Foghat: Road Fever – The Complete Bearsville Recordings 1972-1975, 6CD Box Set Review

Foghat: Road Fever – The Complete Bearsville Recordings 1972-1975, 6CD Box Set Review

20th March 2023 0 By John Deaux

The band Foghat is the adopted son of Free, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Lynrd Skynrd if they were in a thruple.  You really do get the best of all three in one band. Foghat is also one of those rare bands that you’ve heard of but not really heard of.

This album collection features bangers such as the classic Slow Ride and their take on the Willie Dixon standard I Just Want To Make Love To You

There is not a bad album in this collection. Even the 6th CD which is a collection of singles isn’t bad either as some of these can cost a pretty penny if you were to hunt down the vinyl.

I’m a huge fan of Foghat and I’m hoping there’s a 1976 – 1983 Bearsville box to come. 

All my original pressings are very tired and need an upgrade and this is the perfect way to go. So step outside, visit your local record store, and pick this box up. Or if you’re like me and that seems like too much of an effort, order it online and have it delivered. Each album is housed in its own cardboard sleeves that replicate the original album art and there’s also an incredible booklet with liner notes and rare photos.

Score 9/10

Track Listing:

DISC ONE: FOGHAT (1972)

I Just Want To Make Love To You
Trouble, Trouble
Leavin’ Again (Again!)
Fool’s Hall Of Fame
Sarah Lee
Highway (Killing Me)
Maybelline
A Hole To Hide In
Gotta Get To Know You

DISC TWO: FOGHAT (ROCK & ROLL) (1973)

Ride, Ride, Ride
Feel So Bad
Long Way To Go
It’s Too Late
What A Shame
Helping Hand
Road Fever
She’s Gone
Couldn’t Make Her Stay

DISC THREE: ENERGIZED (1974)

Honey Hush
Step Outside
Golden Arrow
Home In My Hand
Wild Cherry
That’ll Be The Day
Fly By Night
Nothin’ I Won’t Do

DISC FOUR: ROCK AND ROLL OUTLAWS (1974)

Eight Days On The Road
Hate To See You Go
Dreamer
Trouble In My Way
Rock And Roll Outlaw
Shirley Jean
Blue Spruce Woman
Chateau Lafitte ’59 Boogie

DISC FIVE: FOOL FOR THE CITY (1975)

Fool For The City
My Babe
Slow Ride
Terraplane Blues
Save Your Loving (For Me)
Drive Me Home
Take It Or Leave It

DISC SIX: SINGES VERSIONS (1972-1975)

I Just Want To Make Love To You (Mono Edit – 3.14)
I Just Want To Make Love To You (Stereo Edit – 3.14)
What A Shame (Single Edit – 2.50)
A Hole To Hide In (Single Edit – 3.50)
What A Shame (Mono Edit – 3.24)
What A Shame (Stereo Edit – 3.24)
Ride, Ride, Ride (Stereo Edit – 2.59)
Long Way To Go (Stereo Edit – 4.06)
That’ll Be The Day (Mono Edit – 2.52)
Step Outside (Stereo Edit – 3.12)
Slow Ride (Stereo Edit – 3.45)
Slow Ride (Stereo Edit – 5.55)
Fool For The City (Stereo Edit – 3.10)

Release – 31st March 2023
Label – HNE Recordings

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