‘Sweet F.A.’ was another rocker from the band that won the band a lot more respect from rock fans and this seven and half minute version certainly shows what that is all about, with Joe Retta singing with almost Robert Plant like tones in the chorus.
Another classic Sweet song from the earlier stages for me was ‘Teenage Rampage’ and they play it well here, if perhaps the Connolly tone is not so present here, it’s very enjoyable romp through the song.
Oh boy, right up there with ‘Wig Wam Bam’ is ‘Little Willy’ that I personally wish the band didn’t feel they had to play but …, they do. It’s OK, probably my least favourite track on here, just because of that reason, but it’s OK.
I would add at this point through the set, that the last few tracks it seems that Joe tends to disperse with singing the songs ala Brian Connolly and sings them in his own style and that’s no bad thing, to gain his own identity on each track.
The bonus studio recording of ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ is a seriously fun hard edged rock ‘n’ roll romp through the song.
Shame there wasn't a bonus new Sweet track here though honestly, although I guess perhaps it might not be possible with the beef between Andy Scott and Steve Priest which is a shame, as I'm sure both bands could come up with new material.
Overall more good than not so good, but even the two songs that I'd - personally - rather they wouldn't play, weren't bad at all.