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Level Headed Import

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  • Audio CD (31 Dec. 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Repertoire
  • ASIN: B00000749H
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 393,526 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
This is a truly great Sweet album. Pity it was their last before losing Brian Connelly. Feature their greatest single LILO and a smaller US/German hit California Nights. However Silverbird should have been the follow up single. My only gripe is that Brian C only sings lead vocals on half of the tracks. It seems a waste as his vocals are awesome. In the main the album is very laid back and great for chilling too.
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Released in 1978, Level Headed is definitively one of Sweet's best, yet most intriguing productions. As always, it is full of emotion and musical dexterity. The Sweet had just established itself as one of the hardest rocking bands during the 1974-1977 rock vintage period. Not necessarily winning over their always overtly harsh "critics", but Brian Connolly (v), Mick Tucker (d), Steve Priest (b) and Andy Scott (g) by this time had finally more than demonstrated their enormous musical talents. The band peaked during this period and their influence on '80s rock metal bands is simply undeniable. For starters, Motley Crue copied every riff, antic, mayhem from The Mighty Sweet, always falling short. The Sweet were always imitated but never equaled. The Sweet was always a band on a mission, and always said and did whatever they wanted (which may have been its downfall, though). They were totally outrageous and out of control. And then came "Level Headed", an album displaying their softer side. This album is night and day compared to their previous releases and musical past, but still delivered some of the bands richest repertoire. Sadly, this is the last album to feature Brian Connolly on vocals, and well... The Sweet was regretfully never the same. The CD version with extra songs "Show Me The Way" (a rocking continuation of their excellent "Laura Lee") and "Cover Girl" is the best Level Headed CD that you can find. The remastered version dissapointed me, do not try it.
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After two relatively disappointing albums in "Give Us A Wink" and "Off The Record", Sweet's 1978 set "Level Headed" is a suprisingly good return to form.

The sound has changed here too. There's very little of the march-like hard rock of the past, instead an almost progressive pop-rock pervades the proceedings. "Dream On" the album's opener is a piano-led piece, sung by Andy Scott, with a string arrangement towards the end of the track. Indeed Scott's almost-classical influences dominate the whole album.

Also very telling is lead vocalist Brian Connolly's diminishing role in the recording process. Both Scott and bassist Steve Priest take prominent vocal roles on the two key songs on "Level Headed".

The mighty "Love Is Like Oxygen", was a huge hit single in Britain and around the world. Here it's in its full extended form. Pieced around a taut guitar riff, "Love Is Like Oxygen" is Sweet's "Bohemian Rhapsody". Lucscious harp and piano dominate the middle section of the song before it heads back into a power-chord frenzy and a funky ending. Brilliant stuff.

"California Nights", sung by Steve Priest, is another stand out track. A spacey laid back pop-rocker, its production is so stunning you can almost imagine yourself lying on a hot beach at sundown. "Silverbird" and "Fountain" are acoustic-led folk-rock songs. Both are fairly brisk and feature some good intricate soloing from Scott.

Things go very high-brow with "Lady Of The Lake".Connolly's plaintive vocal is especially effective. Here Sweet's over-blown classical arrangements dominate the whole track. And, in doing so, Sweet have finally caught on to what rivals Queen had been up to for the previous five years.

Sadly, the optimism "Level Headed" promised wasn't built upon.
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The LH album is probably a time capsule of what the band COULD have been. Great vocals, percussion, acoustics and guitar. From "Dream On" to "Silverbird", this one reflected the maturity of the band, but a maturity that the public never could accept. It reached # 52 in the US in 1978, and the single 'Love is Like Oxygen" reached #8 on June 24, 1978. Buy it for all the reasons that you want too, its a great album.
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At the time I was a little kid and didn't have a clue as to the details and drama surounding this band at this point in there career. I did understand that when I heard "Love Is Like Oxygen" that it was in fact one the coolest Hard Rock bands of the day...SWEET!I got the 45 first and I remember being a little PO'd about the fact that it had been cut in half (a common practice back in the days of 45s)ANYWAYS..got the album and of course went right for the full version of "Oxygen" and played the hell out of that song. The album as a whole grew on me as I grew older as some albums can tend to do. Some people point out the fact that Brian only sang on parts of this album but It really shouldn't be that big of a deal because Andy and Steve had always did their fair share of vocals as most Sweet fans know. The tracks that really are what I consider to be "the best" are Oxygen (obviously)- Silverbird - Strong Love - Letters D'Amour and yes, in all it's celestial glory - Lady Of The Lake! The Brian songs pretty much...I also want to point out that Andy's - Fountain - is a real cool track too, the lyric "circles on the water from the coin thats sinking slowly down" is so f-n cool to me! I don't know why...it's probably the way he sings it. I dont know. - Air on "A" Tape Loop - is real cool 70's rock instrumentation in the vein of ELO or maybe Alan Parsons stuff, the latter band of which I'm not a fan. This album overall is NOT a Rock album that mirrors their previous efforts. This is more of a laid back Eagles meets Beatles meets ELO concoction. It's all SWEET don't get me wrong I'm just hearing what may have been there influences at the time.Read more ›
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