|Studio album by Sweet|
|Recorded||1977 at Kingsway Recorders, London, Château d'Hérouville, Hérouville, France|
|Genre||Rock, progressive rock, hard rock, folk rock, medieval folk rock|
Cover of US/Canadian version
|Singles from Level Headed|
Level Headed is a 1978 album by British rock band Sweet. It features "Love Is Like Oxygen", the band's last original single to hit the top 40 on both sides of the Atlantic, peaking at #8 in the US and #9 in the UK. The single version of "Love Is Like Oxygen" is substantially shorter than the album version, and the US version has only the first verse, shorter intermezzo and the funk outro. A second single, "California Nights", was released from the album but only reached #76 in the US.
This was the last album to feature Brian Connolly. About a year after its release, while working on the next album, Connolly left the band to embark on a solo career. The remaining trio continued as Sweet and delivered three more albums before breaking up in 1982.
Allmusic lauded the album in their retrospective review, praising the wild sampling of styles and the band's shift from their earlier bubblegum singles to album-driven rock. They concluded "Certainly, this is not classic-era Sweet, but that's precisely what's good about Level Headed - they're off-kilter and adventurous, occasionally stumbling but always making interesting music on an album that's anything but what the title promises."
All songs written by Andy Scott, Mick Tucker, Steve Priest and Brian Connolly, except where noted.
- "Dream On" (Scott) – 2:52
- "Love Is Like Oxygen" (Scott, Trevor Griffin) – 6:57
- "California Nights" – 3:42
- "Strong Love" – 3:27
- "Fountain" – 4:44
- "Anthem No. I (Lady of the Lake)" – 4:12
- "Silverbird" – 3:27
- "Lettres D'Amour" – 3:28
- "Anthem No. II" – 1:04
- "Air on 'A' Tape Loop" (Scott, Tucker, Priest) – 5:54
An alternate version with a different running order and album cover was released in the US on Capitol Records.
- "California Nights"
- "Dream On"
- "Fountain" - 4:11 (Last part with harpsichord is shorter and no hi-hat cymbals)
- "Love Is Like Oxygen"
- "Anthem No. I (Lady of the Lake)"
- "Strong Love"
- "Lettres D'Amour"
- "Anthem No. II(Instrumental)"
- "Air on 'A' Tape Loop"
- Brian Connolly – lead and backing vocals
- Andy Scott – lead vocals on "Dream On" and "Fountain", guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals
- Mick Tucker – drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Steve Priest – lead vocals on "California Nights", bass guitar, synthesizer voice, backing vocals
- Geoff Westley – keyboards, string arrangements on "Anthem No. I (Lady of the Lake)" and "Anthem No. II"
- Ronnie Asprey – brass
- Richard Harvey – baroque wind
- Stevie Lange – vocals on "Lettres D'Amour"
|This 1970s rock album-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|