As Glam Rock took hold of Rock and Roll in the early ’70s, it introduced a strong suite of players that included Mott The Hoople, David Bowie, Lou Reed, T. Rex, Slade, Roxy Music, New York Dolls, and many more. Another of the influential Glam team was a UK band by the name of Sweet. Sweet produced a string of hits that were more Pop in nature than the kind of music that Mott, David Bowie, and others were composing. But they hit the nerve of the glittered audiences with their songs. Their biggest hit was “The Ballroom Blitz”. With the song’s band introduction at the beginning of the track, Sweet built upon a collection of previous UK hits to blow their presence across the pond to the US side. It was followed up with several more album releases and hits that included the popular hits,  “Fox On The Run”, and “Little Willy”.

On October 7, BMG will revisit Sweet with a 3CD collection of tracks from their peak era. The set will be called Greatest Hitz 1969-1978. It will contain 51 tracks, hits and all deep cuts that highlight the best that Sweet offered in the prime of their gig. Those incorporate songs from their debut – Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be (with name as The Sweet) and on through Level Headed.

Greatest Hitz 1969-1978 will be issued on 3CD, DD, and 2LP vinyl (the 2LP snips the track offerings down to 24 tunes).

Greatest Hitz 1969-1978Sweet

01 Little Willy
02 Wig-wam Bam
03 Block Buster!
04 Hell Raiser
05 Ballroom Blitz
06 Teenage Rampage
07 The Six Teens
08 Turn It Down
09 Fox On the Run
10 Action
11 The Lies in Your Eyes
12 Stairway to the Stairs
13 Love Is Like Oxygen
14 Fever of Love
15 Funk It Up
16 Set Me Free

01 Lollipop Man
02 All You’ll Ever Get from Me
03 Get On the Line
04 Funny Funny
05 Co-co
06 Alexander Graham Bell
07 Poppa Joe
08 Peppermint Twist
09 Tom Tom Turnaround
10 Chop Chop
11 New York Connection
12 Be With You Soon
13 Daydream
14 Honeysuckle Love
15 Need a Lot of Lovin’
16 You’re Not Wrong for Loving Me

01 Burn On the Flame
02 Sweet F.A.
03 Burning
04 Rock & Roll Disgrace
05 Lady Starlight
06 Own Up, Take a Look at Yourself
07 Man from Mecca
08 Rebel Rouser
09 Jeanie
10 Lost Angels
11 Solid Gold Brass
12 Done Me Wrong All Right
13 Into the Night
14 Spotlight
15 Midnight to Daylight
16 Reflection
17 Santa Monica Sunshine
18 Sunny Sleeps Late
19 My Generation

Greatest Hitz 1969-1978Sweet 

01 Ballroom Blitz
02 Block Buster!
03 Teenage Rampage
04 Action
05 The Six Teens
06 Fox On the Run
07 Hell Raiser
08 Wig-wam Bam
09 Co-co
10 Poppa Joe
11 Little Willy
12 The Lies in Your Eyes

01 Love Is Like Oxygen
02 Funny Funny
03 Alexander Graham Bell
04 Turn It Down
05 Set Me Free
06 Peppermint Twist
07 Burning
08 Burn On the Flame
09 Rock & Roll Disgrace
10 Stairway to the Stairs
11 Lady Starlight
12 Own Up, Take a Look at Yourself

By MARowe