Now Available: Bad Company, Live in Concert 1977 & 1979

Friday, April 29, 2016
Now Available: Bad Company, Live in Concert 1977 & 1979

Rock ‘n’ roll reigned supreme in the ‘70s, and of the bands that made the rounds and regularly tore the roofs off arenas, Bad Company was among the best of the best. That’s why it’s a little surprising that the band never released a live album during their original reign over the charts. Fortunately, a dig through the archives has provided us with the opportunity to remedy that situation. In fact, we’re not only remedying it, we’re delivering two Bad Company concerts in one handy collection, and they’re both from the band’s ‘70s heyday.

LIVE IN CONCERT 1977 & 1979 is a double-CD set featuring over two and a half hours of previously-unreleased live material taken from 24-track tapes in the band’s vault, and it’s absolutely a “what you hear is what you would’ve heard is you were there” situation. Yes, the set is available digitally. No, it’s not available on vinyl yet, but it’s coming...or, rather, they’re coming, as the two concerts are being released individually.

The first disc was recorded on May 23, 1977 at Houston’s Summit House. The second disc was almost entirely recorded on May 9, 1979 in London. Why the “almost entirely” caveat? Because there’s one track – a cover of “Hey Joe” – that was recorded on March 9, 1979 at the Capitol Center in Washington, DC. Call it a bonus. You’re welcome.

Here’s the full track listing for your viewing pleasure, and after you’ve viewed it, be sure to go pick up a copy and enjoy some listening pleasure as well.

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 Solo
14. "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 Solo
10. "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)