SWEET Revisit Desolation Boulevard Album With New Live CD; Audio Samples Online

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Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at 14:01:48 EST

UK rock legends SWEET have released a new live CD, only available by digital download. Performing the band's most famous and influential album from 1974, Desolation Boulevard live, Sweet's Desolation Boulevard Revisited recaptures the album in concert with all of the raw energy that can only come from a live performance.

Originally titled Sweet Fanny Adams in the UK, the 1974 US release of the album, re-titled Desolation Boulevard, was a turning point for the band featuring, for the first time, more of a hard rock sound. The album yielded classic hits such as 'Ballroom Blitz', 'Fox On The Run' and 'The Six Teens', catapulting the band to international stardom.

Says original member Andy Scott, “Sweet's Desolation Boulevard album was groundbreaking back in 1974 and proved to be a major influence on soon to be famous rock bands such as KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD and many more. The album was a tightly produced collection of power pop heavy rock radio griendly tunes that still sound great today. This was the album that accelerated Sweet into a major headlining touring band in the '70s, a testament of anyone who saw the band 'live'. Several of the songs from the album have been covered by other artists which pays true homage to a great band. Now in 2013 we have Desolation Boulevard Revisited. A 'live' album release, almost 40 years on from the original but sounding as fresh as the day the songs were conceived. This is a 'must' for Sweet fans everywhere!”

“Without The Sweet there would not have been a KISS.” - GENE SIMMONS

“Mötley Crüe wanted to be The Sweet.” - NIKKI SIXX

“The Sweet are the band that I wish I had been in.” - JOE ELLIOTT, DEF LEPPARD


'Sweet F.A'
'Heartbreak Today'
'The Six Teens'
'No You Don't'
'Into the Night'
'Fox On the Run'
'Set Me Free'
'Ballroom Blitz'

Audio samples for all tracks can be heard at this location.