Desolation Angels (40th Anniversary Edition) (2019 Remaster) Bad Company

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Label: Rhino Atlantic

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Classic Rock

Artist: Bad Company

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  • 1Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy (2019 Remaster)03:19
  • 2Crazy Circles (2019 Remaster)03:35
  • 3Gone, Gone, Gone (2019 Remaster)03:49
  • 4Evil Wind (2019 Remaster)04:21
  • 5Early in the Morning (2019 Remaster)05:47
  • 6Lonely for Your Love (2019 Remaster)03:29
  • 7Oh, Atlanta (2019 Remaster)04:09
  • 8Take the Time (2019 Remaster)04:13
  • 9Rhythm Machine (2019 Remaster)03:47
  • 10She Brings Me Love (2019 Remaster)04:41
  • 11Smokin' 45 (Alternative Version 1) (2019 Remaster)03:19
  • 12Smokin' 45 (Alternative Version 2) (2019 Remaster)03:13
  • 13Rock Fever (2019 Remaster)03:03
  • 14Oh, Atlanta (Slow Version with Rhodes; 2019 Remaster)05:07
  • 15Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy (Alternative Version 1; 2019 Remaster)03:18
  • 16Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy (Alternative Version 2; 2019 Remaster)03:19
  • 17Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy (Alternative Version 3; 2019 Remaster)03:19
  • 18Crazy Circles (Alternative Version) (2019 Remaster)03:32
  • 19Gone, Gone, Gone (Alternative Take) (2019 Remaster)04:07
  • 20Early in the Morning (Alternative Version 1; 2019 Remaster)06:31
  • 21Lonely for Your Love (Alternative Version 1) (2019 Remaster)04:06
  • 22Take the Time (Alternative Version 1; 2019 Remaster)04:14
  • 23Evil Wind (Alternative Version) (2019 Remaster)05:11
  • 24Take the Time (Alternative Version 2; 2019 Remaster)04:14
  • 25Lonely for Your Love (Alternative Version 2; 2019 Remaster)03:34
  • 26She Brings Me Love (Alternative Version) (2019 Remaster)05:22
  • 27What Does It Matter (Blues Jam) (2019 Remaster)02:07
  • 28Rhythm Machine (Alternative Version) (2019 Remaster)03:44
  • 29Amen (A cappella) (2019 Remaster)02:02
  • Total Runtime01:54:32

Info for Desolation Angels (40th Anniversary Edition) (2019 Remaster)

The 40th Anniversary Edition of Bad Company’s 1979 album. Features the hit single Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy. Contains newly remastered audio along with various outtakes and alternate takes of various tracks from the album.

Formed in 1973, the British hard rock outfit Bad Company was a supergroup comprised of ex-King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell, former Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs, and singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, both previous members of Free. Powered by Rodgers' muscular vocals and Ralphs' blues-based guitar work, Bad Company was the first group signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song vanity label. Bad Company's eponymous 1974 debut was an international hit, topping the U.S. album charts and scoring with the #1 single Can't Get Enough of Your Love.

DESOLATION ANGELS: 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION presents unreleased versions of seven album tracks. Highlights include alternate takes for “Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy,” “Early In The Morning” and “She Brings Me Love.” Also, the version “Oh, Atlanta” included here is played at slower tempo and adds a Fender Rhodes keyboard into the mix.

In addition to alternate versions of album tracks, DESOLATION ANGELS: 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION also features two unreleased outtakes from the sessions. The first is “Smokin’ 45.” This version is different from the one that appeared on the 1999 compilation, The ‘Original’ Bad Co. Anthology. The second outtake, “Rock Fever,” has never surfaced on any Bad Company release until now.

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Bad Company
One of the most acclaimed bands of the classic rock era, England's 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.

Formed in 1973, Bad Company came to life when Rodgers was looking to start anew after the disintegration of his legendary band Free. His powerhouse vocals and songwriting were a main ingredient during Free's impressive five-year run; a period of time that saw the release of seven extremely influential albums that featured Free's minimalist blues-rock approach. Included among Free's dynamic body of work is the 1970 smash, 'All Right Now,' one of the most recognizable rock anthems ever recorded. Lyrics and melody by Rodgers. He was Free’s main songwriter.

Rodgers had met Mott The Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and after jamming together and listening to new songs that Ralphs had penned and songs that Rodgers had penned, Ralphs made the decision to leave Mott and form a new band with Rodgers. The duo recruited former King Crimson bassist/vocalist Boz Burrell, added drummer Simon Kirke and Rodgers Christened the band Bad Company. Rodgers’ brought in Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant and Bad Company became the first band signed to Zeppelin's Swan Song label. 'I had to fight to get the management and the record company to accept the name Bad Company,' explains Rodgers. 'They thought it was a terrible name. Peter Grant called a meeting and the band met beforehand. I told them that I had been through this before with Free as Island Records had wanted to call us the Heavy Metal Kids. We agreed to go in and tell them that we were going to be called Bad Company and that was the end of the story. As soon as Peter heard how strongly I felt about the name, he became very supportive and together we turned the record company around.'

Bad Company was an instant hit worldwide. Their 1974 self-titled debut went platinum five times over and featured the smash hits, 'Can't Get Enough,' (a Number One single) and 'Movin' On' along with electrifying rock anthems like 'Ready For Love,' 'Rock Steady' and the title track. Because of their association with Grant, a unique opportunity arose for them when it came time to record that classic first album in November 1973. 'We were bursting at the seams to get into the recording studio,' says Rodgers. 'Led Zeppelin had a mobile studio together at Headley Grange all ready to go, but they were delayed for two weeks. Peter told us that if we were quick, we could probably use the studio to lay a couple of tracks down. We steamed in and put the entire album down. Headley Grange was very atmospheric. We had the drums set up in the hallway and the guitars in the living room. We did interesting experiments like placing the vocal microphone way out in the fields for the song 'Bad Company.' We recorded that track late at night underneath a fall moon.'

The eight tracks recorded at Headley Grange clearly defined the band's stripped-down sound. Rock, blues and even country influences were skillfully layered within songs such as the beautiful Rodgers-penned ballad 'Seagull,' the straight-ahead rock of 'Movin' On' and 'Rocky Steady.' Also featured from those fertile sessions at Headley Grange are 'Little Miss Fortune,' the brooding blues rock classic 'Ready For Love' and the previously unreleased 'Superstar Woman.' While 'Superstar Woman' ultimately did not become part of Bad Company's catalog, Rodgers' belief in the song never diminished. He would eventually record a new version of the song for 'Cut Loose,' his 1983 solo album. Read more at

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