Burnin' Sky

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Burnin' Sky
BadCompany BurninSky.jpg
Studio album by
Released 3 March 1977
Recorded July–August 1976 at Château d'Hérouville, Hérouville, France
Genre Hard rock
Length 44:48
Label Island
Producer Bad Company
Bad Company chronology
Run with the Pack
Burnin' Sky
Desolation Angels
Singles from Burnin' Sky
  1. "Everything I Need"
    Released: 1977
  2. "Burnin' Sky"
    Released: 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Burnin' Sky is the fourth studio album by the English rock band Bad Company. It was released on March 3, 1977.[2] Burnin' Sky was recorded in France at Château d'Hérouville in July and August 1976 with future Rolling Stones engineer Chris Kimsey but its release was delayed until March 1977 as to not compete with the band's then-current album Run with the Pack.

The album peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 and No. 17 in the UK Albums Chart. The album was remastered and re-released in 1994. The cover is similar to the poster for the 1969 Sam Peckinpah film The Wild Bunch. In the movie Almost Famous, the fictitious band Stillwater's first tee shirt is strikingly similar to the Burnin' Sky album cover.

Track listing

All songs by Paul Rodgers unless otherwise noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Burnin' Sky"   5:09
2. "Morning Sun"   4:07
3. "Leaving You"   3:23
4. "Like Water" Paul Rodgers, Machiko Shimizu 4:18
5. "Knapsack" Friedrich-Wilhelm Möller, Antonia Ridge 1:20
6. "Everything I Need" Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke, Boz Burrell 3:22
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Heartbeat"   2:36
8. "Peace of Mind" Simon Kirke 3:22
9. "Passing Time"   2:30
10. "Too Bad" Mick Ralphs 3:47
11. "Man Needs Woman" Mick Ralphs 3:43
12. "Master of Ceremony" Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke, Boz Burrell 7:10


Additional personnel


AlbumBillboard (U.S.)

Year Chart Position
1977 Pop Albums 15

Singles – Billboard (U.S.)

Year Single Chart Position
1977 "Burnin' Sky" Pop Singles 78


  1. ^ William Ruhlmann. "Burnin' Sky - Bad Company | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  2. ^ Hudak, Joseph (1977-05-19). "Bad Company Burnin' Sky Album Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
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