Holy Water

November 16, 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: November 16, 2010
  • Release Date: November 16, 2010
  • Label: Rhino Atlantic
  • Copyright: 1990 Atlantic Recording Corp.
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  • Total Length: 53:31
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  • ASIN: B004AQT7AE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,220 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Can not go wrong with Bad Company.
Brian Lingenfelter
More often than not, the first side would be the stronger side (usually the singles were on that side) but the second side would also have some good tunes.
John Alapick
I consider it to be the best ever made by BC.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Justin G. TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 27, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I think we can all agree that the old Bad Company albums with Paul Rodgers on vocals are rightly viewed as classics. I also think that if you take an honest look back at those albums, you'll see that those last few albums were not on the same level as Bad Company or Straight Shooter. The band needed a shot in the arm and got just that when they hired former Ted Nugent vocalist Brian Howe. Howe was the perfect choice for the arena rock decade, and his tenure in Bad Company is still criminally underrated.

I know this kind of AOR/arena rock is almost universally ridiculed now, but plenty of us who grew up in that era can still appreciate an album full of big guitar hooks, rock anthems, bic-flicking ballads, and an unapologetic use of keyboards. Bands like Damn Yankees, Bad English, Foreigner, and of course Bad Company embraced this sound, and rode an unexpected second wave of popularity as a result.

Bad Company's 1990 album Holy Water is (pardon the pun) the high water mark for the Howe-era lineup. This album starts with the powerful title track and then hits you with the song "Walk Through Fire", which is one of the era's absolute best rock songs (Lou Gramm's "Midnight Blue" is the other). It doesn't let up there, instead charging through rockers like "Stranger Stranger" and "Fearless" as well as the hit ballad "If You Needed Somebody". Someone already noted that the album loses a little steam in the second half, but even the average song on Holy Water is still better than many of their contemporaries' best efforts.

This is about as strong an AOR album as you could ever hope to find.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stuart M. Tysinger on June 7, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I am a big fan of the Bad Company with Brian Howe at lead vocals. I believe this is the best cd from his era. Songs like: Stranger Stranger, Holy Water, If You Needed Somebody & Boys Cry Tough really show his range & power. Also, there are no fillers on this cd so you can stick in the cd & play it all the way through without skipping tracks.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Shea HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 10, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I really love the song Holy Water, with its big-power-song rhythms and lyrics. Bad Company provides an entire album wrapped around that feeling.

If you've heard Holy Water and don't like it, then let's be honest, you probably won't like this CD. That's what the whole CD is about - blasting guitars, loud vocals about overcoming obstacles and getting to your goals. If you buy a new age CD about oceans, you get lots of soothing songs about the ocean. If you get Holy Water, you get lots of charge-you-up, you-can-do-it songs about relationships. That sounds fine by me!

Walk through Fire is of course about facing obstacles to get to someone. Stranger Stranger is about a hot, humid daydream. The other songs have their own variations, but mostly this is a long power-opus to the power of the individual who Knows What He Wants and is Willing to Go Get it.

There are plenty of other CDs out there for those seeking complex guitar solos and multiplex harmonies. Sometimes you just want a belting-it-out song that screams of leather jackets and smokey bars. This is the one!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 16, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Being of the opinion that Paul Rodgers is a god would lead you to think I'd slag off this album like so many others seem keen to do.
However accepting that Brian Howe is a completely different singer with a different style, means you can listen objectively to this album and appreciate it for what it is.
Brian's vocals have never been better and Mick's guitar complements it both on the rockier tracks and the power ballads.
Simon Kirke adds the usual flawless beat and also gets a short solo outing at the end which is also well worth a listen.
Producer Terry Thomas seems able to bring out the best in all concerned and certainly helped pen a tune or two of note.
More polished than the previous collaboration but still with enough grit to please out and out rock fans as well as the old AOR mob.
Boys cry tough, and Holy water are by far the stand out tracks along with If you needed somebody and With you in a heartbeat, which make this a worthy successor to the excellent Dangerous age.
By far the best work Brian has done since side one of Ted Nugent's Penetrator album, and while Paul Rodger's is not at the helm of Bad Co I'll take this as an enjoyable alternative.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David J. Spuria on August 19, 2007
Format: Audio CD
The shear fact that a band can go through an utter reformation and come up with this good a work is well, rather incredible. Bad Company was Paul Rodgers' baby. His bluesy vocals and no-nonsense style made for some unforgettable rock history. But along comes Brain Howe and Terry Thomas. The glimmer twins on two amazing projects. Holy Water ends up being the pinnacle of this tandem. The material is breathtaking. Crushing drums from old man Simon Kirke and rediculously scrumptious pop-metal grooves from old timer Mick Ralphs. But it's Thomas' production work that exumes all the 1989 rock potential from this corporate logo. "Holy Water" has one of the best guitar intros in rock history. "If You Needed Somebody" is a perfect fill for the top 40 of the day. "Fearless", "Stranger, Stranger" and "Walk Through Fire" contain enough octane for a quick trip to the moon and back. And all those cowbells. Thomas knows how to fire up this combination. He also sings backing vocals and seems to know which buttons to push at any moment. Every song is a potential hit single. For a real treat, check out the Simon Kirke vocals on "100 Miles", the album closer that actually works. For AOR in 1989, nothing surpasses this collection. A work of art comprised of all the right ingredients. This album went platinum for good reason. It's that good!
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