The Sweet (album)
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The Sweet was a compilation album released as Sweet's debut album in the US and Canada, substituting for the 1971 UK album Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be. (The band's second album, Sweet Fanny Adams was also not given a US release, but tracks from that and the band's third album Desolation Boulevard were combined on the US version of that album to compensate for this.)
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|Genre||Glam rock, power pop|
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The album consisted primarily of singles and B-sides released in the UK and Europe in 1972 and 1973. One of the singles, "Little Willy", was Sweet's first and biggest hit single in the US. The singles "Wig-Wam Bam", "Hell Raiser" and "Block Buster" were also on the album. Commercially it did not do well, only reaching No. 191 in the Billboard 200.
- "Little Willy" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn) - 3:13
- "New York Connection" - 3:35
- "Wig-Wam Bam" (Chapman, Chinn) - 3:03
- "Done Me Wrong All Right" - 2:58
- "Hell Raiser" (Chapman, Chinn) - 3:15
- "Blockbuster" (Chapman, Chinn) - 3:12
- "Need a Lot of Lovin'" - 3:00
- "Man from Mecca" - 2:45
- "Spotlight" - 2:47
- "You're Not Wrong for Loving Me" - 2:58
The American CD re-issue of this album includes the live version of the song "Need a Lot of Lovin'", apparently in error. The studio version was only available as a B-side of the single "Block Buster" and is available on the 2005 re-issue of Sweet Fanny Adams. The original American vinyl pressing used the studio version of "Need A Lot Of Lovin'".
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