Sweet FA Revisited
The original 1974 release of the 'Sweet Fanny Adams' album was a turning point for the band featuring, for the first time, more of a hard rock sound. Here those classic tracks have been recaptured in concert with all of the raw energy that can only come from a live performance.
The album is exclusively available now from the website or from iTunes, with a full release to follow in 2013.
Happy Birthday Bruce!
NYC WORLD TOUR 2013
2013 sees us commencing our NYC World Tour in support of our latest studio album New York Connection.
Some might say that this long overdue, but we have had other touring commitments to fulfill in 2012, and
we are now looking forward to getting out there to deliver more cuts from the album LIVE!!
The tour kicks off in Europe in March 2013, with more dates in other territories to be announced soon.
EARLYBIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Tickets for the shows are available from Monday October 15th 2012 - so get in and GRAB 'EM NOW!
When Tony O'Hora rejoined Sweet last year it was a very happy occasion and a very happy band. We have gone from strength to strength with every show and your performance on the "new" CD "New York Connection" has set the very highest standards. Tony you have added a new energy to the band, we have had a great year and we're looking forward to what's in store for 2013. Bring it on!
So there is only one thing left to say - Here's Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday.
We'd all like to wish Andy the very best for his birthday . . . having now stopped counting! We're absolutely delighted that he seems to be back to the full rudeness of health - no pun intended, enjoying touring and having a great time on the road with the lads. Long may it continue! What's another year anyway??
“The end result according to the final Court of Appeal is that copyright and intellectual property protection in Austria is far short of what it should be.”
So said our Austrian lawyer after the final appeal was lost, all I could manage was "You win some, you lose some".
Question - Why would anyone sue a true fan for selling one CD on the internet? No I'm not looking for the answer because the question is rhetorical. The CD in question is a rough recording of the original hits by an unknown cover band but has info and photos on the sleeve to lead you to believe it is the Sweet. Nobody is disputing that the CD is an illegal item with several judgements against it in other parts of Europe but for this case to be judged on the rights of an individual to sell the item rather than the illegality or not of the item has tested the boundaries of what is right and what is wrong. I know where I stand but the world as we know it is changing so fast that it seems there is very little protection for any artistic copyright any more, certainly in Austria. Where does that leave us? Well most music is available for free on the net should you have the wherewithal to search it out. Very soon the only place where you will be able to buy a physical disc/CD that is not a fake is from the artists own website or at a show. We have Trade Marks and the good name of Sweet to protect [with the lawyers supposed know-how] and during the past 10 years have tried to keep the internet free of rogue CDs and the like. All of this is done with one aim - Quality. This latest judgement will not change our endeavours but we will all have to be vigilant in the future. I may not be i-Tunes' biggest fan but at least you get to "demo" the tracks so you could do worse.
In the end this judgement will not change much. It might have a few luxury goods manufacturers, watches, clothing etc, looking over their shoulders for the "fakes" on-line but generally if the law is not seen to protect then the future for all creativity is not good.
It is a funny old world - one week we're raising a substantial amount at the "Rock Against Cancer" concert and the press showed little interest then a couple of weeks later we're seen to be losing a substantial amount in a court case in Austria and the press are all over it. This is obviously the new "Feelgood Factor" in the media everyone is talking about.
Check out the May issue of Classic Rock ( the one with ACDC on the cover ) for a nice interview with Andy talking about the new album.
We are delighted to announce the "Concert At The Kings" show, taking place on Saturday 26th May. The open air gig is in aid of Cancer Research UK, a charity close to all our hearts, and promises to be an absolute corker with special guest stars and major surprises!
As there is no Robin 2 show planned for 2012, this will be the show to attend for fans from near and far.
For ticket and line up information please check the website: http://www.concertatthekings.co.uk
Happy Birthday Pete!!
New York Connection, the brand new studio album is now up and ready for you to download from iTunes and will soon be available as a hard copy CD from our website.
The collection of covers and classic tracks is full of little gems and surprises, stamped right through the middle with a vibe and sound that is unmistakably Sweet.
It's already receiving rave reviews from those fans who've been quick off the mark - so grab it now!
The band is in the final stages of preparation for their Australian tour, and really looking forward to performing tracks from the new album. Australian fans will also be the first to bag a signed copy of the physical CD!
TOUR DATES 2012
Tour dates for the first half of 2012 are now up on the tour page, first stop Australia.
SWEET 100% LIVE 2010
Did you miss a track? Did you jump on the bandwagon too late? Is your album incomplete? Fear not!
The entire album will be available for download for one week only form 09:00 a.m January 1st 2012.
This is your last opportunity to grab it . . . don't miss it!
'Fox on the Run' is featured in the Tarantino esque movie 'Catch 44'.