Songs of Yesterday

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's strange that a band with a song as immediate as "All Right Now" is a bit of an acquired taste, but it's the truth. Free was a powerful, majestic hard rock band at their peak, but they were also a little obtuse; a lot of their power came from their playing, and their songwriting was epic, but often elliptical. As such, they're for hard rock connoisseurs -- a band who gained a spirited, dedicated following largely because they took devotion to unlock their treasures, especially in the years following their breakup. For those fans, the five-disc Songs of Yesterday is a godsend. This is not a box for listeners with less than a consuming interest in the band ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's strange that a band with a song as immediate as "All Right Now" is a bit of an acquired taste, but it's the truth. Free was a powerful, majestic hard rock band at their peak, but they were also a little obtuse; a lot of their power came from their playing, and their songwriting was epic, but often elliptical. As such, they're for hard rock connoisseurs -- a band who gained a spirited, dedicated following largely because they took devotion to unlock their treasures, especially in the years following their breakup. For those fans, the five-disc Songs of Yesterday is a godsend. This is not a box for listeners with less than a consuming interest in the band even if you think you want total immersion in Free, this will not be as effective as purchasing each of their albums since this contains a wealth of unreleased material. Very few of the tracks are actual album tracks, most are alternate mixes or alternate versions, plus there are a lot of live tracks in the mix, as well. As long as you know what you're getting into, this isn't bad, especially since it refurbishes the band's canon for the dedicated, giving them fresh insights to familiar songs even if the new mixes aren't necessarily better than the originals -- they just sound a bit brighter and more modern. For anyone else, it's a bit much, and it doesn't quite tell the story in the right fashion, since it really offers a mirror image, alternate version rather than the real thing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/2000
  • Label: Island Uk
  • UPC: 731454249928
  • Catalog Number: 542499
  • Sales rank: 46,947

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Over The Green Hills (3:29)
  2. 2 Walk in My Shadow (3:36)
  3. 3 Wild Indian Woman (3:44)
  4. 4 Guy Stevens Blues (4:42)
  5. 5 Visions Of Hell (3:55)
  6. 6 I'm a Mover (2:58)
  7. 7 Moonshine (5:11)
  8. 8 Woman By The Sea (3:22)
  9. 9 Free Me (4:39)
  10. 10 Long Tall Sally (1:18)
  11. 11 Broad Daylight (3:12)
  12. 12 The Worm (3:06)
  13. 13 Trouble On Double Time (2:39)
  14. 14 Spring Dawn (4:10)
  15. 15 I'll Be Creepin' (3:39)
  16. 16 Sugar For Mr.Morrison (3:21)
  17. 17 Songs Of Yesterday (3:38)
  18. 18 Woman (3:43)
  19. 19 Mourning Sad Morning (5:04)
  20. 20 Fire and Water (4:09)
Disc 2
  1. 1 All Right Now (3:30)
  2. 2 Oh I Wept (4:32)
  3. 3 Remember (4:30)
  4. 4 Don't Say you Love Me (6:27)
  5. 5 The Stealer (4:32)
  6. 6 The Highway Song (4:18)
  7. 7 On My Way (4:08)
  8. 8 Sunny Day (3:15)
  9. 9 Ride On A Pony (4:20)
  10. 10 Love You So (4:56)
  11. 11 Soon I Will Be Gone (3:18)
  12. 12 My Brother Jake (3:01)
  13. 13 Makin' Love (Only My Soul) (4:00)
  14. 14 Rain (3:53)
  15. 15 Get Where I Belong (4:22)
  16. 16 Only My Soul (2:29)
  17. 17 Travelling Man (3:41)
  18. 18 Molten Gold (6:08)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Little Bit of Love (2:37)
  2. 2 Soldier Boy (2:54)
  3. 3 Sail On (3:23)
  4. 4 Guardian of the Universe (7:05)
  5. 5 Child (5:18)
  6. 6 Honky Tonk Women (3:14)
  7. 7 Lady (4:40)
  8. 8 Muddy Water (3:49)
  9. 9 Heartbreaker (5:44)
  10. 10 Wishing Well (3:40)
  11. 11 Let Me show You (6:06)
  12. 12 Let Me Show You (3:04)
  13. 13 Muddy Water (4:16)
  14. 14 Common Mortal Man (4:29)
  15. 15 Heartbreaker (6:27)
  16. 16 Seven Angels (4:58)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Ride On A Pony (5:34)
  2. 2 Be My Friend (6:16)
  3. 3 Fire and Water (4:01)
  4. 4 The Stealer (3:52)
  5. 5 Don't Say You Love Me (5:56)
  6. 6 Mr. Big (6:27)
  7. 7 I'll Be Creepin' (4:32)
  8. 8 Free Me (6:38)
  9. 9 Woman (4:18)
  10. 10 I'm a Mover (3:43)
  11. 11 Walk in My Shadow (4:18)
  12. 12 Songs of Yesterday (5:08)
  13. 13 All Right Now (7:29)
  14. 14 Crossroads (6:36)
Disc 5
  1. 1 (I Just Wanna) See You Smile (3:11)
  2. 2 Zero BC (4:35)
  3. 3 Like Water (5:39)
  4. 4 Ol'Jelly Roll - Sharks (2:40)
  5. 5 Follow Me - Sharks (3:03)
  6. 6 Fool's Life - Paul Kossoff (4:18)
  7. 7 I'm on the Run - Paul Kossoff (4:37)
  8. 8 Sammy's Alright - Paul Kossoff (4:09)
  9. 9 Hold On - Paul Kossoff (5:38)
  10. 10 Tuesday Williamsburg - John "Rabbit" Bundrick (2:59)
  11. 11 Unseen Love - John "Rabbit" Bundrick (4:35)
  12. 12 Time Spent (Time Away) - John Martyn & Paul Kossoff (18:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Free Primary Artist
John Martyn Track Performer
Paul Kossoff Track Performer
Steve Miller Organ
Jess Roden Vocals, Overdubs, Vocal Harmony
Simon Kirke Rhythm Section
George Lee Horn
Tetsu Rhythm Section
Technical Credits
Free Arranger, Producer
Mick Jagger Composer
Paul Rodgers Composer
Andy Fraser Composer
Paul Kossoff Composer
Roy Thomas Baker Engineer
Chris Blackwell Producer
John "Rabbit" Bundrick Composer, Producer
Andy Johns Engineer
Simon Kirke Composer
Peter Mew Remastering
Keith Richards Composer
Tetsu Yamauchi Composer
Richard Digby-Smith Engineer, Mastering
Gered Mankowitz Cover Photo
Steve Guy Producer
Tim Chacksfield Package Production
Phil Sutcliffe Liner Notes, Story
Phill Brown Engineer
Jane Hitchin Contributor
Zoe Roberts Contributor
David Clayton Liner Notes, Package Production, Background Coordinator
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    For the dedicated

    Great job of cleaning up the Live tracks from the Sunderland gig. Good remixes , seem to have brought Kossoff's guitar to the fore. (Stealer especially)

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