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Artist: Bad Company

Title: Fame and Fortune

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Bad Company Fame and Fortune Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1986

Label: Atlantic

Catalog Number: 7 81684-2


Mick Ralphs
Simon Kirke
Brian Howe
Boz Burrell
Keith Olsen producer


1.  Burning Up  4:02
2.  This Love  4:21
3.  Fame and Fortune  3:35
4.  That Girl  4:01
5.  Tell It Like It Is  3:52
6.  Long Walk  3:34
7.  Hold On My Heart  4:25
8.  Valerie  3:29
9.  When We Made Love  4:18
10.  If I'm Sleeping  3:30
Total Running Time:  39:07

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Existing comments about this CD

From: AX Date: March 25, 2001 at 21:53
Its a Kick ass album...do the right thing...buy it..

From: José Carlos Date: February 25, 2002 at 13:22
Brian Howe: INMENSO. Fue lo mejor que le podía pasar a Bad Company.

From: Doug Date: June 14, 2002 at 22:57
Decent effort from Bad Company Mk 2. Highlights are the title track, "Tell It Like It Is," and "Burning Up." Not as heavier as their other material, this one tends to be reminiscient of Huey Lewis, but it's still enjoyable.

From: B. CASARIN (MEX Date: August 20, 2002 at 0:11
que decir de esta belleza? una pieza de colección !!!

From: Beevuss Date: September 16, 2002 at 20:53
Good tunes but I agree it sounds more like something Huey Lewis would have done.

From: JAVIER Date: October 31, 2002 at 15:07

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: November 1, 2002 at 3:09
Estoy de acuerdo con vosotros,es el disco mas melódico de Bad Company,el cantante mola,los discos que vendrian despues aunque siguen teniendo buenos temas,ya llevarian ese sonido rockerillo que tanto le gusta al señor T.Thomas.

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: November 1, 2002 at 3:13
Ah,este disco en concreto no es Hard Rock como pone arriba esto es puro AOR.

From: Gar Date: April 29, 2003 at 20:05
Really can't see the Huey Lewis comparisons. The best way to describe FAME & FORTUNE is that Bad Co. were playing it safe. Rather than going back to their heavier bluesy style, they put out an album of appealing albeit generic 80s pop rock. Well... maybe it is just like Huey Lewis.

From: RR-Finland Date: September 4, 2003 at 7:23
I haven´t heard really much Bad Co.´s ealier releases, but I think this record started more 80´s style AOR than it was before. By the way, I have always tought that AOR means "Adul Oriented Rock" and Heavy Harmonies says it means "Album Oriented Rock". Well, I don´t see really much difference and I don´t complane, but that I was always tought. Really good Lp and I enjoy listen to this and I think, when I´m enough "adult" myself, I think this record is playing in my stereos very much...

From: Meverick Date: September 5, 2003 at 8:51
hellou I`m searching for the Bad Company MP3 so could you tell me wher can I find it?? I`m interesting for Fame and Fortune and some MP3 from Company of Stranger album... My email is Misioman@poczta.onet.pl Please help me

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From: Jez Date: January 27, 2004 at 14:58
Xcellent - Bad Co. goes Foreigner, is the nearest comparison, not surprising as Mick Jones was exec producer. Brian Howe does an excellent 'Lou Gramm' throughout the ten strong songs. Nice one

From: Steevo Date: May 10, 2004 at 12:41
Huey Lewis?????? Did you listen to this album at all? It's heavier than Huey ever got and it packs a big punch like Huey never did. It's a great album and is of it's time. If you want bluesy hard rock then forget it and go back to Paul Rodgers era BC. This is big, ballsy stadium rock of the higfhest order. Excellent album. 9 / 10

From: Gar Date: May 10, 2004 at 18:08
Their followup albums with Brian Howe were an improvement over this. Not that I don't like this album, but the songs just kinda blend into each other with nothing really standing out. It's alright. Just typical mid-80s rock and nothing more.

