Can't Wait to See the Movie

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Can't Wait to See the Movie
Studio album by Roger Daltrey
Released June 1987
Recorded At various studios in London and Los Angeles
Genre Rock, pop rock, electronic, synthpop
Length 45:45
Label Atlantic (1987 LP and Cassettes)
Rhino (1987 CD format)
Producer Alan Shacklock, David Foster, Jimmy Scott, Chas Sandford
Roger Daltrey chronology
Under a Raging Moon
(1985)
Can't Wait to See the Movie
(1987)
Best of Rockers & Ballads
(1991)
Singles from Can't Wait to See the Movie
  1. "Hearts of Fire"
    Released:
  2. "Take Me Home"
    Released:
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Can't Wait to See the Movie is the seventh solo studio album by Roger Daltrey, the lead vocalist for The Who. The album was released in mid 1987 on the record labelAtlantic, and was it was produced by Alan Shacklock, David Foster, Chas Sanford and Jimmy Scott.[2] Daltrey is credited as co-writer on the tracks "Balance on Wires" and "Take Me Home".[3] David Foster co-wrote the track, "The Price of Love", which was also featured in the 1987 movie, The Secret of My Success starring Michael J. Fox.

The album was received negatively by the majority of music critics. It was also a commercial disappointment, missing the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic. One critic referred to it as "Can't Wait to Sell the Record," while other reviewers noted good points to the recordings.

Critical reception[edit]

Reviewing for AllMusic, critic Mike DeGagne wrote of the album "Knowing the potential that is harnessed within Daltrey, his half-hearted attempts at unleashing the pains built up by failed romances doesn't add up to much. Some uplifting sax played by Gary Barnacle keeps the album from being a total write-off as it surfaces here and there, but a lifeless array of synthesizers droning in the backdrop of every song nullifies even the smallest asset, while adding to the pretentiousness."[1]

Track listing[edit]

The original US album track listing is as follows:

Side One
No. Title Length
1. "Hearts of Fire" (Russ Ballard) 5:06
2. "When the Thunder Comes" (Damon Metrebian, Chas Sandford) 3:39
3. "Ready for Love" (Kit Hain) 3:28
4. "Balance on Wires" (Daltrey, Don Snow) 6:22
5. "Miracle of Love" (Mark Morgan, Jimmy Scott) 4:38
Side Two
No. Title Length
1. "The Price of Love" (Jack Blades, David Foster) 4:16
2. "The Heart Has Its Reasons" (Jimmy Scott) 4:11
3. "Alone in the Night" (Steve Bates, Larry Lee, Tom Whitlock, Richie Zito) 4:27
4. "Lover's Storm" (Tom Kelly, Gary Usher) 3:53
5. "Take Me Home" (Axel Bauer, Daltrey, Michel Eli, Nigel Hinton) 5:45[4]

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians
Production
Engineering
Album artwork

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mike DeGagne. "Can't Wait to See the Movie - Roger Daltrey | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  2. ^ http://www.jimmyscottsongwriter.com/discography.htm
  3. ^ "Roger Daltrey Discography". Thewho.net. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Artist Direct". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2014-05-22.