girl (Flame Version)
1974 Alternate version of "This Girl", using different lyrics, Flame film only.
The alternate lyric version was vocal-heavy for the purposes of the film dialogue and was not the complete song. It is debatable as to whether a full clean unedited tape of the song still exists. If it does, they should probably own it, so no licensing.
Probability of release in a rarities collection - with clean master 50% / without 2%

8) All Join Hands (Swing Version)
1986 Holder; Lea - Unreleased Swing Version.
Nod's vocal over Monty Babson's band's backing track.
The band will own this and would probably have no issues with releasing it.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 70%

9) House down Dance Mix
You have to wonder how closely this is related to the Jim / The Clout 45. It is more likely to appear on a Jim anthology at some point. However, if this IS an entirely different recording, it all depends on the band's feelings about it and whether it was fully completed - as they have called it a 'dance mix' I assume it is fully mixed.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 50%

10) Live In London
Noddy Holder has personally vetoed it.
There was dissatisfaction with backing vocal performances and probably Dave's extended wall of guitar noise on the recording.
Probability of release in a rarities collection in Nod's lifetime: 0%
Probability of release in a rarities collection afterwards 50%
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Officially released tracks that have not been included on Salvo reissues:

11) Little Sheila (Extended 12" Version)
1985 Available on 12" Vinyl of "Little Sheila" single John Punter
An omission that could easily be recitified without licensing.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 90%

12) Merry Xmas Everybody '98 Remix (Flush Edit)
1998 Slade vs Flush - released as a CD single in 1998
Slade do not own the recording and have no rights to release it. the single is obtainable and bloody awful.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 10%

13) Merry Xmas Everybody (Extended Remix Version)
1985 12" Vinyl of "Merry Xmas Everybody" 1985 re-issue single
The track belongs to Universal Music, so it is far more likely THEY would do something with it than Salvo.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 10%

14) ALL JOIN HANDS extended version
1984 Available on 12" Vinyl of All join hands
An omission that could easily be recitified without licensing.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 90%

15) Slam the Hammer Down (Hot Mix)
1984 on American 12" Promotional Vinyl of "Slam the Hammer Down" single
An omission that could easily be recitified without licensing.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 90%

16) Coz I Luv You from 'Slade Smashes'
Entirely different mix to single or album versions of song. More guitar on fade out.
The compilation track belongs to Universal Music, so it is far more likely THEY would do something with it than Salvo.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 10%

17) Look Wot You Dun from 'Slade Smashes'
Entirely different mix to single or album versions of song. Wah guitar is much more prominent on the verses and guitar solo is a rough version.
The compilation track belongs to Universal Music, so it is far more likely THEY would do something with it than Salvo.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 10%

18) Take Me Bak Ome from 'Slade Smashes'
A rough demo made for their publishers and not available anywhere else.
The compilation track belongs to Universal Music, so it is far more likely THEY would do something with it than Salvo.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 10%

19) Far Far Away from 'Slade Smashes'
Different mix to regular single or album version.
The compilation track belongs to Universal Music, so it is far more likely THEY would do something with it than Salvo.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 10%

20) OK Yesterday was yesterday - original 7 inch b side version
They'd probably need to do a needledrop, unless I could give them a perfect digital master again.
An omission that could easily be recitified without licensing.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 90%

21) Thanks For The Memory promo version different lyrics
An omission that could easily be recitified without licensing, dependent on a clean master tape.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 90%

22) Hey Ho Wish You Well - USA Rogues Gallery version
Just a shorter edit of the song. A bit pointless. An omission that could easily be recitified without licensing.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 90%

ALSO

23) DAVE HILL CIRCUS OF HORRORS 2 TRACKS FROM 2001
Salvo would need to license it. It not being Slade, I doubt they would.
We can buy the Circus Of Horrors album if we want it badly enough. Has anyone here got it?
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 2%

24) NODDY AT LEAST 2 ACOUSTIC TRACKS FROM GRIMLEYS
Coz I luv you has been released on CD on The Grimleys OST album and as a digital single.
Salvo would need to license it. It not being Slade, I doubt they would.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 2%

The other track would also be dependent on a decent master tape.
Salvo would need to license it. It not being Slade, I doubt they would.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 2%

25) NODDY - THE ALTERNATIVE SONGS HE DID ON THE 'EVENING WITH' TOUR A FEW YEARS AGO:
Noddy had at least one of his shows professionally recorded and filmed.
Salvo would need to license it from Nod. It not being Slade, I partially doubt they would.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 2%

26) SLADE - RETURN TO BASE - ALTERNATE MIXES
The tapes were recovered from Portland Studios and a number of remixes were made using them. They are practically identical to the album versions, differing in a lack of reverb on vocals and guitars. They are quite decent mixes, considering their origin. The tapes found their way into the hands of a Scottish fan and Newman and Co tried to recover them legally, but I understand that Scottish law protected the holder of them at that time. They have changed hands and have gone into a different collection, the location of which is not known. Copies of the remixes are in circulation but are very rare. If the band got hold of them, they could consider using the odd one of them, but they are really similar to the released versions, so would only be used to pad a rarities collection out a little.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 50%

27) A cover of the Bee Gees track 'I Can't See Nobody' session at Startling Studio.
From Return to base period.
Dependent on them still having the multi-tracks or a decent master.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 50%

28) Noddy Holder - 'Tear into the weekend'
Pepsi advert for USA market.
Dependent on them still having the multitracks or a decent master. The cost of clearance to use this would be extortionate.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 10%

29) Let there be drums / Amnesia
Solo Don Powell recording, aided by Jona Lewie and recorded in part at his studio.
Dependent on them still having the multitracks or a decent master.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 40%

30) Slade II - End of the world (vocal version).
Dependent on them still having the multitracks or a decent master. The problem with this is that the track was recorded as Slade II, so probably would not be considered for release as part of an actual Slade collection, unless they renamed the band 'Dave Hill and Friends' or something like that.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 20%

31) The European Team - Sport Alive.
This is unlikely to ever be released on any Slade rarities collection, as they will be unable to get the licensing for it.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 1%



32) 'A fool such as I' (Blessings in disguise, with vocal by Noddy Holder)
A leftover from the 'Crying in the rain' single session.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 70%

33) I'll never get over you
The old Johnny Kidd and The Pirates song.
Recorded early on for The Dummies album by Jim and Frank Lea, but not used.
Probability of release in a rarities collection: 10% - more likely to surface on a Jim Lea release