Roger Daltrey releases new Stephen Stills cover in advance of upcoming solo album, "As Long as I Have You"
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on May 14, 2018
For his forthcoming solo album, As Long as I Have You, Roger Daltrey recorded a cover of the Stephen Stills tune “How Far,” and now the Who frontman has made the track available for purchase as a digital download and via streaming services.
Fans who pre-order As Long as I Have You will immediately receive a free download of “How Far,” as well as the title track, a 1964 tune written by Jerry Ragavoy and Ben Elgin and first recorded by Garnet Mimms.
Stills’ original version of “How Far” originally appeared on his short-lived band Manassas‘ 1972 self-titled debut. Daltrey’s rendition is among 10 covers featured on As Long as I Have You, which will be released on June 1.
The album, which is made up mainly of soul-flavored material, also includes versions of Stevie Wonder‘s “You Haven’t Done Nothing” and The Jackson Five‘s “The Love You Save,” plus two original compositions by Roger: “Certified Rose” and “Always Heading Home.”
As previously reported, Daltrey’s Who band mate Pete Townshend plays guitar on seven of the album’s tracks.
Next month, Roger kicks off a special U.S. tour dubbed “Roger Daltrey Performs The Who’s Tommy” that will feature him accompanied by a different orchestra at each venue he visits. The trek gets underway on June 8 concert in Bethel, New York, and runs through a July 8 show in the Cleveland suburb of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Daltrey will follow those shows with a run of U.S. summer performances that will featuring him playing select Who songs and solo tunes backed by just his solo band.
Here is the full track list of As Long as I Have You:
“As Long as I Have You”
“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”
“The Love You Save”
“Always Heading Home”
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