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Very Best Of + 3 [Original recording remastered]

Sweet Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (20 Dec 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B0006L5RXS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,130 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Blockbuster
2. Hell Raiser
3. Ballroom Blitz
4. Teenage Rampage
5. Co-Co
6. The Six Teens
7. Love is like Oxygen
8. Papa Joe
9. Funny Funny
10. Turn It Down
11. Alexander Graham Bell
12. Lies In Your Eyes
13. Action
14. Its Itís the Sweet Mix
15. Little Willy
16. Wig-Wam Bang
17. Fox On The Run
18. Restless (Bonus Track)
19. Set Me Free (Bonus Track)
20. Burn On The Flame (Bonus Track)

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Product Description

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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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loud glam-rock music of the seventies 21 Mar 2005
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
With a style that mixed lightweight, teenybopper music with heavy metal (a strange mix, indeed), Sweet ultimately ended up falling between the two, not pleasing anybody from either camp. Before that, they scored a string of UK hits including a number one (Blockbuster) and five number twos (Co-co, Hell raiser, Ballroom blitz, Teenage rampage, Fox on the run). Note that Fox on the run is an original song, not a cover of Manfred Mann's song. Little Willy and Wig-wam-bam both made number four in the UK. Their last major hit, Love is like oxygen, made the top ten in Britain and America - it actually did slightly better in America than Britain.
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.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the hits and more. 18 Jan 2005
Format:Audio CD
At last! The pretty much definitive hits collection that we all have been waiting for. After so many years of looking at half baked compilation sweet albums, this is the one to buy. Every track a classic from the early papa jo and co co right through to the latter hit of love is like oxygen (shame that the extended version is missing) all in all a great retrospective.
Now bring on the definitive Slade collection!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars From bubblegum pop to glamrock 9 April 2005
By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
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.
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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great band. 22 Nov 2012
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All their hits along with their heavier metal stuff.A brilliant cd from the time glam ruled. Great band with excellent songs.You won't regret buying this.I never get tired playing this.Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the very best of sweet 21 Nov 2012
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fantastic , forgot how good they are , and the amount of hits they have had , do yourself a favour and bye the album .
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5.0 out of 5 stars sweet 24 Jun 2014
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great c d only bought it for 2 songs i liked, but when i played it it reminded me what a great band they were and all my teenage years came back to me and it arrived quick and in great condition as it was advertised thank you to the seller if your in doubt of buying this c d dont be its how it was from a great era of fabulous music
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3.0 out of 5 stars Blockbuster 7 April 2014
By nix1234
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Now I don't have to wait for these songs to be on some DJ's playlist and I didn't have to 'buy' it from itunes
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet , sweet . 12 Mar 2014
By Mark 62
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We all know the glam classics , which are present here , but also present are lesser known straight rock tracks which are excellent . My perception of Sweet has gone out considerably .
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars makes you feel like partying.
Fabulous CD brings back many memories, makes you feel like partying.
Published 21 hours ago by Dawn Large
3.0 out of 5 stars sweet
good representation of early 70s glamrock
Published 7 days ago by phil6079
4.0 out of 5 stars Good glam rock
Sweet deserve to be remembered, All the hits are here but in all fairness several other bands of that era probably eclipse them. A good buy to add to others from that era.
Published 7 months ago by Brum
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic cd
i love this cd. it brings back lots of great memories of my teenage years. it is very good value and arrived promptly.
Published 8 months ago by paula
3.0 out of 5 stars Where is 'Peppermint Twist'?
Peppermint Twist was a huge hit for The Sweet in many regions. It's glaring omission from this compilation makes you wonder if there were problems getting the rights to the song to... Read more
Published 9 months ago by William
4.0 out of 5 stars The Sweet
A great collection, suitable for the induction of those who have not heard The Sweet before, and for nostalgic listing for those who were fans the first time round.
Published 14 months ago by Marran Grey
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, fun, fun! a good blast of the 1970's
If you enjoyed Sweet in the 1970's then you will enjoy this CD as a good cross section of all their hits. It is a happy trip down memory lane.......
Published 18 months ago by JULIE ANNE HARRIS
4.0 out of 5 stars Their music was always better than their clothes!
Contains pretty much all their best output including the later 'Love is like oxygen' which doesn't always appear on any of their other 'best ofs'. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Luggsy
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