McVicar (album)

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Studio album by Roger Daltrey
Released June 1980
Studio Advision Studios, London and Air Studios, Montserrat, West Indies
Length 36:36
Label Polydor
Producer Jeff Wayne
Roger Daltrey chronology
One of the Boys
(1977)One of the Boys1977
Best Bits
(1982)Best Bits1982
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits 5/10[2]

McVicar is the soundtrack to the film McVicar and the fourth solo studio album by Roger Daltrey, the lead vocalist for The Who. The film, a biopic of the English bank robber John McVicar, was produced by Daltrey and also featured him in the starring role as John 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 US. 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 number 22 in the US and produced Daltrey's highest charting solo single to date, "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" composites clips from the film McVicar with new footage.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) 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 positions[edit]


  • Jon Walls - engineer, AIR Studios, Montserrat
  • Cy Langston, Geoff Young, Laurence Diana - engineer
  • Richard Evans - sleeve design
  • David James - photography

See also[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". Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. 

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