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Americana Limited Vinyl 2LP Set

by Ray Davies

Release Date: 13 July 2018

Format: LP Double Vinyl

Label: Sony Music


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Ray Davies Americana Limited Vinyl 2LP Set

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The first solo studio album in nearly a decade from acclaimed singer songwriter, Ray Davies.
The 15-track collection of originals serves as a master-crafted return for one of the greatest songwriters of the past 50 years, and follows Davies’ 2013 memoir of the same name, using the book as both source material and creative catalyst. Davies enlisted The Jayhawks as backing band, and recorded the album in London at legendary Kinks studio, Konk.
‘Americana’ was written, conceived, and arranged, by Davies, and co-produced with Guy Massey and John Jackson. The album is an autobiographical work, chronicling the inextricable role America has played in Davies’ life. From his earliest days touring the U.S. with the Kinks and subsequent blacklisting by the American Musicians Union, to his years playing stadiums and eventually settling in New York and New Orleans for a time, America has served as both muse and tempest to Davies.
The songs on ‘Americana’ dig into the rich American musical tapestry, through the lens of Davies’ own wholly unique American experience. The music swerves from the open-road manifesto of “The Great Highway,” to a delicate duet with The Jayhawks’ Karan Grotberg on “Message From The Road, A Place In Your Heart,” to “Poetry,” which offers a vital reminder of Davies’ ability to spin small detail into penetrating truth. The album also features a number of short spoken-word passages from Davies’ memoir.

Featured Tracks:
Disc: 1
1. Americana
2. The Deal
3. Poetry

Disc: 2
1. Message from the Road
2. A Place in Your Heart
3. The Mystery Room
4. Silent Movie
5. Rock 'N' Roll Cowboys

Disc: 3
1. Change for Change
2. The Man Upstairs
3. I've Heard That Beat Before
4. A Long Drive Home to Tarzana

Disc: 4
1. The Great Highway
2. The Invaders
3. Wings of Fantasy

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