Did you know that Sweet is still active? Yes, they still rock, with original guitarist Andy Scott, and they recently released “Isolation Boulevard”, which is a compilation of Sweet’s classic hit singles, recorded with the new lineup during lockdowns between September and October 2020. Andy Scott’s Sweet is going to release a new single off the “Isolation Boulevard” album, “Set Me Free”, which was originally included in the “Desolation Boulevard” album (1975).
Although it is one of the most covered songs in the band’s repertoire [it has been covered by Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) and Saxon] , this marks the first time Sweet has released it as an official single.
Andy Scott said: “Recording an album separately in different locations throws up a myriad of technical problems. 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”.