If your rock 'n' roll fantasy is to own a compilation featuring the best tracks from the best-remembered period of Bad Company's back catalog, then good news: it's now a rock 'n' roll reality.
During its reign in the 1970s and '80s, Bad Company recorded a number of timeless rock anthems, sold millions of records, even more concert tickets, and influenced an entire generation of musicians.
To celebrate the British rocker's enduring legacy, Rhino introduces this retrospective that spotlights the absolute best from the band's first seven albums including two unreleased tracks.
The 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.
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 best of... 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.
Mastered from the Original Production Tapes by Jon Astley
Cut by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios
2 Previously Unreleased Tracks
1. Can't Get Enough
2. Bad Company
3. Movin' On
4. Ready For Love
5. Easy On My Soul (previously unreleased)
6. Good Lovin' Gone Bad
7. Feel Like Makin' Love
8. Shooting Star
9. Weep No More
1. See the Sunlight (previously unreleased)
2. Live For the Music
3. Simple Man
4. Honey Child
5. Run With the Pack
6. Burnin' Sky
7. Rock "n' Roll Fantasy
8. Rhythm Machine
9. Gone, Gone Gone