Roger Daltrey Announces New Album & Shares Title Track
Vocalist Roger Daltrey of The Who fame will issue a new solo album entitled As Long As I Have You on June 1. The 11-track LP was produced by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers/Daltrey & Johnson) and features Daltrey’s Who band mate Pete Townshend contributing guitar to seven of songs.
Roger Daltrey describes As Long As I Have You as a soul album in a statement:
“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”
In addition to Townshend, other guests on the LP include keyboardist Nick Talbot and guitarist Sean Genockey. Daltrey worked on the album during breaks in The Who’s recently completed The Who Hits 50 tour. As Long As I Have You includes a mix of songs written by Roger and covers that have inspired him over the years such as Stevie Wonder’s “You Haven’t Done Nothing,” Nick Cave’s “Into My Arms” and “How Far” by Stephen Stills. The album’s title track, which serves as its first single, was originally recorded by Garnet Mimms in 1964.
Stream the title track, “As Long As I Have You”:
As Long As I Have You is available for pre-order here.
As Long As I Have You Tracklist
- 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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