“Set Me Free” has never been released as a single before, and it has been re-recorded for the band’s current album “Isolation Boulevard” which features lockdown re-recordings of the original songs that appeared on the U.S. edition of the band’s 1975 album “Desolation Boulevard”.
“Isolation Boulevard” features all the Sweet’s classic hit singles and was recorded with the new line-up during lockdowns between September and October 2020. The latest single “Set Me Free” is taken from the album.
Although it is one of the most covered songs in the band’s repertoire, this marks the first time Sweet has released it as an official single. Over the years, the song’s been covered by Saxon, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol).
“Recording an album separately in different locations throws up a myriad of technical problems,” says Andy Scott. “It’s impossible for everyone to play at the same time, so all parts are performed the “old” way and then data transferred back to base camp where the magical digital stuff takes over.”
Continues Andy, “Sweet would usually record all together in the studio with a performance rather than individually but the pandemic dictated the ways and means. The result is a mind-blowing set of tracks, all the hits and a barrage of heavy-duty glam rock.”
Fox on the Run
Still Got the Rock
Love Is Like Oxygen
The Six Teens
Set Me Free
Turn It Down
New York Groove