Beginnings - 1st - VG

AMBROSE SLADE Beginnings (Ultra rare 1969 first UK issue 12-track stereo LP on the black & silver Fontana label, the debut longplayer from Noddy, Dave, Jim & Don, better known as Slade. This recording dates from their pre-success period when they were a dynamite band struggling in Midlands clubs, delivering powerhouse versions of contemporary classics like Knockin Nails Into My House [Idle Race], Martha My Dear [Beatles] & Journey To The Centre Of The Mind [Amboy Dukes], housed in a fully laminated picture sleeve. See 'more info' for details on condition... STL5492)

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Price Info
$834.00, £695.00  
Product Availability Last copy in stock. Order now for shipping on Friday 2nd December
Release Year 1969 - 53 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label Fontana
Complete Stock List Go to Ambrose Slade
Product Catalogue No STL5492
Music Genre Rock
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
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Tracklisting & More Information

The sleeve is firmly in the Very Good bracket condition wise, that's not to say it's not a lovely copy, but there is a fair degree of creasing to the laminate around the edges, and some edge & corner wear with some slight paper loss, and has a small tear on the opening edge. Despite some storage scuffing, all print remains clearly legible, including along the spine. This is only the second copy we have ever seen, so to find the sleeve in any condition is nothing short of a miracle.

The vinyl has obviously seen some turntable action, with some noticeable spindle marks around the label, the vinyl has some light paper scuffs & hairlines, however, playback quality is far above the VG/VG- grading we would normally give on visual inspection. The sound is superb and, of course, the album packs quite a punch.

By no means a mint copy [this one is double the price & then some in the book!], we are nonetheless pleased to have finally tracked down a serviceable example. Not only would this be a serious, welcome addition to any Slade collection but would no doubt complete it!


1. Genesis 3:23
2. Everybody's Next One 2:44
3. Knocking Nails Into My House 2:24
4. Roach Daddy 3:01
5. Ain't Got No Heart 2:36
6. Pity The Mother 4:00
7. Mad Dog Cole 2:41
8. Fly Me High 2:55
9. If This World Were Mine 3:18
10. Martha My Dear 2:17
11. Born To Be Wild 3:36
12. Journey To the Centre Of Your Mind 2:45

Recording Artist Ambrose Slade
Product Title Beginnings - 1st - VG
Product Information Ambrose Slade Beginnings - 1st - VG UK vinyl LP album (LP record).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
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