Thursday, April 14, 2016

AUDIO: Bad Company preview 1970s live album release

Bad Company are streaming audio of their classic track, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy”, as a preview to the forthcoming package, “Live In Concert 1977 & 1979.”

Due April 29, the 2CD set 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 recordings 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.”

The live package is being issued in sync with the group's co-headlining US tour with Joe Walsh, which begins in Dallas, TX on May 12.

Bad Company have hired former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson to sit in for the absent Mick Ralphs on the tour.

“I’ve decided to sit this upcoming US tour out,” explains Ralphs. “The travel required to do these dates is something I’m just not feeling up for at the moment. I’m glad the band found Rich to take my place for this run, I’m sure he’ll be great. See you all again soon. Much love to Paul and Simon, and love to all our fans for supporting us over the years Thanks.”

See also:

Bad Company hires Black Crowes guitarist for US tour
Bad Company and Joe Walsh announce US tour
Bad Company to release 1970s live album
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