Complete List Of Bad Company Albums And Songs

Bad Company Albums

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This Complete List Of Bad Company Albums And Songs presents the full discography of  Bad Company studio albums. The band Bad Company was first formed in 1973.  The group Bad Company hails from the area of Albury, Surrey, England.  This complete Bad Company discography also includes every single Bad Company live album. All these spectacular Bad Company albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Bad Company album as well as all original Bad Company album covers. Every Bad Company album listed below showcases the entire Bad Company album tracklisting.

BAD COMPANY STUDIO ALBUMS

Bad Company

Released 1974

Do you remember when this album came out? Do you remember your jaw dropping when you saw the Swan Songs Led Zeppelin label?  Bad Company was one of the first acts signed to Led Zeppelin’s own label. This was big news back then. Bad Company’s eponymous debut album established them as one of our favorite bands of all time. The album featured hits like “Can’t Get Enough” and “Movin’ On.” The album soared in the charts, achieving multi-platinum status.

The original lineup consisted of Paul Rodgers on vocals, Mick Ralphs on guitar, Simon Kirke on drums, and Boz Burrell on bass. The album was produced by the band themselves and was released on Swan Song Records. It was recorded at Headley Grange, Hampshire, England in November 1973.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Can’t Get Enough” – 4:16
  2. “Rock Steady” – 3:46
  3. “Ready for Love” – 5:01
  4. “Don’t Let Me Down” – 4:22
  5. “Bad Company” – 4:50
  6. “The Way I Choose” – 5:05
  7. “Movin’ On” – 3:21
  8. “Seagull” – 4:06

Straight Shooter

Released 1975

Continuing the momentum of their debut, “Straight Shooter” displayed the band’s aptitude for blending mellow tracks like “Feel Like Makin’ Love” with hard rock anthems like “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad.”  Again, the original lineup took charge and produced the album themselves. Released on Swan Song Records, the album was recorded at Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire, with Ronnie Lane’s Mobile Studio, in September 1974. While we loved the first Bad Company album, we liked this one even more. Everybody went crazy over the song “Shooting Star.”

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” – 3:35
  2. “Feel Like Makin’ Love” – 5:12
  3. “Weep No More” – 3:59
  4. “Shooting Star” – 6:16
  5. “Deal With the Preacher” – 5:01
  6. “Wild Fire Woman” – 4:32
  7. “Anna” – 3:41
  8. “Call on Me” – 6:03

Run With the Pack

Released 1976

“Run With the Pack” marked Bad Company’s third consecutive platinum-selling album, showcasing the band’s knack for creating robust and appealing rock staples such as “Silver, Blue & Gold” and the title track “Run With the Pack.”

Maintaining the original lineup and self-producing, the album was released on Swan Song Records. It was recorded in France using Ronnie Lane’s Mobile Studio in September and October 1975. Hands down, this is our favorite Bad Company album. The title track just blew our minds when it came out. This one wore our record player needles out.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Live for the Music” – 3:58
  2. “Simple Man” – 3:37
  3. “Honey Child” – 3:15
  4. “Love Me Somebody” – 3:09
  5. “Run with the Pack” – 5:21
  6. “Silver, Blue & Gold” – 5:03
  7. “Young Blood” – 2:37
  8. “Do Right by Your Woman” – 2:51
  9. “Sweet Lil’ Sister” – 3:29
  10. “Fade Away” – 2:54

Burnin’ Sky

Released 1977

While not replicating the chart-topping success of its predecessors, “Burnin’ Sky” was a commendable effort, offering listeners a matured, yet spirited sound, with tracks like “Everything I Need” and “Burnin’ Sky.” This was a cool album.

The lineup and self-production approach remained consistent, and it was released on Swan Song Records. Recording took place at Ridge Farm Studio in Surrey, England, from November 1976 to January 1977.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Burnin’ Sky” – 5:09
  2. “Morning Sun” – 4:07
  3. “Leaving You” – 3:24
  4. “Like Water” – 4:27
  5. “Everything I Need” – 3:22
  6. “Heartbeat” – 2:36
  7. “Peace of Mind” – 3:22
  8. “Passing Time” – 2:30
  9. “Too Bad” – 3:47
  10. “Man Needs Woman” – 3:43
  11. “Master of Ceremony” – 7:10

Desolation Angels

Released 1979

“Desolation Angels” exemplified a more mature Bad Company with a deeper exploration into their sound, adding subtle twists without losing their foundational rock edge. The album brought forth classics like “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy” and “Gone, Gone, Gone.” This is probably our second favorite Bad Company album. Those two songs stand as some of the best material the band ever released. I can still remember hearing them being played on the radio so many years ago. The good old high school days in the 1970s.

