Sweet - Live At The Marquee 1986 Limited Edition Colored Vinyl 2LP w/ Bonus Tracks
Sweet Live At The Marquee 1986 Limited Edition Colored Vinyl 2LP w/ Bonus Tracks
The Sweet (also known as Sweet) is a British glam rock band that rose to worldwide fame in the 1970s. Their best known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bass player Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker. The group was originally called Sweetshop.
The band was formed in London in 1968 and achieved their first hit, "Funny Funny", in 1971 after teaming up with songwriters Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman and record producer Phil Wainman. During 1971 and 1972, their musical style followed a marked progression from the Archies-like bubblegum style of "Funny Funny" to a Who-influenced hard rock style supplemented by a striking use of high-pitched backing vocals.
The band first achieved success in the UK charts, with thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970s alone, with "Block Buster!" (1973) topping the chart, followed by three consecutive number two hits in "Hell Raiser" (1973), "The Ballroom Blitz" (1973) and "Teenage Rampage" (1974). The band turned to a more hard rock style with their mid-career singles, like 1974's "Turn It Down". "Fox on the Run" (1975) also reached number two on the UK charts. These results were topped in West Germany and other countries on the European mainland. They also achieved success and popularity in the US with the top ten hits "Little Willy", "The Ballroom Blitz" and "Fox on the Run"
Back in the mid-80s, guitarist, songwriter and producer Andy Scott was living in London carving out a new career for himself after forming Sweet who had no less than 13 UK Top 20 hit singles from 1971-1978 when he bumped into his old agent and from that meeting he decided to put together the next generation of the band.
Comprised of Mick Tucker (drums), former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Mario Day (vocals), Uriah Heep's Phil Lanzon (keyboards) and Slade's Mal McNulty (bass) plus Andy of course on lead guitar, it was one hell of a line up and a band with a much harder edge which is where Scott had always been keen to take Sweet.
Live At the Marquee was originally released in 1989 even though the concert had been recorded in 1986 prior to the Club's closure in 1988. Two additional live tracks from that performance have been added as bonus tracks which are available for the very first time on vinyl.
Sweet Live At The Marquee 1986 Track Listing:
2. Sweet FA
3. Love Is Like Oxygen
5. No You Don't
6. Guitar Segue
7. Someone Else Will
8. Drum Solo
9. Set Me Free
1. Ballroom Blitz
2. Fox On The Run
3. AC/DC (bonus track)
4. Burn On The Flame (bonus track)
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