Two Classic Bad Company Albums to Be Reissued as Deluxe Editions

2015 starts out strong with two exciting remastered reissue projects from Bad Company.

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Back in the early '70s, the assembling of a super group was often an event to look forward to. One of those bands was Bad Company. Bad Company was formed by Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople), Paul Rodgers (Free), Simon Kirke (Free), and Boz Burrell (King Crimson). With all of those bands forming part of the consciousness of the late '60s and early '70s, the combining of these musicians to form a new and potentially exciting band was good news to many.

Signed to Led Zeppelin's label, Swan Song, Bad Company leapt out of the gate with two Top 20 singles, "Can't Get Enough", and "Movin' On". The release of their self-titled debut album in 1974 generated sales of more than five million copies.

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In 1975, just ten months later, the band released their second album, Straight Shooter, which generated two top-selling singles, "Feel Like Makin' Love" and "Good Lovin' Gone Bad."

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Bad Company would go on to create several more enduring classics over their initial eight-year period with the original line-up. That line-up would produce six studio efforts, most of which were top-sellers.

On April 6 (UK) and April 7 (US), Atlantic Records will revisit the first two Bad Company classic albums, Bad Company and Straight Shooter, with Deluxe Editions. The Deluxe Editions will contain collected bonus tracks that will include single edits, alternate takes, B-sides, and early versions of songs from the sessions.

Each Deluxe Edition will contain two CDs with remastered audio, 20-page booklets, a bonus sticker, and will be housed in classy eight-panel digipaks. Each title will also be made available on two-LP sets in 180g-weight vinyl, and digital downloads.

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