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Famed for their perennial "All Right Now," Free helped lay the foundations for the rise of hard rock, stripping the earthy sound of British blues down to its raw, minimalist core to pioneer a brand of proto-metal later popularized by 1970s superstars like Foreigner, Foghat and Bad Company. Free formed in London in 1968 when guitarist Paul Kossoff, then a member of the blues unit Black Cat Bones, was taken to see vocalist Paul Rodgers' group Brown Sugar by a friend, drummer Tom Mautner. After deciding to form their own band, Kossoff and Rodgers recruited drummer Simon Kirke (since Mautner was at university) and 16-year-old bass phenom Andy Fraser from the ranks of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers; with the aid of Alexis Korner, who also suggested the name Free, the fledgling band signed to the Island label, issuing their bluesy debut Tons of Sobs in 1968.

Free's eponymous 1969 follow-up expanded on their roots-based sound, incorporating rockers like Albert King's "The Hunter" as well as muscular ballads like "Lying in the Sunshine" into the mix. Although both of the first two albums fared poorly on the charts, 1970's Fire and Water became a tremendous hit on the strength of the primal "All Right Now," a Top Five smash powered by Rodgers' gritty, visceral vocals. After headlining 1970's Isle of Wight festival, the group appeared destined for superstardom, but the LP Highway did not fare nearly as well as anticipated, and after a grueling tour which yielded 1971's Free Live, the band dissolved amidst ego clashes and recriminations.

While Rodgers went on to form Peace and Fraser founded Toby, Kossoff and Kirke teamed with bassist Tetsu Yamauchi and keyboardist John "Rabbit" Bundrick to record the album Kossoff, Kirke, Tetsu and Rabbit. When none of these new projects proved successful, the original lineup of Free re-formed to record 1972's Free at Last, which launched the hit "Little Bit of Love." However, drug problems nagged the group, as Kossoff's longtime battle with heroin continued to worsen; soon Fraser exited to form Sharks with Chris Spedding, leaving Rodgers and Kirke to record the majority of 1973's Heartbreaker while a drug-addled Kossoff watched from the sidelines. Soon, the group disbanded again, this time for good: while Rodgers and Kirke went on to found Bad Company, Kossoff formed Back Street Crawler before dying of a drug-induced heart attack on March 19, 1976. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Track List: Heartbreaker

1. Wishing Well

2. Come Together In The Morning

3. Travellin' In Style

4. Heartbreaker

5. Muddy Water

6. Common Mortal Man

7. Easy On My Soul

8. Seven Angels

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Track List: Free Live

1. All Right Now (Live)

2. I'm A Mover (Live)

3. Be My Friend (Live)

4. Fire And Water (Live)

5. Ride On A Pony (Live)

6. Mr Big (LIve)

7. The Hunter (Live)

8. Get Where I Belong (Live)

9. Woman (Live)

10. Walk In My Shadow (Live)

11. Moonshine (Live)

12. Trouble On Double (Live)

13. Mr Big (Live)

14. All Right Now (Live)

15. Get Where I Belong (Alternative Take) (Live)

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Track List: Fire And Water

1. Fire And Water

2. Oh I Wept

3. Remember

4. Heavy Load

5. Mr. Big

6. Don't Say You Love Me

7. All Right Now

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Track List: The Free Story

1. I'm A Mover

2. I'll Be Creepin'

3. Mourning Sad Morning

4. All Right Now (Single Version)

5. Heavy Load

6. Fire And Water

7. Be My Friend

8. The Stealer

9. Soon I Will Be Gone

10. Mr. Big

11. The Hunter

12. Get Where I Belong

13. Travelling Man

14. Just For The Box

15. Lady

16. My Brother Jake

17. Little Bit Of Love

18. Sail On

19. Come Together In The Morning

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jkieni
Forgot how great this music was or is!
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nothing like old school. don't make them like this anymore
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I love you Pandora...to o much
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pandora is f**king sick
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love Pandora :) inara324
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tdoug_78
Thank you, Pandora for fixing the issue with the availability of Free. Now I can keep my Free station simple and add them wherever else I wish to. You have made my night. Rock on!
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jamming back " the day " smoking joking, growing!!!! Jph
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love music thanks PANDORA
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pink Floyd,the best there is
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How can I get Pandora on my TV
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the best music ever
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I love free Pandora
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tdoug_78
Can anyone tell me why it is that when I type Free to create a station I must do a search? Pandora says that Free cannot be found in the music genome, but they obviously have their music. I just wanted to add the band to an existing station that their music played on, but I can't. I was able to create a station after performing the search, at least... sigh
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All right now.everythi n g is better with some good old music to rock to,remember good times, :)
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beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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If I had one women to love-it would be Olivia Newton-John, and no one else !!
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tempations
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hello
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beautiful song
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I love this song, I never heard it before but, wonderful, and the artist
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it is grat
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it is bad
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it is grat
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Want to see the Bklyn disaster Sir Lord Baltimore who was opening for Free at Carnegie Hall in NYC. After a disastrous set I heard Paul Rodgers voice and was in awe ! Since then I've seen Paul everywhere and he's undoubtedly the finest voice in rock and still amazes me every time. The guy is genuine and has the most soulful voice you'll ever here !
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love relaxing and chilling to the music!!
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Sandra try creating a station called Asleep at the Wheel. It will give you a mix of Texas swing and classic country. Or try Mac Davis.
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I love classic country...he l p me find it...plz
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hello me
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Free makes u feel amazing, an I saw them in 1970. High as a kite an I just got higher with them.
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love the Christmas music
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It's alright now baby! : D
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Don't get any better than PANDORA !!!!!
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I love this station
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Christmas music


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Xmas Music
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This song was constantly blaring from the dorm room in 1973
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One of the best Free songs
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I love this music so much!
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this is what music is suppose to sound like
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Music is uplifting to my spirit!! Restores
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love this music
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worth listening to well satisfied
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All right now Live: guitar player really did not seem like he knew what he was doing 0.o
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10 old at Free in concert All right now is the song I was married to with others
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I like 80's music
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