Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy: The Very Best Of Bad Company (Remastered) Bad Company

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Album-Release:
2015

HRA-Release:
01.10.2015

Label: Warner Music

Genre: Rock

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  • 1Can't Get Enough03:30
  • 2Bad Company04:49
  • 3Movin' On03:24
  • 4Ready For Love05:02
  • 5Easy On My Soul04:17
  • 6Good Lovin' Gone Bad03:38
  • 7Feel Like Makin' Love05:15
  • 8Shooting Star06:20
  • 9Weep No More04:02
  • 10See The Sunlight04:05
  • 11Live For The Music03:59
  • 12Simple Man03:38
  • 13Honey Child03:17
  • 14Run With the Pack (Single Edit)03:36
  • 15Burnin' Sky05:10
  • 16Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy03:19
  • 17Rhythm Machine03:48
  • 18Gone, Gone, Gone03:50
  • 19Electricland (Single Edit)04:24
  • Total Runtime01:19:23

Info for Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy: The Very Best Of Bad Company (Remastered)

To celebrate the British rocker's enduring legacy, Rhino is introducing a new retrospective that spotlights the absolute best from the band's first seven albums including two unreleased tracks. „Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy: The Very Best Of Bad Company“ will be released on October 2.

The 19-track collection spans 1974 and 1982 and features many of group's best-loved songs, like 'Can't Get Enough,' 'Feel Like Makin' Love' and 'Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy.'

Longtime fans will certainly appreciate the inclusion of previously unreleased alternate versions of 'Easy On My Soul' and 'See The Sunlight.' Both of these are different versions than the ones that appeared on the deluxe editions Bad Company and Straight Shooter, respectively, that Rhino released earlier this year.

Singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Rodgers along with guitarist/songwriter Mick Ralphs, bassist Boz Burrell and drummer Simon Kirke recorded Bad Company's eponymous debut in 1973. When it was released in 1974, the album was an instant smash and climbed to the top of the album charts. Since then, it has been certified five-times platinum. It features such instantly recognizable tracks as 'Movin' On' and 'Ready For Love,' which are included on this new collection.

Bad Company returned the following year with Straight Shooter, which has been certified triple platinum thanks in part to the success of such tracks as 'Good Lovin' Gone Bad' and 'Shooting Star.' Run With The Pack, the group's third consecutive platinum album, is represented here by four tracks including 'Simple Man' and 'Live For The Music.'

The group recorded three more albums - Burnin' Sky (1977), Desolation Angels (1979) and Rough Diamonds (1982) - which spawned several outstanding tracks included here such as like 'Gone, Gone, Gone' and 'Electricland.'


Bad Company
One of the most acclaimed bands of the classic rock era, England's Bad Company has put its indelible stamp on rock 'n' roll with a straight-ahead, no-frills musical approach that has resulted in the creation of some of the most timeless rock anthems ever. Led by the incomparable singer and songwriter Paul Rodgers, arguably the finest singer in rock 'n ' roll and a huge songwriting talent.

Formed in 1973, Bad Company came to life when Rodgers was looking to start anew after the disintegration of his legendary band Free. His powerhouse vocals and songwriting were a main ingredient during Free's impressive five-year run; a period of time that saw the release of seven extremely influential albums that featured Free's minimalist blues-rock approach. Included among Free's dynamic body of work is the 1970 smash, 'All Right Now,' one of the most recognizable rock anthems ever recorded. Lyrics and melody by Rodgers. He was Free’s main songwriter.

Rodgers had met Mott The Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and after jamming together and listening to new songs that Ralphs had penned and songs that Rodgers had penned, Ralphs made the decision to leave Mott and form a new band with Rodgers. The duo recruited former King Crimson bassist/vocalist Boz Burrell, added drummer Simon Kirke and Rodgers Christened the band Bad Company. Rodgers’ brought in Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant and Bad Company became the first band signed to Zeppelin's Swan Song label. 'I had to fight to get the management and the record company to accept the name Bad Company,' explains Rodgers. 'They thought it was a terrible name. Peter Grant called a meeting and the band met beforehand. I told them that I had been through this before with Free as Island Records had wanted to call us the Heavy Metal Kids. We agreed to go in and tell them that we were going to be called Bad Company and that was the end of the story. As soon as Peter heard how strongly I felt about the name, he became very supportive and together we turned the record company around.'

Bad Company was an instant hit worldwide. Their 1974 self-titled debut went platinum five times over and featured the smash hits, 'Can't Get Enough,' (a Number One single) and 'Movin' On' along with electrifying rock anthems like 'Ready For Love,' 'Rock Steady' and the title track. Because of their association with Grant, a unique opportunity arose for them when it came time to record that classic first album in November 1973. 'We were bursting at the seams to get into the recording studio,' says Rodgers. 'Led Zeppelin had a mobile studio together at Headley Grange all ready to go, but they were delayed for two weeks. Peter told us that if we were quick, we could probably use the studio to lay a couple of tracks down. We steamed in and put the entire album down. Headley Grange was very atmospheric. We had the drums set up in the hallway and the guitars in the living room. We did interesting experiments like placing the vocal microphone way out in the fields for the song 'Bad Company.' We recorded that track late at night underneath a fall moon.'

The eight tracks recorded at Headley Grange clearly defined the band's stripped-down sound. Rock, blues and even country influences were skillfully layered within songs such as the beautiful Rodgers-penned ballad 'Seagull,' the straight-ahead rock of 'Movin' On' and 'Rocky Steady.' Also featured from those fertile sessions at Headley Grange are 'Little Miss Fortune,' the brooding blues rock classic 'Ready For Love' and the previously unreleased 'Superstar Woman.' While 'Superstar Woman' ultimately did not become part of Bad Company's catalog, Rodgers' belief in the song never diminished. He would eventually record a new version of the song for 'Cut Loose,' his 1983 solo album. Read more at www.badcompany.com

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