This box contains 16 Apple Records albums, originally issued between 1968 and 1974. There is also a brand-new single compilation Come And Get It: The Best Of Apple Records. Each original album has been re-mastered and the vast majority features bonus material, as well as new packaging that includes updated notes and visuals.
This is a 12-track British compilation of Badfinger's two Warner Bros. albums, containing eight songs from Badfinger and four from Wish You Were Here, both originally released in 1974. None of the band's classic tracks are to be found here, but this set demonstrates that even in decline Badfinger could make some enjoyable music.
A detailed biography of Badfinger by Dan Matovina was published in 1998, titled "Without You: The Tragic Story Of Badfinger". "Without You: The Tragic Story Of Badfinger" is among the most tragic in the history of rock'n'roll. They were championed by the Beatles, yet their two principal songwriters committed suicide. An expose of the music business, Without You also serves as a tribute to the band's work. This edition includes a CD of over 72 minutes of music and interviews.
Mike Gibbins' second solo album was released on October 31, 2000 on Exile Music CDMG02. The album was recorded with an 8-track Adat, a 16 track Mackie mixer and a few cheap outboard effects. Overall, this is a tremendous CD by Mike and Rick Warsing. Ron Griffiths' contributions only make it even better. No Badfinger fan should be without this CD. It's probably the best solo CD by any Badfinger member, and is a lot of fun to listen to repeatedly.
Mike Gibbins' first solo album, one and a half years in the making, was recorded at Exile Studio in Oveido, Florida on a digital 8-track recorder which Mike loaned from August Fritsch. Mike wrote, produced, recorded and engineered the album himself. Mike sings, plays drums & percussion, and plays all the keyboard parts. He is helped out on bass, guitars and backing vocals by Rick Warsing, who Mike discovered playing in a country band. Mike was impressed by his guitar playing and asked him if he was interested in listening to some demos he had recorded, intended for other artists to cover.
Joey Molland's group Badfinger was one of the great power pop bands of all time. Before the Raspberries, the Dwight Twilley Band, and other tunesmiths found the magic of energetic car radio melodies, Molland and crew led the way. This Way Up continues that work and is one of the best solo discs that ex-members of the Beatles never made. It bears repeating – This Way Up contains the essence of what was great about those early solo Beatles albums, not surprising because Molland played on some of them.
Joey Molland's solo albums aren't as well-known as his work with Badfinger, which is regrettable because the singer has done some worthwhile things on his own. The Pilgrim, one of Molland's solo recordings, is a decent release that was recorded when he was 43. While Badfinger fans can appreciate this collection of melodic rock & roll and pop/rock, one shouldn't think of The Pilgrim as a Badfinger tribute album (which it isn't). Like the solo albums of Blondie's Deborah Harry, Kiss' Ace Frehley, or The Go-Gos' Belinda Carlisle, The Pilgrim must be accepted on its own terms and on its own merits – this CD would have been noteworthy even if Molland had never been a member of Badfinger. Much of The Pilgrim is reflective and contemplative, although some outright rockers are included as well, most notably "Hard Time" and the angry socio-political smoker "You Make Me Sick."
A second collection of unearthed demos from the late Pete Ham, and far more interesting than our first look at these tapes (7 Park Avenue). There are beautiful tunes aplenty here that you'll be humming after this disc spins down. Of particular note are the catchy "Makes Me Feel Good" and a stunning demo of the Badfinger classic "Midnight Caller".
7 Park Avenue is the first of two posthumous CD releases of demo material recorded by Badfinger's Pete Ham. The recordings are taken from various eras, beginning with compositions he wrote during his years with The Iveys from 1967 to 1969, and running throughout his tenure with Badfinger, ending with his death in 1975. The majority of these recordings were made on The Iveys' Sound-On-Sound Revox mono tape machine. Many of the songs highlight Ham playing all the instruments. However, session musicians occasionally augment some of the tracks, most notably former Badfinger member Bob Jackson and former Iveys member, Ron Griffiths. All of the vocals and guitar licks are Ham's original performances.
BBC in Concert 1972-1973 is a CD of live recordings by the British rock group Badfinger released in 1997 by Strange Fruit Records and then re-released in 2000 by Fuel 2000 Records. The recordings were made for the BBC in 1972 and 1973, in two separate concerts at the Paris Theatre in London. The album also includes a 1970 BBC recording of Badfinger's first Top 10 hit, "Come and Get It".