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Roger Daltrey – Take Me Home (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 3rd, 2013


A Side

Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944) is an English singer, musician, songwriter and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who.

“Take Me Home” was a single taken from Roger Daltrey’s seventh solo album Can’t Wait To See The Movie released in the U.S. in June, 1987. According to Daltrey, the song “Take Me Home” was actually based on a real life experience. During a tour with The Who, Pete Townshend and John Entwistle were required to board one plane while Roger Daltrey and Kenney Jones were required to board another, both eventually reaching London (the final leg of their tour). Townshend and Entwistle left with no problems, but due to a mix up in the plans Kenney Jones boarded the second plane without Roger Daltrey and left for the Berlin transfer alone. During this time, Roger reportedly shouted numerous times to the staff of the airport for them to “Take him home”, one of whom a Japanese customs officer he eventually fell in love with and wrote the song about. Kenney Jones reportedly attempted to turn the plane around by talking to the pilot, saying “I’m in The Who, really!” but no one believed him. Pete Townshend would later allude to these events in the lyrics to his 2006 tune “In The Ether”; this move would cause additional friction between them and led to a backstage brawl on the 2007 tour.

“Take Me Home” was only released in the US where it peaked at #46 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart in June 1987.

The 12″ is actually mixed by Phil Harding, but he is not credited on the record, this info comes from Phil’s book).

Take Me Home (Vocal / Extended Dance Remix) 7:10

Take Me Home (Dub Mix) 7:22

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (Company)


Year Single Chart Position
1987 Take Me Home U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #46


Label: Atlantic ‎– DMD 1055
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Alan Shacklock
Written-By – Axel BauerEli*, Nigel HintonRoger Daltrey
Remix [Uncredited] – Phil Harding

Special remix from the Atlantic album
“Can’t Wait To See The Movie”

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B Side

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All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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16 Responses to “Roger Daltrey – Take Me Home (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Danny Wilson Says:

    Thanks Paul. Never heard this one before. Can you imagine if Kenny Jones did that today? They would have him tied up in the back of the plane with the Air Marshall! lol


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Dnny you are not kidding lol he’d be in big trouble 🙂


  2. baibeut Says:

    the original song “Cargo” is from the french artist Axel Bauer. Axel made an english version: “midnight cargo”


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for the info Baibeut 🙂


  3. Brand0 Says:

    Thanks for sharing this rarity!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Brand0 🙂


  4. josmon10 Says:

    I didn’t know this version existed! The French original “Cargo” by Axel Bauer is so much better, but Phil Harding did a good job here.

    Thank you, Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Josmon10 I wasn’t aware of “Cargo” until today 🙂


  5. ric Says:

    Hi Paul! Sorry to hear about your needle/cartridge breakdown but glad that it’s all sorted out now. And yes, your rips does sound better with every upgrade. I was just listening to your Nik Kershaw and Mai Tai rips this past week, and no doubt the quality is still of the highest order in the realm of cyberspace, I can indeed hear a difference between your older rips and the newer ones. Comparatively clearer and brighter! Your strive for perfection and upgraded re-rips really benefited us! Thank you!
    As for today’s post, it is new to me. Two Daltrey songs stayed with me from the 80s. One is the sappy but beautiful ballad Without Your Love and the other is the heavy MTV-exposed After The Fire.
    But I’m very curious about what Phil Harding did to this, and can’t wait to listen! 😀


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Ric it’s nice to hear from you seems like it’s been a while. I am a bit of a perfectionist I suppose but I have alwys said if you can’t do it right then don’t do it. So I am always learning and trying new things. I am glad to hear that someone can tell a difference in the old and new rips glad I have improved. I think you will like this track the mix reminds me a bit of Sly Fox “Let’s Go All The Way”. What do you think?


    ric Reply:

    Yes! It does have the chugging rhythm/beat of Let’s Go All The Way!
    Quite the style during that phase of Phil Harding, as he applied a similar treatment to his other ’87 mixes for Lou’s Rookies Revenge http://www.discogs.com/Lou-Rookies-Revenge/master/195950 and that Hip Hop Mix for Rise To The Occasion.


  6. Tyler Says:

    Hi Paul I am curious If you have Wang Chung To Live And Die In L.A. (12” Single)???

    Track List

    To Live And Die In L.A. (Extended Version) 5:55
    Dance Hall Days (Remix) 8:02
    Black-Blue-White 2:20

    Oh and Ready For The World – Mary Goes ‘Round (12” Single)

    Track List
    A Mary Goes ‘Round (Extended Version) 8:45
    B1 Mary Goes ‘Round (Radio Edit) 6:17
    B2 Mary Goes ‘Round (Instrumental) 8:45
    B3 Mary Goes ‘Round (Dub) 6:23
    B4 Mary Goes ‘Round (Groupie Dub) 3:34

    Thanks Paul


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Tyler I will check my collection. Pretty sure I don’t have the Wang Chung 12″ it’s pretty hard to find.


  7. Stefano Says:

    I always liked Axel Bauer’s Cargo very much. Curious to find out what Roger Daltrey made of it.

    Are you doing okay, Paul?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Stefano I am doing much better. Thanks for asking 🙂 I hope you like the song.


  8. Ulf Says:

    Hi Paul,

    quite interesting … nevertheless – like some other followers – I’ve been struck by this one being a ‘remake’ of Axel Bauer’s ‘Cargo’ – which I consider way better than the R.Daltrey adaption (not just because it’s the original, I consider it much more thrilling…) – I think, you’d like ‘Cargo’. (Although I consider this VERY unlikely, pls let me know if you’re not able to find the ‘Cargo’-12” 😉 )

    Thanks for GREAT posts!!


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