October 19, 2020

1984-03-22 – The Guardian

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Roger Daltrcy: Parting
Should Be Painless (WEA).
Daltrey has become a super-
star without ever winning too
much praise for his solo
albums, and I fear that this
one won’t change the pattern,
thongh now The Who have
apparently broken up for
good his solo career has
obviously become rather
more important. Despite the
title. the album is not auto-
biographical, but a collection
of other peoples’ songs that
are either not quite good
enough or not suited to his
dramatic style. In the great
days of The Who, Da-Itrey
was a master of epic emo-
tion, but he’s less happy with

gently soulful or seductive
songs.