With Mott The Hoople changing, and Free in a state of disarray for various reasons, Mick Ralphs, along with Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke, joined wih ex-King Crimson bassist, Boz Burrell to form Bad Company. Little did the newly formed band realized, they’d soon be filling large arenas with their heady brand of Rock and Roll. They combined a knack for song-writing and great musicianship to produce one of Rock’s great debut albums, Bad Company. Released in 1974, Bad Company (the album) sold well, eventually putting up sales of over 5 million copies in the US alone. The new album produced three singles along with a few FM staples (“Ready For Love”, “Rock Steady”).

On August 2, Atlantic Records will celebrate their affiliation with Bad Company by releasing a remastered 6CD Box of the classic albums from the band.  With this new reissue, this Box is expanded to include two more albums, Desolation Angels (1979), and Rough Diamonds (1982). These two albums are newly remastered for this set. The new box is rebranded as Swan Song Years 1974-1982.

If you need to catch up or want the new albums that have been remastered, then this is what you may consider. (It wouldn’t surprise me to see those newly added albums being sold individually in a few months.)

Swan Song Years 1974-1982 – Bad Company

CD1 (Bad Company – 1974)
01 Can’t Get Enough (Remastered Version)
02 Rock Steady (Remastered Version)
03 Ready for Love (2015 Remaster)
04 Don’t Let Me Down (Remastered Version)
05 Bad Company (2015 Remaster)
06 The Way I Choose (Remastered Version)
07 Movin’ On (2015 Remaster)
08 Seagull

CD2 (Straight Shooter – 1975)
01 Good Lovin’ Gone Bad (2015 Remaster)
02 Feel Like Makin’ Love (2015 Remaster)
03 Weep No More (2015 Remaster)
04 Shooting Star (2015 Remaster)
05 Deal with the Preacher (2015 Remaster)
06 Wild Fire Woman (2015 Remaster)
07 Anna (2015 Remaster)
08 Call on Me (2015 Remaster)

CD3 (Run With The Pack – 1976)
01 Live for the Music (2017 Remaster)
02 Simple Man (2017 Remaster)
03 Honey Child (2017 Remaster)
04 Love Me Somebody (2017 Remaster)
05 Run with the Pack (2017 Remaster)
06 Silver, Blue & Gold (2017 Remaster)
07 Young Blood (2017 Remaster)
08 Do Right by Your Woman (2017 Remaster)
09 Sweet Lil’ Sister (2017 Remaster)
10 Fade Away (2017 Remaster)

CD4 (Burnin’ Sky – 1977)
01 Burnin’ Sky (2017 Remaster)
02 Morning Sun (2017 Remaster)
03 Leaving You (2017 Remaster)
04 Like Water (2017 Remaster)
05 Knapsack (The Happy Wanderer) [2017 Remaster]
06 Everything I Need (2017 Remaster)
07 Heartbeat (2017 Remaster)
08 Peace of Mind (2017 Remaster)
09 Passing Time (2017 Remaster)
10 Too Bad (2017 Remaster)
11 Man Needs Woman (2017 Remaster)
12 Master of Ceremony (2017 Remaster)

CD5 (Desolation Angels – 1979)
01 Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy (2018 Remaster)
02 Crazy Circles (2018 Remaster)
03 Gone, Gone, Gone (2018 Remaster)
04 Evil Wind (2018 Remaster)
05 Early In The Morning (2018 Remaster)
06 Lonely For Your Love (2018 Remaster)
07 Oh, Atlanta (2018 Remaster)
08 Take The Time (2018 Remaster)
09 Rhythm Machine (2018 Remaster)
10. She Brings Me Love (2018 Remaster)

CD6 (Rough Diamonds – 1982)
01 Electricland (2018 Remaster)
02 Untie The Knot (2018 Remaster)
03 Nuthin’ On The TV (2018 Remaster)
04 Painted Face (2018 Remaster)
05 Kickdown (2018 Remaster)
06 Ballad Of The Band (2018 Remaster)
07 Cross Country Boy (2018 Remaster)
08 Old Mexico (2018 Remaster)
09 Downhill Ryder (2018 Remaster)
10. Racetrack (2018 Remaster)

By MARowe

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