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Bad Company / Desolation Angels 40th anniversary deluxe editions

Bad Company / Desolation Angels 40th anniversary 2CD deluxe

2CD and 2LP deluxe editions

Bad Company‘s fifth album Desolation Angels is being reissued as a 40th anniversary deluxe edition next month.

The 1979 album features the single ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy’ and the new deluxe edition features the 2019 remaster (used for The Swan Song Years box set) along with a bonus disc of previously unreleased versions of album tracks and outtakes.

These include alternate takes of ‘Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy,’ ‘Early In The Morning’ and ‘She Brings Me Love’. The outtakes are ‘Smokin’ 45’ (different from the one that appeared on 1999’s The ‘Original’ Bad Co. Anthology) and ‘Rock Fever’.

All bonus tracks feature on both the 2CD deluxe edition and a 2LP vinyl deluxe. The vinyl is being retailed as a ‘bricks and mortar’ exclusive so you’re not going to find this on the likes of Amazon. You can pre-order the vinyl from via Rough Trade in the USA and Rough Trade the UK.

Desolation Angels 40th anniversary deluxe will be released on 10 January 2020.

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Bad Company / Desolation Angels 40th anniversary 2CD deluxe

Desolation Angels 40th anniversary 2CD deluxe

CD 1

Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy
Crazy Circles
Gone, Gone, Gone
Evil Wind
Early In The Morning
Lonely For Your Love
Oh, Atlanta
Take The Time
Rhythm Machine
She Brings Me Love

CD 2

Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy – Alternative Version *
Gone, Gone, Gone – Alternative Version *
Evil Wind – Alternative Version *
Early In The Morning – Alternative Version *
Smokin’ 45 – Outtake/Alternative Version *
Oh, Atlanta – Slow Version with Rhodes *
Rhythm Machine – Alternative Version *
She Brings Me Love – Alternative Version *
Rock Fever – Outtake *

*previously unreleased 

Bad Company / Desolation Angels 40th anniversary 2CD deluxe

Desolation Angels 40th anniversary 2LP vinyl

LP 1

Side A

Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy
Crazy Circles
Gone, Gone, Gone
Evil Wind

Side B

Early In The Morning
Lonely For Your Love
Oh, Atlanta
Take The Time
Rhythm Machine
She Brings Me Love

 LP 2

Side A

Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy – Alternative Version *
Gone, Gone, Gone – Alternative Version *
Evil Wind – Alternative Version *
Early In The Morning – Alternative Version *

Side B

Smokin’ 45 – Outtake/Alternative Version *
Oh, Atlanta – Slow Version with Rhodes *
Rhythm Machine – Alternative Version *
She Brings Me Love – Alternative Version *
Rock Fever – Outtake *

*previously unreleased 

12 responses to Bad Company / Desolation Angels 40th anniversary deluxe editions

  1. Chad says:

    Holding the set in my hand now, can confirm there are 18 tracks on disc 1 and 11 on disc 2. Amazon is indeed correct.

    Very pleased with this release!

  2. Marty says:

    Amazon UK emailed yesterday to inform me that my preorder had been delayed until 21/01. Nevertheless, I have downloaded the release in FLAC & HiRes from another source and can confirm that the Amazon tracklist is correct i.e. Disc 1 – 18 tracks and Disk 2 – 11 tracks. Therefore, 19 bonus tracks. Very pleased!

  3. Tim Joseph says:

    I bought this today. The Amazon track listing is correct. Not sure whether you’ll want to change your post. Glad of the extra tracks here :)

  4. Isaías says:

    Such a unhappy news, if Amazon is wrong there’s plenty of missing stuff !!!!
    A single CD was enough not 2-cds set !!!!

  5. vikerii says:

    Excellent news…and looks like a great set of bonus tracks. This is great since it increases my hopes they’ll release Rough Diamonds. A great album, and swan song from the original lineup!

  6. peter chrisp says:

    thanks 4 details Paul & all the best for you & family 2020, keep up the great work. Appreciate the regular updates amazing!

  7. Isaías says:

    Yes, more tracks indeed!

    CD1]
    1. Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy (2019 Remaster)
    2. Crazy Circles (2019 Remaster)
    3. Gone, Gone, Gone (2019 Remaster)
    4. Evil Wind (2019 Remaster)
    5. Early in the Morning (2019 Remaster)
    6. Lonely for Your Love (2019 Remaster)
    7. Oh, Atlanta (2019 Remaster)
    8. Take the Time (2019 Remaster)
    9. Rhythm Machine (2019 Remaster)
    10. She Brings Me Love (2019 Remaster)
    11. Smokin’ 45 (Alternative Version 1) [2019 Remaster]
    12. Smokin’ 45 (Alternative Version 2) [2019 Remaster]
    13. Rock Fever (2019 Remaster)
    14. Oh, Atlanta (Slow Version with Rhodes) [2019 Remaster]
    15. Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy (Alternative Version 1) [2019 Remaster]
    16. Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy (Alternative Version 2) [2019 Remaster]
    17. Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy (Alternative Version 3) [2019 Remaster]
    18. Crazy Circles (Alternative Version) [2019 Remaster]

    [CD2]
    1. Gone, Gone, Gone (Alternative Take) [2019 Remaster]
    2. Early in the Morning (Alternative Version 1) [2019 Remaster]
    3. Lonely for Your Love (Alternative Version 1) [2019 Remaster]
    4. Take the Time (Alternative Version 1) [2019 Remaster]
    5. Evil Wind (Alternative Version) [2019 Remaster]
    6. Take the Time (Alternative Version 2) [2019 Remaster]
    7. Lonely for Your Love (Alternative Version 2) [2019 Remaster]
    8. She Brings Me Love (Alternative Version) [2019 Remaster]
    9. What Does It Matter (Blues Jam) [2019 Remaster]
    10. Rhythm Machine (Alternative Version) [2019 Remaster]
    11. Amen (A cappella) [2019 Remaster]

    Which is rught?

  8. Mikey-D says:

    It looks like the USA Amazon losing for the 2 CD shows more tracks. 11 in the first CD and 18 and the second. I was worried they weren’t going to continue these after that box set came out. Happy New Year Paul!

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