Musicians included the foundational lineup of Rodgers, Ralphs, Kirke, and Burrell, with production by Bad Company. The album was released under Swan Song Records and recorded at Ridge Farm Studio in Surrey, England, in 1978.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy” – 3:19
  2. “Crazy Circles” – 3:31
  3. “Gone, Gone, Gone” – 3:49
  4. “Evil Wind” – 4:19
  5. “Early in the Morning” – 5:45
  6. “Lonely for Your Love” – 3:28
  7. “Oh, Atlanta” – 4:07
  8. “Take the Time” – 4:14
  9. “Rhythm Machine” – 3:46
  10. “She Brings Me Love” – 4:41

Rough Diamonds

Released 1982

“Rough Diamonds” would be the last album that featured the original lineup until four members reunited in the late 1990s. The record encompasses a variety of styles and tempos yet still channels the iconic Bad Company rock vibe, with notable tracks like “Electricland” and “Untie the Knot.”

Produced by Bad Company and engineered by Chris Kimsey, “Rough Diamonds” was released on Swan Song Records and recorded at Ridge Farm Studio in Surrey, England, in early 1982.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Electricland” – 5:29
  2. “Untie the Knot” – 4:08
  3. “Nuthin’ on the TV” – 3:46
  4. “Painted Face” – 3:24
  5. “Kickdown” – 3:35
  6. “Ballad of the Band” – 2:10
  7. “Cross Country Boy” – 3:00
  8. “Old Mexico” – 3:49
  9. “Downhill Ryder” – 4:09
  10. “Racetrack” – 4:44

Fame and Fortune

Released 1986

“Fame and Fortune” introduced a fresh line-up and a noticeable shift in Bad Company’s sound, embracing a smoother, more polished production with a contemporary 80s twist. The album carries its weight with melodic tracks like “This Love” and “Fame and Fortune.”

Musicians on this album were Simon Kirke, Mick Ralphs, and new members Steve Price (bass), Greg Dechert (keyboards), and Brian Howe (vocals). It was produced by Keith Olsen and Bad Company, and released under Atlantic Records. The recording took place in 1986 at The Sol Berkshire and The Farmyard Buckinghamshire, England.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Burning Up” – 4:03
  2. “This Love” – 4:14
  3. “Fame and Fortune” – 3:31
  4. “That Girl” – 4:02
  5. “Tell It Like It Is” – 3:56
  6. “Long Walk” – 3:31
  7. “Hold on My Heart” – 4:40
  8. “Valerie” – 3:28
  9. “When We Made Love” – 4:14
  10. “If I’m Sleeping” – 4:22

Dangerous Age

Released 1988

“Dangerous Age” exhibited a further immersion into the 80s rock sound, typified by sharper production, synth layers, and a generally more upbeat, commercial approach. Tracks like “One Night” and “No Smoke Without a Fire” carry the record’s dynamic spirit.

With a stable lineup from the previous album and production managed by Terry Thomas and Bad Company, the album was released under Atlantic Records and recorded at various locations including The Sol Berkshire and The Farmyard Buckinghamshire, England, in 1988.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “One Night” – 4:38
  2. “Shake It Up” – 3:56
  3. “No Smoke Without a Fire” – 4:35
  4. “Bad Man” – 3:47
  5. “Dangerous Age” – 3:48
  6. “Dirty Boy” – 3:50
  7. “Rock of America” – 3:55
  8. “Something About You” – 4:18
  9. “The Way That It Goes” – 3:30
  10. “Love Attack” – 3:55

Holy Water

Released 1990

Into the 1990s we went not realizing that grunge music and a band called Nirvana would turn the rock music world upside down making it tough for classic rock bands like Bad Company to survive.

Musicians on the album included: Brian Howe (vocals), Mick Ralphs (guitar), Simon Kirke (drums), Felix Krish (bass), and Greg Dechert (keyboards). Produced by Tony Harris and Bad Company, and released under Atco Records. It was recorded at various locations in England in 1989.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Holy Water” – 4:06
  2. “Walk Through Fire” – 4:48
  3. “Stranger Stranger” – 4:51
  4. “If You Needed Somebody” – 4:22
  5. “Fearless” – 3:31
  6. “Lay Your Love on Me” – 4:04
  7. “Boys Cry Tough” – 4:34
  8. “With You in a Heartbeat” – 4:18
  9. “I Don’t Care” – 4:34
  10. “Never Too Late” – 3:42
  11. “Dead of the Night” – 3:40
  12. “I Can’t Live Without You” – 3:54
  13. “100 Miles” – 1:57

Here Comes Trouble

Released 1992

The album “Here Comes Trouble” sustained the 90s Bad Company sound with melodic rock cuts and polished productions, yet sustained the core rock n roll spirit, with notable tracks such as “How About That” and “This Could Be The One.”

