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Desolation Angels [Original recording remastered]

Bad Company Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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Formed in 1973, the British hard rock outfit Bad Company was a supergroup comprised of ex-King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell, former Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs, and singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, both previous members of Free. Powered by Rodgers' muscular vocals and Ralphs' blues-based guitar work, Bad Company was the first group ... Read more in Amazon's Bad Company Store

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  • Audio CD (26 Sep 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Swansong
  • ASIN: B000002JT5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,670 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy
2. Crazy Circles
3. Gone, Gone, Gone
4. Evil Wind
5. Early in the Morning
6. Lonely For Your Love
7. Oh, Atlanta
8. Take the Time
9. Rhythm Machine
10. She Brings Me Love

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Bad Company Desolation Angels

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4.0 out of 5 stars Still above average! 14 Nov 2008
By Leftin
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album has garnered mixed reviews over the years. In '79, it was seen as an almost-renaissance. I think this did a disservice to the two previous albums, Run with the Pack, and Burning Sky; that's another story, though. Desolation... is certainly a good record in its own right, but is not very immediate. A grower, then? Yes, George, a grower.

The hard-rock side was very well covered. Rock'n'Roll Fantasy had the sort of heavy, menacing groove that Rainbow had used the year before (Lady of the Lake, and LA Connection, both from Long Live Rock'n'Roll). Gone Gone Gone showed how good a songwriter Boz Burrell (RiP) was; Joe Walshian humour with funky hard rock. Darn great! Evil Wind is an inspired number too (and this time Rainbow used a Bad Co song as blueprint - hear No Release, from Difficult to Cure, '81). Ralphs' little solo at the end, with Burrell and Kirke getting funky again, is worth hearing several times. Shame it wasn't a bit longer.

Oh Atlanta is the more countrified Bad Co, like Simple Man and others. And Crazy Circles shows that acoustic numbers can be exciting. The other five tracks all have something to offer after a few plays. Rodgers is his usual classy self, of course.

Overall, recommended, unless you hate subtle hard rock albums!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Bad Co album 11 July 2012
Format:Audio CD
It's interesting to read the other reviews on this CD / Album. Maybe I love it so much because it reminds me of a good point in my life. Maybe it's because the songs work together well or it's the great sleeve that wrapped the original vinyl. Maybe it's because it's well recorded. Perhaps it's all of those. OK, there is a pop feel to some of these tracks but the overall sound and recording quality is one that works best for me of all the Company releases. All these years later I still enjoy listening to the songs either close up on cans or in the car. The tracks easily run into one another and I think the band were as tight here as they ever were.
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This 1979 album is the 5th from the classic line up of Bad Company, one of the 70s greatest supergroups. It would be another three years before another was forthcoming

The first three albums from the group were absolute stormers, and essential to the collection of any lover of blues based rock. However, with the previous album (Burnin' Sky) the rot had set in a bit and the band started to sound a bit bored and jaded. This feeling comes to a head here, and pervades the whole album. There is still lots of powerful vocals and well played rock, but it often feels as though the band have run out of steam and are going through the motions. There just isn't the energy and passion that marked their earlier work. This was, however, a group of highly talented individuals, so even on an off day they are still pretty good. So there is enough good material here to warrant three stars, but this is more one for the completists.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 6 July 2014
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Not bad, but the band are past their best and running out of ideas.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ..Better than I remember 29 April 2014
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I bought this album when it first came out (on one of those big black round thingies) and went to see them on the promotional tour in Southampton; Both were disappointing. The guys seemed to be pretty much going through the motions and looked jaded. On listening again now it isn't so bad...a few good numbers and it an enjoyable listen but there is still the feeling of a band that was tired and needed a rest
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Listening 2 Nov 2012
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This is a fantastic CD. A real mixture of lively rock and also the gentler side of Bad Company. I would recommend this to anyone.
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