Friday, 4 April 2014

Track Of The Day: Wilko Johnson And Roger Daltrey - 'All Through The City'

It may not have got to number 1 in the album charts, but who needs a number one record when you're an all-time legend? In early 2013, Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with terminal pancreas cancer, and given ten months to live. The guitar icon says a euphoria overcame him after hearing the news. He embarked on a farewell tour, but as the months passed, found he had no reason to slow down. “I did think this year would be a tapering-down, but the plan is to just keep going until it hits me. I was supposed to have been dead in October... I just don’t know how long I’m going to live.” Johnson and Who legend Roger Daltrey discussed working together several years ago, and eventually got together to record in November last year. Taking not so much a walk but a buoyant lap of honour down memory lane, the fantastic 'Going Back Home' serves up 12 brusque rhythm and blues selections from Johnson's back catalogue. Closing the album, the raucous 'All Through The City' rounds things off with a resonant blast of energy. Read the full album review HERE.


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