Q1370 News

Roger Daltrey says he thinks The Who's upcoming album is its best since "Quadrophenia"

If Roger Daltrey is to be believed, Who fans are going to love the band's upcoming studio album.

NME.com reports that during a Q&A held Thursday at the group's London pop-up shop, The Who @52, Daltrey declared, "I think we've made our best album since [1973's] Quadrophenia."

The singer admitted at the event, which will open to the public Friday at 10 a.m. local time, that he initially was skeptical about whether he could do justice to the songs Pete Townshend wrote for the project.

"I thought Pete had written a really great solo album and I said to him, 'Pete, what do you need to do this for? Release it as a solo album, it's great,'" Daltrey explained. "But he said he wanted it to be a Who album."

However, Roger said that after he listened to the songs a number of times, he began to come up with ideas on how they would work as Who tunes.

"[Pete] let me have a bit of freedom with changing a few things, changing the tenses of songs and other little things. And he gave me complete melodic freedom," Daltrey noted. "And I gotta tell you that after being very skeptical I'm now incredibly optimistic."

Daltrey also revealed that The Who are planning to play a couple of the new songs at the band's July 6 concert at London's Wembley Stadium.

"I think they will fit in with this show," he said. "It'll prick your ears up, and even though it's something you haven't heard before it will captivate you."

No word yet on when the album will be released.

As previously reported, Daltrey will take part in a fan Q&A starting at noon local time, 7 a.m. ET, while visiting the pop-up shop on Friday.

Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

On Air Now

Mark Williams
Mark Williams
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Baltimore's Classic Hits


A big thank you to our sponsors below for the Desert Highway & Boat House Row Band Live Concert on November 9th! Featured by Q1370

Star Featured Documentaries

Visitor Polls

Which artists would make for the best duo?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Concert Calendar

Desert Highway A Tribute To The Eagles

Gordon Center For Performing Arts

3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue
Owings Mills, Maryland, 21117

Sat, Nov 9, 8:00 PM
thru  Sat, Nov 9, 12:00 AM


Royal Farms Arena

201 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201

Fri, Nov 22, 7:00 PM

Madonna - Madame X Tour

The Met

858 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130

Sat, Dec 7, 8:30 PM