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5.0 out of 5 stars Legendary underated band, 11 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Timeless - The Musical Legacy Of Badfinger (Audio CD)
Wonderful to have a new Badfinger compilation, and Apple was generous to license a couple of later Warner tracks for inclusion. But what fans REALLY want and need is an ultimate multi disc box set, including the unreleased Head First album, choice cuts from Airwaves and Say No More, as well as archive material of demos, unreleased tracks, live versions, and a DVD of live performances. Are the folks from Apple/EMI listening?
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to a quality band, 15 Jan 2014
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Mr. D. K. Smith (South Wales, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Timeless - The Musical Legacy Of Badfinger (Audio CD)
Signed to the Beatles' label, Apple, in the late 1960's, at first the future seemed bright for Badfinger. Between 1970 and 1972 they scored four hits, starting with Come And Get It (written by Paul McCartney).

But they were more than capable of writing their own hits, and No Matter What, Day After Day and Baby Blue would all be international successes for them. Another Badfinger song, Without You, would give Harry Nilsson a number 1 Billboard hit single.

Mismangement would mean that their career never really fufilled this early promise and tragedy would strike the band with the suicides of two key members, Pete Ham and Tom Evans. But although the group is largely forgotten today, it can't be denied that during their time together they produced some quality pop music which can rightly be called timeless.

This CD serves as a good introduction to the group. It doesn't include any rarities, but it does at least use the 2010 remasters. It appears that the compilation has come about due to Baby Blue being featured in the season finale of Breaking Bad.

Whatever the reason, Timeless is a excellent snapshot of a classic Welsh band.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 7 Feb 2014
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Morten Vindberg (Denmark) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Timeless - The Musical Legacy Of Badfinger (Audio CD)
This is actually a good Badfinger compilation. The music is great and the CD could be a good place to start, if you're unfamiliar with the music of Badfinger. I'm sure any Beatles fan will enjoy the music, but it must be noted that Badfinger was much more than just a Beatles rip-off.

Badfinger had Pete Ham, who was an outstanding singer and songwriter, and not least an unusually gifted guitarist, which may not be so obvious on this compilation, which has its main focus on the singles. On "Suitcase" and especially on "Timeless" you may get an idea of his skills.

Obviously there will be different opinions on which songs would be the right ones for a compilation like this, but the good thing is that most of Badfinger's great albums are re-released and easily available. The four Apple albums are released with many great bonus-tracks that are not just poor sounding demos and outtakes. Most of these songs should have been released in the first place.

The two Warner albums have also been re-released recently, though not remastered and without bonus-tracks. Now that it has been documented that the once thought lost multitrack-masters for the third Warner albums have been found; it's high time that Warner's get their act together and release "Head First" in its whole, and hopefully a box-set featuring some of the known unreleased songs that were recorded during 1973-75. Until then, enjoy "Timeless... The Musical Legacy"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Turned back time, 5 Mar 2014
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I had quite forgotten how good Badfinger were. No wonder the Beatles were fans and signed them to Apple .stupendous.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BETTER THAN I THOUGHT, 2 April 2014
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K. Johansen "luvmusic" (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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I only remembered two of their ihits but on hearing this cd I liked it instantly and the sound is great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 19 Mar 2014
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If you like Badfinger then this is a great disk for your collection. All tracks are remastered & sound quality is great
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 5/10, 20 Feb 2014
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W. C. Chelton (uk) - See all my reviews
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had to have this cd if only for the classic songs they wrote even thou other singers had bigger hits with there songs
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