Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Bad Company to release Swan Song Years 1974-1982 box set

Bad Company will release a new box set, “The Swan Song Years 1974-1982”, on August 2.

The 6CD package includes every studio album the group released on Led Zeppelin’s record label during the era, and delivers newly-remastered versions of 1979’s “Desolation Angels” and 1982’s “Rough Diamonds” that are making their debut as part of this set.

The other albums included in the collection are: “Bad Company” (1974), “Straight Shooter” (1975), “Run With The Pack” (1976) and “Burnin' Sky” (1977).

In 1973, members of three popular bands came together to form Bad Company: singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke of Free; Mick Ralphs of Mott The Hoople, and King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell; that same year, Bad Company was the first band signed to Led Zeppelin's new record label, Swan Song.

The band's 1974 debut, "Bad Company", went to No. 1 in America and was certified 5x platinum on the strength of future-radio staples like "Can't Get Enough," "Rock Steady" and "Movin' On." The multi-platinum streak continued a year later with “Straight Shooter”, which hit 3x platinum with tracks like "Good Lovin' Gone Bad," "Shooting Star" and "Feel Like Makin' Love."

The band notched another platinum record with 1976’s “Run With The Pack”, which includes "Silver, Blue & Gold," a song that has become a fan-favorite even though its never been released as a single. “Burnin' Sky” went gold in 1977 and was followed two years later by the double-platinum “Desolation Angels.”

The end of an era came in 1982 with the release of “Rough Diamonds”; certified gold, it was the last album the band recorded for Swan Song and the final studio album the original quartet ever released.

Bad Company are currently playing dates across the US.

Bad Company
“The Swan Song Years 1974-1982”

Release date: August 2

(1974) Bad Company (2015 remaster)
(1975) Straight Shooter (2015 remaster)
(1976) Run With The Pack (2017 remaster)
(1977) Burnin' Sky (2017 remaster)
(1979) Desolation Angels (2019 remaster)
(1982) Rough Diamonds (2019 remaster)

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