The Original Bad Company Anthology

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The 'Original' Bad Co. Anthology
Greatest hits album by Bad Company
Released 23 March 1999
Recorded Nov 1973 - Nov 1998
Genre Hard rock
Blues-rock
Length 137:33
Label Elektra
Atlantic Records
Swan Song Records
Producer Paul Rodgers for Bad Company
Bad Company chronology
Stories Told & Untold
(1996)
The Original Bad Company Anthology (1999) Merchants of Cool
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic Favorable[1]

The Original Bad Co. Anthology is a compilation album released by Bad Company in 1999 on Elektra Records. This album marks Bad Company's first new songs since 1982 to feature original lead singer Paul Rodgers. In addition to the classic hits, it also features six B-sides and outtakes. Technical information was retrieved from the 1999 Edition released by Elektra Records. Most songs on this album were previously released on Swan Song Records. The tracks "Tracking Down A Runaway", "Ain't It Good", "Hammer Of Love", and "Hey, Hey" are new recordings made for this compilation. There is a notable omission of "Electric Land", "Gone, Gone, Gone", and "Young Blood", which were fairly big hits with Rodgers.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One

  1. "Can't Get Enough" (Mick Ralphs), from Bad Company
  2. "Rock Steady" (Paul Rodgers), from Bad Company
  3. "Ready For Love" (Mick Ralphs), from Bad Company
  4. "Bad Company" (Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke), from Bad Company
  5. "Movin' On" (Mick Ralphs), from Bad Company
  6. "Seagull" (Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs), from Bad Company
  7. "Superstar Woman" (Paul Rodgers), previously unreleased (1974), later re-recorded for use on Paul's solo album Cut Loose
  8. "Little Miss Fortune" (Paul Rodgers), taken from the 'B' side of the UK/US single "Can't Get Enough" (1974)
  9. "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" (Mick Ralphs), from Straight Shooter
  10. "Feel Like Makin' Love" (Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs), from Straight Shooter
  11. "Shooting Star" (Paul Rodgers), from Straight Shooter
  12. "Deal With The Preacher" (Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs), from Straight Shooter
  13. "Wild Fire Woman" (Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs), from Straight Shooter
  14. "Easy On My Soul" (Paul Rodgers), taken from the 'B' side of the US single "Movin' On" (1974)
  15. "Whiskey Bottle" (Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs), taken from the 'B' side of the US single "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" (1975)

Disc Two

  1. "Honey Child" (Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke, Boz Burrell), from Run With the Pack
  2. "Run With the Pack" (Paul Rodgers), from Run With the Pack
  3. "Silver, Blue and Gold" (Paul Rodgers), from Run With the Pack
  4. "Do Right By Your Woman" (Paul Rodgers), previously unused mix from Run With the Pack
  5. "Burnin' Sky" (Paul Rodgers), from Burnin' Sky
  6. "Heartbeat" (Paul Rodgers), from Burnin' Sky
  7. "Too Bad" (Mick Ralphs), from Burnin' Sky
  8. "Smokin' 45" (Peter Sinfield, Boz Burrell, Tim Hinckley), previously unreleased (1976)
  9. "Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy" (Paul Rodgers), from Desolation Angels
  10. "Evil Wind" (Paul Rodgers), from Desolation Angels
  11. "Oh, Atlanta" (Mick Ralphs), from Desolation Angels
  12. "Rhythm Machine" (Simon Kirke, Boz Burrell), from Desolation Angels
  13. "Untie the Knot" (Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke), from Rough Diamonds
  14. "Downhill Ryder" (Paul Rodgers), from Rough Diamonds
  15. "Tracking Down a Runaway" (Paul Rodgers), new track recorded 1998
  16. "Ain't It Good" (Mick Ralphs), new track recorded 1998
  17. "Hammer of Love" (Paul Rodgers, Cynthia Kereluk), new track recorded 1998
  18. "Hey, Hey" (Mick Ralphs), new track recorded 1998

Charts[edit]

Album - The Original Bad Company Anthology - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1999 Pop Albums 189

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1999 "Hey Hey" Mainstream Rock Chart 15
1999 "Hammer of Love" Mainstream Rock Chart 23

Technical Information[edit]

  • Produced by: Paul Rodgers for Bad Company
  • Total album time: 138 Minutes

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