Monday, 7 October 2013

Sweets by World Of Twist (1991)

2nd single
Released: 23rd September 1991
Chart Position: #58

7" Single (YR 72)
  • A. Sweets (Album Version)
  • B. This Too Shall Pass Away (Chat)

Cassette (YRC 72)
  • 1. Sweets (Album Version)
  • 2. This Too Shall Pass Away (Chat)

12" Single (YRT 72)
  • A1. Sweets (Album Version)
  • B1. Sweets (Barrett 200 Mix)
  • B2. This Too Shall Pass Away (Chat) 

 Compact Disc (YRCD 72)
  • 1. Sweets (Radio Edit)
  • 2. Sweets (Barrett 200 Mix)
  • 3. This Too Shall Pass Away (Chat)
  • 4. The Storm (Original Version)

Compact Disc In Denim Pocket Sleeve (YRCDX 72)
  • 1. Sweets (Album Version)
  • 2. Sons Of The Stage (12" Version)
  • 3. The Storm (12" Version)

Production Notes
Sweets (Album Version / Barrett 200 Mix)
Produced by Dave Ball and Richard Norris (The Grid)
Recording Engineer: Nick Hopkins
Mix Engineer: Richard Evens

This Too Shall Pass Away (Chat)
Produced by Dave Ball and Richard Norris (The Grid)
Recording Engineer: Nick Hopkins
Mix Engineer: Richard Evens

Sons Of The Stage (12" Version)
Produced and Mixed by Cliff Bridgen.
Engineered by Steve 'Barney' Chase

The Storm (12" Version)
Produced by Cliff Bridgen
Engineered by Hugo Nicholson

The Storm (Original Version)
Produced by World of Twist
Engineered by Jonathan Barret
Mixed by Richard Scott and World of Twist

Sweets / Sons Of The Stage / The Storm written by Tony Ogden and Gordon King
This Too Shall Pass Away written by Howard Blaikley

Video
Director: Walter Stern
Production Designer: Alice Normington
Outlaw Films

Notes
CD 2 came inside a denim jeans pocket 'sleeve', with a card insert containing the track listing. A big letter W was stitched into the fabric, causing Wranglers Jeans to complain. This version was subsequently deleted the same week it came out.

A remix of Sweets was done by A Guy Called Gerald, but was never released.

The sleeve image is of Andy Hobson's Pockets (or so it says). The contents are mostly sweets, but also in there are: a World of Twist cigarette lighter, Night Nurse tablets, a Jimmy Hendrix badge, David Bowie badge, an acid house badge, three Durex condoms (two used?), several vintage nude playing cards, and about £7 in loose change.

This Too Shall Pass Away (Chat) is an instrumental version of the one that appears on Quality Street. Over the top are various conversations about Joe Meek from the 1991 Arena documentary The Strange Story of Joe Meek.

This Too Shall Pass Away originally appears on The Honeycombs self titled 1964 LP. The Honeycombs were a UK group produced by WOT favourites Joe Meek in the mid 1960s. Their most well known hit was the UK No1 'Have I The Right'.

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