U.K. reissue and compilations specialist Union Square Music has struck an exclusive license deal with the members of Slade to re-release the British 70s hitmakers' entire catalog.

U.K. reissue and compilations specialist Union Square Music has struck an exclusive license deal with the members of Slade to re-release the British 70s hitmakers' entire catalog.

Through its new label imprint Salvo Records, Union Square will embark on a re-issue program this August for the band's original, re-mastered albums together with bonus tracks. A fully annotated box set anthology will also be released.

"We are looking forward to doing a top class job with the bonus tracks, definitive sleeve notes, re-mastering and packaging," comments Union Square Music managing director Peter Stack.

Between 1971 and 1991, Slade scored six U.K. No. 1 singles with such anthemic rockers as "Coz I Luv You," "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" and "Cum On Feel the Noise." During the same stretch the quartet had three No. 1 albums in the Untied Kingdom and 25 singles in total reach the country's top 40. The majority of its success came on the Polydor label, although it also had U.K. hits on the Barn, Cheapskate and RCA imprints.

The Slade reissue program kicks off Aug. 6, 2006 with the release of "Beginnings," "Play It Loud," "The Slade Live Anthology" (featuring Slade Alive, Slade Alive II, Slade On Stage and the Reading '80 EPs), "Slayed," and "Old New Borrowed And Blue." The roll-out will continue throughout late 2006 and 2007.

Union Square Music owns and administrates a number of high profile label catalogs for third party exploitation including Stiff, Tappan Zee, Acid Jazz, Cube, Savoy Jazz and Denon Classics.

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