Bad Company - Straight Shooter

Double Album 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl Expanded Edition

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Straight Shooter is the second studio album by British hard rock band Bad Company, originally released in April 1975 via Island Records in the UK and Swan Song Records in the US.

Cut straight on the heels of their 1974 debut - just a matter of three months later; not quite long enough to know how big a success the first LP would be - Straight Shooter is clearly cut from the same cloth as its predecessor.

It’s a tight collection of strong, steady, heavy rockers that never, ever proceed in a hurry, but from the moment "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" kicks off the proceedings, it's clear that Bad Company have decided to expand their palette this second time around.

Where Bad Company was stark, minimalist hard rock, Straight Shooter bears lots of different, vibrant colours: acoustic guitars are used for light and shade, guitars are channelled through chorus pedals, pianos and organs alternate with the occasional wash of strings, and the entire thing feels bigger and bolder than before.

The two big hits, "Feel Like Makin' Love" and "Shooting Star", became classic rock staples due to this expanded aural vocabulary, and even straight-ahead rockers like "Good Lovin' Gone Bad" and "Deal With The Preacher" benefit from this additional muscle, while they feel comfortable enough to settle into a soulful groove on "Anna" and "Call On Me". This dexterity shows that Bad Company could sound just as powerful and threatening when they're not concentrating on a heavy guitar crunch.

This expanded deluxe edition was released 40 years to the month of Straight Shooter’s original release. Straight Shooter rose to No. 3 on the US album charts and was certified triple platinum.

Of the bonus tracks, all are previously unreleased. Among the standouts are a stripped down version of “Shooting Star” and an alternate version of “Good Lovin’ Gone bad” featuring alternate guitar and vocals.

Check out the tracks: “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”; “Feel Like Makin’ Love” and “Shooting Star”.

This Deluxe Expanded Edition LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with a bonus LP of alternate versions and bonus tracks is pressed in Europe on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

(081227955519)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

 

LP 1 – Original Album Remastered

 

A1

Good Lovin’ Gone Bad

3:35

A2

Feel Like Makin’ Love

5:12

A3

Weep No More

3:59

A4

Shooting Star

6:16

B1

Deal With The Preacher

5:01

B2

Wild Fire Woman

4:32

B3

Anna

3:41

B4

Call On Me

6:03

 

 

 

 

LP 2 – Previously Unreleased Bonus Tracks

 

C1

Good Lovin’ Gone Bad (Alternate Vocal & Guitar)

3:16

C2

Feel Like Makin’ Love (Take Before Master)

5:42

C3

Weep No More (Alternate Early Slow Version)

5:07

C4

Shooting Star (Alternate Take)

5:32

D1

Deal With The Preacher (Early Version)

5:38

D2

Wild Fire Woman (Alternate Vocal & Guitar)

4:06

D3

Anna (Alternate Vocal)

3:39

D4

Call On Me (Alternate Take)

5:42

SKU 081227955519
Record Label Swan Song Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 081227955519
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 07 April 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 02 April 1975
Barcode # 081227955519
Shipping Weight 0.5850kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Previously Unreleased Bonus Tracks, Remastered Audio, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Hard Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Genre Blues Rock
Format VINYL LP

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