Wish You Were Here (studio album) by Badfinger

Wish You Were Here by Badfinger
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 5,275th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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73/100 (from 50 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1974 (87th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (919th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,275th)
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(CD) Badfinger - Wish You Were Here (Brand New/In-Stock) + Bonus Tracks
Condition: Brand New

BADFINGER - Badfinger / Wish You Were Here / In Concert At The Bbc 1972-3 - 2
Condition: Like New

Badfinger Wish You Were Here (CD Warners Japan Import Pressing) OOP Preowned
Condition: Very Good

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Wish You Were Here is ranked 3rd best out of 16 albums by Badfinger on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Badfinger is Straight Up which is ranked number 2219 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 734.

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From 01/03/2017 02:09
In my opinion, Badfinger's best record. Great, great songs from each members, all great singers and composers. Some of the most inspired work they've made. We're not getting jam-songs here. It's still power pop but has some element of prog to it. Usually I don't care much for Joey Molland's compositions but "Got To Get Out Of Here" is one of my favorites on the album. Please give this album a listen if you're into some cool mid-70s power pop.
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From 03/07/2016 22:21
A great record from a almost forgotten band. They were very underrated in their day and still are.
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From 06/21/2012 21:12
Badfinger's second album for Warner Brothers was recording during two sessions - the first took place at The Caribou Ranch, Colorado in April/May 1974; the second at AIR studios, London in June. Though financial worries had begun to have great influence on the 4 members; they all felt that they had to put everything they had into these recordings. And this really shows on the album - another masterpiece - one of the really great albums of the seventies. It has been called "The Sergent Pepper of the 1970's"; personally I feel that it has more in common with "Abbey Road".

Badfinger had grown into an albums-band, and this album really works as a whole, especially the original side 2 which features two very succesful medleys. The album opens with Pete's very powerful "Just A Chance" and with Mike's light and catchy "You're So Fine" song by Joey and Pete - once again Mike proves himself as a competent songwriter. Joey's "Got To Get Out Of Here" really shows how Joey felt about about the music business and being in the band ( as we know he left shortly after the album's release) a very strong song by Joey. "Know One Knows" is another powerful melodic rocker by Pete - I love the Japanese voice that meddles with leadguitar part. The first side closes with another grand production which characterizes most of the album; Pete's Dennis written to his step-son. Besides the two medleys side two features Tom Evans' "King Of The Load" ( one of my favourite Tom Evans songs) and Joey's quiet Love Time. No singles were released from the album; this was a period when hit-singles didn't matter much to the progressive/ambitious bands. "Just a Chance" or "Know One Knows" might have been able to make the charts with the right promotion, though none of them have immediate hit-potential.

My favourites: Just a Chance, Know One Knows, Dennis, King Of The Load and Meanwhile Back at the Ranch
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