Free Peace Sweet

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Free Peace Sweet
Studio album by
Released17 June 1996
RecordedWessex Sound Studios
Battery Studios
Orinoco Studios
GenreBritpop, indie
ProducerHugh Jones
Dodgy chronology
Free Peace Sweet
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Free Peace Sweet is the third studio album by Dodgy. The track "Homegrown" was given the same name as the band's previous album.


It was released on 17 June 1996[1] through A&M.[2] The vinyl version has two extra songs: "Is It Me" and "Grateful Moon". The album's title is a pun on three-piece suite. Mercury was planning on releasing the album in the US in March 1997, before being pushed back to May to eventually being shelved.[2] Dodgy's co-manager Dave Crompton commented that Mercury planned on releasing a single first but the band was against it, saying: "We think their attitude was, 'We'll put it out and see what happens,' and we said, 'We want to have a career. We've got one in England and Europe, and we want one in the U.S. as well.'"[2] The band eventually parted ways with Mercury. Crompton and partner Andrew Winters were aiming to find a new label to release the album in the summer.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars [3]

Free Peace Sweet charted at number 7 in the UK.[4] By March 1997, the album had sold 400,000 copies in the UK.[2] The album spawned four UK top 20 singles: "In a Room" (No. 12), "Good Enough" (No. 4), "If You're Thinking of Me" (No. 11) and "Found You" (No. 19).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Nigel Clark, Mathew Priest and Andy Miller.[5]

  1. "Intro" – 0:47
  2. "In a Room" – 4:15
  3. "Trust in Time" – 2:41
  4. "You've Gotta Look Up" – 5:29
  5. "If You're Thinking of Me" – 5:53
  6. "Good Enough" – 4:01
  7. "Ain't No Longer Asking" – 6:04
  8. "Found You" – 4:54
  9. "One of Those Rivers" – 7:43
  10. "Prey for Drinking" – 3:07
  11. "Jack the Lad" – 3:40
  12. "Long Life" – 4:47
  13. "U.K.R.I.P." – 5:08
  14. "Homegrown" – 5:52


Personnel per booklet.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 7


  1. ^ Select Magazine July 1996
  2. ^ a b c d e Newman, Melinda (29 March 1997). "Mercury Dodges Releasing Dodgy Album; Compilation Lands on 'Mars'". Billboard. 109 (13): 16. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. ^ Free Peace Sweet at AllMusic
  4. ^ a b "DODGY | full Official Chart History". Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Free Peace Sweet (Booklet). Dodgy. A&M. 1996. 540 573 - 2 [11]/540 573 - 2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)