+ WISH YOU WERE HERE
+ IN CONCERT AT THE BBC 1972-3
• In late 1973, Badfinger found themselves recording the first of these two albums for Warner Brothers, despite the fact that their fourth album for the Beatles’ Apple record label was yet to be released. Luckily they still had producer Chris Thomas on board, and the band recorded an album of fine songs and fine playing.
• Within months they were contractually required to make another album, again with Thomas, recorded this time at Caribou Studios. Another excellent album, it was withdrawn with weeks of release due to various lawsuits, and sadly turned out to be the last album by the original line-up.
• Included on the second CD are two BBC “In Concert” radio recordings, where the band demonstrates their live capabilities.The booklet of this slipcased edition includes the lyrics and annotation by Alan Robinson.
"On a personal note, Wish You Were Here is one of my favorite albums of all time. It has a timeless quality to it and does not sound like it was recorded nearly 40 years ago. It is fresh, invigorating and full of GREAT songs by Pete, Tommy, Joey and Mike. Some may consider these words blasphemous, but I consider Wish You Were Here the band's finest moment and better than anything they recorded for Apple Records. Yes, those albums had the 'hits' but Wish You Were Here has more heart and soul than just about any other album in the Power Pop genre.... In fact, the album doesn't even fit comfortably in ANY genre - it has a life and spirit all it's own!" - Stephen SPAZ Schnee