Thanks to the folks over at Ange Air Records, their just doesn't seem to be a shortage of releases coming out of the two Sweet camps these days. New York Groove Plus is the latest from the Andy Scott version of the band, a re-release of sorts of 2012s New York Connection covers album, (see our original review )
here getting a make-over with a few bonus tracks. Guitarist Scott is joined by Pete Lincoln (vocals/bass), Tony O'Hora (guitar/keys/vocals) and Bruce Bisland (drums/vocals).
The track listing here on this release is the same as on New York Connection, but with the inclusion of a few bonus tracks. The cover of Electric Frankenstein's "It's All Moving Faster" is listed as a 'PDQ Mix', but it's still a frantic take on this mini punk classic, while a live take of Dead or Alive's '80s new wave/pop/disco hit "You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record)" still kills with its wealth of heavy metal guitars and vocal wailing. Rounding out the bonus material is an acoustic rendition of "New York Groove", a fun take, but inferior to the very fine electric version found at the beginning of the CD.
Whether you will want to purchase New York Groove Plus if you already have New York Connection is debatable. The bonus tracks are certainly not essential, but for completists, this might be worth seeking out.
1. New York Groove
2. Gold On The Ceiling
3. It's All Moving Faster
4. New York Connection
5. Shapes Of Things
6. You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record)
7. Because The Night
8. Sweet Jane
9. Blitzkrieg Bop
10. On Broadway
11. Join Together
12. It's All Moving Faster (PDQ Mix)
13. You Spin Me Right Round
(Like A Record) (live at Sweden Rock 2013)
14. New York Groove (acoustic)