Action: The Sweet Anthology

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Action: The Sweet Anthology
Action The Sweet Anthology album cover.jpg
Compilation album by
Released28 April 2009
Recorded1971–80
GenreGlam rock, hard rock
LabelShout! Factory
Sweet chronology
Live at the Rainbow 1973
(1999)
Action: The Sweet Anthology
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle3/5 stars[2]
Blender4/5 stars[3]
MusicTAP4.5/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[5]

Action: The Sweet Anthology is a double compilation album of British 1970s rock band Sweet's music, released on 28 April 2009 by Shout! Factory. It features songs originally released on RCA Records and Polydor Records, including all their single records spanning from their 1971 UK breakthrough "Funny Funny" and up to their last non-charting "Sixties Man" before the original band broke up in 1982. The album also contains a few album tracks, as well as some B-sides that were never before released on compact disc in the United States.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Funny Funny"Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman2:49
2."You’re Not Wrong for Loving Me"Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker2:50
3."Co–Co"Chinn, Chapman3:13
4."Alexander Graham Bell"Chinn, Chapman2:57
5."Poppa Joe"Chinn, Chapman3:12
6."Little Willy"Chinn, Chapman3:15
7."Wig-Wam Bam"Chinn, Chapman3:03
8."Blockbuster"Chinn, Chapman3:16
9."Hell Raiser"Chinn, Chapman3:18
10."Ballroom Blitz"Chinn, Chapman4:03
11."Teenage Rampage"Chinn, Chapman3:36
12."The 6-Teens"Chinn, Chapman4:04
13."Rebel Rouser"Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker3:24
14."Turn It Down"Chinn, Chapman3:28
15."A.C.D.C."Chinn, Chapman3:26
16."Fox on the Run"Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker3:25


Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Action"Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker3:45
2."Sweet F.A."Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker6:14
3."The Lies in Your Eyes"Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker3:37
4."No You Don’t"Chinn, Chapman4:32
5."4 July"Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker4:26
6."Lost Angels"Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker4:04
7."Funk It Up (David's Song)"Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker3:32
8."Fever of Love"Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker4:07
9."Stairway to the Stars"Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker3:11
10."Love Is Like Oxygen" (Album version)Scott, Trevor Griffin6:52
11."Cover Girl"Scott, Tucker, Priest, Connolly3:35
12."California Nights"Scott, Tucker, Priest, Connolly3:41
13."Call Me"Scott3:41
14."Big Apple Waltz"Priest, Scott4:03
15."Give the Lady Some Respect"Ray McRiner3:27
16."Sixties Man"Pip Williams, Peter Hutchins4:09

Personnel[edit]

  • Andy Scott – guitar, synthesizer, background vocals
  • Steve Priest – lead vocals on "California Nights", "Call Me", "Big Apple Waltz", "Give the Lady Some Respect", and "Sixties Man", bass, background vocals
  • Brian Connolly – lead vocals on all other tracks, background vocals
  • Mick Tucker – drums, percussion, background vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Action: The Sweet Anthology - Sweet - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Sweet". Austinchronicle.com. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  3. ^ Blender review Archived 7 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Sweet - Action: The Sweet Anthology - Shout! Factory - CD". Musictap.net. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Action: The Sweet Anthology". Shout! Factory. Archived from the original on 22 January 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2009.