McVicar (album)

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McVicar
Studio album by Roger Daltrey
Released June 1980
Recorded Advision Studios, London and Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies
Genre Rock, hard rock, soft rock
Length 36:36
Language English
Label Polydor
Producer Jeff Wayne
Roger Daltrey chronology
One of the Boys
(1977)
McVicar
(1980)
Best Bits
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits 5/10[2]

McVicar is the fourth solo studio album by Roger Daltrey, the lead vocalist for The Who. It is also the soundtrack album for the film of the McVicar. The film was a bio-pic of the English bank robber John McVicar, it was produced by Daltrey and also featured him in the starring role as McVicar, himself. Because all of the then-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."[3]

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.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
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" (Ballard) 3:59
6. "My Time Is Gonna Come" (Ballard) 3:17
7. "Waiting for a Friend" (Nicholls) 3:24
8. "Escape, Part Two" (Wayne) 4:00
9. "Without Your Love" (Nicholls) 3:18
10. "McVicar" (Nicholls) 2:50[4]

Singles chart position[edit]

Personnel[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (21 August – 3 September 1980): 30. 
  3. ^ a b "Roger Daltrey Discography". 
  4. ^ "Amazon listing". 
  5. ^ "Roger Daltrey Discography".