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The Best of Sweet [Capitol 1993]
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Album: The Best of Sweet [Capitol 1993]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Little Willy
2)    Wig-Wag Bam
3)    Blockbuster
4)    Ballroom Blitz, The
5)    Teenage Rampage
6)    6-Teens, The
7)    Fox on the Run
8)    Action
9)    Lies in Your Eyes, The
10)    Lost Angels
11)    Fever of Love
12)    Stairway to the Stars
13)    Love Is Like Oxygen
14)    California Nights
15)    Mother Earth
16)    Sixties Man
 

Album: The Best of Sweet [Capitol 1993]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Little Willy
2)    Wig-Wag Bam
3)    Blockbuster
4)    Ballroom Blitz, The
5)    Teenage Rampage
6)    6-Teens, The
7)    Fox on the Run
8)    Action
9)    Lies in Your Eyes, The
10)    Lost Angels
11)    Fever of Love
12)    Stairway to the Stars
13)    Love Is Like Oxygen
14)    California Nights
15)    Mother Earth
16)    Sixties Man
 
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Performer Notes
  • Sweet: Brian Connolly (vocals); Andy Scott (guitar); Steve Priest (bass); Mick Tucker (drums).
  • Includes liner notes by Vicki Arkoff.
  • Digitally remastered by Kevin Reeves.
  • Personnel: Brian Connolly (vocals); Andy Scott (guitar); Mick Tucker (drums).
  • Liner Note Author: Vicki Arkoff.
  • Recording information: 1971-1979.
  • Photographer: Dick Barnatt.
  • Is Sweet nothing more than a time capsule from the bell-bottomed '70s? Surely, the band's fey appearance doesn't do much for ensuring a legacy of pride. All glam pretensions aside, when one lines up all the band's best singles in a row it's an indisputable feast of delirious hooks, pop throwaways, and car-radio screamers. Sweet was something like a hard pop version of the Monkees in that producers-songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman dictated the group's output with an eye on the teen market. The early '70s saw a flurry of immediate singles blast out of this "collaboration": "Little Willy," "Wig Wam Bam," and "Blockbuster" all crackle and zap with hard pop confection.
  • After the band broke away from Chinn and Chapman with DESOLATION BOULEVARD, Sweet took on a decidedly harder edge, shying away from its bubblegum beginnings. As evidenced here, the decision was a smart one as it culminated in the band's signature song "Fox on the Run" which packed an FM-ready wallop. Elsewhere, "Lost Angels," "The 6-Teens," and "Love Is like Oxygen" demonstrate the band knew its own way around a pop hook and could create songs as accessible as their earlier work with considerably more texture to boot.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (6/18/93, p.57) - "...Funny how this reissue is more fun than 90 percent of today's prefab pop..." - Rating: A
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