Live at the Rainbow 1973

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Live at the Rainbow 1973
Sweet - Live at the Rainbow 1973.jpg
Live album by Sweet
Released 25 October 1999
Recorded 21 December 1973
Genre Glam rock, hard rock
Length 72:53
Label BMG
Producer Phil Wainman
Sweet chronology
Live in Denmark 1976
Live at the Rainbow 1973
Action: The Sweet Anthology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Live at the Rainbow 1973 is a Sweet live album released in 1999. The album is a recording of a concert at the Rainbow Theatre, London on 21 December 1973.

This release marks the first time the Rainbow Theatre concert has been available in its entirety, seven of the tracks having been previously available on Sweet's 1975 double album Strung Up.

Mono recording[edit]

Two recordings were made of the Rainbow Theatre show, a multitrack recording and a mono recording direct from the mixing console. Unfortunately, Mick Tucker's snare drum was missing from the multitrack, and he later overdubbed the snare drum in the studio on the seven tracks that were released in stereo on the album Strung Up.

As the unused tracks from the concert were not overdubbed; the only version of the complete concert with the snare drum was the mono recording, which is the recording used for this CD.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott and Mick Tucker, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro - The Stripper" David Rose 1:37
2. "Hell Raiser" Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 3:36
3. "Burning"/"Someone Else Will"   5:53
4. "Rock 'n' Roll Disgrace"   4:24
5. "Wig Wam Bam" Chinn, Chapman 3:04
6. "Need a Lot of Loving"   2:58
7. "Done Me Wrong Alright"   8:14
8. "You're Not Wrong For Loving Me"   3:19
9. "The Man with the Golden Arm" Elmer Bernstein, Sylvia Fine 13:02
10. "Little Willy" Chinn, Chapman 4:39
11. "Teenage Rampage" Chinn, Chapman 3:35
12. "Rock 'n' Roll Medley": "Keep a-Knockin'"/"Shakin' All Over"/"Lucille"/"Great Balls of Fire"/"Reelin' and Rockin'"/"Peppermint Twist"/"Shout"" Perry Bradford, Little Richard/Johnny Kidd/Albert Collins, Little Richard/Otis Blackwell, Jack Hammer/Chuck Berry/Joey Dee, Henry Glover/ Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Jr. 8:28
13. "Ballroom Blitz" Chinn, Chapman 4:26
14. "Blockbuster" Chinn, Chapman 5:31
Total length: 72:53


  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. "Review: Live at the Rainbow 1973: The Complete Concert". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 21 June 2010.