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Sweet Fanny Adams Extra tracks, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (17 Jan. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Bmg
  • ASIN: B0006SNK9E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,544 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Set Me Free
  2. Heartbreak Today
  3. No You Don’t
  4. Rebel Rouser
  5. Peppermint Twist
  6. Sweet F.A.
  7. Restless
  8. In To The Night
  9. AC-DC
  10. Blockbuster (Bonus Track)
  11. Need A Lot Of Lovin’ (Bonus Track)
  12. Hell Raiser (Bonus Track)
  13. Burning (Bonus Track)
  14. The Ballroom Blitz (Bonus Track)
  15. Rock ‘n’ Roll Disgrace (Bonus Track)

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Format: Audio CD
"Sweet Fanny Adams" is a stadium rock album of monster proportions. Except on its release in 1974, the teenyboppers found it too loud and heavy metal and the serious rock fans still considered Sweet nothing more than a 3rd rate pop band. "SFA" limped into the British album charts for 2 weeks peaking at no.27......

However, time has been kind to Sweet. Both "Sweet Fanny Adams" and the follow-up album "Desolation Boulevard" have been hugely influential on scores of succesful rock bands since - Def Leppard being an obvious example. Sweet's pop grounding coupled fantastic harmonies and powerful riffs show through no better than on this album.

Produced by long-time associate Phil Wainman, "SFA" runs the whole spread of rock's emotions. The opener "Set Me Free" is a rapid-fire rocker that shows off Sweet's vocal strength to its limit. "Heartbreak Today" keeps up the pace with some stunning Andy Scott multi-tracked harmony guitar work.

"No You Don't" one the album's only two Chinn-Chapman songs (the other is "AC/DC") propels the band into progressive rock with synthesisers and cellos (!) coming to the fore, topped off with an emotive Steve Priest vocal. "Rebel Rouser" is a power-chord driven pop-rocker, probably the closest the album has to a huge hit single.

"Sweet FA" is six minutes worth of the most intensive and fluid riffing ever put to tape. Scott's guitar work just goes wild on this track. Brian Connolly puts in a commanding vocal and again their vocal harmonies are absolutely spot-on. "Restless" is fairly laid back although the pounding drums of Mick Tucker carry the song along well. And "Into The Night" is another power-chord fest featuring double-tracked Andy Scott vocals.
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For those kids of ten like me who bought the massive selling Blockbuster/Hellraiser/Ballroom Blitz singles of 1973, a real revelation came when flipping these singles over to discover magnificently played hard-rock gems like Need A Lot Of Lovin' and Burning. This album is an extension of that ethic (with a couple of brief diversions into bubblegum). `Set Me Free' and `Sweet F.A.' are both magnificent productions which showcase the chops this band had from the outset. The sound (remastered by guitarist Andy Scott) is magnificent. The peerless drumming of the sadly missed Mick Tucker is worth investigating by anyone who thinks that Bonham/Paice/Moon were the last word. As well as the album you get the classic three singles, and their B-Sides including the flip of Blockbuster (Need A Lot Of Lovin') in its correct version at last. This is a bargain ! When you've picked this one up, get Desolation Boulevard (with even more singles and B-Sides) and Give Us A Wink . This band will maybe always be left out of the rock pantheon but those in the know know better don't we? The Darkness ? Don't make me laugh !
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Although there is not one hit single featured on this album I recommend it as the best thing Sweet ever recorded.Out to prove themselves as more than a "singles band" they surpassed themselves both with songs and overall production which was handled by Phil Wainman.The album opens with the swirling, metallic "Set Me Free" written by guitarist Andy Scott (covered in the 80`s by Saxon on "Crusader") and I remember as a thirteen year old climbing the walls with excitement. Hellraiser and Ballroom Blitz only hinted that the band were capable of these sounds."Heartbreak Today", the second track has a Zeppelinisque riff and Connolly`s vocals have real depth and feeling. Once again the production makes your hi-fi sound ten times better than it probably really is.Next track "No You Don`t" was sung by Steve Priest, bassist and was covered later by Pat Benatar on her first album. Very angry, aggresive song complete with cellos reminiscent of the Rolling Stones on "19th Nervous Breakdown"."Rebel Rouser" and "Peppermint Twist" are probably the poppiest tracks the album has to offer. One of them was a big hit for the band in Australia (can`t remember which however!)"Sweet F.A." is the epic of the album at over 6 minutes long. It ROCKS! Heavier than any of the supposedly heavy bands of the time! Scary for little Mary I`d say!"Restless", again sung by Steve - a great stage favourite - a bitlike Free`s "Alright Now"."Into The Night", the next track was written and sung by Andy Scott and is reminiscent of something from Deep Purple`s "In Rock" album.The album offficially closes with "AC/DC" (rumoured to be where a certain Australian band took their name.) A song about bi-sexuality!!!Read more ›
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Sweet F.A in my opinion is the best LP these guys made,I bought this record when it first came out in 1973 and up until a couple of years ago when my record deck packed in I was still playing it,,,all be it with a load of scratchs on!!!!
All the songs have stood the test of time,, the opening track Set Me Free is a cracker and sets the very high standard for the rest of the cd.Heartbreak Today is my favourte,great sounding guitar,No You Don't is written by Chinn/Chapman but is nothing like the hits they wrote for Sweet,Mud and Suzie Quatro to name a few,this song has a real edge to it,Rebal Rouser is a kind of Hellraiser type tune,Peppermint Twist is Sweet having a bit of fun with an old classic,the title track is just over six minutes of pure rock with a blinding guitar solo at the end,Restless nice sounding chores,In To The Night is a darker interesting song and AC-DC is an all out get up and dance track which closes the original LP.
The bonus tracks include 3 B sides which again show that Sweet could not just turn out so called bubble gum records made just for the charts and a few weeks on top of the pops.
All in all I would totaly recommend this cd for not just Sweet fans but for people who like easy to listen to music with a bit of edge in places.
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