News Rock 06/06/2018

Roger Daltrey Releases Critically Acclaimed New Album As Long 'As I Have You'

Roger Daltrey Releases Critically Acclaimed New Album As Long 'As I Have You'

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) As Long As I Have You, the critically acclaimed new album from legendary Who frontman, Roger Daltrey, is released today via Polydor/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. Work on As Long As I Have You began shortly after Daltrey's Top 5 Gold-selling Going Back Home was released and continued during breaks on The Who's record-breaking 50th anniversary tour, The Who Hits 50.

The album is a mixture of self-penned tracks including "Certified Rose" and the soulful ballad "Always Heading Home", along with songs that have inspired Daltrey over the years such as Nick Cave's "Into My Arms", Stevie Wonder's "You Haven't Done Nothing" and Stephen Stills' "How Far". The album also includes Daltrey's variation of Dusty Springfield's "Where Is A Woman To Go". The title track was originally recorded by Garnet Mimms in 1964; the year that Daltrey, Townshend, Entwistle, and Moon changed their name from The High Numbers and became The Who.

Reflecting on As Long As I Have You, Roger Daltrey says: "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. 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."

As Long As I Have You was produced by Dave Eringa who previously worked with Daltrey on his album with Wilko Johnson, Going Back Home, and features Pete Townshend's inimitable guitar on seven tracks. Additional guest performances include Mick Talbot on keyboards (Dexys, The Style Council) and Sean Genockey on lead guitar who has worked with Suede, Shame, and The Proclaimers).

During his five decade-spanning career, Daltrey has sold over 100 million records including 9 US & 10 UK Top 10 albums and 14 UK Top 10 singles. He's played well over 2000 gigs including iconic festivals such as Woodstock, Monterey Pop, Glastonbury (twice), Hyde Park (four times), The Isle Of Wight (three times), Desert Trip, Shea Stadium, The Superbowl Half Time Show and Live Aid to name a few.

Daltrey has raised tens of millions of dollars for charity all over the world, was awarded a CBE for his work with The Teenage Cancer Trust, is a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, a UK Music Hall Of Fame inductee, and has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Brit Awards and the Grammy Awards.

Roger Daltrey - As Long As I Have You
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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