Nov 1st marks the 50th anniversary of Slade’s number 1 album ‘Slayed?’, one of the band’s most successful albums, going straight to number 1 in the UK as well as across other parts of the world and remaining in the UK chart for 34 weeks and the US chart for 26 weeks in a period when the band were dominant both in the charts and on the UK rock scene, often outperforming chart rivals such as Wizzard, T. Rex, Suzi Quatro, Roxy Music, and even David Bowie.
Having had twelve Top 5 hit singles in the UK, three of which went straight to #1, Slade remain one of the most successful UK bands ever, especially taking their Christmas hit ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ into consideration.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ‘Slayed?’, Slade drummer Don Powell and his new project ‘Don & The Dreamers’ are releasing a unique cover of Slade’s ‘Far Far Away’, set to be released at the same time as the special 50 year jubilee Slade reissue ‘SLADEST’.
ABOUT DON & THE DREAMERS
A band formed of hugely successful musicians in their own right, Don & The Dreamers: Curly Erik (vocals), Don Powell (Drums), Henrik Littauer (Piano), Knud Møller (Guitar) and Helge Solberg (Bass) appear on more than 1000 records combined. Now making the rock & roll music that they love to listen to, the group are continuing their passion, less concerned with commercial success and just enjoying their craft.
The new single ‘Far Far Away’ offers another insight into the brilliant musicianship on display across their material. Tight, powerful drums, biting guitar lines, warming piano and driving bass, the track possesses a backdrop filled with energy under the spotless lead vocals from Erik. In the later stages of the track as the soundscape picks up a subtle brass section enters, giving the track a lift and showcasing the full potential of the bands rich, americana-rock stylings.
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