Review of Just a Boy

L. Bird pkeets at
Sat Oct 2 12:35:08 CDT 2004

Courtesy of TheShout, a review of Roger's new compilation from Classic Rock 

>Just A Boy

Released from the dynamic inferno of the who, roger daltrey's solo work 
attained an even more theatrical edge. While daltreys voice provided a 
convenient celebrity vehicle for the songs of the then unknown Leo Sayer, 
Rogers readings always far outstripped those of the composer in terms of raw 
emotion. A point irrefutably proven by one listen to one man band or giving 
it away.

For a two cd collection that cherry picks so wildly from daltreys succession 
of none too reliable non who releases, Just a Boy perfectly encapsulates a 
30 year solo career.

In among the obvious hits Behind Blue Eyes, Without Your Love, etc. can be 
found unexpected yet wholly spiffing performances of Mack the Knife and Dont 
Let the Sun Go Down on Me.

In all a passionate, rewarding collection from a man who discovered 
intriguing vocal territories beyond his day job.

4 stars out of 5

Mick Middles

Elsewhere in the Magazine there is a feature on 20 most underated rock 
albums ever.

Alongside such albums as fly on the wall, orgasmatron, dog of two heads, 
turbo anddiver down is Who Are You.

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