The Sweet (album)

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The Sweet
The Sweet album cover.jpg
Compilation album by Sweet
Released July 1973
Recorded 1971-1973
Genre Glam rock,[1] power pop[2]
Length 30:28
Label Bell
Producer Phil Wainman
Sweet chronology
The Sweet's Biggest Hits
(1972)
The Sweet
(1973)
Sweet Fanny Adams
(1974)
Singles from The Sweet
  1. "Little Willy"
    Released: September 1972
  2. "Block Buster!"
    Released: May 1973
  3. "Wig-Wam Bam"
    Released: September 1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B−[3]

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.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Little Willy" (Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn) - 3:13
  2. "New York Connection" - 3:35
  3. "Wig-Wam Bam" (Chapman, Chinn) - 3:03
  4. "Done Me Wrong All Right" - 2:58
  5. "Hell Raiser" (Chapman, Chinn) - 3:15
  6. "Block Buster!" (Chapman, Chinn) - 3:12
  7. "Need a Lot of Lovin'" - 3:00
  8. "Man from Mecca" - 2:45
  9. "Spotlight" - 2:47
  10. "You're Not Wrong for Loving Me" - 2:58

Notes[edit]

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'".

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