Sweet, featuring original guitarist Andy Scott, recently their remastered single “Stand Up”. An official video for the track has been released by the band and can be viewed below.
“Stand Up”, originally released in 1992 via SPV under the moniker Andy Scott’s Sweet, is available digitally for the first time.
Sweet released their new single “Set Me Free” on March 5th, taken from the band’s current album, Isolation Boulevard. It features all the Sweet’s classic hit singles and was recorded with the new line-up during lockdowns between September and October 2020. It’s a reworking of Sweet’s 1975 album multi-million selling, Desolation Boulevard. The latest single “Set Me Free” is taken from the album, and although it is one of the most covered songs in the band’s repertoire, this marks the first time Sweet has released it as an official single.
Over the years, the song has been covered by many rock artists including Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe (with Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens) and Saxon.
“Recording an album separately in different locations throws up a myriad of technical problems,” says Andy Scott. “It’s impossible for everyone to play at the same time, so all parts are performed the “old” way and then data transferred back to base camp where the magical digital stuff takes over. Sweet would usually record all together in the studio with a performance rather than individually but the pandemic dictated the ways and means. The result is a mind-blowing set of tracks, all the hits and a barrage of heavy-duty glam rock.”
“Fox on the Run”
“Still Got the Rock”
“Love Is Like Oxygen”
“The Six Teens”
“Set Me Free”
“Turn It Down”
“New York Groove”
Sweet are a British rock and roll institution with a pedigree of 50 years of hit singles. They’ve sold 55 million albums and had 34 number #1 hit singles. Hailed by many as a national treasure with a loyal fanbase, their dazzling arsenal of rock music stands the test of time. The music is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago when Sweet first stormed the UK Charts in January 1971.