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The 'original' Bad Co. Anthology

Bad Company Audio CD
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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 (29 Mar 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Elektra
  • ASIN: B0000256NE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,646 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Can't Get Enough
2. Rock Steady
3. Ready for Love
4. Bad Company
5. Movin' On
6. Seagull
7. Superstar Woman
8. Little Miss Fortune
9. Good Lovin' Gone Bad
10. Feel Like Makin' Love
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Honey Child
2. Run With the Pack
3. Silver, Blue And Gold
4. Do Right By Your Woman
5. Burnin' Sky
6. Heartbeat
7. Too Bad
8. Smokin' 45
9. Rock and Roll Fantasy
10. Evil Wind
See all 18 tracks on this disc

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WEA 755962391; WEA ITALIANA - Italia;

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful collection of timeless classics 12 Sep 2003
Format:Audio CD
This collection of songs have been hand picked, and give us an excellect insight into the history of the bands inspirational brilliance. Disc 1 giving us the best of the best albums ('Bad Company' and 'Straight Shooter') a collection of some great songs such as "Can't Get Enough" "Bad Company" "Movin' On" "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" the list goes on. Disc 2 doesn't quite deliver as much as the 1st, but still has it's moments of brilliance from the later of the 'original' Bad Company line up.
Paul Rodgers has such a great voice and the bands best material camefrom their first six albums, if you don't own all six albums yet, this is definately a worth while purchase.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly excellent anthology 3 Sep 2003
By Docendo Discimus TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Unless you're a very devoted fan, this is pretty much all you'll ever need from Bad Company.
"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 seven tracks (out of eight!), and five are culled from "Straight Shooter". And Elektra Records have even managed to find two 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 great!
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 magnificent 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 much better, as this excellent collection demonstrates.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 11 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
Original Bad Company Anthology...Disc One is just incredible. " Can't Get Enough", " Seagull", " Bad Company", " Feel Like Makin' Love", " Deal With The Preacher" & " Good Lovin' Gone Bad" are all top quality as are " Whisky Bottle" & the excellent " Shooting Star". Disc two is a little weaker but the quality is still there. " Burnin' Sky", " Oh Atlanta", " Smoking", " Hey Hey ( Baby)", " Hammer Of Love" & " Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy" all pay testament to this.

Some of the most compelling rock music EVER made is contained on this. Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke & Boz Burrell gelled effortlessly and delivered the goods bigtime!!!

Superbly remastered with a huge booklet of lyrics, photos and biography, this is an absolute must for all lovers of rock.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value for Money 6 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have never owned any albums by Bad Company although I have heard quite a few of their tracks but I must say it was a good choice I have it on my ipod and can listen to it anytime. Great
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ray, Tipton, Staffordshire 13 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD
Excellent compilation with 4 great new tracks at the end. but why didnt they add 'Live for the Music' & 'Simple Man' from Run with the Pack? They could have been added at the end of disc 1. Nevertheless a good buy with an excellent booklet. It's also great to see those 2 excellent 'B' sides 'Little Miss Fortune' & 'Whisky Bottle' included. We played those to death back in '75!
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Winning over another generation 2 Jun 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I wasn't actually born when Bad Co.'s last album with Paul Rodgers was released. I always thought they were a great band, and their best material is here (Can't Get Enough, Good Lovin Gone Bad) along with some unreleased gems (Superstar Woman).
However, this album also unwisely charts the band's deterioration towards the end of the 70's and the second CD is largely missable, with the exception of four new songs which are highly impressive, especially "Hey, Hey". Worth getting for the new songs and the classics, and Bad Co. aren't just for middle aged blokes who drive Rovers.
Fans of bands such as Reef and the Strokes should definitely check this out
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You're in good company with Bad Company 23 May 2010
Format:Audio CD
I bought this when it first came out on vinyl after seeing the band at The Valley in 1973 (I think). I played the 12inch almost to death but never bought any other BC albums. I bought this 2CD version on a whim and it's taken me all the way back to those great times. The original tracks are just as I remember them and the 2nd CD is just as good. It's a terrific collection of their great tracks - some you'll know and some you won't. But the less familiar and the new ones are great. If you liked BC all those years ago and liked them you won't be disappointed in this album. I play it in the car, on my iPod, home CD player (nice and loud when everyone's out) and I love it. There's nothing like this band around these days. Great sound, talent and passion. Great stuff.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A neutral review that signifies nothing
I don't know how to remove this from my list of reviews I'm supposed to make. I love the lead singer of Free and already have this album in vinyl and frankly, I don;t even remember... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Graeham
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Present
I bought this as a Christmas present for my husband. He was delighted with it, so money was well spent.
Published 8 months ago by Mrs Judith Foster
3.0 out of 5 stars Good... but not enough
What's here is very good but with about 25 minutes spare time over the 2 CDs they could have squeezed in a bit more

Live for the Music and Electricland are 2 outstanding... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Phantom Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant if your a caveman with a medallian
i was there.this is free part two and it suits me better though i thought free were great too.proper dinosaur throat rock with tender gentle bits leading up to the pantomime... Read more
Published 15 months ago by niggle
4.0 out of 5 stars Great collection but ...
... for the tracks from at least the first two LPs they have messed around with the EQ, rather like turning the treble and bass full up. Read more
Published on 26 Sep 2010 by K. Wilby
5.0 out of 5 stars Bad company at their Best
What can I say this double cd knocked me out the first time I played it
its classic rock?blues from one of the best bandsf the 1970's

and its always on my cd... Read more
Published on 23 May 2010 by malmusica
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good collection
I can't disagree with those who think it is a very good anthology. Great for the rarities,the four new tracks and for 90% of what has been included. Read more
Published on 5 Mar 2010 by Rob Sanderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - as far as it goes..........
This collection does "exactly what it says on the tin", i.e. delivers a comprehensive but unimaginative compilation of Bad Co's stand out tracks mainly from their first 5 albums. Read more
Published on 12 May 2008 by Sizzle
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninspirational pap muzak, The worst of Paul Rodgers
Now I'm a huge Free and Paul Rodgers fan but I never quite got Bad Company. However, I thought a budget priced compilation might give me the best of Bad Co and be listenable. Read more
Published on 27 Jan 2007 by Moz
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