The Who frontman Roger Daltrey will release his latest solo album As Long As I Have You on June 1. Some of the tracks on the LP are covers that have inspired Daltrey and today Roger shared his take on Stephen Stills’ “How Far.”
Roger Daltrey enlisted Dave Eringa to produce As Long As I Have You. Pete Townshend, the vocalist’s The Who band mate, contributes guitar to seven of the LP’s 11 tracks. Keyboardist Nick Talbot and guitarist Sean Genockey are among the other guests on Daltrey’s ninth solo studio album.
The 74-year-old Daltrey started recording As Long As I Have You in 2014. He continued the process during breaks in The Who’s The Who Hits 50! tour. Read a note shared by Roger when the album was first announced:
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.
Stephen Stills originally recorded “How Far” for Manassas’s 1972 self-titled debut album. Nick Cave’s “Into My Arms,” Stevie Wonder’s “You Haven’t Done Nothing” and “As Long As I Have You” by Fred Wise and Ben Weisman are the other covers on the vocalist’s new album. Listen to Roger Daltrey’s version of “How Far” below:
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