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Title - 'No Matter What: Revisiting the Hits'
Artist - Badfinger

You’ve grooved to Matthew Sweet’s 'Baby Blue,' played air piano along with Rick Wakeman on 'Come And Get It,' and swooned hearing Rick Springfield’s voice on 'Love Is Gonna Come At Last,' but now the wait is finally over as the full-length collaboration between Joey Molland’s Badfinger and a stellar line-up of special guest superstars is finally released!

No Matter What: Revisiting The Hits (out March 26th, 2021 via Cleopatra Records) gathers an immense amount of talent on one album. For, and in addition to the aforementioned, guests include Jethro Tull front man Ian Anderson, blues legend Sonny Landreth, eclectic art rockers The Legendary Pink Dots and many more.

Each one offering their very own, and unique twists on some of Badfinger’s biggest, most era-defining hits, we get such classics as the Paul McCartney-penned 'Come And Get It' to 'Day After Day,' to the monster ballad 'Without You.

The latter was originally released by Badfinger in 1970 but became a global phenomenon when Harry Nilsson recorded a version in 1971, and then it conquered the airwaves again in 1994 courtesy of Mariah Carey’s bombastic version.

Here on No Matter What: Revisiting the Hits, Rock Hall Of Fame nominee and producer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire Todd Rundgren offers a passionate rendering of the song that is, by itself, worth the price of admission to this great collection.

1. 'No Matter What' (feat. Mark Stein) [Vanilla Fudge]
2. 'Come And Get It' (feat. Rick Wakeman)
3. 'I Don’t Mind' (feat. Carl Giammarese) [The Buckinghams]
4. 'Day After Day' (feat. Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull; Terry Reid & Manchester String Quartet)
5. 'Love Is Gonna Come At Last' (feat. Rick Springfield)
6. 'Baby Blue' (feat. Matthew Sweet)
7. 'Midnight Caller' (feat. The Legendary Pink Dots)
8. 'Suitcase' (feat. Sonny Landreth)
9. 'Sweet Tuesday Morning' (feat. Albert Lee)
10. 'Without You' (feat. Todd Rundgren)

Opening on the thunderous 'No Matter What' (feat. Mark Stein, Vanilla Fudge), that's backed with the by-the-numbers 'Come And Get It' (feat. Rick Wakeman), the trippy husk of 'I Don’t Mind' (feat. Carl Giammarese, The Buckinghams) and then newly-crafted renditions of their own hits with both the gentle hipsway of 'Day After Day' (feat. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Terry Reid & the Manchester String Quartet), and the smarmy 'Love Is Gonna Come At Last' (feat. Rick Springfield) up next.

The early '90s alt-guitar jangle of 'Baby Blue' (feat. Matthew Sweet) is a fine throwback and that's backed by the psychedelic sway of 'Midnight Caller' (feat. The Legendary Pink Dots), and then we get one of my own personal favorites, the old school rock 'n' roll of 'Suitcase' (feat. Sonny Landreth), before the album rounds out on the gentle rocker 'Sweet Tuesday Morning' (feat. Albert Lee), closing on the angelically magnificent 'Without You' (feat. Todd Rundgren).

No Matter What: Revisiting The Hits will be available on both digipak CD and in superb-looking tri-color (red, white & blue) vinyl!

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