Friday, March 4, 2016

Bad Company to release 1970s live album

Bad Company will release a pair of classic 1970s-era concerts this spring.

Due April 29, the 2CD “Live In Concert 1977 & 1979” delivers two previously unreleased live recordings: a 1977 show in Houston, TX and a 1979 performance at The Empire Pool in London (now known as Wembley Arena).

The sets feature the original Bad Company line up of singer Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs, drummer Simon Kirke and bassist Boz Burrell.

The first disc captures the band’s show at the Summit House in Houston while the band was on the road in support of their fourth album, 1977’s “Burnin’ Sky.”

Disc two delivers a spring 1979 live date in London, UK, recorded just a week before the release of Bad Company’s fifth record, “Desolation Angels.”

Both concerts feature material from the band’s catalog, including classic tracks from their self-titled 1974 album, 1975’s “Straight Shooter” and 1976’s “Run With The Pack.”

“Live In Concert 1977 & 1979” presents more than two-and-half hours of unreleased music taken from 24-track tapes in the band’s vault. The music heard on this live collection features absolutely no enhancements or overdubs, nothing but the band as they performed live on the night of the concert.

Vinyl fans should note that the concerts will also be released individually as double-LP sets later this year.

“Live In Concert 1977 & 1979” also includes the band’s cover of “Hey Joe”, which was recorded on March 9, 1979 at the Capitol Center in Washington, DC.

Bad Company
“Live In Concert 1977 & 1979”
Release date: April 29

CD1 – Live At The Summit, Houston, TX (May 23rd, 1977)

01. Burnin’ Sky
02. Too Bad
03. Ready For Love
04. Heartbeat
05. Morning Sun
06. Man Needs Woman
07. Leaving You
08. Shooting Star
09. Simple Man
10. Movin’ On
11. Like Water
12. i. Live For The Music
13. ii. Drum Solo
14. Good Lovin’ Gone Bad
15. Feel Like Makin’ Love

CD2 – Live At The Empire Pool, Wembley, UK (March 9th, 1979)

01. Bad Company
02. Gone, Gone, Gone
03. Shooting Star
04. Rhythm Machine
05. Oh, Atlanta
06. She Brings Me Love
07. Run With The Pack
08. i. Evil Wind
09. ii. Drum Solo
10. Honey Child
11. Rock Steady
12. Rock‘n’Roll Fantasy
13. Hey Joe (Live in Washington, June 1979)
14. Feel Like Makin’ Love
15. Can’t Get Enough

See also:

Bad Company to reissue expanded versions of first two albums
Bad Company to reissue first two albums on 180-gram vinyl
Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd team up for summer tour dates
Search Bad Company at hennemusic
Search Paul Rodgers at hennemusic