As one of the best well-loved, pop-alternative bands introduced in 2003 that truly made a mark in the Philippine music scene, Sugarfree releases a collective work of their smash hits from 2003 to 2009.
After giving out their last curtain call on March 1, titled ôPaalam Pilipinasö at Eastwood, Libis, PolyEast Records releases SugarfreeÆs ô100% Greatest Hitsö album, sure to re-win the hearts of its fans.
In its 11 years of existence, Sugarfree released 4 studio albums: Sa Wakas (2003), Dramachine (2004), Tala-Arawan (2006) and Morning & Airports (2009). The band also released a live album in 2008, (Sugarfree Live! with Manila Symphony Orchestra) a two-disc effort that captured their first major concert at the Music Museum on September 29, 2007.
100% Greatest Hits is a definitive album that features tracks from their 2003 debut up to their last. The collection gives an idea of how far they've come musically and professionally, fuelled by artistic differences, pressures from an already crowded band scene, and line-up changes which saw the departure of The Pin-Ups' Mitch Singson on drums. Singson left the band in August 2006 for personal reasons. Kaka Quisumbing immediately took his place as they came out with a new album in the same year (Tala-Arawan).
The greatest hits album lists SugarfreeÆs songs in chronological order of release, representing most of their popular singles including, of course, their biggest trademark songs: 2003Æs ôBurnoutö, ôMariposaö and ôTeleponoö, 2004Æs ôHari Ng Sablayö, ôTulog Naö and ôKwarto,ö 2006Æs ôDear Kuyaö, ôKung Ayaw Mo Na Sa Akinö, ôNangangawitö and ôÆWag Ka Nang Umiyakö, and 2009Æs ôHay Buhayö, ôFeels Likeö and ôHangover.ö
Also included in the compilation are ôBatang-Bata Ka Paö, which was used in the KaminApo Muna Apo Tribute album and ôMakita Kang Muliö, the original soundtrack of ABS-CBNÆs TV series ôPandayö.
100% Greatest Hits album from Sugarfree is now available in stores released by PolyEast Records for only Php 350.
ò Sa Wakas (January, 2003)
(Telepono, Mariposa, Burnout and Taguan)
Sa Wakas was officially launched at Freedom Bar in 2003. Their first two singles "Telepono" and "Mariposa" became staples on every pop-alternative station in Manila and it wasn't long until they hit the mainstream with the hit song ôBurnoutö. Within the same year, the band won the Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Best Alternative Recording for "Burnout" at the NU Rock Awards. They also won Best Rock Recording for "Mariposa" at the Awit Awards.
ò Dramachine (July, 2004)
(Sinta, Hari ng Sablay, Prom, Kwarto, Tulog Na, Makita Kang Muli)
The album that gave Sugarfree their first platinum record award (signifying over 30,000 copies sold) and made them a household name. Dramachine churned out the hits "Sinta", "Prom", "Tulog Na", "Kwarto", and the massive hit "Hari Ng Sablay". EMI Philippines decided to release a re-packaged Dramachine album bearing additional tracks such as "Cuida" and the anthemic "Makita Kang Muli" (theme song of the TV series Panday). The AVCD also features a collection of the band's music videos.
ò Tala-Arawan (November, 2006)
(Batang Bata Ka Pa, Kung Ayaw Mo Na Sa Akin, Dear Kuya, Wag Ka Nang Umiyak, Nangangawit)
This album introduced Kaka Quisumbing as the band's new drummer. The title of the album, when translated in English, means "diary". The carrier single "Kung Ayaw Mo Na Sa Akin" was launched simultaneously in more than forty radio stations nationwide. "Tala-Arawan" turned "gold" by April 2008.
ò SUGARFREE Live! with the Manila Symphony Orchestra (August, 2008)
On September 29, 2007, Sugarfree held its first major concert at the Music Museum. This was captured on a two-disc album with the same title, released the following year. The live album (exclusively distributed by Dencio's) comes with a Pugad Dencio's premium AVCD which includes the single Pugad, the Pugad Dencio's jingles edits, and behind-the-scenes footage of the music video and album launch.
ò Mornings and Airports (July 2009)
(Hay Buhay, Feels Like, Hang Over)
Their 4th studio album and 5th over-all album was released last July 24, 2009 featuring lead single ôHay Buhayö, their 2nd single and 1st English song, ôFeels Likeö, and then their 3rd and last single, ôHang Overö.