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This review is from: The Very Best Of Badfinger (Audio CD)
I first came across Badfinger in the early 80s long after they split up, thanks to a friend who had the film The Magic Christian on 16mm and showed it to us endlessly! Great film by the way with Peter Sellers, Ringo, John Cleese etc. This group seems to be almost completely forgotten about today and endless 60s/70s revivals pass them by. This a real shame; for a start the Beatles influences are clearly there, most obviously on the track Come and Get it, written by McCartney, and Day after Day where George plays slide guitar. But they clearly learnt from their masters and wrote some really great songs. Carry On is a fabulous song and memorably appears in the film mentioned above. Without You is to my mind one of the weaker numbers on the album though possibly the most famous. For those who remember the Rock and Roll Years the group were shown playing No Matter What from the 1971 programme. I really recommend this compilation of a very good and sadly fogotten group.