• THE FIRST EVER OFFICIAL UK CD RELEASE FOR THIS CLASSIC 1973 ALBUM BY YES OFFSHOOT BADGER
• FEATURING TONY KAYE & PRODUCED BY JON ANDERSON
• NEWLY REMASTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM THE ORIGINAL ATLANTIC MASTER TAPES
• BOOKLET WITH NEW ESSAY & PHOTOGRAPHS & ROGER DEAN ARTWORK
ESOTERIC RECORDINGS are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered edition of the classic 1973 live album by Badger.
Noted for their connection with the legendary YES, the band featured former Yes keyboard player TONY KAYE and bass guitarist and bass guitarist DAVID FOSTER (formerly in The Warriors with Jon Anderson and co-writer of ‘Sweet Dreams’ and ‘Time and a Word’ for YES), along with guitarist / vocalist BRIAN PARRISH and drummer ROY DYKE. Recorded in December 1972 at The Rainbow Theatre in London (when Badger supported YES on two shows that were filmed for the “Yessongs” concert movie).
The band were warmly received as an opening act and their live performances were well crafted, encouraging Atlantic Records to offer a contract to release the highlights of Badger’s live set as a live album which was co-produced by JON ANDERSON. “One Live Badger” featured material such as ‘Wheel of Fortune’, ‘Wind of Change’ and ‘On the Way Home’ – fine tracks driven by Tony Kaye’s Hammond organ and Mellotron playing – and was greeted with enthusiasm by the Yes fan fraternity.
This Esoteric Recordings edition is the first official UK CD release of the album and has been re-mastered from the original Atlantic Records master tapes. It includes a booklet featuring Roger Dean’s original album artwork (officially reproduced for the first time) and an essay.
1. WHEEL OF FORTUNE
3. WIND OF CHANGE
5. THE PREACHER
6. ON THE WAY HOME
Badger Vocalist Brian Parrish has a new solo album ‘Traveller’ released on Friday 13th May 2016. Find out more from Brian’s official website here: www.brian-parrish.net