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  • Summary: The ninth full-length solo release for The Who founder features several covers as well as original songs and includes contributions from Sean Genockey, Mick Talbot, and Pete Townshend.
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jun 6, 2018
    As Long As I have You surpasses expectations at every turn, a high-water mark in a career already boasting a fair few triumphs. [Jun 2018, p.92]
  2. Mojo
    May 30, 2018
    Muscular adaptations of Stephen Stills' How Far and Parliament's Get On Out Of The Rain stray into '70s Who territory, with stirring arrangements and hot Townshend licks, while his courageous tilt at Nick Cave piano ballad Into My Arms roils with heartache that can;t be faked. [Jun 2018, p.89]
  3. Jun 15, 2018
    Like Going Back Home before it, As Long as I Have You benefits from Daltrey's diminished range, as it adds gravity and grit to his interpretation. This album also benefits from its tight backing band, which is graced with a swinging horn section but distinguished by Townshend playing a secondary, sympathetic role to Daltrey, helping to give this muscular, occasionally moving record an air of grace.
  4. Jun 4, 2018
    Sometimes the album verges on melodrama but he has a way of selling it where it never sounds like he's acting. It's not all R&B, but it is Maximum Daltrey.
  5. Jul 5, 2018
    It’s an impressive start, and As Long As I Have You is stronger in its first half than its second.
  6. Uncut
    May 30, 2018
    His voice isn't built for such poignancy. This is a 74-year-old's dance record, not an elegy. [Jul 2018, p.27]
  7. 60
    With Daltrey suffering from a serious illness himself mid-way through this recording (the singer had a meningitis infection), this is an affecting album of reflection, survival and celebration both after this, and his work with Johnson in 2014.

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