McVicar

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Though it is billed as an "Original Soundtrack Recording," McVicar is in effect a Roger Daltrey solo album. Daltrey, who starred in the film and co-produced it, sings on eight of the ten tracks. McVicar was Roger Daltrey's highest charting non-Who project, and for a simple reason: it sounds a lot like The Who. On his three previous solo albums, Daltrey had gone out of his way to avoid the hard rock sound of The Who. But here, using a set of backup musicians that included all the other members of the group -- Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Kenney Jones -- Daltrey employed his usual arena-shaking shout over Who-like music. Daltrey sounded more comfortable with such ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Though it is billed as an "Original Soundtrack Recording," McVicar is in effect a Roger Daltrey solo album. Daltrey, who starred in the film and co-produced it, sings on eight of the ten tracks. McVicar was Roger Daltrey's highest charting non-Who project, and for a simple reason: it sounds a lot like The Who. On his three previous solo albums, Daltrey had gone out of his way to avoid the hard rock sound of The Who. But here, using a set of backup musicians that included all the other members of the group -- Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, and Kenney Jones -- Daltrey employed his usual arena-shaking shout over Who-like music. Daltrey sounded more comfortable with such material than he had with the sometimes delicate pop of his other solo records, and you could hear his delight when he had a song like Russ Ballard's "My Time Is Gonna Come," more unadulterated hard rock, to work with. For Who fans, who had gone nearly two years without a new Who album, the soundtrack to McVicar was the next best thing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/1996
  • Label: Polygram Uk
  • UPC: 731452734129
  • Catalog Number: 527341
  • Sales rank: 32,945

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roger Daltrey Primary Artist
Pete Townshend Guitar
Herbie Flowers Bass
Jeff Wayne Conductor
Dave Markee Bass
Ron Aspery Flute
John "Rabbit" Bundrick Keyboards
Tony Carr Percussion
Stuart Elliott Drums
John Entwistle Bass
Ken Freeman Synthesizer, Keyboards
Ricky Hitchcock Guitar
Dave Mattacks Drums
Billy Nicholls Guitar
Jo Partridge Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Kenney Jones Drums
Technical Credits
Jeff Wayne Arranger, Producer, Brass Arrangment
Laurence Diana Engineer
Steve Gray Brass Arrangment
Geoff Young Engineer
Cy Langston Engineer
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