The Original Bad Company Anthology

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The 'Original' Bad Co. Anthology
Album The Original Bad.jpg
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)
Singles from The Original Bad Company Anthology
  1. "Hey Hey"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Hammer of Love"
    Released: 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[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 "Electricland", "Gone, Gone, Gone", and "Young Blood", which were fairly big hits with Rodgers.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

  1. "Can't Get Enough" (Mick Ralphs), from Bad Company (1974)
  2. "Rock Steady" (Paul Rodgers), from Bad Company
  3. "Ready for Love" (Ralphs), from Bad Company
  4. "Bad Company" (Rodgers, Simon Kirke), from Bad Company
  5. "Movin' On" (Ralphs), from Bad Company
  6. "Seagull" (Rodgers, Ralphs), from Bad Company
  7. "Superstar Woman" (Rodgers), previously unreleased (1974), later re-recorded for use on Paul's solo album Cut Loose (1983)
  8. "Little Miss Fortune" (Rodgers), taken from the B-side of the UK/US single "Can't Get Enough" (1974)
  9. "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" (Ralphs), from Straight Shooter (1975)
  10. "Feel Like Makin' Love" (Rodgers, Ralphs), from Straight Shooter
  11. "Shooting Star" (Rodgers), from Straight Shooter
  12. "Deal with the Preacher" (Rodgers, Ralphs), from Straight Shooter
  13. "Wild Fire Woman" (Rodgers, Ralphs), from Straight Shooter
  14. "Easy On My Soul" (Rodgers), taken from the B-side of the US single "Movin' On" (1974)
  15. "Whiskey Bottle" (Rodgers, Ralphs), taken from the B-side of the US single "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" (1975)

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "Honey Child" (Rodgers, Ralphs, Kirke, Boz Burrell), from Run with the Pack (1976)
  2. "Run with the Pack" (Rodgers), from Run with the Pack
  3. "Silver, Blue and Gold" (Rodgers), from Run with the Pack
  4. "Do Right by Your Woman" (Rodgers), previously unused mix from Run with the Pack
  5. "Burnin' Sky" (Rodgers), from Burnin' Sky (1977)
  6. "Heartbeat" (Rodgers), from Burnin' Sky
  7. "Too Bad" (Ralphs), from Burnin' Sky
  8. "Smokin' 45" (Peter Sinfield, Burrell, Tim Hinckley), previously unreleased (1976)
  9. "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy" (Rodgers), from Desolation Angels (1979)
  10. "Evil Wind" (Rodgers), from Desolation Angels
  11. "Oh, Atlanta" (Ralphs), from Desolation Angels
  12. "Rhythm Machine" (Kirke, Burrell), from Desolation Angels
  13. "Untie the Knot" (Rodgers, Kirke), from Rough Diamonds (1982)
  14. "Downhill Ryder" (Rodgers), from Rough Diamonds
  15. "Tracking Down a Runaway" (Rodgers), new track recorded 1998
  16. "Ain't It Good" (Ralphs), new track recorded 1998
  17. "Hammer of Love" (Rodgers, Cynthia Kereluk), new track recorded 1998
  18. "Hey, Hey" (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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