Musicians included Brian Howe, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke, Rick Wills (bass), and various session musicians. It was produced by various personnel, including Richie Zito and Bad Company, and released under Atco Records, recorded at various locations during 1992.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “How About That” – 5:26
  2. “Stranger Than Fiction” – 5:12
  3. “Here Comes Trouble” – 4:10
  4. “This Could Be The One” – 5:17
  5. “Both Feet In The Water” – 4:42
  6. “Take This Town” – 4:14
  7. “What About You” – 3:54
  8. “Little Angel” – 5:01
  9. “Hold On To My Heart” – 4:42
  10. “Brokenhearted” – 4:46

Company of Strangers

Released 1995

“Company of Strangers” welcomed Robert Hart as the new lead vocalist, navigating the band through a blend of classic rock vibes and 90s melodic arcs, exemplified by the tracks “Down and Dirty” and “Company of Strangers.”

The musician lineup featured Simon Kirke, Mick Ralphs, Robert Hart (vocals), and Rick Wills (bass), with production by Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs and released under East West Records. Recording locations and dates are varied.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Company of Strangers” – 5:14
  2. “Clearwater Highway” – 3:25
  3. “Judas My Brother” – 4:45
  4. “Little Martha” – 2:57
  5. “Gimme Gimme” – 3:32
  6. “Where I Belong” – 4:02
  7. “Down Down Down” – 3:19
  8. “Abandoned and Alone” – 5:37
  9. “Down and Dirty” – 4:51
  10. “Pretty Woman” – 3:32
  11. “You’re the Only Reason” – 3:45
  12. “Dance With the Devil” – 2:54
  13. “Loving You Out Loud” – 2:49

Stories Told & Untold

Released 1996

The album “Stories Told & Untold” brought a unique concept to Bad Company’s discography, featuring re-recorded classic hits along with new material, providing fresh takes on legendary tracks and introducing gems like “Where I Belong” and “Hold On My Heart.” I never liked albums like this, it’s one thing to change songs in a live setting, but studio songs should stay forever as they were originally released. You cant change history.

Musicians: Simon Kirke, Mick Ralphs, Robert Hart, Rick Wills, and Dave Colwell (guitar). Produced by Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke and released under East West Records. Recorded in various locations during 1995 and 1996.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “One on One” – 5:07
  2. “Oh Atlanta” – 4:07
  3. “You’re Never Alone” – 5:03
  4. “I Still Believe in You” – 4:42
  5. “Ready for Love” – 4:59
  6. “Waiting on Love” – 4:29
  7. “Can’t Get Enough” – 4:16
  8. “Is That All There Is to Love” – 3:52
  9. “Love So Strong” – 3:49
  10. “Silver, Blue and Gold” – 4:36
  11. “Downpour in Cairo” – 4:22
  12. “Shooting Star” – 5:16
  13. “Simple Man” – 4:34
  14. “Weep No More” – 4:02

BAD COMPANY LIVE ALBUMS

Released 2002

The “In Concert: Merchants of Cool” album captured Bad Company on stage. It featured original members Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, and Mick Ralphs, along with bassist Rick Wills and guitarist Dave Colwell. The release not only offered classic hits in a live setting but also included new studio tracks, “Joe Fabulous” and “Saving Grace”.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Burnin’ Sky”
  2. “Can’t Get Enough”
  3. “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”
  4. “Feel Like Makin’ Love”
  5. “Rock Steady”
  6. “Movin’ On”
  7. “Seagull”
  8. “Ready for Love”
  9. “Deal with the Preacher”
  10. “Rock and Roll Fantasy”
  11. “All Right Now” (Free cover)
  12. “Wishing Well” (Free cover)
  13. “Bad Company”
  14. “Silver, Blue & Gold”
  15. “Run with the Pack”
  16. “Shooting Star”
  17. “Joe Fabulous” [studio track]
  18. “Saving Grace” [studio track]

Live in Albuquerque 1976

Released 2006

This was an independent release issued by Mick Ralphs. It is now unavailable but it is part of the historic record.

