A Nine CD Set Of All The Original Albums From 1971 to 1978 Released 10 November 2017

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SWEET: Sensational SWEET [Chapter 1: The Wild Bunch]

A Nine CD Set Of All The Original Albums From 1971 to 1978 With Restored Artwork

3 Bonus Albums Of Lost Treasures, Rarities And Newly Unearthed Live Recordings

52-Page Full-Colour Booklet

 Released 10 November 2017

Without SWEET there would not have been a KISS“ (GENE SIMMONS, Kiss)

We always wanted to be SWEET” (NIKKI SIXX, Mötley Crüe)

This is the band I wish I had been in” (JOE ELLIOT, Def Leppard)

‘Sensational Sweet (Chapter 1: The Wild Bunch)’ honours the legacy of ‘classic’ Sweet, with a complete collection of their music from 1971 – 1978, including 30 previously unreleased tracks from their most prestigious period when they earned the nickname ‘The Wild Bunch’.

This nine-CD box set includes all of the band’s original albums from 1971-1978, with fully restored artwork and bonus tracks, many of which are previously unreleased. There are three additional albums which include non-album singles and b-sides, a full live concert and BBC radio sessions. There is also a 52-page full-colour booklet including new liner notes and unseen pictures.

The box set in detail…

 ‘Funny, How Sweet Co Co Can Be’

Original Studio Album + 1 bonus track

‘Sweet Fanny Adams’

Original Studio Album + 3 previously unreleased new bonus tracks

‘Desolation Boulevard’

Original Studio Album + 7 bonus tracks, 4 of them are previously unreleased new content

‘Give Us A Wink!’

Original Studio Album + 4 bonus tracks, 1 of them are previously unreleased new content

‘Off The Record’

Original Studio Album + 7 bonus tracks, 2 of them are previously unreleased new content

‘Level Headed’

Original Studio Album + 7 bonus tracks, 4 of them are previously unreleased new content

‘The Lost Singles’

Non-Album- Singles & B-Sides Compilation (83 minutes playing time)

‘The Rainbow (Sweet Live in The UK)’

The full concert – previously unavailable on CD since 2007

‘The Sweet At The BEEB (The BBC Radio Sessions)’

17 Tracks, 15 newly unearthed and previously unreleased

52-page full-colour booklet of new extensive liner notes and unseen photos

Originally founded in 1968, Sweet (or “Classic” Sweet as this period of the band’s history is now commonly referred to) were Mick Tucker (drums), Brian Connolly (vocals), Steve Priest (bass) and Andy Scott (guitar). They earned the moniker ‘The Wild Bunch’ between 1971 and 1978 when they were at the peak of their powers.

In the early 1970s under the wings of hitmakers Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn (who had also produced and written for other artists like Smokie, MUD, Racey and Suzi Quatro) the band rose to global fame with an almost never-ending line of hits – nine of which became number ones. Songs like “The Ballroom Blitz“, “Teenage Rampage“ and “Fox On the Run“, to name just a few, made SWEET enduring cult stars of the rock scene. Not just because of the glam and glitter boom of the time, which the band dominated like no others, but also because of their musical quality, excellent album productions and especially their thrilling live shows.

 It was after the release of “Level Headed” in 1978 that the classic band disbanded, despite once again having number ones around the world. Internal problems started to show and a number of US gigs ended up in disaster and after various disputes, Brian Connolly left the band in 1979. Sweet first moved on as a threesome, but the “Wild Days” were over!

The boxset is available to pre-order at www.Amazon.co.uk and Sweet are performing live through the UK in December…

December 14th 2017 UK, Chesterfield – The Avenue

December 15th 2017 UK, London – Nells Jazz & Blues

December 16th 2017 UK, Hull – The Welly Club

December 17th 2017 UK, Holmfirth – Picturedrome

December 18th 2017 UK, Bilston – The Robin 2

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