Free – 1971 - Free Live! (2014 Japanese Limited SHM-SACD) [FLAC@88.2khz24bit] (Size: 807.47 MB)
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Free – 1971 - Free Live!
(2014 Japanese Limited SHM-SACD) [FLAC@88.2khz24bit]
Free was an English rock band formed in London in 1968, best known for their 1970 signature song "All Right Now". They disbanded in 1973 and lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become a frontman of the band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums. Lead guitarist Paul Kossoff formed Back Street Crawler and died from drug-induced heart failure at the age of 25 in 1976. Bassist Andy Fraser formed Sharks. The band was famed for its sensational live shows and nonstop touring. However, early studio albums did not sell very well – until the release of Fire and Water which featured the massive hit "All Right Now". The song helped secure them a place at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 where they played to 600,000 people. By the early 1970s, Free was one of the biggest-selling British blues rock groups; by the time the band dissolved in 1973, they had sold more than 20 million albums around the world and had played more than 700 arena and festival concerts. "All Right Now," remains a rock staple, and had been entered into ASCAP's "One Million" airplay singles club. Rolling Stone has referred to the band as "British hard rock pioneers". The magazine ranked Rodgers No. 55 in its list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time", while Kossoff was ranked No. 51 in its list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Free was signed to Island Records in the UK and A&M Records in North America. Both labels became part of the PolyGram group in 1989, then Universal Music Group in 1998; UMG now controls the band's catalogue worldwide.
Free Live! (2014 Japanese Limited SHM-SACD)
Title: Free Live!
Format: SACD, Hybrid, Album, Stereo, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, SHM
Producer: Andy Johns
Release Date: September 1971, (Japanese Limited SHM-SACD July 30, 2014)
Recorded: January 1970 – March 1971 at Sunderland and Croydon
Label: Island Records, Universal Records Japan
Barcode: 4 988005 831538
Genre: Rock, British Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock
Free Live! is a live album by English rock band Free. It was rush-released by Island Records to commemorate the band, who had broken up in April 1971. Possibly because of the publicity caused by their breakup (which had also earned them a successful parting single "My Brother Jake" that same month) the album was a hit, reaching #4 in the UK album charts. It fared less well in the United States however, reaching only #89.
AllMusic Review by Matthew Greenwald:
Although Free made excellent studio records, Free “Live” is perhaps the best way to experience the band in all its glory. Led by singer-guitarist Paul Rodgers and lead guitarist Paul Kosoff, the band swings through nine songs with power, clarity, and a dose of funk. Of course, the hit single “All Right Now” is gleefully extended, much to the audience’s and listener’s delight. Superbly recorded by Andy Johns, this is one of the greatest live albums of the 1970s.
01. All Right Now - 6:26
02. I’m A Mover - 3:42
03. Be My Friend - 5:56
04. Fire And Water - 3:58
05. Ride On A Pony - 4:31
06. Mr. Big - 6:20
07. The Hunter (Live – Sunderland) - 5:20
08. Get Where I Belong - 4:18
Paul Rodgers – vocals
Paul Kossoff – guitar
Andy Fraser – bass guitar
Simon Kirke – drums
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