CD Track Listings:

Disc one

  1. Live for the Music (Mick Ralphs) – 4:47
  2. Good Lovin’ Gone Bad (Ralphs) – 4:04
  3. Deal With The Preacher (Ralphs, Paul Rodgers) – 4:59
  4. Ready for Love (Ralphs; Mott the Hoople cover) – 6:55
  5. Wild Fire Woman (Ralphs, Rodgers) – 6:15
  6. Young Blood (Doc Pomus cover) – 2:47
  7. Sweet Lil’ Sister (Ralphs) – 4:11
  8. Simple Man (Ralphs) – 4:37
  9. Shooting Star (Rodgers) – 6:22
  10. Seagull (Ralphs, Rodgers) – 4:07

Disc two

  1. Run with the Pack (Rodgers) – 6:22
  2. Feel Like Makin’ Love (Ralphs, Rodgers) – 5:46
  3. Rock Steady (Rodgers) – 4:43
  4. Honey Child (Boz Burrell, Simon Kirke, Ralphs, Rodgers) – 4:44
  5. Can’t Get Enough (Ralphs) – 7:47
  6. Bad Company (Kirke, Rodgers) – 8:33

Live at Wembley

Released 2011

“Live at Wembley” presents Bad Company during their 2010 reunion tour, with Rodgers, Kirke, and Ralphs rekindling the magic, assisted by Howard Leese (guitar) and Lynn Sorensen (bass). Encompassing seminal Bad Company tunes, it encapsulates the legacy and endurance of their music.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Can’t Get Enough”
  2. “Honey Child”
  3. “Run with the Pack”
  4. “Young Blood”
  5. “Seagull”
  6. “Gone, Gone, Gone”
  7. “Electric Land”
  8. “Simple Man”
  9. “Feel Like Makin’ Love”
  10. “Shooting Star”
  11. “Rock and Roll Fantasy”
  12. “Movin’ On”
  13. “Ready for Love”
  14. “Bad Company”
  15. “Deal with the Preacher”

Hard Rock Live

Released 2010

“Hard Rock Live” translates Bad Company’s studio prowess to the live arena, rendering classic tunes with raw, stage-born energy. The lineup included Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke, Mick Ralphs, plus additional musicians, and revisited a rich catalogue of hits, proving their timeless appeal.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Bad Company”
  2. “Honey Child”
  3. “Burnin’ Sky”
  4. “Gone, Gone, Gone”
  5. “Run with the Pack”
  6. “Live for the Music”
  7. “Seagull”
  8. “Feel Like Makin’ Love”
  9. “Movin’ On”
  10. “Simple Man”
  11. “Rock Steady”
  12. “Can’t Get Enough”
  13. “Rock and Roll Fantasy”
  14. “Ready for Love”
  15. “Shooting Star”

Live in Concert 1977 & 1979

Released 2016

A live recording from the band’s Glory Days featuring the classic lineup.

CD Track Listings:

Disc One: 1977

  1. “Burnin’ Sky” (Paul Rodgers)
  2. “Too Bad” (Mick Ralphs)
  3. “Ready for Love” (Ralphs)
  4. “Heartbeat” (Rodgers)
  5. “Morning Sun” (Rodgers)
  6. “Man Needs Woman” (Rodgers)
  7. “Leaving You” (Rodgers)
  8. “Shooting Star” (Rodgers)
  9. “Simple Man” (Ralphs)
  10. “Movin’ On” (Ralphs)
  11. “Like Water” (Rodgers, Machiko Shimizu)
  12. Drum solo (Simon Kirke)
  13. “Live for the Music” (Ralphs)
  14. “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” (Ralphs)
  15. “Feel Like Makin’ Love” (Ralphs, Rodgers)

Disc Two: 1979

  1. “Bad Company” (Kirke, Rodgers)
  2. “Gone, Gone, Gone” (Boz Burrell)
  3. “Shooting Star” (Rodgers)
  4. “Rhythm Machine” (Burrell, Kirke)
  5. “Oh, Atlanta” (Ralphs)
  6. “She Brings Me Love” (Rodgers)
  7. “Run with the Pack” (Rodgers)
  8. “Evil Wind” (Rodgers)
  9. Drum solo (Kirke)
  10. “Honey Child” (Burrell, Kirke, Ralphs, Rodgers)
  11. “Rock Steady” (Rodgers)
  12. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy” (Rodgers)
  13. “Hey Joe” (Billy Roberts)
  14. “Feel Like Makin’ Love” (Ralphs, Rodgers)
  15. “Can’t Get Enough” (Ralphs)

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