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Bad Company Streams 'Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy' From 'Live 1977 & 1979'

04/14/2016
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(Radio.com) Last month we reported that Bad Company would release two live concerts recorded in 1977 and 1979. The set, titled Live 1977 & 1979, marks the first live album to feature the band's original line up of Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke and Boz Burrell and captures the rockers at the height of their success.

The band is giving fans a taste of the effort with the premiere of "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy," which was recorded at The Empire Pool in London back on March 9, 1979.

In a recent interview with Billboard, frontman Paul Rodgers said in the late 70s Bad Company was "going through a huge surge of success" thanks to a string of rock radio hits including "Feel Like Making Love," "Shooting Star" and their namesake classic "Bad Company."

Rodgers added, "We weren't really all that used to it, and we were adjusting to it as we went and finding out what life at the top was like in a way and trying to work with it, trying to stay with it and trying to maintain it. At the same time we were trying to do the thing that we'd set out to do, which was to be very creative and make new music. There was a lot going on."

Live 1977 & 1979 is a two-disc set featuring more than two-and-a-half hours of previously unreleased live recordings from the original 24-track tapes in the group's vault.

"When I listened I was quite surprised," Rodgers said. "There's a couple things on there, like 'Leaving You,' which I didn't even know we'd actually played live, ever. And it's got a great feel, better than the record. There's some things that have turned up that have actually surprised all of us, and I thought, 'Well, if it's interesting to me perhaps it's interesting to the fans.'" Read more and stream the song here.

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