Badfinger's Joey Molland To Release Solo Album In October

Post by: Rick Ellis 18 August, 2020

Joey Molland, the last surviving member of the classic lineup of Badfinger, is releasing a new solo album in October.

"Be True To Yourself" is co-written with producer Mark Hudson and features contributions from Julian Lennon, Micky Dolenz, Jason Scheff and Steve Holley. Lennon also contributed the front and back cover photos for the album.

Here is the track listing from the album, which is set for release on October 16th, 2020:

1. This Time
2. Better Tomorrow
3. Rainy Day Man
4. Heaven
5. All I Want To Do
6. I Don’t Wanna Be Done With You
7. All I Do Is Cry
8. Loving You
9. Shine
10. Be True To Yourself

Molland recorded with The Masterminds and Gary Walker & The Rain in the mid-late 1960s before joining The Iveys. That band changed its name to Badfinger and released a series of hit singles and several well-received albums before Molland left the band in 1974. He released an album with former Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley under the name Natural Gas in 1975.

Badfinger disbanded in 1975 following the suicide of Pete Ham. But in 1978, Molland and band guitarist Tom Evans reformed the band and released two albums under the band's name before the two split, with each performing under the band's name until Evan's suicide in 1983.

In the years since, Molland has toured under the Badfinger name or as "Joey Molland's Badfinger." He has also released four previous solo albums, the most recent being 2013's "Return To Memphis." In early 2019, he toured with Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Christopher Cross and Jason Scheff on a tour entitled "It Was Fifty Years Ago Today – A Tribute to the Beatles’ White Album."

You can pre-order "Be True To Yourself" at Omnivore Recordings.