Desolation Boulevard CD (1999)

Artist: Sweet

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The Main Sweet

on 6/15/1999

This is the U.S. version of D.B. and is drasticly different from import versions of the CD. This version is basically a compilation of singles with a few U.K. album tracks thrown in to pad out the release. Because of this, the album is even stronger than it's U.K. counterpart. Read More

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Product Overview


Label Emd/capitol
SKU 60135454
UPC 077774845229
UPC 14 00077774845229
Format CD
Release Date 1/12/1999
Author Sweet
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Compilation Appearance Top Of The Pop Hits:70's Vol 2
Compilation Appearance Beatles:as Performed By
Compilation Appearance Best Of Rock
Compilation Appearance Best Of Rock
Compilation Appearance English Invasion
Compilation Appearance Real 70s
Compilation Appearance Pop Goes The 70s
Compilation Appearance Abbey Road: Tribute To The Beatles
Associated Artist/Work Feliciano, Jose
Associated Artist/Work The Sweet
Artist Influence Chuck Berry
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Artist Influence David Bowie
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Artist Influence Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Artist Influence T. Rex
Artist Influence The Animals
Artist Influence The Beatles
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Artist Influence The Hollies
Artist Influence The Kinks
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Artist Influence The Temptations (Motown)
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Artist Follower Bay City Rollers
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Technical Info
Engineer Peter Coleman
CatalogID 48452
Lable Name Capitol
Released 10/26/1988
Original Release 1974
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 42m : 42s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00077774845229
Album Notes and Credits
Sweet: Andy Scott (vocals, guitars, synthesizer); Steve Priest (vocals, bass); Mick Tucker (vocals, drums, timpani, tubular bells, gong); Brian Connolly (vocals).
Producers: Phil Wainman, Mike Chapman, Sweet, Nicky Chinn.
Recorded at Audio International Studios, London, except "Fox On The Run" recorded at Kingsway Studio, London.
Personnel: Andy Scott (vocals, guitar, synthesizer); Steve Priest (vocals, harmonica, bass guitar); Mick Tucker (vocals, drums, timpani, tubular bells, bells, gong); Brian Connolly (vocals).
Recording information: Audio International Studios, London, England; Kingsway Studio, London, England.
Arranger: Sweet.
Sweet originally began as a pre-packaged pop outfit for the producers/songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. By combining the crunch of hard rock with the hooks of bubblegum pop, the pair provided Sweet with its first handful of mindlessly effective hits in the early glam soaked '70s, notably "Little Willy," "Blockbuster," "Wig Wam Bam," and "Ball Room Blitz." Underneath this teen-pop glitz however, a real rock and roll band was smoldering. Determined to make its own statement and get out from under the Chinn-Chapman control center, the band took a leap of faith and cut DESOLATION BOULEVARD completely on its own.
What is surprising is not so much the band's desire for independence but that Sweet succeeded on all fronts with this release. Keeping the power hooks intact, the band displays its own knack for songwriting. DESOLATION BOULEVARD contains the band's biggest single, "Fox on the Run," a telling rocker featuring the band's multi-octave vocals. The other highlight on the album is the softer "The 6-Teens," which harkens back to the band's pop formula with considerably more texture than the their earlier hits.
Artist Overview
In the early 1970s, the Sweet were a massive UK pop success under the baton of the Chinn-Chapman writing/production team, but by '74 the band was pursuing a heavier rock sound and concentrating on its own compositions. In the process they became one of the key groups of the '70s British glam-rock scene. Their popularity waned by the end of the decade, but various members engaged in reunions in the '80s. When singer Brian Connolly died in 1997, though, it was truly the end of the Sweet era.
Disc 1
1 Ballroom Blitz
2 Six Teens, The
3 No You Don't
4 A.C.D.C.
5 I Wanna Be Committed
6 Sweet F.A.
7 Fox On The Run
8 Set Me Free
9 Into The Night
10 Solid Gold Brass

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