"After countless hits,metal glam classics and rebel raisin'rock, this group of rousers suddenly grew-up and retreated to the hills to record this classic. An album made by mature musicians who were just to good to put out another 1,4,5 boogie album. This has an adventurous feel to it like a classic Queen album. Some moments do sound like Queen in the complex harmonies. And the softer songs have a grand orchestral sound that is big not boring.And we have our heavy guitar themes but the glossy production makes everything sugary sweet. I'm reviewing this again after all these years because we the fans were unfair when this came-out the first time. "Love Is Like Oxygen" did go on to be a big hit. This is a deep album and deserves reflection and multiple spins...5 stars because this is a class A record from a band that just became a class act at that time..."
Great Album...Just OK remaster from Lemon
Steve A | Somewhere In Rhode Island | 11/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great album by the Sweet with some really good songs...it's got a couple of duds like Lady Of The Lake. This effort is one of their mellowest albums...but songs like the massive Love Is Like Oxygen make it worth picking up.
I have the Lemon Records version and it is not remastered at all in fact the CD's output is very very low and it's hard to tell if they used master tapes for this release...they are notorious for vinyl transfers and this is probably the case for this reissue...still the quality is very listenable if you turn up the stereo a lot just not what you'd expect from a 2008 remaster. The other thing is I wish it came with the US cover art which I prefer."
Level Headed is on the Level.
David Frew | Florissant, MO | 03/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like tunes that are of good quality and good harmony, with guitar rifts and classical intonations, then you'll appreciate this little gem. Good tunes that brought back some old memories for me. One of the better albums by Sweet."
Mediocre at best...
Randall L. Turner | Aurora, Co USA | 05/19/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
I must admit that my expectations weren't very high when I purchased this disc. I bought it for the extended version of "Love Is Like Oxygen," a true pop-rock classic from the seventies. When I listened to "Level Headed" for the first time, I was quite surprised and rather disappointed that the first cut ("Dream On") was a slow, sappy ballad. I might have embraced such a song had I been listening to Bread or The Carpenters, but this was SWEET! I expected cut one on an album by Sweet to be attention-grabbing, fun and up-tempo, but it didn't happen this time. Cuts three through ten are equally unremarkable. If not for the presence of cut two, "Love Is Like Oxygen," I might have given this disc a one or two-star rating. The long version of "Oxygen" alone makes "Level Headed" worthy of a place in your music library."