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Hits

Sweet Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (13 Jan 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Angel Air
  • ASIN: B00G2QSXFU
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 136,787 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Sweet are a UK national treasure that has taken the pop and rock world by storm over the past four decades. The sole remaining thread to the past is Andy Scott whose high standards and determination to maintain the bands legacy have shone through. Back in the studio in 2013 Andy set about producing and recording the best ever Sweet hits package. "Hits" is quite simply 13 of the greatest Sweet tracks ever recorded.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cover Band 19 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD
This appears to be by the 2013 line-up of the band and not the original group.They sound very different.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SLEEVE NOTES TO NEW HITS COLLECTION 13 Jan 2014
By HAYLING BOOK & MUSIC VENUE (HBMV) TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
For your information, these are the sleeve notes to the new Hits collection from Sweet:

`Are you ready Steve? Uh-huh
Andy? Yeah
Mick? Okay
Alright fellas - let's go!'

So began the lyrics to arguably one of the most instantly recognisable songs of the Seventies - `Ballroom Blitz'.
Sweet scored no less than 26 hits during their long and prolific career, including number one singles in the United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, Canada, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Holland, New Zealand, Sweden and South Africa. In fact, this album could just have well have been called `Number Ones' with all but three of the songs featured on this fabulous collection hitting the top spot somewhere in the world - an astonishing feat by any standard.
However, all this success did not happen overnight. The genesis of Sweet can be traced back to 1970. Mick Tucker (drums) and Brian Connolly (vocals) had taken the decision to split from their existing band, Wainwrights Gentlemen and embark upon a new project, initially called Sweetshop but later shortened to Sweet. Recruiting Steve Priest (bass) and a number of guitarists, they churned out a succession of singles which failed to pick up much radio play and more disappointingly, failed to chart. It seemed inevitable that the band was going to split.

The change in their fortunes came about with the recruitment of a new guitarist by the name of Andy Scott, formerly of the Elastic Band. Sweet now had a fresh impetus.

It was around this time that Brian had a chance meeting with Record Producer, Phil Wainman. Phil knew of a pair of songwriters by the name of Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn, who were looking for a vocalist for their songs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Re-recordings really pack a Punch !! 7 May 2014
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In a nutshell this CD contains the finest recordings of Sweet's back catalogue since the 70's. The Performances contained within by original member Andy Scott and his current Band are Sharp, Powerful, Energetic, and totally enjoyable ! In fact, sonically, this set supersedes the RCA years. New Vocalist Pete Lincoln is Superb, easily the finest singer since Brian Connolly. I have heard many re-recordings of Sweet material by Andy's previous incarnations, and BC Sweet etc. But i can honesty say this is the Absolute BEST collection you will hear. I have played it many times and i LOVE IT !! Those of you who love Brian, will not be dissapointed with this Album. I see it as a tribute to not only the fine original music created by Sweet, but also to the memory of both Brian Connolly and Mick Tucker.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sweet 18 April 2014
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current line up of sweet obviously have no fear. having recently rerecorded sweet fanny adams here they rerecord the greatest hits
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