Finally some good news: ‘Love is Gonna Come at Last’

On a whim, I thought I’d check YouTube to see if any of these “anonymous” songs that RS talked about in past interviews happened to pop up recently. I haven’t had much time to keep up on RS lately so I searched if anything was posted today. Nope. How about “This Week”? YES!!

There it was: “Badfinger – Rick Springfield”: Love is Gonna Come at Last”

The remake of this Badfinger song from 1979, posted yesterday.

I was late to the game, as when I discovered it, it already had nearly 700 views and there are also a few articles that came out about it today.

Without further ado, here’s the video:

Joey Molland, who wrote the song, appears on this new version, adding bass and vocals. It’s so great hearing RS’s vocals and slide guitar. His voice sounds like it does in his older albums, which is pretty cool, considering this is an older song. If I heard it in a different context, I probably would have wondered which of his older albums it was on and why hadn’t I heard it before.

RS was quoted in several articles saying “Badfinger has always been one of my all-time favorite bands. In fact, I am often asked by journalists, ‘What is the one song you had wished you had written?’ And my answer is ‘Baby Blue.’ What a perfect song! Their music was and is immortal.”

If you’ve seen RS’s “Stripped Down” show, you probably heard him play “Baby Blue.” If not, here it is:


Isn’t it nice to finally get some good news for a change?

How about a Rick Springfield date for Valentine’s Day?

The world premiere of “Orchestrating My Life,” a concert film featuring Rick Springfield performing with the Santa Monica High School Orchestra, will be a streaming pay-per-view event available Feb. 14-17.

The concert features 12 songs accompanied by his band, four background vocalists and the award-winning Santa Monica High School Orchestra conducted by Wolf Kerschek. The concert was held in March 2019 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. The film, directed by PJ Wolff includes “rare archival footage, interviews, and photographs from Springfield’s personal collection to weave the incredible and unexpected life story of one of rock’s most recognized and durable superstars,” according to rickspringfield.com.

Tickets for the pay-per-view are $29.99, and add-ons include an event T-shirt, roses with a personalized Valentine’s Day card from RS and a Zoom meet-and-greet (the full package is $449.99).

In case you’re not familiar with “Orchestrating My Life,” it’s a symphony version of RS’s greatest hits that was released in April 2019. Read more about it here. The album debuted as #4 on Billboard’s Classical Album chart and spent seven weeks on the chart.