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  • Audio CD (22 Feb 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cd Listening Bar Ieg
  • ASIN: B000QUCN3G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 631,877 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. You're So Fine 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Got To Get Out Of Here 3:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Know One Knows 3:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Dennis 5:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. In The Meantime/Some Other Time 6:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Love Time 2:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. King Of The Load (T) 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Meanwhile Back At The Ranch/Should I Smoke 5:17£0.99  Buy MP3 

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(2007/CCM) 9 tracks 1974Medium 1
  1. Just A Chance
  2. You're So Fine
  3. Got To Get Out Of Here
  4. Know One Knows
  5. Dennis
  6. In The Meantime/Some Other Time
  7. Love Time
  8. King Of The Load
  9. Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch/Should I Smoke

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Mar 2000
Format: Audio CD
I first found this album when it originally came out. It's the album where Badfinger find themselves totally as a band and as writers. Musically, it is seriously influenced by the Beatles Abbey Road, and the songwriting of the band is superlative. Great, timeless tracks are Know One Knows, Dennis and Love Time, but for truly epicene pop, check out "Meanwhile Back at the Ranch" segueing into "Should I Smoke". They were barely afforded the respect they deserve when in their creative heyday. But it's never too late.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By R. Cheshire on 3 Jun 2007
Format: Audio CD
Have just revisited my old Badfinger L.P.'s and transfered them onto CD.

'Wish You Were Here'oozes class. Not a bad track on the album and all the songs stand the test of time. What a shame is wasn't given the chance it deserved to become a classic album.

Recently read that Stan Polley is 80, retired and living happily in California. Unfortunately not the same can be said for poor Pete Ham. One of life's many injustices! However we still have these great Ham songs to remind us of how great a songwriter he was and what a great band Badfinger were. Great memories which i'm fortunate enough to be playing in my car these days!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By John Heaton on 27 Oct 2004
Format: Audio CD
What makes Badfinger such an interesting band is the presence of 3 outstanding songwriters...just as the Beatles and Fleetwood Mac post 1975 had...and if Tom Evans is sadly restricted to one track, albeit the gorgeous King Of The Load, it is really Pete Ham and Joey Molland who take this album to a higher level....Pete's Know One Knows, Dennis and Meanwhile Back At The Ranch are up there with his very best and Joey contribiutes the sublime Love Time and Got To Get Out Of Here as well as the his part of the two medleys...the first of which features the FOURTH Badfinger member Mike Gibbins contributing In The Meantime....which for the drummer of this superb band sounds more Harrisonesque than Ringo...Chris Thomas your production is SUPERB and YES this album deserved to become the classic it was before the RIDICULOUS record company removed it from circulation....due to some LUDICROUS business dispute....this is the strongest example of what was bad about the record business in the 1970s....all about money and not giving a monkey's about how good the music was......I hold Stan Polly 100% responsible for Ham's suicide....well not 100% but you know what I mean!!!! It's a complete disgrace that this band were treated with the utter contempt of a business which showed itself to be as rotten as a Non-Beatles Apple.....luckily we now have this album on CD so we can enjoy and tell those ridiculous business suits to go forth and multiply which they should have done 29 years ago....NOTHING STOPS THIS ALBUM FROM DESERVING THE TREMENDOUS ACCOLADES IT TRULY DESERVES...I will STOP now but I think my point is MADE.
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Format: Audio CD
Badfinger's second album for Warner Brothers was recorded during two sessions - the first took place at The Caribou Ranch, Colorado in April/May 1974; the second at AIR studios, London in June. Though financial worries had begun to have great influence on the 4 members; they all felt that they had to put everything they had into these recordings. And this really shows on the album - another masterpiece - one of the really great albums of the seventies. It has been called "The Sergent Pepper of the 1970's"; personally I feel that it has more in common with "Abbey Road".

Badfinger had grown into an albums-band, and this album really works as a whole, especially the original side 2 which features two very succesful medleys. The album opens with Pete's very powerful Just A Chance and with Mike's light and catchy You're So Fine song by Joey and Pete - once again Mike proves himself as a competent songwriter. Know One Knows is another powerful melodic rocker by Pete - I love the Japanese voice that meddles with leadguitar part. The first side closes with another grand production which characterizes most of the album; Pete's Dennis written to his step-son. Besides the two medleys side two features Tom Evans' King Of The Load ( one of my favourite Tom Evans songs) and Joey's quiet Love Time. No singles were released from the album; this was a period when hit-singles didn't matter much to the progressive/ambitious bands. Just a Chance or Know One Knows might have been able to make the charts with the right promotion, though none of them have obvious hit-potentials.
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