Montag, 25. November 2013: BADFINGER: CD
ICON – TIMELESS … THE MUSICAL LEGACY
Apple Capitol B0019646-02, USA.
Track 1: 1971: Day After Day (Pete Ham). Track 2: 1970: Without You (Pete Ham / Tom Evans). Track 3: 1970: Rock Of All Ages (Tom Evans / Mike Gibbens / Pete Ham). Track 4: 1970: Dear Angie (Ron Griffiths). Track 5: 1970: Come And Get It (Paul McCartney). Track 6: 1970: Maybe Tomorrow (Tom Evans). Track 7: 1970: No Matter What (Pete Ham). Track 8: 1971: Baby Blue (Pete Ham). Track 9: 1970: Believe Me (Tom Evans). Track 10: 1971: Name Of The Game (Pete Ham). Track 11: 1971: I’ll Be The One (Tom Evans / Joey Molland / Pete Ham / Mike Gibbens). Track 12: 1973: Apple Of My Eye (Pete Ham). Track 13: 1971: Suitcase (Joey Molland). Track 14: 1973: Timeless (Pete Ham). Track 15: 1974: Dennis (Pete Ham). Track 16: 1979: Love Is Gonna Come At Last (Joey Molland).
Tracks 1, 8, 10 & 13 from STRAIGHT UP, Apple SAPCOR 19, 1971
Tracks 2, 7 & 9 from NO DICE, Apple SAPCOR 16, 1970
Tracks 3 – 6 from MAGIC CHRISTIAN MUSIC, Apple SAPCOR 12, 1970
Track 11 from STRAIGHT UP – EXPANDED EDITION, Apple /EMI CD 5099964244020, 2010
Tracks 12 & 14 from ASS, Apple SAPCOR 27, 1973
Track 15 from “Wish You Were Here”, Warner Bros. LP 2827, 1974
Track 16 from “Airwaves”, Elektra 175, 1979
BADFINGER comprised PETE HAM (vocals, guitar), Tom Evans (bass), JOEY MOLLAND (quitar, keyboards) and MIKE GIBBINS (drums). They had two UK top five hits (Come And Get It, No Matter What) and a UK top ten hit (Day After Day). These singles also did well in America, but the early promise was not sustained.
Perhaps their biggest legacy to pop music was a song that PETE and TOM wrote, but which was not a hit for BADFINGER, although they recorded the song (and their version is included here). It is, of course, Without You. This haunting ballad became an international number one hit for NILSSON in 1972. It later became a country top ten hit for T. G. SHEPPARD in the eighties and a UK number one hit for MARIAH CAREY in the nineties.
Here you get the original recordings of the four songs already mentioned and many other excellent songs recorded for the APPLE label, with a couple of later tracks. Things went badly wrong for the group after they left APPLE, leading to PETE committing suicide in 1975 and TOM following suit in 1983.