Exclusive stream: The Sweet, “Fox on the Run” from Desolation Boulevard Revisited Live (2013)

The Sweet, as they prepare for a new 2013 world tour, have shared a live take on their classic track “Fox on the Run” with Something Else! Reviews as an exclusive preview stream.

This concert version is from the band’s new download-only release Desolation Boulevard Revisited Live, which finds the Sweet performing their gold-selling 1974 U.S. album — which combined freshly composed songs with key tracks from the earlier UK release Sweet Fanny Adams — in its entirety.

Desolation Boulevard would provide a breakout moment for the Sweet, as it became their first charting album in the states. It also laid the groundwork, original Sweet guitarist Andy Scott reminds, for subsequent bands that combined power pop with metal like Kiss, Def Leppard and Motley Crue.

[SOMETHING ELSE! REWIND: The Sweet’s ‘Love is Like Oxygen,’ their last Top 10 hit, showed that pop music could be both catchy and ambitious, melodic and still pseudo-proggy.]

Both “Fox” and “Ballroom Blitz” from Desolation Boulevard reached the Top 5, and they come alive again on this muscular new in-concert release, available for purchase below.

The Sweet is touring in support of last year’s well-received New York Connection. Scott is joined by Pete Lincoln on vocals and bass, Bruce Bisland on drums and vocals and Tony O’Hora on guitar, keyboards and vocals.

Concerts are set, beginning in February, for Poland, Austria and Germany. For more tour details, go here: http://www.thesweet.com/tour/.

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