Amanda Lear ‎– Sweet Revenge

Label:
Ariola ‎– ARLH 5006
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Partially Mixed, Gatefold Sleeve
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A1 Follow Me
Written-By – A. Lear*, A. Monn*
3:50
A2 Gold
Written-By – A. Lear*, Ch. Ricanek*
3:45
A3 Mother, Look What They've Done To Me
Written-By – A. Lear*, A. Monn*
4:32
A4 Run Baby Run
Written-By – A. Lear*, A. Monn*
3:45
A5 Follow Me (Reprise)
Written-By – A. Lear*, A. Monn*
3:40
B1 Comics
Written-By – A. Lear*, Ch. Ricanek*
3:40
B2 Enigma (Give A Bit Of Mmh To Me)
Written-By – A. Lear*, R. Pietsch*
5:08
B3 The Stud
Written-By – A. Lear*, R. Pietsch*
4:02
B4 Hollywood Flashback
Written-By – A. Lear*, A. Monn*
4:31

Credits

Notes

A side is continuously mixed

Recorded and mixed at Arco Studios, Munich
Trixi Studios, Munich
Ariola Studios, Munich
Sound Studio "N", Cologne
December 1977 - February 1978

(P)1978 Ariola-Eurodisc GmbH, Munich, West-Germany

Printed and made by
Howards Printers (Slough) Ltd., England

PYE Records
Ariola Records 48 Maddox Street W1

Side 1
Strum Music (1-5)
Ⓟ 1978 Ariola Records
1 Arabella
2 Arabella
3 Arabella
4 Arabella
5 Arabella

Side 2
Strum Music (1-4)
Ⓟ 1978 Ariola Records
1 Arabella
2 Arabella/Leadfuzz
3 Arabella/Leadfuzz
4 Arabella

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Centre Label): ✝ARLH 5006-A✝
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Centre Label): ✝ARLH 5006-B✝
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Run Out [Etched]): ARLH5006. A1 △T
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Run Out [Etched]): ARLH5006. B1 △T

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
25 900 OT Amanda Lear Sweet Revenge(LP, Album, P/Mixed, Gat) Ariola 25 900 OT Germany 1978 Sell This Version
25 900 XOT, 25 900 OT Amanda Lear Sweet Revenge(LP, Album, P/Mixed, Gat) Ariola, Ariola 25 900 XOT, 25 900 OT Europe 1978 Sell This Version
913 211, 25900 Amanda Lear Sweet Revenge(LP, Album, P/Mixed, Gat) Eurodisc, Arabella 913 211, 25900 France 1978 Sell This Version
D-57455 Amanda Lear Dulce Venganza (Sweet Revenge)(Cass, Album) Ariola Eurodisc S.A. D-57455 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
EPC 83093 Amanda Lear Sweet Revenge(LP, Album) Epic EPC 83093 Greece 1978 Sell This Version

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July 4, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
Sweet Revenge
In 1978 Lear continued her line of disco hits with Sweet Revenge, an album that opens with a concept medley about a Faustian fairy tale of a girl who sells her soul to the devil for fame and fortune and in her eventual revenge over the devil's offer finds true love.
The first single from Sweet Revenge, the dark and seductive opening track "Follow Me", powered by Lear's characteristic deep and recitative voice and the theme of the devil, was an instant smash hit. It reached the Top 3 in the West German singles chart as well as No. 3 in the Netherlands, No. 7 in Switzerland, No. 6 in Austria, No. 6 in France and Top 20 in most parts of Europe. The single is estimated to have sold some two million copies worldwide and has been Lear's signature tune ever since. The 12" mix of the track, mixed by Canadian DJ Wally MacDonald and originally only released in North America, also incorporates the finale of the concept medley, "Follow Me (Reprise)".

The Sweet Revenge album was certified gold in West Germany, France, Italy and Belgium and went on to sell in excess of four million copies and make the charts in forty-one countries including Chile, South Africa, India and Thailand. In Thailand it was a number-one album for sixteen weeks, spawning further European hit singles "Gold" and "Run Baby Run" from the concept medley, as well as "Enigma (Give a Bit of Mmh to Me)". These tracks were co-written by Lear, but her larger-than-life image made her one of the few artists of the Eurodisco era whose star power and charisma outshone the music itself. The Amanda Lear persona left an impact on European pop culture that has lasted for five decades.
The Sweet Revenge album cover shows Lear as a leather-clad S&M dominatrix cracking her whip, while the sepia-toned back cover pic shows her reclining on an old beer barrel with sequined curtains behind her à la Dietrich in The Blue Angel. The inner sleeve again pictured her topless. {Wikipedia}