- Audio CD (20 Dec. 2013)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording remastered
- Label: Sony BMG Music Entertainment
- ASIN: B0006L5RXS
- Other Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,889 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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The Very Best Of Sweet Original recording remastered
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2005 compilation features three bonus tracks, 'Restless', 'Set Me Free', & 'Burn On The Flame'.Sweet was one of the most successful UK bands of the 1970s. They started out with Funny Funny in 1971, a singalong vocal pop hit and that same year they had another huge success with the clever pop song Coco, a song about a monkey, with sweet hooks and gorgeous harmonies. As the 1970s progressed, their sound evolved into a type of bubblegum metal, power pop or glamrock, as on the brilliant Blockbuster, Hell Raiser and Ballroom Blitz. The very best tracks are the aforementioned, plus the amazing Fox On The Run. The album includes some of their best album tracks like Restless, Set Me Free and Burn On The Flame, that display Sweet's more serious hard rock side. Overall a very enjoyable mix of vocal and hard edged pop plus some serious glam rock excursions
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All seventeen of the Sweet's UK hits (including the minor hits) are here together with three album tracks that illustrate what Sweet wanted to do with their music. Having had their career controlled others (the production team of Chinn and Chapman), they cut loose on titles such as Restless and Set me free.
This is the definitive Sweet hits compilation. If you enjoy British glam-rock of the early seventies with a hard edge, you are likely to enjoy Sweet's music.
Now bring on the definitive Slade collection!
As the 1970s progressed, their sound evolved into a type of bubblegum metal, power pop or glamrock, as on the brilliant Blockbuster, Hell Raiser and Ballroom Blitz. The very best tracks are the aforementioned, plus the amazing Fox On The Run.
Not everything is great here, since Poppa Joe, Alexander Graham Bell, Little Willy and Wig Wam Bam are disposable and lightweight pop. But their 1978 hit Love Is Like Oxygen is much more mature, a type of tuneful hard rock.
The album includes some of their best album tracks like Restless, Set Me Free and Burn On The Flame, that display Sweet's more serious hard rock side. Overall a very enjoyable mix of vocal and hard edged pop plus some serious glam rock excursions.
Mercifully this collection only has a few of the group's wannabe heavy rock B-sides, later flop singles and album tracks, while a 1998 stomping and electronically beefed up hit 'dance remix' comes as an interesting bonus. This surprisingly effective reworking would have been better programmed at the end of the running order. In fact the mixing here of the band's glam rock, bubblegum and AOR rock hits beggars the age old question: why do compilers of greatest hits insist on not presenting tracks chronologically? It ain't "Funny, Funny".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great to remember the seventies , my times !! . Some great tracks that more than stand the test of time . Read morePublished 6 days ago by james king
What can I say. The Sweet were a great Glam rock band and produced one of the best crossover ballads of all time, Love Is Like Oxygen. Read morePublished 5 months ago by BED 34 (NN)
Oh boy,took me back to the days! Hearing them again reminded me of the days when I met them,but that was before......Published 6 months ago by Ian Carver