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1974 album by Sweet / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Desolation Boulevard is the third studio album by the British glam rock band Sweet, originally released in the United Kingdom in November 1974. Two noticeably different versions of the album were released: one by RCA Records in Europe, and another by Capitol Records in the United States, Canada and Japan.

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Desolation Boulevard
Original UK Cover
Studio album by
Released30 November 1974
StudioAudio International Studios, London
GenreGlam rock, hard rock, heavy metal
ProducerMike Chapman in association with Nicky Chinn
The Sweet chronology
Sweet Fanny Adams
Desolation Boulevard
The Sweet Singles Album
Singles from Desolation Boulevard
  1. "The Six Teens"
    Released: July 1974
  2. "Turn It Down"
    Released: November 1974
  3. "Fox on the Run"
    Released: March 1975
Table info: Review scores, Source, Rating...
Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Record GuideB−[2]
The Vinyl DistrictA−[4]

The RCA version contains the single "Turn It Down" and the original recording of "Fox on the Run." The Capitol version, released in the United States in July 1975, includes the band's 1973 hit single "The Ballroom Blitz" and the single version of "Fox on the Run." In the U.S., the album peaked at #25 on October 25, 1975.

Desolation Boulevard is considered by many to be the band's best album. Andy Scott, Sweet's guitarist, said of Desolation Boulevard: "Such diversity only proves that the band was never going to be just formulaic, giving this album a definitive place in Sweet history".[5]