Monday, February 4, 2008

Free 'Fire and Water' Remastered with 23 Bonus Tracks


In June 1970 Free had established their reputation as one of the greaest stripped back rock acts, with two albums and constant touring under their belt.

The combination of Paul Rodgers (one of the best vocalists of all time, Bad Company and now with Queen), Paul Kossoff (the guitarist died of drug related heart problems at the tender age of 25) and Simon Kirke (drummer of Bad Company) would ensure that they would never be forgotten.

Their third album, Fire and Water is unique in their repertoire, as a consistently great album, the first that was self-produced, yielding much bickering as a result, but incredible nevertheless: rough, blues oriented music, soul-inspired vocals, it’s got to be on the shelf of any serious rock fan.

A massively expanded version of Fire and will be released on March 23, digitally remastered with 23 bonus tracks. It also has 3 songs recorded for the BBC, 4 for John Peel, 16 alternative versions of tracks from the album, including previously unreleased versions of All Right Now and the title track.

Disc 1 1. Fire And Water 2. Oh I Wept 3. Remember 4. Heavy Load 5. Mr. Big 6. Don't Say You Love Me 7. All Right Now Album Version 8. Fire And Water BBC "Sounds Of The Seventies" Sessions 23/06/1970 9. Mr. Big BBC "Top Gear" Session 13/12/1969 10. All Right Now BBC "Sounds Of The Seventies" Sessions 23/06/1970 11. Remember BBC "John Peel Sunday Concert" 15/01/1970 12. Mr. Big BBC "John Peel Sunday Concert" 2/7/1970 13. Don't Say You Love Me BBC "John Peel Sunday Concert" 2/7/1970 14. All Right Now BBC "John Peel Sunday Concert" 2/7/1970

Disc 2 1. Fire And Water US Album Mix 2. Oh I Wept A New Stereo Mix 3. Remember A New Stereo Mix 4. Don't Say You Love Me A New Stereo Mix 5. All Right Now Songs Of Yesterday Version 6. All Right Now Single Version 7. Fire And Water Backing Track 8. Fire And Water Alternative Stereo Mix 9. Fire And Water Live At Croydon 10. Don't Say You Love Me Live At Croydon 11. Mr. Big Live In Croydon (end crowd noise shortened) 12. All Right Now Live In Sunderland (end crowd noise shortened) 13. Mr Big Live In Sunderland 14. All Right Now Video Mix 1 15. All Right Now Video Mix 2 16. All Right Now Video Mix 3
Image: Courtesy Island distributed by Universal Music

2 comments:

rock_of_ages said...

But the question you have to ask is "Do I need a double cd set with 9 versions of All Right Now on"?

Scion said...

The original remaster + bonus is an excellent buy - but this one seems to be really milking it to desperately get a few more sales from completists.

Enough.