The 'Original' Bad Company Anthology Original recording remastered, Import
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The band gained immmediate acceptance when they hired Peter Grant of Led Zeppelin fame to manage them and released their first and best lp "Bad Company" on Led Zeppelin's own Swan Song label. This lp contained many of Bad Company's best songs such as "Can't Get Enough", "Rock Steady" "Movin' On" "Bad Company" and "Ready For Love" which Ralphs originally wrote while in Mott The Hoople. Other familiar cuts include "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Shooting Star" and "Rock And Roll Fantasy". The set also contains a few rarities such as alternate takes, unissued tracks, and a few non-lp b-sides like "Little Miss Fortune" and "Easy On My Soul" which was originally written by Rodgers while in Free. The four new tracks sound like classic Bad Company with a slightly more updated sound.Read more ›
"The Original Bad Co. Anthology" collects twenty-three of their best singles and album tracks. It draws from all their records, yet the compilers have wisely chosen to lean heavily towards the group's first two albums, which were also their best.
Their eponymous debut album is represented by no fewer than six tracks (out of eight!), and five are culled from "Straight Shooter". Elektra Records have even managed to find two pretty good songs from the awful "Rough Diamonds" album, and it's actually very hard to find anything to say against the track selection, which is one of the best and most thorough I've ever seen.
Six B-sides and unissued songs are also included, as well as four brand new songs which make their debut here...and believe it or not, they're really good!
Most of this is lean, mid-tempo rock music, bordering on hard rock. Bad Company had the ability to combine cruchy hard-rock riffs with great melodies, and they had a magnficent front man in Paul Rodgers, and a fine lead guitarist in Mick Ralphs.
This music is somewhat less bluesy and more mainstream than Paul Rodgers' previous band, Free, but it has a timeless sound that makes you wonder just why Bad Company ended up being lumped in with all the stale 70s rock dinosaurs, and all but forgotten in later years. They certainly deserve better, as this collection demonstrates.Read more ›
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I only bought this for the B sides and the three or so songs that the band created to go with this collection. Read morePublished 2 months ago by R. Long
The music is great. Just I ordered that collection used, two tracks on each disc are scratched and unreadable.Published 18 months ago by Gunter