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As Long as I Have You is the tenth solo album by Roger Daltrey, released on 1 June 2018.[1]

As Long as I Have You
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Studio album by
Released1 June 2018
RecordedMarch 2014-2018
Length37:31
LabelPolydor
ProducerDave Eringa
Roger Daltrey chronology
Going Back Home
(2014)
As Long as I Have You
(2018)
Singles from As Long as I Have You
  1. "As Long as I Have You"
    Released: 15 March 2018
  2. "How Far"
    Released: 11 May 2018

Contents

OverviewEdit

Work on As Long as I Have You was started shortly after Going Back Home was released in March 2014. Following his seven-month battle with viral meningitis, Daltrey planned on shelving the project until Pete Townshend heard the early mixes and expressed interest in playing rhythm and lead guitar. Recording continued during breaks on The Who's 50th anniversary tour, The Who Hits 50!

As Long as I Have You features Townshend's guitar on seven tracks as well as guest performances from Mick Talbot on keyboards and Sean Genockey on lead guitar.

The album is a mixture of self-penned tracks such as "Certified Rose" and the soulful ballad "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 Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon changed their name from The High Numbers and became The Who.

ReleaseEdit

As Long as I Have You is available on a number of formats: CD, 180g black vinyl, limited 180g red vinyl housed in a Polydor disco bag, and digitally (download and streaming). All those who pre-ordered the album in any format were also entered in a contest to receive one out of ten test vinyl pressings signed by Daltrey.[2]

Critical receptionEdit

"As Long as I Have You" received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 76 based on 7 reviews.[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."As Long as I Have You"Bob Elgin & Jerry Ragovoy3:18
2."How Far"Stephen Stills (credited as Steve Stills)3:03
3."Where Is a Man to Go? (original title: "Where Is a Woman to Go?")"Jerry Gillespie & K. T. Oslin4:04
4."Get On Out of the Rain (original title: "Come In Out of the Rain")"Ruth Copeland & Clyde Wilson (The CD booklet also credits Daltrey as a writer, perhaps in error.)3:31
5."I've Got Your Love"Boz Scaggs3:29
6."Into My Arms"Nick Cave4:09
7."You Haven't Done Nothing"Stevie Wonder3:57
8."Out of Sight, Out of Mind"Clyde Otis & Ivy Jo Hunter2:04
9."Certified Rose"Roger Daltrey & Gerard McMahon3:14
10."The Love You Save"Joe Tex3:06
11."Always Heading Home"Roger Daltrey & Nigel Hinton3:26

PersonnelEdit

  • Roger Daltrey – lead vocals (all tracks)
  • Pete Townshend – acoustic & electric guitars (tracks 1-5, 7, 9)
  • John Hogg – bass (tracks 1-4, 7-10); acoustic guitar (tracks 2, 9); backing vocals (tracks 1-4)
  • Jeremy Stacey – drums & percussion (tracks 1-4, 7-8, 10)
  • Regina McCrary – backing vocals (tracks 1, 3-5, 7-8, 10); tambourine (track 4)
  • Beverly Ann McCrary – backing vocals (tracks 1, 3-5, 7-8, 10)
  • Alfreda McCrary – backing vocals (tracks 1, 3-5, 7-8, 10)
  • Deborah McCrary – backing vocals (tracks 1, 3-5, 7-8, 10)
  • Matt Holland – trumpet (tracks 1, 7-10); all brass arrangements
  • Martin Winning – saxophone (tracks 1, 4, 7-10)
  • Roy Agee – trombone (tracks 1, 7-8, 10)
  • David Catlin-Birch – bass (track 5)
  • Liam Genockey – drums (tracks 5, 9)
  • Jon Button – double bass (tracks 6, 11)
  • Barnaby Dickinson – trombone (tracks 8-9)
  • Geraint Watkins – piano (track 11)
  • Andy Cutting – melodian (track 11)
  • Ian Burdge – cello (track 11)
  • Dave Eringa – additional percussion & programming (tracks 1-5, 7-11); tubular bells (track 6)
  • Sean Genockey – guitars (as guest musician) [tracks 1-5, 7-10]
  • Mick Talbot – keyboards (as guest musician) [tracks 1, 3-10]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 34
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 64
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 102
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[7] 26
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[8] 9
Scottish Albums (OCC)[9] 4
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 34
UK Albums (OCC)[11] 8
US Billboard 200[12] 194

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Roger Daltrey announces fantastic new solo studio album". www.thewho.com. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Those who pre-order As Long As I Have You from the official store get entered to win an exclusive vinyl test pressing signed by Roger". Facebook. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Reviews for As Long as I Have You by Roger Daltrey". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Roger Daltrey – As Long as I Have You" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Roger Daltrey – As Long as I Have You" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Roger Daltrey – As Long as I Have You" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Roger Daltrey – As Long as I Have You" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  8. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Roger Daltrey – As Long as I Have You". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Roger Daltrey Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 12 June 2018.