The Sweet Singles Album

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The Sweet Singles album
Compilation album by The Sweet
Released 1975
Genre Glam rock
Length 37:44
Label RCA
Producer Phil Wainman

The Sweet Singles Album is a 1975 compilation album by The Sweet released on RCA Records for Australia and New Zealand market only. It was released by RCA Australia, mainly to capitalise on The Sweets various heavier singles from the 1973-74 period, ahead of the band visiting the region and touring. The Sweet Singles Album does not replace any of the original European Sweet release albums but compliments them. The track listing shows a harder rock style and a move away from the softer bubblegum tracks of the earlier 1968-72 period.

The Sweet toured Australia and New Zealand later in 1975, to much success. By the end of 1975, The Sweet had a number of albums in the charts plus two big hit singles, Peppermint Twist and Fox On The Run. Peppermint Twist was an also an Australian only release, being taken as a single, from The Sweet Fanny Adams Album.

The Sweet Singles Album itself was available right through the 1970's, before being deleted by RCA Australia, around 1979. To date, it is one of the last few Sweet albums yet to make it to compact disc, both in original running track order plus artwork.

LP Track listing[edit]

Side 1

  1. "The Ballroom Blitz" (N.Chinn-M.Chapman) – 3:59
  2. "Man From Mecca" (Connolly-Priest-Scott-Tucker) – 2:45
  3. "New York Connection" (Connolly-Priest-Scott-Tucker) – 3:35
  4. "Need A Lot Of Lovin'" (Connolly-Priest-Scott-Tucker) – 3:00
  5. "Burning" (Connolly-Priest-Scott-Tucker) – 4:04
  6. "Teenage Rampage" (N.Chinn-M.Chapman) – 3:32

Side 2

  1. "Block Buster!" (N.Chinn, M.Chapman) – 3:12
  2. "Rock and Roll Disgrace" (Connolly-Priest-Scott-Tucker) – 3:50
  3. "Own Up, Take A Look At Yourself" (Connolly-Priest-Scott-Tucker) – 3:55
  4. "Burn On The Flame" (Connolly-Priest-Scott-Tucker) – 3:37
  5. "Hellraiser" (N.Chinn-M.Chapman) – 3:15

Cassette Track Listing[edit]

Side 1

  1. "Man From Mecca" (Connolly-Priest-Scott-Tucker) – 2:45
  2. "New York Connection" (Connolly-Priest-Scott-Tucker) – 3:35
  3. "Need A Lot Of Lovin'" (Connolly-Priest-Scott-Tucker) – 3:00
  4. "Teenage Rampage" (N.Chinn-M.Chapman) – 3:32
  5. "Hellraiser" (N.Chinn-M.Chapman) – 3:15
  6. "Block Buster!" (N.Chinn, M.Chapman) – 3:12

Side 2

  1. "Rock and Roll Disgrace" (Connolly-Priest-Scott-Tucker) – 3:50
  2. "Own Up, Take A Look At Yourself" (Connolly-Priest-Scott-Tucker) – 3:55
  3. "Burn On The Flame" (Connolly-Priest-Scott-Tucker) – 3:37
  4. "The Ballroom Blitz" (N.Chinn-M.Chapman) – 3:59
  5. "Burning" (Connolly-Priest-Scott-Tucker) – 4:04