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The Free Story

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All Music Guide - Ben Davies
Although record sales never went along with it, Free were British rock at its pinnacle. Their studio albums were superb through and through, while the one live release perhaps represented the band at their peak. This best-of features the cream of Free's releases up to 1973. Extending past the easily accessible rock tracks into the realms of the bands quieter acoustic moments, as well as the more experimental areas of Free's material, The Free Story gives the whole picture of what Rogers, Kirke, Fraser, and Kossoff were about. The track selection well shows off the bands musical ability, from Paul Kossoff's vibrato-laden guitar to Andy Fraser's captivating bass playing. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ben Davies
Although record sales never went along with it, Free were British rock at its pinnacle. Their studio albums were superb through and through, while the one live release perhaps represented the band at their peak. This best-of features the cream of Free's releases up to 1973. Extending past the easily accessible rock tracks into the realms of the bands quieter acoustic moments, as well as the more experimental areas of Free's material, The Free Story gives the whole picture of what Rogers, Kirke, Fraser, and Kossoff were about. The track selection well shows off the bands musical ability, from Paul Kossoff's vibrato-laden guitar to Andy Fraser's captivating bass playing. Indeed, few bands come close to the overall musicianship of Free. "Free left a legacy of enduring music which became a role model for much of which followed...The Free Story is testament to that heritage," declares the album notes. Few would disagree with that statement.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/2001
  • Label: Island Uk
  • UPC: 042284234320
  • Catalog Number: 842343
  • Sales rank: 64,666

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm a Mover (2:56)
  2. 2 I'll Be Creepin' (3:27)
  3. 3 Mourning Sad Morning (5:04)
  4. 4 All Right Now (4:14)
  5. 5 Heavy Load (5:19)
  6. 6 Fire and Water (3:57)
  7. 7 Be My Friend (5:44)
  8. 8 The Stealer (3:15)
  9. 9 Soon I Will Be Gone (3:01)
  10. 10 MR. Big (5:57)
  11. 11 The Hunter (5:21)
  12. 12 Get Where I Belong (4:18)
  13. 13 Travelling Man (3:20)
  14. 14 Just for the Box (3:29)
  15. 15 Lady (3:57)
  16. 16 My Brother Jake (2:50)
  17. 17 Little Bit of Love (2:33)
  18. 18 Sail On (3:04)
  19. 19 Come Together in the Morning (4:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Free Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Junior Wells Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Free Producer
Paul Rodgers Composer, Producer
Andy Fraser Composer, Producer
Paul Kossoff Composer
Rabbit Producer
Billy Walker Liner Notes
Chris Blackwell Producer
Donald "Duck" Dunn Composer
Andy Johns Producer
Booker T. Jones Composer
John Kelly Producer
Simon Kirke Composer
Guy Stevens Producer
Tetsu Producer
Al Jackson Jr. Composer
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