Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013

ROGER DALTREY...Daltrey  (1973)
Daltrey, the debut album from Roger Daltrey, was released 35 years ago in April 1973.  It reached number 45 on the U.S. billboard album charts. I'm not exactly sure how to do a review of this album.  First, it was good that Roger didn't try to do a "Who-sounding" album.  In fact, Leo Sayer wrote 8 of the tracks on this album (along with David Courtney).  This is before Sayer became famous in his own write.  Second, it's an ok record.  Roger would definitely put out much better solo efforts in the future.  I think I'll give it a 2 1/2 out of 5 stars.  The highlight for me was "You And Me" with its orchestral music
(CD, vinylAllmusic review)

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