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RE-PRESS: CD ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 2016 .
• A WELCOME RE-PRO FOR THIS CLASSIC 1973 ALBUM BY YES OFFSHOOT BADGER
• FEATURING TONY KAYE & PRODUCED BY JON ANDERSON
• REMASTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM THE ORIGINAL ATLANTIC MASTER TAPES
• BOOKLET WITH AN 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 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 was the first official UK CD release of the album and was remastered from the original Atlantic Records master tapes. It includes a booklet featuring Roger Dean’s original album artwork and an essay.
1. WHEEL OF FORTUNE
3. WIND OF CHANGE
5. THE PREACHER
6. ON THE WAY HOME