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Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
No band in rock 'n' roll has quite the hard-luck story to match that of Badfinger. Despite abundant songwriting and performing talent, a Beatles connection and critical acclaim, the band ended up penniless, with two of its... more »
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No band in rock 'n' roll has quite the hard-luck story to match that of Badfinger. Despite abundant songwriting and performing talent, a Beatles connection and critical acclaim, the band ended up penniless, with two of its members committing suicide. These two records, cut for Warner Brothers in 1974 as the band was trying to extricate itself from the legal and financial mess at Apple Records, have held up remarkably well given the circumstances under which they were recorded. In fact, we're kind of in shock that the label let them go out of print and then let us license them! Their self-titled debut for Warner Bros. featured production by Chris Thomas and songwriting contributions from everybody in the band.
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4.5 stars for Badfinger's 1974 eponomously titled LP
bass boy | Arkansas | 11/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great CD reissue of this great album by the most underrated rock band of all time. Collector's Choice should be applauded for reissuing this. The sound is very strong. Not overlycompressed, yet not muddy either. To my ears, it sounds very, very close to the LP mix, maybe just a pinch cleaner. The CD artwork book is only four pages (including the CD front cover and back cover) and includes two pages' worth of liner notes. Definitely worth picking up, along with Badfinger "Wish You Were Here," reissued the same day as this, also by Collector's Choice Music. Badfinger fans should be esctatic that these are finally in print in the U.S. (and very affordable!) Thanks CCM!!"
Don't Buy This
Chris N. | Ohio | 12/10/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This album consists of re-recorded versions of these tracks recorded by Badfinger guitarist (and only surviving member)Joey Molland and whoever was in the pick-up band he was calling Badfinger at the time. While Badfinger's first four albums ("Magic Christian Music,""No Dice,""Straight Up," and "Ass" are available on CD, since they are Apple Records recordings, you won't find them for digital download, yet. Even so, stay away from this stinker which is clearly an opportunity to raise some cash at the expense of three dead musicians."
Randy L. Smith | 02/28/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Felt stupid by not reading the other reviews before purchasing. It should really be labeled correctly as not original versions. I personally like the original versions better."