Free were an English rock band, formed in London in 1968 and best known for their popular song "All Right Now".
Lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become lead singer of the rock band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums. Lead guitarist Paul Kossoff, a much revered blues-rock guitarist, died from a drug-induced heart failure at the age of 25 in 1976.
The band was famed for its sensational live shows and nonstop touring. However, early studio albums sold slowly - until the release of Fire and Water which featured the massive hit "All Right Now". This song helped secure them a place at the huge Isle of Wight Festival 1970 where they played to 600,000 people.
For a short period, scenes reminiscent of Beatlemania broke out. But, as surviving band members ruefully admit, personal problems got in the way: they broke up on the brink of something big, perhaps never realising their true potential. Paul Rodgers has since joined a reformed Queen.
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Track listing: The StealerSoon I Will Be GoneRide on a PonyMy Brother JakeTrouble on Double Time (live)Mr Big (live)The Hunter (live)Fire and Water (live)Crossroads (live)Magic ShipTravellin' ManCatch a TrainLittle Bit of LoveMuddy WaterWishing WellEasy on My SoulHeartbreaker
Track listing: Walk in My ShadowGoin' Down SlowI'm a MoverMoonshineSugar for Mr Morrison [Stereo version]I'll Be Creepin'Lying in the SunshineWomanSongs of YesterdayMouthful of GrassAll Right Now (single version)Don't Say You Love MeHeavy LoadOh I WeptFire and WaterMr BigBe My Friend
Track listing: Wishing WellCome Together in the MorningTravelling in StyleMuddy WaterCommon Mortal ManSeven AngelsWishing Well (US Mix)Let Me Show You (Single "B" side)Muddy Water (Alternative Vocal)Hand Me Down/Turn me Round (Prospective album track)Heartbreaker (Rehearsal version)Easy on My Soul (rehearsal version)Easy on My SoulHeartbreaker
Track listing: Alright NowI'm a MoverBe My FriendFire and WaterRide on a PonyMr BigThe HunterGet Where I BelongWomanWalk in My ShadowMoonshineTrouble on DoubleMr Big (Sunderland)All Right Now (Croydon)Get Where I Belong (Alternative take)
Track listing: The HunterWild Indian WomanWorrySongs of YesterdayWomanMouthful of GrassAll Right NowFire and WaterOh I WeptThe StealerRide on a PonyMy Brother JakeGet Where I BelongMagic ShipSoldier BoySail OnHeartbreaker
Track listing: Wishing WellAll Right NowCome Together in the MorningThe StealerSail OnMr. BigMy Brother JakeThe HunterBe My FriendFire and WaterTravelling ManDon't Say You Love MeTravelling in StyleLittle Bit of Love
Track listing: Fire and WaterOh I WeptRememberHeavyloadMr. BigDon't Say You Love MeAll Right Now
Track listing: Catch a TrainSoldier BoyMagic ShipSail OnTravellin' ManLittle Bit of LoveGuardian of the UniverseChildGoodbye
Track listing: I'll Be Creepin'Song of YesterdayLying in the SunshineTrouble on Double TimeMouthfull of GrassWomanFree MeBroad DaylightMourning Sad Morning
Track listing: Over the Green Hills (Part I)WorryWalk in My ShadowGoin' Down SlowI'm a MoverThe HunterSweet ToothOver the Green Hills (Part II)MoonshineWild Indian Woman