Bad Company First Two Albums Return To Vinyl
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Bad Company First Two Albums Return To Vinyl

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on June 12, 2014

in Live,New Music,News

Bad Company has announced they will release two of their biggest albums on 180-gram vinyl on July 1 via Rhino Records.

Their debut album, Bad Company (1974) was the band’s only number 1 album in the U.S. and reached 3 in the U.K. Formed in 1973, Bad Company consisted of two former members of Free, vocalist Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, guitarist Mick Ralphs from Mott the Hoople and Boz Burrell of King Crimson. The album spawned two international hits, Can’t Get Enough (1974 / #5 U.S. / #15 U.K. / #3 Canada) and Movin’ On (1974 / #19 U.S. / #30 Canada).

They followed the next year with Straight Shooter, another multi-platinum set, that included Good Lovin’ Gone Bad (1975 / #36 U.S. / #31 U.K.) and Feel Like Makin’ Love (1975 / #10 U.S. / #20 U.K. / #5 Canada).

Bad Company – Bad Company

Bad Company
Side one
“Can’t Get Enough” (Mick Ralphs) – 4:16
“Rock Steady” (Paul Rodgers) – 3:46
“Ready for Love” (Ralphs) (Mott the Hoople cover) – 5:01
“Don’t Let Me Down” (Rodgers, Ralphs) – 4:22

Side two
“Bad Company” (Rodgers, Simon Kirke) – 4:50
“The Way I Choose” (Rodgers) – 5:05
“Movin’ On” (Ralphs) – 3:21
“Seagull” (Rodgers, Ralphs) – 4:06

Bad Company – Straight Shooter

Bad Company Straight Shooter
Side one
“Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” (Mick Ralphs) – 3:35
“Feel Like Makin’ Love” (Paul Rodgers, Ralphs) – 5:12
“Weep No More” (Simon Kirke) – 3:59
“Shooting Star” (Rodgers) – 6:16

Side two
“Deal With the Preacher” (Rodgers, Ralphs) – 5:01
“Wild Fire Woman” (Rodgers, Ralphs) – 4:32
“Anna” (Kirke) – 3:41[9]
“Call on Me” (Rodgers) – 6:03

Original members Rodgers, Kirke and Ralphs will tour this summer with guitarist Howard Leese and bassist Todd Ronning in a trek that will see the band cover the east coast of North America along with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Australia’s The Dead Daisies.

Dates announced:
07/08 – Rama, ON – Casino Rama (Bad Company Only)
07/10 – Bangor, ME – Waterfront
07/12 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/15 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater
07/16 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Pavilion
07/18 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
07/19 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
07/22 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/23 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/25 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

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