If Badfinger's debut album Magic Christian Music sounds patchy, there's a reason why: It was assembled from three different sources. Although the title suggests that the record is a soundtrack to The Magic Christian it isn't. It's a hodgepodge, containing the group's three contributions to the film, six highlights from the band's pre-Badfinger album Maybe Tomorrow (released when they were known as the Iveys), an alternate take from Maybe Tomorrow, and four new songs…
A profile of the 1970s popsters, containing extensive live footage of hits like "No Matter What" and the chart-topping "Come & Get It." Also includes interviews and documentary footage revealing the band's rocky path to fame–a path which ended when two members committed suicide…
A detailed biography of Badfinger by Dan Matovina was published in 1998, titled "Without You: The Tragic Story Of Badfinger". "Without You: The Tragic Story Of Badfinger" is among the most tragic in the history of rock'n'roll. They were championed by the Beatles, yet their two principal songwriters committed suicide. An expose of the music business, Without You also serves as a tribute to the band's work. This edition includes a CD of over 72 minutes of music and interviews.
Straight Up is the third album by British rock band Badfinger, released in December 1971 in the United States and February 1972 in Britain. Issued on the Beatles' Apple record label, it includes the hit singles "Day After Day" and "Baby Blue", and the similarly popular "Name of the Game", all of which were written by singer and guitarist Pete Ham. The album marked a departure from the more rock-oriented sound of Badfinger's previous releases, partly as a result of intervention by Apple Records regarding the band's musical direction. Although Straight Up received a mixed response from critics on release, many reviewers now regard it as the band's best album. Rolling Stone critic David Fricke has referred to it as "Badfinger's power-pop apex".
A well-chosen 21-track best-of, wisely emphasizing their melodic, tender side rather than their oft-pedestrian hard rockers, Come and Get It draws from all four of their late-'60s and early-'70s Apple albums, although the absence of "We're for the Dark" from No Dice is a significant omission.
Japanese limited edition issue in a deluxe LP sleeve replica of the original album artwork of the live album recorded in March 1974 and first released in 1990. Comes with a paper "obi" strip and a serial number. During a concert tour in the Midwestern United States in 1974, Badfinger learned that the Agora venue in Cleveland, Ohio, contained a 16-track studio capable of live recordings. The group had released five studio albums up to this point but had not made any professional live recordings. Deciding to utilise the equipment, Badfinger recorded two of their shows at the Agora. Due to audio distortion and essentially a moderate performance by the group, the tapes were not used at the time.
"Airwaves" is an album released by British rock band Badfinger in 1979 on the Elektra label (a sister label to Warner Bros. Records, their previous label), the seventh album released that was credited to Badfinger. Anticipated as a comeback album for the group at the time, expectations were not quite realized, as the "group" now consisted of just the duo of Tom Evans and Joey Molland, accompanied by guitarist Joe Tansin and various session musicians. Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Badfinger features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and 2013 remastering.
"Wish You Were Here" is the sixth album by rock band Badfinger and their third consecutive album produced by Chris Thomas. It was recorded in the spring of 1974 at Colorado's Caribou Ranch and released in November of that year on Warner Bros. Records. Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Badfinger features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and 2013 remastering.
Straight Up is the third album by power pop band Badfinger, released on December 13, 1971. It is widely regarded as Badfinger's best album, spawning two Top 20 singles in the U.S. and being commercially successful in its own right. The album was released on the The Beatles' Apple Records label and was unavailable for many years after it closed. It became a highly sought-after album by collectors until it was finally re-issued on CD in 1993.
Despite its title Badfinger’s “Magic Christian Music” is NOT the official soundtrack to the Peter Sellers/Ringo Starr film “The Magic Christian.” The actual soundtrack album for the film, which featured three new songs from Badfinger, had originally been scheduled for release on the Beatles’ record label, Apple Records, but the addition to the running order of the Thunderclap Newman song "Something in the Air" prevented that. Instead, the soundtrack was released on the little-known label Commonwealth United Records in the U.S. and on Pye in the U.K. As a result, it was largely unavailable to American record buyers. To capitalize on this gap, and the fast-selling "Come And Get It" single, Apple Records combined the three Badfinger movie songs (their Top 10 Paul McCartney penned hit "Come And Get It," "Carry On Till Tomorrow," and "Rock Of All Ages") with seven songs found on their debut album as The Iveys ("Maybe Tomorrow") and four previously unreleased songs to create a pseudo-soundtrack.