Give the People What They Want

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Riding high on the success of Low Budget, the Kinks turned out another collection of hard-driving, arena-ready rock & roll with Give the People What They Want -- in short, they delivered exactly what the title suggests. Throughout the record, the band kicks up a storm, rocking out with a surprising amount of precision, and although Ray Davies' writing isn't as strong as it was on the group's two previous albums, he has contributed a set of professional hard rock that is distinguished by solid hooks and a clever sense of humor. After all, there's a certain charm in hearing him rework "All Day and All of the Night" into the paranoid "Destroyer," or his pure ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Riding high on the success of Low Budget, the Kinks turned out another collection of hard-driving, arena-ready rock & roll with Give the People What They Want -- in short, they delivered exactly what the title suggests. Throughout the record, the band kicks up a storm, rocking out with a surprising amount of precision, and although Ray Davies' writing isn't as strong as it was on the group's two previous albums, he has contributed a set of professional hard rock that is distinguished by solid hooks and a clever sense of humor. After all, there's a certain charm in hearing him rework "All Day and All of the Night" into the paranoid "Destroyer," or his pure cynicism on the title track. But the minor masterpiece of the album is "Better Things," a sweet piece of charming sentimentalism that is the only time Davies lets his guard down during the entire album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • Label: Velvel Records
  • UPC: 634677980466
  • Catalog Number: 79804

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Around the Dial (4:45)
  2. 2 Give the People What They Want (3:44)
  3. 3 Killer's Eyes (4:38)
  4. 4 Predictable (3:21)
  5. 5 Add It Up (3:14)
  6. 6 Destroyer (3:46)
  7. 7 Yo-Yo (4:09)
  8. 8 Back to Front (3:16)
  9. 9 Art Lover (3:22)
  10. 10 A Little Bit of Abuse (3:46)
  11. 11 Better Things (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Kinks Primary Artist
Dave Davies Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals
Ray Davies Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Mick Avory Drums, Group Member
Ian Gibbons Keyboards, Group Member
Jim Rodford Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Ray Davies Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Bob Ludwig Remastering
John Rollo Engineer
Ebet Roberts Artwork
Neal Pozner Art Direction
Matt Resnicoff Liner Notes
Marianne Spellman Artwork
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