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It was released on 18 November and reached No. It was certified Gold by the BPI that same month. The album contained a mix of the band's previous hits, some re-recorded songs and a selection of covers. On CrackersSlade tried to create an LP that had a party atmosphere to it. Since its original release, the album has had numerous re-issues over the years with somewhat different titles and various additional phrases on My Oh My - Various - Fan Club vol.2 cover art, including having "The Christmas Party Album" on the cover art of an older version, using the titles Slade's Crazee Christmas!
There has also been some variation in the tracks on the album in re-releases. Following the release of the band's studio album Rogues Gallerythe band were approached by Telstar to create a Christmas-related party album. The remaining eight tracks were previously recorded songs from the band's catalogue, including the new single " Do You Believe in Miracles ". The album was a success in the UK, where it reached No. After the single peaked at No.
In a interview, drummer Don Powell said: "That could be a reason. Funnily enough, that was one of the bones of contention - Telstar said that they wanted it on the album, whereas we didn't because that would mean that it would split the sales between the single and the album. I know that if I personally like someone's single, and it's going to be on their latest album, then I'll wait and buy the album. Speaking of recording the Ich Hab Die Liebe Gesehn (Un Fiume Amaro - Kaymos) - Vicky Leandros - Vicky Leandros in a interview, guitarist Dave Hill said: "I enjoyed making the tracks for Crackers a lot more than those for Rogues Gallery.
When we actually recorded the cover versions though, we had a great time doing them. We just went into the studio and put them down one after the other - it was like playing live on stage. As the band were due to record their own version of " Auld Lang Syne ", Hill he invited Herman to add an authentic touch to the recording. Herman agreed, and when he'd finished recording his part, Slade gave him an envelope with a sizeable sum of money in it, along with their thanks and best wishes.
Two days later, the envelope was returned by post, along with a letter from Herman, saying that he'd enjoyed himself so much in the studio that he didn't want the money. Slade later invited him to their Christmas party on 18 November — the My Oh My - Various - Fan Club vol.2 Uska Dara - Eartha Kitt - Rendez-Vous Mit Eartha Kitt of the album. At the party, Slade presented Herman with one of the band's Gold Discs as a keepsake.
Dave Thompson of AllMusic retrospectively described the album as "simultaneously the most My Oh My - Various - Fan Club vol.2 raucous, loud and singalong album in the entire Slade catalog, and the single most detestable record they ever made.
He added "the entire album is so buoyant and boisterous that even hermits could play it, and believe they're having fun", but questioned whether it could be considered "a proper Slade album". The combination of re-recorded hits and festive fare achieved its commercial goal, but the album's very Song For Owen - Mohawk - / a.la.li / slammed the credibility of HMS Slade amidships like some unforgiving German torpedo.
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