From: koogles Date: July 27, 2004 at 12:17
Popular move in the 80s. Take a band that was popular in the 60s or 70s. (You know... Starship, Chicago, Heart, Peter Frampton etc.) Proceed to insert nozzle into orifice, choose a suitable octane and pump full of AOR. Bad Company knew this rule and decided to match wits with Foreigner. Although this CD didn't connect commercially like later ones, it's a good start. "That Girl" and "Valerie" are hidden gems. "Fame & Fortune" & "This Love" were well-deserved rock radio hits from an underrated CD.

From: Dreamaholic Date: October 27, 2004 at 5:46
Bought this on tape back in '86 right before the Air Force shipped my sorry ass to Korea. I hated having it on tape because I pretty much only liked songs 1-5 and would constantly rewind. Valarie is pretty good too though. I actually like this better than Dangerous Age but not as much as Holy Water.

From: Propane Date: December 2, 2004 at 14:48
Pretty much how the 80's sounds were, Didn't like it at all.

From: dcn Date: August 25, 2005 at 22:36
Para mi gusto su mejor album,sonido AOR de los 80 con muy buena produccion,genial vocalista y estupendos temas

From: runha Date: September 18, 2005 at 6:02
this is a great album from Bad Co. in some places it reminds me a bit of early FM, eks: "this love", great song with use of keybaords like they`ve never done before....real AOR stuff in here guys.....

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: November 4, 2005 at 0:11
Very Good AOR album, con un estilo que me hace recordar a los Magnum y tantas bandas que de solo pensar mis circuitos se cruzan jeje, el mejor de ellos claro para los amantes del AOR Valerie, Hold On My Heart, This Love, When We Made Love, Long Walk... cortes de gran nivel para otro disco que no puede faltar en una coleccion de un AOR lover.

From: juan carlos Date: November 5, 2005 at 22:02
un gran disco sin duda rafo! lo tengo en vinilo pero lo compre de segunda y se me rayo.. ggrr... sin duda su album mas aor. me fascina la voz de brian howe, y te recomiendo sus 2 siguientes albums, mas rockera pero con ese toque aor en la voz del inigualable howe.. provecho!.. 9/10

From: Melodiker Date: July 31, 2006 at 11:13
Well done boys ! 8,5/10

From: juan carlos Date: April 26, 2007 at 21:04
Por fin lo tengo en CD y gracias a Wounded Birds Records, lástima que no vengan las letras, las reediciones de Wounded son un tanto pobres pero peor es no tener el disco a un precio asequible.. Mick Jones como Executive Producer y se nota mucho ehh, éste disco me recuerda a los Foreigner, Frank Filipetti y Keith Olsen a los controles, teclados bien puestos y su album mas AOR por eso. Brian Howe es el gran ganador, su voz es única, me encanta, pero su obra maestra es el "Here Comes Trouble". 9/10

From: 123charpenay Date: May 7, 2009 at 16:46
bad co plays aor on this cd s with a new fantastic singer

From: erik Date: September 20, 2009 at 10:15
Fantastic record. Brian has such a great voice. The perfect voice for BC. Burning Up, Fame and Fortune and If i am Sleeping are exellent rock songs. This Love, That Girl, Tell it like it Is, Hold on my hear and Valerie are brilliant AOR songs. Great album. But the the albums(Dangerous Age and Holy Water )following up to this one are even a step up. Great band but the match up with Brian Howe gave em something magical. 90/100

From: edwithmj Date: March 6, 2011 at 15:14
Much softer and in the vein of Foreigner this one which isn't surprising since Mick Jones co-wrote a few of the songs and was the producer of the album. The best tracks are Hold On My Heart and When We Made Love.

From: 123charpenay Date: September 24, 2014 at 16:28
beautiful a o r in the vein of foreigner.a top class a o r realise.the more a o r in the bad company s discography.

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