The Very Best of Badfinger

The Very Best of Badfinger

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The Very Best of Badfinger 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a collective song album of a very special group. You can probably hear what I think is ''their'' song on song #4 on the cd. I do think their story is a sad one, but I think they were an excellent group. I will always enjoy listening to them. Badfinger you were cool!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This collection is missing some of the classic Apple tracks that comprised 1995's compilation ''Come & Get It'', most notably several of the tracks from ''Straight Up.'' But this is a more comprehensive and more satisfying collection that highlights the career of one of rock's most underrated bands. This collection, along with the ''Straight Up'' & ''No Dice'' albums, prove that Badfinger were not second rate Beatles clones but a first rate pop/rock band in their own right. Its hign time for a boxed set from these guys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OK, that's a silly subject line I admit, but I think there's some truth to it. Indeed, Badfinger's ascention arose in the wake of the Beatles' imminent breakup, and that the public happened to still want to hear tight harmony vocals and quality songcraft on the radio past 1970 (well past that in fact, witness Cheap Trick, Squeeze, and Phantom Planet). That their first four albums were on the Apple label and had worked with all ex-Beatles in some capacity (McCartney wrote and produced "Come and Get It", guesting on Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' and Bangladesh concert, Lennon's 'Imagine', and contributing music to a film Ringo appeared in, 'The Magic Christian') made it nearly impossible to not think of the Beatles when hearing Badfinger. But looking past those associations, they did manage to make some very good music and at least two of their earlier albums, 'No Dice' and 'Straight Up' are considered classics. They had all the high-quality tunesmithery and production values of the Beatles, but without the silly detours (Ringo), the bizarre, barely listenable experimentation (Yoko) or John vs Paul, George vs John and Paul, and poor Ringo having to deal with it all (ego) ... For best-of's, I prefer the previous compilation 'Come and Get It: The Best of Badfinger' to the newer 'Very Best of Badfinger' since it concentrates on those classic years 1969 - 1973 (and includes more tracks from 'A$$', an album better than most people remember), right before it all unravelled for the band and Pete Ham's sad and lonely suicide in 1975. But 'the Very Best of' does have the big hits, and some good tracks from later albums 'Badfinger' and 'Wish You Were Here' (albums most of us never got to hear since they were widely unavailable not long after their release). Only real issue I have with 'Very Best Of' is the "alternate" version of "The Name of the Game" in place of the original version from 'Straight Up' (original version is much better and soul-wrenching). P.S. I had to use the '$' font when typing the album title that begins with the letter 'a' (hint: album title is synonym for donkey, or your tuchus!) B&N considered it an offensive word - despite the fact that the offending word does appear in one of the main reviews of this album.