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Sweet - Ultimate Anthology [CD]

Sweet - Ultimate Anthology [CD]

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Sweet (also referred to as The Sweet) were a British rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s as a prominent glam rockact, with their most prolific line-up: lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bass player Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker.

Sweet were formed in 1968 and achieved their first hit "Funny Funny" in 1971 after teaming up with songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and record producer Phil Wainman. During 1971 and 1972, their musical style followed a marked progression from theArchies-like bubblegum style of "Funny Funny" to a Who-influenced hard rock style supplemented by a striking use of high-pitched backing vocals.

The band achieved notable success in the UK charts, with thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970s alone, with "Block Buster!" (1973) topping the chart, followed by three consecutive number two hits in "Hell Raiser" (1973), "The Ballroom Blitz" (1973) and "Teenage Rampage" (1974). the band turned to more Hard Rock style with their mid-career singles like 1974's Turn It Down. Their first self-written and produced single "Fox on the Run" (1975) also reached number two on the UK charts. These results were topped in West Germanyand other countries on the European mainland, where the band was very popular.

The Sweet had their last Top 10 hit in 1978 with "Love Is Like Oxygen". Connolly left the group in 1979 to start a solo career and the remaining members continued as a threesome until disbanding in 1981.

Track List

  1. Little Willy 
  2. Blockbuster 
  3. Wig-Wam Bam 
  4. Sweet F.A.
  5. The Ballroom Blitz 
  6. Fox On The Run 
  7. The Six-Teens 
  8. Teenage Rampage 
  9. Action 
  10. The Lies In Your Eyes 
  11. Fever Of Love 
  12. Lost Angels 
  13. Stairway To The Stars
  14. Love Is Like Oxygen 
  15. California Nights 
  16. Play All Night 
  17. Eye Games 
  18. Mother Earth 
  19. Sixties Man
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