The Sweet (album)

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.)[citation needed]

The Sweet
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Compilation album by
ReleasedJuly 1973
Recorded1971-1973
GenreGlam rock,[1] power pop[2]
Length30:28
LabelBell
ProducerPhil Wainman
Sweet chronology
The Sweet's Biggest Hits
(1972)
The Sweet
(1973)
Sweet Fanny Adams
(1974)
Singles from The Sweet
  1. "Little Willy"
    Released: September 1972
  2. "Block Buster!"
    Released: May 1973
  3. "Wig-Wam Bam"
    Released: September 1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars link
Christgau's Record GuideB-[3]

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.

Track listingEdit

All songs written and composed by Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott and Mick Tucker except where noted.

  1. "Little Willy" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn) - 3:13
  2. "New York Connection" - 3:35
  3. "Wig-Wam Bam" (Chapman, Chinn) - 3:03
  4. "Done Me Wrong All Right" - 2:58
  5. "Hell Raiser" (Chapman, Chinn) - 3:15
  6. "Blockbuster" (Chapman, Chinn) - 3:12
  7. "Need a Lot of Lovin'" - 3:00
  8. "Man from Mecca" - 2:45
  9. "Spotlight" - 2:47
  10. "You're Not Wrong for Loving Me" - 2:58

NotesEdit

The American CD re-issue of this album includes the live version of the song "Need a Lot of Lovin'", apparently in error.[citation needed] 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'".

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Popoff, Martin (15 August 2014). The Big Book of Hair Metal: The Illustrated Oral History of Heavy Metal?s Debauched Decade. Voyageur Press. p. 16. ISBN 9781627883757. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  2. ^ "The Village Voice - Google News Archive Search". News.google.com. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: S". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved 13 March 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.

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