BAD COMPANY: Getting Deluxe Treatment
Band is re-releasing first two albums with bonus material.
Bad Company‘s first two albums — 1974’s Bad Company and 1975’s Straight Shooter — are getting the deluxe reissue treatment.
Both are coming out on April 7th and each one has been remastered and comes with rare and unreleased recordings. They are also coming out on vinyl, which will contain some of the bonus tracks offered on the CD versions.
Bad Company contains 12 tracks, eight of which are previously unreleased including a demo for the ballad “The Way I Choose,” an alternate take of “Bad Company” recorded right before the album version, and an unedited version of “Superstar Woman,” which Paul Rodgers later recorded in 1983 for his solo album, Cut Loose.
Straight Shooter contains 14 bonus tracks, 13 of which are previously unreleased ,including a stripped-down version of “Shooting Star,” a remix of “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” with alternative guitar and vocals tracks, and the never-before-released “See the Sunlight” and “All Night Long.”
We spoke with Paul Rodgers this past Sunday on the Rock Legends Cruise 3 and he told us he was “quite surprised. There are a couple of tracks that I don’t even know why we didn’t put them on the album…so there are a couple of gems in there.”