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Tuesday
Jul012014

Badfinger's Joey Molland Releases a Pair of Rare Archival Albums

Gonzo MultimediaIn recent years, Joey Molland, the last surviving original member of Badfinger, has kept the band's music and legacy alive by leading his own version of the group.  Molland also has been a fairly prolific solo artist and in February, the singer/guitarist released a new solo studio album titled Return to Memphis.  He also recently made available a pair of archival records that should interest fans too.

The first, Demos Old and New, is a compilation of rough recordings Molland made dating back to as early 1970s, during Badfinger's heyday, and as recent as 1995.  Among the tunes is version of "Sometimes," a song that appeared on Badfinger's hit 1971 album Straight Up.

The second release is a reissue of Molland's hard-to-find 2001 solo album This Way Up.  While the 13-track collection garnered little commercial attention, the CD Universe website praised it as a "mini-masterpiece" and compared it favorably to the early solo work of The Beatles' members.

Joey Molland's Badfinger has a few upcoming concerts scheduled, while Molland also has lineup up a handful of solo acoustic appearances.  You can check out his full itinerary at BadfingerSite.com.

Here is the track list for Demos Old and New:

"I Said It's Alright" (1992)
"Borderline" (1984)
"Birdsong" (1992)
"Cadillac Blues" (1988)
"Can't Stop" (1984)
"Clouds of Love" (1980)
"Isn't That a Dream" (1995)
"It Isn't True" (1988)
"Mirrors" (1995)
"Miss Misunderstood" (1972)
"Moonlight"
"Panning Gold" (1982)
"Sometimes"
"Walkin' the Floor" (1983)
"What You're Doin" (1973)
"When" (1980)
"Miss Misunderstood"

And here are the songs featured on This Way Up:

"Mirrors"
"Happy"
"A Way to Be"
"The Bust"
"This Must Be Love"
"Moonlight"
"Another Honeymoon"
"When I Was a Boy"
"Angels Like Us"
"What Else (Nothing)"
"Tell Me"
"2 Minute Warning"
"Isn't That a Dream"


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