- Vinyl (1 July 2014)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Import
- ASIN: B00KE7PB26
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- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
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Straight Shooter [VINYL] Import
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Audio CD, Original recording remastered, 25 Jul 1994
Audio Cassette, 11 Aug 1993
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP repressing of this 1975 album from the British Blues rockers including the hit single 'Feel Like Makin' Love'. One of the most acclaimed bands of the Classic Rock era, Bad Company has put its indelible stamp on Rock 'n' Roll with a straight-ahead, no-frills musical approach that has resulted in the creation of some of the most timeless Rock anthems ever. Led by the incomparable singer and songwriter Paul Rodgers, arguably the finest singer in Rock 'n ' Roll and a huge songwriting talent.
Top Customer Reviews
Disc 1 . as with the debut disc remaster,its the original album remastered,no bonus tracks and sounds superb,it was a classic then, its a classic now.
Disc 2 14 tracks,the entire album again in alternate takes/alternate vocal etc plus some b'sides and a couple of unreleased tracks namely 'All Night Long' and 'See The Sunlight' ,love both of them,cant believe they have been held back all this time.
Sound quality superb,packaging excellent and excellent booklet. Cant wait for the next batch...
Featuring singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon kirks from Free, guitarist Mick Ralphs from Mott The Hoople and bassist Boz Burrell, late of progressive rockers King Crimson, Bad Company coalesced in late 1973, cut a deal with Led Zeppelin's fledgling Swan Song Records and released a self-titled debut album in 1974 that was tailor-made for global success. Spearheaded by the Ralphs-penned single 'Can't Get Enough', the album topped the charts in America and made the Top Three here in the UK. A round of sell-out touring thus found the band brimming with confidence as they ventured to Clearwell Castle with assistance from Ronnie Lane's in-demand mobile studio to record what would become STRAIGHT SHOOTER in late 1974. And sure enough, this second long-player was another slice of excellence.
This time around, Mick Ralphs delivered an equally muscular opening gambit in 'Good Lovin' Gone Bad', while incomparably soulful vocalist Paul Rodgers came up with possibly one of his finest ever songs in 'Shooting Star'. Notably too, drummer Simon Kirke offered up two compositions of sensitivity in the lilting shuffle of 'Weep No More' and the ballad 'Anna'.Read more ›
UK released April 2015 – "Straight Shooter: Deluxe Edition" on Rhino/Swan Song 081227955533 (Barcode is the same) is a 2CD set and breaks down as follows:
CD 1 – Original Album (2015 Remaster) – 38:49 minutes:
1. Good Lovin' Gone Bad
2. Feel Like Makin’ Love
3. Weep No More
4. Shooting Star
5. Deal With The Preacher [Side 2]
6. Wild Fire Woman
8. Call On Me
Tracks 1 to 8 are their 2nd studio album "Straight Shooter" – released April 1975 in the UK on Island ILPS 9304 and in the USA on Swan Song SS 8413. It peaked at No. 3 on both charts.
CD 2 – Bonus Tracks: Alternate Takes & Unreleased Songs – 68:48 minutes:
1. Good Lovin' Gone Bad (Alternate Vocal & Guitar)
2. Feel Like Makin' Love (Take Before Master)
3. Weep No More (Early Slow Version)
4. Shooting Star (Alternate Take)
5. Deal With The Preacher (Early Version)
6. Anna (Alternate Vocal)
7.Read more ›
Contrary to popular belief, this was not a copy of the first BC album. SS is sassier, heavier, and more consistent, viz:
Good Lovin' Gone Bad - It may have those Ralphs trademarks, but is certainly not a Can't Get Enough clone. For a start, it was never a Mott the Hoople song! (CGE actually dates from 1970, when MtH were an Island Band.) This is tough hard rock at its most memorable, and crunchy.
Feel Like Making Love - A unique (apart from track 4) mix of acoustic wistfulness and heavy rock fire. Outrageous, in a nice way. And who can argue with THAT guitar solo?
Weep No More - A beautiful song that shows what a romantic Simon Kirke is. The other three make this a sublime moment too. Perfect.
Shooting Star - Structured like track 2, but still its own song. Simple but very effective. The heaviness that brings the song to its climax is again shocking amongst the country-esque charm of the verses.
Deal with the Preacher - Heavy and funky (hear Boz' clever bass-lines), with a great lyric about indecision over commitment. A great fave with the late Tommy Vance, bless him. One of Ralphs' greatest solos, rivalling Blackmore or Santana at the time.
Wildfire Women - The sort of laid-back heaviness that Bad Co excelled at. Slide guitar adds a certain musical menace. This shows Rodgers stretching out more than any other song I can think of. A gem.
Anna - Again Mr Kirke does the heartfelt thing. Possibly the most Free-like moment here. No flash, just feeling.
Call on Me - The perfect way to end an album.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was yet another online vinyl purchase that was unfit for purpose. 40 percent of the vinyl I order arrives either warped, or it has been so roughly handled that the LP tears... Read morePublished 7 months ago by russell salter