Wilko John­son & Roger Dal­trey

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Chess Records While the sad fact re­mains that Wilko is liv­ing on bor­rowed time his at­ti­tude is that ev­ery day needs to be lived to the full. That means do­ing the things he loves best and that’s play­ing the gui­tar and gig­ging. His and Roger Dal­trey’s paths have crossed many times and the phrase ‘Let’s do an al­bum to­gether’ was al­ways bound to come up. But thanks to a fran­tic eight days of record­ing it’s now a re­al­ity. And make no mis­take - it’s great! Wilko’s chunky chord pat­terns are leg­endary (first ex­pe­ri­enced by many on the record­ing of Rox­ette by Dr Feel­good), and this al­bum is full of them. Bright and breezy they pro­vide in­stant feel and foun­da­tion, and al­though Wilko is not known for his so­los we do get a few here on tracks like Ice On The Mo­tor­way, Keep On Lov­ing You and Some Kind Of Hero. It’s a re­ally up­lift­ing collection, and as you lis­ten you keep break­ing into a smile and there are pre­cious few al­bums that have that ef­fect. Dal­trey is in good voice but ev­ery­one here plays their part mag­nif­i­cently. This comes highly rec­om­mended!

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