Roger Daltrey shares details about new solo album in series of video clips on his Facebook page
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on June 6, 2018
Who frontman Roger Daltrey released a new solo album last week called As Long as I Have You that’s made up mostly of soul-flavored cover tunes. To promote the record, Daltrey has been posting video clips on his official Facebook page featuring him talking with the producer Dave Eringa about the various tracks from the album.
The most recent video, posted Tuesday, Daltrey chats with Eringa about his cover of the 1997 Boz Scaggs song “I’ve Got Your Love.” Roger’s version of the tune includes a guitar solo by his Who band mate Pete Townshend.
“I listened to this track and I thought, ‘How would I do it? I’d like to think at least I can do as good a version, and make it my own,'” the 74-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer recalls. “And I thought, his version…for the modern world felt a little bit too laid-back. So we sped it up.”
Eringa then points out that Daltrey’s version doesn’t have a lengthy guitar solo like Scaggs’ original did, to which Roger responds, “If I’d have known when we recorded it that Pete was gonna play that wonderful lead guitar…I would have had the longer guitar solo.”
Daltrey adds that “I’ve Got Your Love” is “one of my favorite tracks on the album. I think it’s got compassion in it.”
In another recent video clip, Roger discusses his cover of the 1970 Parliament song of “Come In out of the Rain,” renamed “Get On out of the Rain.” Daltrey explains how he was inspired to hire sibling backing vocalists The McCrary Sisters to sing on the track after watching footage of them performing live with Bob Dylan during his late-’70s gospel period.
Visit Facebook.com/OfficialRogerDaltrey to check out all the clips.
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