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Best of Free
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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Free was a supergroup before there were such things. In fact, two of its members went on to form an acknowledged supergroup in Bad Company. Vocalist Paul Rodgers, along with guitar virtuoso Paul Kossoff, helped invent the ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Free
Title: Best of Free
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: A&M
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Europe, British Isles, Blues Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075021366329

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Free was a supergroup before there were such things. In fact, two of its members went on to form an acknowledged supergroup in Bad Company. Vocalist Paul Rodgers, along with guitar virtuoso Paul Kossoff, helped invent the prototype for '70s hard rock. The band peaked commercially with its first single, "All Right Now," and didn't get U.S. airplay again until three years later, after disbanding and then reuniting, with the stunning antidrug tract "Wishing Well" from their final LP, Heartbreaker. This 1975 compilation has always stumped Free fans, since it includes nothing from the reunion, excluding the aforementioned "Wishing Well," their finest moment. Which is why the two-disc Molten Gold truly presents the band at its best. --Bill Holdship

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A best of, missed some, but pretty good overall...
Michael J Harrington | Phoenix, Arizona USA | 03/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Free was an awesome band of it's time - All Right Now still remains in my top 10 of great rockers of all time. This CD is a pretty good sampling of all the sides of Free - bluesy, rocky, mellow...I still like them better overall than the now-legacy rock of 'Bad Company'. Check these guys out if you don't mind a great CD of rock/blues/etc from the 60/70's that would fit well next to 'American Beauty', 'Abbey Road' and 'Dark Side of the Moon'."
Memories Of A Great Band !
My Opinion | U S | 05/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's been roughly 30 years since I owned Free's 8-track tape, Fire And Water, (I wore it out) and this,Best Of Free, CD sure brings back some precious memories from that old 8-track. I knew then that I was listening to a very special talent that this band had. Time slips by but ya know something..... I still remember. Somewhat spotty but I remember.
This disc is all to brief but if you purchase this,Best Of Free, CD and also purchase their last album, Heartbreaker, you have a solid twosome by this band. Those two will give you a general idea on just how good this band really was and that is exactly what I did......
5 stars for both CDs.
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THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE
Jukebox Dave | RECORD TOWN, USA | 10/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke joined the slicker, more rock steady supergroup Bad Company, they pounded out a big bluesy beat in Free, known to most only for the Top 40 warhorse ALL RIGHT NOW. But dig a little deeper, music fans, and you'll be rewarded with a powerful pastiche of rootsy rock, folk, and RNB in the vein of fellow Brits Savoy Brown and the early Peter Green-led Fleetwood Mac. Rodgers' raw-throated howl and unique phrasing coupled with doomed guitarist Paul Kossoff's raw, righteous riffing on FIRE AND WATER, CATCH A TRAIN and THE HUNTER make for an explosive earful here. For contrast, the instrumental MOUTHFUL OF GRASS (ALL RIGHT NOW's flip side) is three and a half minutes of mellow nirvana. They say the best things in life are Free: don't know 'bout life, but musically speaking, that statement holds true."