Bad Company Details "Desolation Angels" 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition

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It's all part of Bad Company's rock and roll fantasy.

The legendary band will celebrate 40th anniversary of landmark album, Desolation Angels, with a newly expanded version complete with nineteen unreleased songs taken from the album’s recording sessions.

Desolation Angles was recently remastered from the original multi-track tapes for The Swan Song Years 1974-1982, a boxed set that was released this summer. That remastered version of the album is also used in this new anniversary collection.

Desolation Angels: 40th Anniversary Edition will be available on January 10 as a two-CD set ($24.99) and a double-LP set on 180-gram vinyl ($31.98). The music will also be available from digital outlets and streaming services.

The second disc is packed with unreleased versions of seven album tracks. Highlights include alternate takes for “Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy,” “Early In The Morning” and “She Brings Me Love.” Also, the version “Oh, Atlanta” included here is played at slower tempo and adds a Fender Rhodes keyboard into the mix.

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The release also features two unreleased outtakes from the sessions. The first is “Smokin’ 45," this time in a different version that the one found on 1999 compilation, The ‘Original’ Bad Co. Anthology. The second outtake, “Rock Fever,” has never surfaced on any Bad Company release until now.

See the full track listing below.

DESOLATION ANGELS: 40th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

CD Track Listing:

Disc One

1.      “Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy”

2.      “Crazy Circles”

3.      “Gone, Gone, Gone”

4.      “Evil Wind”

5.      “Early In The Morning”

6.      “Lonely For Your Love”

7.      “Oh, Atlanta”

8.      “Take The Time”

9.      “Rhythm Machine”

10.  “She Brings Me Love”

 

Disc Two

1.      “Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy” – Alternative Version *

2.      “Gone, Gone, Gone” – Alternative Version *

3.      “Evil Wind” – Alternative Version *

4.      “Early In The Morning” – Alternative Version *

5.      “Smokin’ 45” – Outtake/Alternative Version *

6.      “Oh, Atlanta” – Slow Version with Rhodes *

7.      “Rhythm Machine’ – Alternative Version *

8.      “She Brings Me Love” – Alternative Version *

9.      “Rock Fever” – Outtake *

 

*previously unreleased

 

LP Track Listing

Side A

1.      “Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy”

2.      “Crazy Circles”

3.      “Gone, Gone, Gone”

4.      “Evil Wind”

 

Side B

1.      “Early In The Morning”

2.      “Lonely For Your Love”

3.      “Oh, Atlanta”

4.      “Take The Time”

5.      “Rhythm Machine”

6.      “She Brings Me Love”

 

Side C

1.      “Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy” – Alternative Version

2.      “Gone, Gone, Gone” – Alternative Version

3.      “Evil Wind” – Alternative Version

4.      “Early In The Morning” – Alternative Version

 

Side D

1.      “Smokin’ 45” – Outtake/Alternative Version

2.      “Oh, Atlanta” – Slow Version with Rhodes

3.      “Rhythm Machine’ – Alternative Version

4.      “She Brings Me Love” – Alternative Version

5.      “Rock Fever” – Outtake *

 

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