Single Review: Badfinger & Rick Springfield – “Love is Gonna Come At Last”

Badfinger & Rick Springfield – "Love is Gonna Come At Last"

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Single Review of Badfinger & Rick Springfield: “Love is Gonna Come At Last” (Cleopatra Records)

For some of you, all I’ll have to write is “Badfinger and Rick Springfield recorded a single together,” and you’ll go seek it out and snap it up. But I’ll go into a little more detail than that.

This “cover” of “Love is Gonna Come At Last” from Badfinger’s 1979 Airwaves album is given the Springfield treatment. The smoothness of Rick’s vocals are pushed to the edge, fraying just a little bit at times. Combined with a sort of cabana-rock musical backdrop and accompanied with the occasional groovy guitar solo, it’s a nicely refreshed version of this old-school rock song. Whether it’s the crisper production or Rick Springfield’s timeless rock vocal style, this is a really fun “cover” of Badfinger’s own song.

Looking Ahead

This is just the tip of the iceberg, a peek into what’s coming soon, as Badfinger is set to soon release a full album entitled No Matter What: Revisiting the Hits, a collection of ten of Badfinger’s hit songs re-recorded with other guest stars. In addition to “Love is Gonna Come At Last” with Rick Springfield, the list of co-conspirators includes Todd Rundgren, Rick Wakeman, Matthew Sweet, and Sonny Landreth. Definitely worth watching for!

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