Bad Company – Live 1977 & 1979 (2CD)



Despite their reputation as one of the most exciting live bands to ever rock an arena in the Seventies, Bad Company never released a live album during its meteoric rise to the top of the charts. That will soon change when Rhino introduces the first-ever official live album to spotlight the original Bad Company line up: Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke and Boz Burrell.


The collection includes more than two-and-half hours of unreleased music taken from 24-track tapes in the band’s vault. The music heard on this live collection features absolutely no enhancements or overdubs, nothing but the band as they performed live on the night of the concert.

The first disc captures the band’s show at the Summit House in Houston, Texas, which took place on May 23, 1977. It was recorded during Bad Company’s tour supporting its fourth studio album Burning Sky. After opening with the title track from the album, the band went on to play selections from all its previous albums: Run with the Pack (1976), Straight Shooter (1975) and Bad Company (1974). Among the crowd-pleasing highlights are strong performances of “Shooting Star,” “Ready For Love,” “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” and “Feel Like Makin’ Love.”

The next disc fast-forwards two years to the band’s March 9, 1979 show in London, which was recorded during the band’s tour for its multi-platinum album, Desolation Angels. Several songs from that album were performed during the show, including “Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy,” “Gone, Gone, Gone” and “She Brings Me Love.” The group also performed several songs from earlier albums that weren’t part of the 1977 concert, like “Run With the Pack,” “Rock Steady” and “Can’t Get Enough.”

Disc One:

Live at The Summit, Houston, Texas (5/23/77)
1. “Burnin’ Sky”2. “Too Bad”3. “Ready For Love”4. “Heartbeat”5. “Morning Sun”6. “Man Needs Woman”7. “Leaving You”8. “Shooting Star”9. “Simple Man”10. “Movin’ On”11. “Like Water”12. “Live For The Music”13. Drum Solo14. “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”15. “Feel Like Makin’ Love”

Disc Two:

Live at The Empire Pool, Wembley, London (3/9/79)
1. “Bad Company”2. “Gone, Gone, Gone’3. “Shooting Star”4. “Rhythm Machine”5. “Oh, Atlanta”6. “She Brings Me Love”7. “Run With The Pack”8. “Evil Wind”9. Drum Solo10. “Honey Child”11. “Rock Steady”12. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy”13. “Hey Joe”* 14. “Feel Like Makin’ Love”15. “Can’t Get Enough”
* Recorded at Capitol Center, Washington, DC (6/26/79)

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