Free Vinyl Records Lps For Sale

Check out these new and used Free vinyl records LPs for sale. We recommend starting your Free vinyl collection with the essential albums Tons Of Sobs, Free and Fire And Water. Our inventory is always changing, so check back often, or browse our list of vinyl records for sale from rock musicians.

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Free: Breaking Boundaries in Blues Rock

Genesis of Free (1968-1969)

Formation and Early Lineup Changes Free, the British blues rock band, formed in London in 1968, emerged from the ashes of the band Love Affair. The original lineup consisted of Paul Rodgers (vocals), Paul Kossoff (guitar), Andy Fraser (bass), and Simon Kirke (drums). The band underwent initial struggles but quickly found their footing in the vibrant music scene of late 1960s London.

Debut Album: “Tons of Sobs” (1969)

Blues-Infused DebutTons of Sobs” (1969), Free’s debut album, showcased their blues roots with a raw and unbridled energy. The album featured Paul Rodgers’ soulful vocals and Paul Kossoff’s expressive guitar work. Tracks like “I’m a Mover” and “Worry” set the stage for Free’s distinctive sound.

Notable Tracks:

  1. “I’m a Mover”
  2. “Worry”
  3. “Walk in My Shadow”

“Free” (1969): Self-Titled Sophomore Release

Evolution of Sound The self-titled second album, “Free” (1969), marked the band’s evolution. While still rooted in blues, the album showcased a more refined sound and Rodgers’ growing prowess as a vocalist. The track “All Right Now” hinted at the anthemic quality that would define Free’s later work.

Notable Tracks:

  1. “All Right Now”
  2. “Songs of Yesterday”
  3. “I’ll Be Creepin'”

Exploring Boundaries: “Fire and Water” (1970)

Commercial BreakthroughFire and Water” (1970) catapulted Free to international fame. The album featured the iconic anthem “All Right Now,” a song that became synonymous with the band’s legacy. The album showcased a blend of blues, rock, and soul, solidifying Free’s position in the evolving music landscape.

Notable Tracks:

  1. “All Right Now”
  2. “Fire and Water”
  3. “Heavy Load”

“Highway” (1970): A Journey into Blues Rock

Blues Rock MasteryHighway” (1970) continued Free’s exploration of blues rock. The album, while not as commercially successful as its predecessor, demonstrated the band’s commitment to musical authenticity. Tracks like “The Stealer” showcased their ability to blend blues traditions with a contemporary edge.

Notable Tracks:

  1. “The Stealer”
  2. “Be My Friend”
  3. “Sunny Day”

“Free Live!” (1971): Capturing the Essence

Dynamic Live AlbumFree Live!” (1971) captured the band’s dynamic live performances. The album showcased their improvisational skills and the undeniable chemistry between the band members. It served as a testament to Free’s prowess as a live act.

Notable Tracks:

  1. “Mr. Big” (Live)
  2. “All Right Now” (Live)
  3. “I’m a Mover” (Live)

“Highway” to Solo Ventures (1971-1973)

Individual Pursuits After the release of “Highway,” Free experienced internal tensions, leading to the departure of Andy Fraser. The remaining members went on to pursue solo projects, marking the end of Free’s initial run. Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke would later form Bad Company.

Legacy and Impact

Timeless Anthems Free’s legacy is anchored in their timeless anthems, with “All Right Now” standing as one of the greatest rock songs ever. The band’s ability to infuse blues rock with soulful vocals and expressive guitar work set them apart in an era dominated by musical experimentation.

Influence on Future Generations Free’s impact extended beyond their years together. Paul Rodgers’ distinctive voice and emotive delivery influenced a generation of rock vocalists. The bluesy, improvisational guitar style of Paul Kossoff also left an indelible mark on the genre.

Reunion and Posthumous Releases

Free’s Legacy Lives On While Free never officially reunited, surviving members occasionally came together for special events. Posthumous releases and compilations, including “The Free Story” (1974), kept their music alive for new generations of listeners.

Conclusion: The Unfettered Spirit of Free

Free’s journey through the late 1960s and early 1970s embodied the unfettered spirit of blues rock. From their humble beginnings to international acclaim, the band’s commitment to authenticity and musical exploration set them apart. Their anthems, particularly “All Right Now,” became timeless classics, ensuring Free’s place in the pantheon of rock legends. As individual members pursued new ventures, Free’s influence lived on, leaving an enduring legacy that continues to resonate with fans of blues-infused rock.

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