Sweet – Strung Up - 1976 UK Issue - Glam Rock Compilation Studio + Live 2LP
Sweet – Strung Up
RCA – SPC 0001, RCA Victor – SPC 0001
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Soundbytes are from our copy
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Record is VG++ Close to mint
Cover is VG++ Only minor wear
Hard Rock, Pop Rock, Glam
A1 Hellraiser 3:50
A2 Burning / Someone Else Will 5:30
A3 Rock'n'Roll Disgrace 4:15
A4 Need A Lot Of Lovin' 3:00
B1 Done Me Wrong Alright 8:08
B2 You're Not Wrong For Lovin' Me 3:28
B3 The Man With The Golden Arm 8:05
C1 Action 3:35
C2 Fox On The Run 3:24
C3 Set Me Free 3:57
C4 Miss Demeanour 3:24
C5 Ballroom Blitz 4:00
D1 Burn On The Flame 3:35
D2 Solid Gold Brass 5:26
D3 The Six Teens 4:00
D4 I Wanna Be Committed 4:04
D5 Blockbuster 3:13
Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Ltd.
Copyright (c) – RCA Ltd.
Printed By – Robert Stace
Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Washington, UK
Published By – Sweet Publishing Ltd.
Published By – Carlin Music Corp.
Published By – Chinnichap
Published By – Rak Publishing Ltd.
Manufactured By – RCA Ltd.
Arranged By – Sweet*
Art Direction – Pat Doyle (2)
Design – Sweet*
Illustration – Joe Petagno
Producer – M. Chapman - N. Chinn* (tracks: C4, D1 to D4), Phil Wainman (tracks: C3, C5), P. Wainman* (tracks: D1, D3, D5), Sweet* (tracks: C1, C2)
Sleeve Notes – Tony Prince
Written-By – Andy Scott (2) (tracks: C3), Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman* (tracks: A1, C5, D3 to D5),Elmer Bernstein (tracks: B3), Sylvia Fine (tracks: B3), The Sweet (tracks: A2 to A4, B1, B2, C1, C2, C4, D1, D2)
- Released in a lightly textured gatefold sleeve.
- 1975 RCA Limited, Record Division, RCA House, Curzon St., London W1
- Printed in England by Robert Stace
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Variation 1): SP 0001-A 1E
Matrix / Runout (Variation 1): SP 0001-B 2E A3H ' W '
Matrix / Runout (Variation 1): SP 0001-C 3E
Matrix / Runout (Variation 1): SP 0001-D 4E
Matrix / Runout (Variation 2): SP 0001-A-2E ' W ' A3I
Matrix / Runout (Variation 2): SP 0001-B-2E
Matrix / Runout (Variation 2): SP 0001-C-3E
Matrix / Runout (Variation 2): SP 0001-D-3E W A1I
Matrix / Runout (Variation 3): SP 0001-A-2E 'W' A3D
Matrix / Runout (Variation 3): SP 0001-B-2E 'W' AIG
Matrix / Runout (Variation 3): SP 0001-C-2E 'W' AIF
Matrix / Runout (Variation 3): SP 0001-D-4E AIC 'W'
Price Code: VV
Like The Sweet's American debut album on Bell, the second album to see the light of a US release (on Capitol) stitched together two halves of their previous British albums and an extra single. You also get to hear Sweet make their final break from the Chinn/Chapman stranglehold and write their first all-band hit, the classic "Fox On the Run."
The first side of this "Desolation Boulevard" album was the usual Chinn/Chapman teen teasers, like "The 6-Teens." This isn't to say that they weren't amazing songwriters; "Ballroom Blitz" still sounds incredible. Also, it does sound like Chinn/Chapman were trying to push into Bowie/Alice Cooper territory with "I Wanna be Committed."
But on side two, the Connolly-Scott-Tucker-Priest lineup staked their songwriting turf for good, forever ditching the bubblegum tag that was dogging them since "Little Willy." That they were capable of harmonies that would make Queen jealous helped push the drama of "Sweet F.A." and "Solid Gold Brass." And Andy Scott shaped himself into guitar hero mold here, putting the energy into "Ballroom Blitz" and setting himself up for Sweet's even heavier albums to come (especially "Give Us A Wink"). But for the times as they were, this remains a great LP for 70's nostalgia. "Desolation Boulevard" deservedly put The Sweet on the roadmap.