Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The Who - Mcvicar


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McVicar (album)

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McVicar
Studio album by Roger Daltrey
ReleasedJune 1980
RecordedAdvision Studios, London and Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies
GenreRock
Length36:36
LabelPolydor
ProducerJeff Wayne
Roger Daltrey chronology
One of the Boys
(1977)
McVicar
(1980)
Best Bits
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
McVicar, Roger Daltrey's fourth studio album, and also the soundtrack album of McVicar, the film of the same name. The film was a bio-pic of English bank robber John McVicar, was produced by Daltrey and also featured him in the starring role. Because all members of The Who played on the album, it is often considered to be an unrecognized Who album although there was no participation by the band in the songwriting.
The album was released in June 1980, on Polydor PD-1-6284 in the USA. It was produced by Jeff Wayne and recorded at Advision Studios, London. Daltrey's vocals were recorded at Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies. The album reached #22 in the U.S. charts and produced Daltrey's highest charting single, "Without Your Love."[2]
In 2001 Swedish HipHop group Infinite Mass used Daltrey's song "My Time is Gonna Come" (as well as the bass line in the song) for their International hit "Bullet". The music video for "Bullet" is a composite of clips from the film McVicar and new footage.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bitter and Twisted" (Steve Swindells) - 4:07
  2. "Just a Dream Away" (Russ Ballard) - 4:17
  3. "Escape, Part One" (Jeff Wayne) - 4:00
  4. "White City Lights" (Billy Nicholls, Jon Lind) - 3:17
  5. "Free Me" (Russ Ballard) - 3:59
  6. "My Time Is Gonna Come" (Russ Ballard) - 3:17
  7. "Waiting for a Friend" (Billy Nicholls) - 3:24
  8. "Escape, Part Two" (Jeff Wayne) - 4:00
  9. "Without Your Love" (Billy Nicholls) - 3:18
  10. "McVicar" (Billy Nicholls) - 2:50[3]

Singles chart position[edit]

  • "Free Me," #53
  • "Waiting For A Friend," #104
  • "Without Your Love," #20[4]

Personnel[edit]

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