Mention the name ANDY SCOTT and 70′s rock band SWEET immediately come to mind as the band notched up no less than 25 Hit Singles in UK, Europe,USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Andy also had a very successful solo career and it started with a song called ‘Lady Starlight’ which Andy had written for inclusion on Sweet’s celebrated album ‘Desolation Boulevard’ and producer Mike Chapman decided to release it separately as Andy’s first solo single and it charted in Germany, Australia and South Africa.
So for a brief period in the ’80s Andy released a number of successful European singles before reforming his beloved Sweet which still perform today to packed audiences throughout Europe.
The tracks are all very contemporary-sounding (for the eighties), with some dance numbers and songs that are very much electronically-based.
One special track on this collection is Be With You Soon, which was recorded for a Sweet compilation; the track was never used and the master tape was lost. Luckily, it turned up at a record fair and it's released here for the first time - along with Galaxy, the theme to the TV show of the same name.
OK, these songs were never going to be on a Sweet album, but they deserve a hearing - and here's our chance.
Martin Hutchinson (November 2013)
...the demo version of "Where D'Ya Go", which features just acoustic guitar, hand claps and vocals is quite wonderful...Add to that two versions of "Galaxy", a song intended for a never commissioned TV show fronted by Kenny Everett, "Be With You Soon", a lost song intended originally as a bonus for a Sweet compilation, and "Ulysses" and "Safety Net", which are a pair of tracks intended as singles, but which never saw the light of day, and this collection becomes rather desirable for his fans.
Sea Of Tranquillity (November 2013)
Another Sweet related CD released in 2013 on Angel Air is Solo Singles by Sweet guitarist Andy Scott. Most of the tracks on Solo Singles were cut by Andy Scott back in the 1980s. There's a definite Sweet flavored 'glam-rock' edge to many of the songs on Solo Singles, while both of these intriguing Sweet related Angel Air CDs feature excellent sound, packaging with 2013 liner notes that brings the Sweet story up to date.
MWE3.com (October 2013)
The tracks are all very contemporary-sounding (for the '80s), with some dance numbers and songs that are very much electronically-based. One special track, Be With You Soon, was recorded for a Sweet compilation; it was never used and the master tape was lost. It turned up at a record fair and it is released here for the first time, along with Galaxy, the theme to the TV show of the same name. OK, these songs were never going to be on a Sweet album, but they deserve a hearing - and here's our chance.
theboltonnews.co.uk (October 2013)
A collectors piece for any self-respecting Sweet fan, not to mention a must for collectors of 80's electro-pop.
music-news.com (October 2013)
This new Angel Air anthology gives British record-buyers an opportunity to discover just what they missed during this period, serving up a synth-laden selection of archetypally '80s pop ditties in the mould of Go West or Power Station.
Kevin Bryan, Regional Newspapers (October 2013)
...Such is "Krugerrands": a prime example of riffing amid the synthetic dabs, it hit the Top 10 in Australia and South Africa and its instrumental mix, "Krugerrmental" (also present here) was turned by Lene Lovich into "Wonderland," even though it can't rival the demo of "Where D'ya Go", a sequel of sorts to "The Six Teens", for the flamenco-colored catchiness...Scattered throughout are many promising bits and pieces that could have been used later on for SWEET...
DMME.net (September 2013)
'Kruggerands' is the sort of sleazy riff-rock that Robert Palmer excelled at, while jaunty 'Galaxy' is the theme tune to a Kenny Everett pilot which never made it to the screen. Pick of the bunch is Bolan-esque ballad 'Lady Starlight'...the inclusion of a track called 'Krugermental' and press shots of Scott cosying up to Page Three girls suggest Scott was never having less than a good time.
Classic Rock Magazine (August 2013)