THE SWEET - Strung Up - glam rock 2LP Vinyl

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Album Description:

In the world of glam rock history, The Sweet occupies a special place. Known for their infectious melodies, flamboyant style, and energetic performances, the band left an indelible mark on the music scene of the 1970s. One of their notable releases, "Strung Up", is a unique 2LP vinyl album that showcases both the band's live prowess and studio wizardry. Originally released in 1975, this album remains a coveted gem for fans of glam rock and collectors alike.

"Strung Up" is a compilation album that offers a glimpse into The Sweet's dynamic live performances as well as their creative prowess in the studio. The album is divided into two parts: the Live LP, which captures the band's electrifying show at the Rainbow Theatre in London on 12 December 1973, and the Studio LP, featuring a collection of previously unreleased songs and alternative versions of their hits.

The Live LP encapsulates the raw energy and charisma of The Sweet's live performances. It takes listeners on a sonic journey through the band's energetic renditions of their well-known hits, such as "Ballroom Blitz", "Teenage Rampage", and "Fox on the Run". The audience's fervor and the band's infectious enthusiasm are palpable, making it feel as if you were right there in the crowd, experiencing the magic firsthand. It's a testament to The Sweet's ability to captivate audiences and create an electric atmosphere during their shows.

On the Studio LP, fans are treated to a collection of hidden gems that showcase the band's versatility and songwriting prowess. The album features previously unreleased tracks, B-sides, and alternative versions of their popular songs. These studio recordings offer a deeper insight into The Sweet's creative process and demonstrate their ability to experiment with different sounds and styles. From the catchy hooks of "Action" to the anthemic chorus of "Hell Raiser", the Studio LP is a treasure trove for fans eager to discover new facets of The Sweet's musical universe.

The album's gatefold cover design adds to its allure, providing fans with a visually captivating package. The intricate album details and liner notes by Tony Prince further enrich the listening experience, offering historical context and anecdotes that enhance the appreciation of the music contained within. With its carefully crafted design, "Strung Up" becomes more than just a collection of songs; it becomes a tangible artifact that encapsulates a specific era of glam rock history.

It's worth noting that "Strung Up" had a somewhat convoluted release history. While it was not officially released in the United States, it found its way to different international markets. In Japan, it was released by Capitol Records under the title 'Anthology,' and in Italy, it was split into two separate albums: the studio set entitled 'Strung Up' (1975) and the live set entitled 'Live In England' (1976). However, despite its popularity and significance, the album has yet to receive an official reissue on CD in the UK, except for a limited release in the US in 1997 on Chinebridge Records and in Japan as 'Anthology',

Album Summary:  The album "Strung Up" by The Sweet contains of one Live LP (Recorded Rainbow Theatre, London 12 December 1973) and one Studio LP

Music Genre:

  English Glam-Rock

Collector's info:

This album was not released in the US, in Japan it was released by Capitol Records under the title 'Anthology'; in Italy it was also released as 2 separate albums - the studio set entitled 'Strung Up' (1975) and the live set entitled 'Live In England' (1976). To date, the album hasn't been officially re-issued on CD in UK (except in the USA in 1997 on Chinebridge Records and in Japan as 'Anthology').

Gatefold (FOC) cover design with album details and liner notes by Tony Prince

Album Production Information:

  The album: "Strung Up" was produced by: Chapman, Chinn

Record Label Information:

  Orange RCA Victor LPL 2-5107-1

Media Format:

  12" Double Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 380 gram  

Year & Country:

  1975 Made in Germany
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Track Listing of: "Strung Up"

The Song/tracks on "Strung Up" are

    Live Album
  • Hellraiser (Nicky Chinn/Mike Chapman).
  • Burning/Someone Else Will (Scott/Connolly/Tucker/Priest).
  • Rock 'n' Roll Disgrace (Scott/Connolly/Tucker/Priest).
  • Need A Lot Of Lovin' (Scott/Connolly/Tucker/Priest).
  • Done Me Wrong Alright (Scott/Connolly/Tucker/Priest).
  • You're Not Wrong For Loving Me (Scott/Connolly/Tucker/Priest).
  • The Man With The Golden Arm (Elmer Bernstein/Sylvia Fine)
    Studio Album:
  • Action (Scott/Connolly/Tucker/Priest).
  • Fox On The Run (Scott/Connolly/Tucker/Priest).
  • Set Me Free (Andy Scott).
  • Miss Demeanour (Scott/Connolly/Tucker/Priest).
  • Ballroom Blitz (Nicky Chinn/Mike Chapman).
  • Burn On The Flame (Scott/Connolly/Tucker/Priest).
  • Solid Gold Brass (Scott/Connolly/Tucker/Priest).
  • The Six Teens (Nicky Chinn/Mike Chapman).
  • I Wanna Be Committed (Nicky Chinn/Mike Chapman). (previously unreleased)
  • Blockbuster (Nicky Chinn/Mike Chapman).


Band Description:

The Sweet, also known as Sweet, is an English rock band that was formed in London in 1968. The band's original line-up consisted of lead vocalist Brian Connolly, bassist Steve Priest, guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker. They were known for their distinctive blend of hard rock, glam rock, and power pop, and were one of the most popular bands of the 1970s.

The band first achieved success in the early 1970s with hit singles such as "Ballroom Blitz", "Fox on the Run" and "Love Is Like Oxygen" and had an impressive string of hit singles in UK and Europe, and their albums also charted in the top ten in the UK Albums Chart. They were considered as one of the leading bands of the glam rock era, and had a dedicated fanbase.

The band's success waned in the late 1970s, and original members began to leave the band. Connolly left the band in 1979, and was replaced by another vocalist, but the band was not able to regain its earlier success. The band has gone through several lineup changes over the years, with Andy Scott and Steve Priest being the only original members remaining. The band continues to tour and perform, and still has a dedicated fanbase.

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