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Amanda Lear - Sweet Revenge (1978)













Artist:  Amanda Lear
Title:  Sweet Revenge
Release:  1978
Format:  LP
Label:  Ariola Records
Catalog#  25900 OT

“Sweet Revenge” is the second studio album by French singer Amanda Lear, released in 1978 by West German label Ariola Records. The album turned out a major commercial success, spawning European hit disco singles “Follow Me” and “Enigma (Give a Bit of Mmh to Me)”.
After the major success of the debut album, Lear teamed up again with Anthony Monn to work on her second LP. “Sweet Revenge” was recorded between December 1977 and February 1978 between various studios in Munich, and consisted of mainstream disco material, with all lyrics written by Lear herself. The album incorporates elements of cabaret music in “Comics” and rock in “The Stud”. All songs from the side A of the original LP release are a lyrically linked non-stop medley, making “Sweet Revenge” a concept album. The songs tell the story of “a girl who sold her soul to the Devil and won”, as Amanda explained in the liner notes. The girl surrenders to the Devil’s temptation, who promises her fame and fortune, but eventually runs away and finds real love with a man, which is her “sweet revenge over the Devil’s offer”.


Side one
1.  Follow Me  (3:50)
2.  Gold  (3:45)
3.  Mother, Look What They’ve Done To Me  (4:32)
4.  Run Baby Run  (3:45)
5.  Follow Me (Reprise)  (3:40)

Side two
1.  Comics  (3:40)
2.  Enigma (Give A Bit Of Mmh To Me)  (5:08)
3.  The Stud  (4:02)
4.  Hollywood Flashback  (4:31)

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