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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.
|Studio album by|
|Released||30 November 1974|
|Studio||Audio International Studios, London|
|Genre||Glam rock, hard rock, heavy metal|
|Producer||Mike Chapman in association with Nicky Chinn|
|The Sweet chronology|
|Singles from Desolation Boulevard|
|Christgau's Record Guide||B−|
|The Vinyl District||A−|
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".