The Swedish Pop sextet Blue Swede were contemporaries of ABBA - in fact, Blue Swede had their first number one just months before that other Swedish group had their first American hit. Both of Blue Swede's big hit songs are included in this collection and coincidentally, both are remakes of songs which had earlier been Pop hits - "Hooked On A Feeling" (their #1 hit - and a familiar song to "Ally McBeal" fans) and "Never My Love".
1.Hooked On A Feeling
4.Lonely Sunday Afternoon
5.Gotta Have Your Love
8.Working In The Coal Mine
9.Never My Love
10.There's Always Something There To Remind Me
11.Dr. Rock And Roll
12.Hush / I'm Alive
Blue Swede: Bjorn Skiffs (vocals); Michael Akrelew (guitar); Hinke Ekestubbe (saxophone); Thomas Berglund (trumpet); Anders Berglund (keyboards); Bosse Lijedahl (bass); Jan Guldback (drums).
The Golden Classics of Blue Swede is a 12-track collection that contains all of the group's first album, Hooked on a Feeling, plus two bonus tracks. All of the group's hits -- not only the fluke number one "Hooked on a Feeling," but also the lesser-known "Silly Milly," "Never My Love" and "Hush/I'm Alive" -- are on the disc, and although the sound is a little below par, this contains all the Blue Swede most listeners will need. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine