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?