Waters Edge

Waters Edge

by Sweet
     
 
By the time of 1980's Waters Edge, the Sweet had lost pretty much all of their fan base and had cast aside the experimental edge of their previous record, going back to a more straightforward approach that played to their strength, namely, bashing out memorable pop tunes. They didn't sound much like the Sweet of old, but tracks like

Overview

By the time of 1980's Waters Edge, the Sweet had lost pretty much all of their fan base and had cast aside the experimental edge of their previous record, going back to a more straightforward approach that played to their strength, namely, bashing out memorable pop tunes. They didn't sound much like the Sweet of old, but tracks like "Sixties Man," "At Midnight," "Getting in the Mood for Love," and "Hot Shot Gambler" are hooky, streamlined '80s pop that are surprisingly good. They stack up well next to the artists of the day like ELO (whom they ape convincingly well on "Tell the Truth" here) and Rick Springfield. Fans of the Sweet of "Ballroom Blitz" or "Little Willy" may find this slick, radio-friendly approach somewhat off-putting, but then they always aimed to be radio-friendly. Don't let any preconceived notions let you pass this minor gem by. [The 2010 reissue on 7T's adds single versions of "Sixties Man" and "Give the Lady Some Respect" along with B-side tracks "Tall Girls" and "Oh Yeah!"]

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2010
Label:
Glam / 7t's
UPC:
5013929050624
catalogNumber:
2905062
Rank:
44401

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sweet   Primary Artist
Gary Moberley   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Guest Appearance
Steve Priest   Bass,Harmonica,Vocals,Group Member
Andy Scott   Synthesizer,Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Mick Tucker   Drums,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Sweet   Producer
John Shaw   Original Photography
Louis Austin   Engineer
John Eden   Engineer
Gary Moberley   Composer
Pip Williams   Producer
Alwyn Clayden   Art Direction
Chas Watkins   Engineer
Phil Hendriks   Liner Notes

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