The Sweet (album)
|Compilation album by Sweet|
|Genre||Glam rock, power pop|
The Sweet was a compilation album released as Sweet's debut album in the USA and Canada, substituting for 1971's "Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be", which was not given a North American release. (The band's second album, "Sweet Fanny Adams" was also not given a US release, but tracks from that and the band's third album "Desolation Boulevard" were combined on the US version of that album to compensate for this.)
The album consists primarily of singles and B-sides released in the U.K. and Europe in 1972 and 1973. One of the singles, "Little Willy", was Sweet's first and greatest hit single in the U.S. The singles "Wig-Wam Bam", "Hell Raiser" and "Block Buster" were also on the album. Commercially it did not do well, only reaching #191 in the charts.
- "Little Willy" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn) - 3:13
- "New York Connection" - 3:35
- "Wig-Wam Bam" (Chapman, Chinn) - 3:03
- "Done Me Wrong All Right" - 2:58
- "Hell Raiser" (Chapman, Chinn) - 3:15
- "Blockbuster" (Chapman, Chinn) - 3:12
- "Need a Lot of Lovin'" - 3:00
- "Man from Mecca" - 2:45
- "Spotlight" - 2:47
- "You're Not Wrong for Loving Me" - 2:58
The American CD re-issue of this album includes the live version of the song "Need a Lot of Lovin'", apparently in error. The studio version was only available as a B-side of the single "Block Buster" and is available on the 2005 re-issue of Sweet Fanny Adams. The original American vinyl pressing used the studio version of "Need A Lot Of Lovin'".
- Brian Connolly - lead vocals
- Steve Priest - bass, vocals
- Andy Scott - guitars, vocals, synthesizers
- Mick Tucker - drums, vocals
- Christgau, Robert. "Sweet". Robert Christgau.