Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Reissued 1982 album. The bands last official LP with the Scott/ Tucker/ Priest line up contains a further 9 superbly played and brilliantly structured slices of quality Hard Rock. Like all our Sweet reissues a detailed... more »
Reissued 1982 album. The bands last official LP with the Scott/ Tucker/ Priest line up contains a further 9 superbly played and brilliantly structured slices of quality Hard Rock. Like all our Sweet reissues a detailed history is a feature of the packaging.
Nevermind the Russian!
david salas | U.S.A. | 06/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, this was The Sweet's last studio album, released originally only in Germany; that much is true. However, to say that it was their worst album is ludicrous. This album showed that Sweet, once again, was changing musical directions, as well as remaining true to their rocking ways. "New Shoes", and "Two into One" are prime examples of the Sweet's attempts at making inroads at the, then popular, New Wave genre, just as the title song and others, such as, "I Wish You Would" show them to be true to form. This album is definitly worth purchasing, and adding to any cd collection. It may not be Stairway To Heaven or Jailhouse Rock, but still a worthy collection of songs."
Some Sweet Melodies
Mark Gordon | Tasmania, Australia | 01/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The last two reviewers contradict each other, so a third opinion might create some balance and acknowledge what is true about both reviews.
Firstly, this is not the worst Sweet album. Some of the melodies here are truly delightful. "Love is the Cure" has a typically sweet melody one expects from messers Priest, Tucker and Scott. "Falling in Love" is also a strong and very enjoyable tune. "New Shoes" and "Two into One" are also both clever songs.
The problem with this album is that compared to earlier attempts, its clear that the same level effort was not put into its creation and production. This was probably due to the lack of commercial success that the Sweet's albums were receiving at that stage.
These guys could write fantastic melodies. No doubt about it. They could also write fantastic solos and incorporate them beautifully into the fabric of a commerical song. For example, take "Sweet F.A.", "4th of July" or "Discophony" from previous albums. Unfortunately, there's not much of the latter here, although the taste we get on Identity Crisis left me begging for more at the time.
On the whole, most Sweet fans will enjoy this album. Not like say Give us a Wink or their pierce de resistance "Cut Above The Rest", but Sweet had undeniable musicianship and a number of these songs still have this in abundance. The disappointment here is more to do with unfulfilled potential than poor music."
What a Pleasant Surprise to Hear
Patrick | Chicago, Illinois | 08/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had heard differing comments from reviewers concerning this disc by Sweet. I had expected disappointment, but I had to have this CD to complete my Sweet catalogue. I have been a fan from way back when "Little Willy" first came out, and have all their releases. But when I put this disc on, from the opening song "Identity Crisis" I stopped for a moment thinking this was good. As I progressed thru the CD, I was VERY pleasantly surprised by the quality of the music, songs, production and quality. I have listened to this more than several times since then, and I would recommend this disc to anyone who likes this band. It surprises me that "Love is the Cure" never made it as a hit, and it probably would have if it were released a few years earlier. This is good music and speaking for myself, I am very glad that I purchased this final disc for my Sweet collection.