Label: Black & Tan Records - B&T004 • Format: CD Album • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Blues • Style: Modern Electric Blues
It was released on 15 February and reached No. It has been certified Gold by BPI. The album was produced by Chas Chandler. For the album, Slade attempted to begin breaking away from their usual rock formula.
For example, the singles " My Friend Stan " and " Everyday " were piano-led and did not have the typical "Slade" sound. In the US, the album was released by the Warner Bros. Old New Borrowed and Blue was recorded amid various touring and promotional activities in lateand also during the headline-making recovery of drummer Don Powellwho was involved in a near-fatal car crash in July, briefly throwing the band's existence into doubt.
Despite his critical condition, Powell was able to make a recovery and the band soon entered the studio to record material for their new album. During recording of "My Friend Stan", Powell was still walking with the aid of a stick and had to be lifted onto his drum stool.
On the album, the band attempted to New their usual formula on some tracks, while others took a change in musical direction. Over Christmasthe band would Borrowed And Blue achieve success with their No. Both singles failed to make any chart impact. The song was later recorded in by The Animals too, of which Slade manager and producer Chas Chandler was bassist.
In a interview for the "19" readers, Holder jokingly commented: "There's nothing like a good singer and Jimmy's nothing like a good singer. In a fab club interview, Powell stated: "Pub piano is played by a local landlord, Tommy Burton.
He now owes us free booze for the rest of the year. When it was used as a B-Side, we didn't even know it was being used, it was chosen by the offices.
Chandler had persuaded Lea to finish "My Friend Stan" after he heard Lea playing the melody at home on his piano. Jim Lea was totally opposed opposed to it being an A-side and argued with Chandler for the duration  of a flight from the UK to Australia.
When it was released, the Borrowed And Blue knew they were taking a risk but "Everyday" would become a firm favourite on stage. Upon release, The Sun felt that the album marked the beginning of Slade becoming a "true album band". The reviewer commented that the songs were "toughening up" and the album was "expertly produced". AllMusic retrospectively stated that the album saw Slade's "songwriting efforts" enter "more mellow pastures".
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