I Will Be Me

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
His second album since suffering a major stroke in 2004, I Will Be Me finds Dave Davies in a defiant state of mind but that doesn't prevent him from indulging in a little bit of nostalgia. These rose-tinted reflections arrive early on, as the album opens with "Little Green Amp," a gnarly little rocker that twists several Kinks songs together -- primarily "All Day and All Of the Night," but it can't help bring to mind "Destroyer" as well -- and the subsequent "Livin' in the Past" mines a similar heavy territory. Things get a little gentler from there, as he turns inward on "The Healing Boy" and gets romantic with "When I First Saw You," which only signals how ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
His second album since suffering a major stroke in 2004, I Will Be Me finds Dave Davies in a defiant state of mind but that doesn't prevent him from indulging in a little bit of nostalgia. These rose-tinted reflections arrive early on, as the album opens with "Little Green Amp," a gnarly little rocker that twists several Kinks songs together -- primarily "All Day and All Of the Night," but it can't help bring to mind "Destroyer" as well -- and the subsequent "Livin' in the Past" mines a similar heavy territory. Things get a little gentler from there, as he turns inward on "The Healing Boy" and gets romantic with "When I First Saw You," which only signals how much ground Davies covers here. Generally, he's unafraid to make some noise, and that cacophony is an odd pairing with his deeply held beliefs in the mystical and UFOs, creating a tension that isn't dissonant as much as it is idiosyncratic. Sometimes, Davies' blend of hard rock and healing doesn't quite jibe -- it can lose form and drift or it can hammer its points home too hard -- but there's a dogged individuality to his mission that's appealing even when the music itself is not. This is who he is at age 66 and he is unafraid, even proud, to be who he is.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2013
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • UPC: 741157049626
  • Catalog Number: 496
  • Sales rank: 41,209

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Davies Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
The Jayhawks Guest Appearance
Chris Spedding Guitar, Guest Appearance
Jürgen Engler Bass, Guitar
Gary Louris Electric Guitar, Vocals
Tim O'Reagan Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Mark Olson Vocals
Marc Perlman Bass
Karen Grotberg Piano, Harpsichord, Vocals
John Wesley Guitar, Guest Appearance
Dennis Davison Organ, Maracas
Teddy Freese Drums
Jonathan Lea Electric Guitar, Electric Sitar
Anti-Flag Guest Appearance
Sarah McLeod Guitar
Pat Thetic Drums
Wayne Proctor Drums
Justin Sane Guitar, Vocals
Dead Meadow Guest Appearance
Steve Kille Drums
Mark Laughlin Drums
Chris Head Guitar
Chris #2 Bass, Vocals
The Bloody Hollies Guest Appearance
Wesley Doyle Guitar
Joey Horgen Guitar
Ty Segall Guitar, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Jordan McDonald Drums
Oli Brown Guitar, Guest Appearance
Geri X Vocals, Guest Appearance
Simon Jackson Guitar
Matt Bennett Drums
Scott Barnes Bass
Tom Currier Bass, Piano
Jason Simon Guitar
Chris Lietz Drums
Oli Brown Band Guest Appearance
The Art Guest Appearance
Jak Coleman Guitar
Azaria Byrne Vocals
Kara Jayne Bass
Bruce Tyner Guest Appearance
Jon Tufnell Vocals
Jon Lamont Drums
James Freemantle Bass
Yura Zeleznik Violin, Guest Appearance
The Lost Souls Club Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Dave Davies Composer
Ed Ackerson Engineer
Jürgen Engler Producer
Mark Wheaton Engineer
Anti-Flag Producer, Engineer
John Lappen Artist Relations
Sarah McLeod Producer
Wayne Proctor Producer
Dead Meadow Rhythm Track Engineer
Nicky Garratt Engineer
Steve Kille Rhythm Track Engineer
Mick Skelton Producer
Chris Lietz Mastering
Rebecca G. Wilson Liner Notes
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