Giving it All Away

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"Giving it All Away"
Single by Roger Daltrey
from the album Daltrey
ReleasedApril 1973
Format7" Single
RecordedJanuary–February 1973, at Barn Studios, Apple Studios, and Nova Sound Studios
GenreRock, Soft Rock
Length3:26
LabelMCA (US), Track (UK)
Writer(s)David Courtney and Leo Sayer
ProducerDavid Courtney, Adam Faith
Roger Daltrey singles chronology
"'Giving it All Away'"
(1973)
"'Free Me'"
(1980)
 
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"Giving it All Away"
Single by Roger Daltrey
from the album Daltrey
ReleasedApril 1973
Format7" Single
RecordedJanuary–February 1973, at Barn Studios, Apple Studios, and Nova Sound Studios
GenreRock, Soft Rock
Length3:26
LabelMCA (US), Track (UK)
Writer(s)David Courtney and Leo Sayer
ProducerDavid Courtney, Adam Faith
Roger Daltrey singles chronology
"'Giving it All Away'"
(1973)
"'Free Me'"
(1980)

"'Giving it All Away'" is a song by Roger Daltrey, who is the lead singer of The Who, the song was written by the then-unknown Leo Sayer with David Courtney.[1] [2] [3] [4]

The song is the top single off the album Daltrey, it reached number five in the UK but failed to chart in the US, Daltrey would never beat this chart position in the UK throughout his whole career.[5]

Bizarrely, the British release, with considerable airplay of "Giving It All Away" (first lines "I paid all my dues so I picked up my shoes, I got up and walked away") coincided with news reports of the Who being sued for unpaid damage to their hotel on a recent tour, including a TV set being thrown out of the window.[6]

Leo Sayer would later do his own version of the song on his second album "Just a Boy" with another track from Daltrey, "One Man Band" the album was released in 1974 and later he performed the songs live back-to-back.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomson, Dave. "Daltrey". allmusic.com. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Giving It All Away (3:25)". last.fm. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Daltrey". amazon.com. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Roger Daltrey - Giving It All Away". youtube.com. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Roger Daltrey discography
  6. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daltrey