Sweet - Action: The Sweet Anthology (2009)
Rock | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Shout Factory, 82663-11202 | rel: 2009 | 950Mb
Sweet have never gotten the respect they deserve – that's what happens when your specialty is good times. Ben Edmonds perfectly explains the error of this disrespect in his liner notes to Shout! Factory's wonderful Action: The Sweet Anthology, but even he dismisses the group's earliest bubblegum singles, and their inclusion is a big reason why Action stands apart from all previous Sweet compilations. Most Sweet compilations – and there are many, their discography cluttered with dynamite doses of the hits and cheap recyclings alike – stick to the basic canon, beginning with the stomping "Little Willy," running through "Ballroom Blitz," and ending with "Love Is Like Oxygen," their first and last big hit not written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn, with a handful spotlighting that early bubblegum.