Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A new studio album on the way from Roger Daltrey

Polydor/Republic Records will release The Who front man Roger Daltrey's new studio album As Long As I Have You on June 1. It was produced by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers) and features Pete Townshend’s guitar on 7 tracks as well as a guest performance from Mick Talbot on keyboards (Style Council).

The album is a mixture of self-penned tracks such as Certified Rose and Always Heading Home, along with songs that have inspired Daltrey over the years including Nick Cave’s Into My Arms, You Haven’t Done Nothing by Stevie Wonder, Stephen Stills’ How Far and the title track originally recorded by Garnet Mimms in 1964; the year that Daltrey, Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon changed their name from The High Numbers and became The Who.

“This is a return to the very beginning, to the time before Pete [Townshend] started writing our songs, to a time when we were a teenage band playing soul music to small crowds in church halls. That's what we were, a soul band. And now, I can sing soul with all the experience you need to sing it. Life puts the soul in. I’ve always sung from the heart but when you’re 19, you haven’t had the life experience with all its emotional trials and traumas that you have by the time you get to my age. You carry all the emotional bruises of life and when you sing these songs, those emotions are in your voice. You feel the pain of a lost love. You feel it and you sing it and that's soul. For a long time, I've wanted to return to the simplicity of these songs, to show people my voice, a voice they won't have heard before. It felt like the right time. It's where I am, looking back to that time, looking across all those years but also being here, now, in the soulful moment.”
-Roger Daltrey
He will be headlining the Royal Albert Hall on March 22 in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust.

Track list:

As Long As I Have You
How Far
Where Is A Man To Go?
Get On Out Of The Rain
I’ve Got Your Love
Into My Arms
You Haven’t Done Nothing
Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
Certified Rose
The Love You Save
Always Heading Home

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