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(Rob Stawinski is sitting in for Mike in this video)
Badfinger finished recording its third album with
Geoff Emerick as producer; however the album was rejected by Apple.
George Harrison then took over as producer in spring of 1971.
Harrison later pulled out of the project due to his
Bangladesh commitments and the album was then
completed by Todd Rundgren.
"Straight Up" was released in the U.S. in December 1971
and spawned two successful singles: "Day After Day" (Billboard #4)
and "Baby Blue" (#14). The album reached #31.
It included some uncredited special guest appearances from George Harrison,
Leon Russell and Klaus Voormann.