Badfinger was an instant love for many with the release of their “Come And Get It’ tune. It was a part of the Magic Christian Music soundtrack, and is considered he band’s debut issue. From there, their Apple music ran through 1973 with Ass. For their next chapter, Badfinger signed with Warner Brothers in a deal that ran for two albums, and included Badfinger (1974), and Wish You Were Here (1974). But the momentum was lost with Ass, which, interestingly, didn’t chart well for the band. That disinterest carried over to the two WB issues. Despite the poor chart showings, the two albums (and Ass) were excellent albums.

On November 2, Real Gone Music will release two expanded and remastered reissues of those two Warner Brothers releases. Badfinger (the album), will deliver the original album and add in ten bonus tracks, most being “works in progress”. One of the songs, “Love My Lady” is an outtake from the original recording sessions.

Wish You Were Here will provide the original nine tracks remastered and expand it with a more luxurious offering of nine 2018 alternate mixes, and one unreleased song, “Queen Of Darkness”, newly mixed in 2018, all exclusively for this reissue package.

I’ll be looking forward to listening to these two sets.


01. I Miss You
02. Shine On
03. Love Is Easy
04. Song For A Lost Friend
05. Why Don’t We Talk?
06. Island
07. Matted Spam
08. Where Do We Go From Here?
09. My Heart Goes Out
10. Lonely You
11. Give It Up
12. Andy Norris
13. Love My Lady – unreleased song outtake
14. Shine On – work in progress mix
15. Song For A Lost Friend – work in progress mix
16. Island – work in progress mix
17. Matted Spam – work in progress mix
18. Where Do We Go From Here – work in progress mix
19. My Heart Goes Out – work in progress mix
20. Lonely You – work in progress mix
21. Give It Up – work in progress mix
22. Andy Norris – work in progress mix

Wish You Were HereBadfinger

01. Just A Chance
02. You’re So Fine
03. Got To Get Out Of Here
04. Know One Knows
05. Dennis
06. In The Meantime/Some Other Time
07. Love Time
08. King Of The Load (T)
09. Meanwhile Back At The Ranch/Should I Smoke
10. Queen Of Darkness – unreleased song mixed 2018
11. Just A Chance – alternate mix 2018
12. Your So Fine – alternate mix 2018
13. Got To Get Out Of Here – alternate mix 2018
14. Know One Knows – alternate mix 2018
15. Dennis – alternate mix 2018
16. In The Meantime / Some Other Time – alternate mix 2018
17. Love Time – alternate mix 2018
18. Meanwhile Back At The Ranch / Should I Smoke – alternate mix 2018
19. Know One Knows – alternate Single mix 2018


By MARowe