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SWEET – Desolation Boulevard Revisited

| 23 April 2013 | Reply

Self released
Released: January 2013
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar

Sweet - Desolution Boulevard Revisited CD

A brief history lesson: The Sweet released their second album, Sweet Fanny Adams, in the UK in 1973. It took a year and a half, but it eventually got released in The U.S. in 1975, albeit with a radically rejigged track listing and a brand new title – Desolation Boulevard.

A mere glance at the track listing of that album screams “CLASSIC” – Fox On The Run and Ballroom Blitz alone are worth the price of admission, being two of Sweet’s biggest hits in their long career. Throw in The Six Teens, No You Don’t, AC/DC and Set Me Free and its just unstoppable.

Fast forward forty years from the original UK release and Andy Scott’s Sweet deliver this digital download-only live album. After the success of their recent New York Connection covers album and some touring resurgence, it’s great to see the band not going down a mere cabaret route and playing only the biguns. Having seen them recently 100% ROCK MAG can attest that they are still a fiery force onstage.

This live document sees them running through a track list that cherry picks from both versions of the album, as well as a couple of b sides. The band are on fire and all the performances are fantastic, especially their ability to replicate those amazing vocal harmonies.

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