Date:April 24, 1999
Comments:Three compact discs containing twenty tracks each would comprise my ultimate Badfinger collection. I would select songs from the Iveys/Badfinger era covering the years 1968-1975 only. As a bit of a twist I would present the songs in reverse order. I do this for two reasons, the first being that the listener begins by hearing Badfinger at their peak just before the tragedy of Pete Ham's suicide and finishes hearing the group when they were the Iveys, their future was bright, and their hope was "someday we'll be known." Secondly I like this reverse-linear track selection because it allows the listener to hear the group's evolution in reverse sequence, with each progressive change and 'evolution' in their sound and songwriting being slowly stripped away until one ends with were it all started. An odd sort of 'peeling away the tree to get to the seed' process which should give all Iveys/Badfinger fans a unique perspective on their favorite band's development. Yeah, sounds crazy, I know, but here goes:
The Ultimate Collection:DISC ONE: 1. Mr. Manager 2. Rock And Roll Contract 3. Moonshine 4. Passed Fast 5. Keep Believing 6. Turn Around 7. Lay Me Down 8. Meanwhile Back At The Ranch/Should I Smoke 9. In The Meantime/Some Other Time 10. Dennis 11. Know One Knows 12. You're So Fine 13. Just A Chance 14. Give It Up 15. Lonely You 16. My Heart Goes Out 17. Matted Spam 18. Island 19. Shine On 20. Timeless DISC TWO: 21. I Can Love You 22. When I Say 23. Blind Owl 24. Icicles 25. Apple Of My Eye 26. Piano Red 27. Do You Mind 28. It's Over 29. Perfection 30. Sometimes 31. Day After Day 32. Sweet Tuesday Morning 33. Suitcase (live) 34. Name Of The Game 35. Money/Flying 36. Baby Blue 35. Take It All 36. I'll Be The One 37. Baby Please 38. No Good At All 39. Sing For The Song 40. We're For The Dark DISC THREE: 41. Believe Me 42. It Had To Be 43. Blodwyn 44. Without You 45. No Matter What 46. Midnight Caller 47. I Don't Mind 48. I Can't Take It 49. Maybe Tomorrow 50. Knocking Down Our Home 51. Walk Out In The Rain 52. Carry On Till Tomorrow 53. Rock Of All Ages 54. Dear Angie 55. Crimson Ship 56. Come And Get It 57. I've Been Waiting 58. Sali Bloo 59. See-Saw Grandpa 60. Sausage And Eggs
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