Return to Waterloo

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The only album ever credited to Kinks singer/songwriter/guitarist Ray Davies contains "music from the motion picture": Return to Waterloo is a film written and directed by Davies depicting the daydreams and nightmares of a commuter taking a one-hour train trip from the London suburbs to Waterloo train station. The format allows Davies to write a series of story-songs, including "Going Solo" and "Missing Persons," both of which refer to the commuter's daughter, who has left home, "Sold Me Out" and "Not Far Away," punk rock rave-ups expressing the anger of the young people on the train, and "Expectations," a Davies reflection on one of his favorite subjects, the decline ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The only album ever credited to Kinks singer/songwriter/guitarist Ray Davies contains "music from the motion picture": Return to Waterloo is a film written and directed by Davies depicting the daydreams and nightmares of a commuter taking a one-hour train trip from the London suburbs to Waterloo train station. The format allows Davies to write a series of story-songs, including "Going Solo" and "Missing Persons," both of which refer to the commuter's daughter, who has left home, "Sold Me Out" and "Not Far Away," punk rock rave-ups expressing the anger of the young people on the train, and "Expectations," a Davies reflection on one of his favorite subjects, the decline and fall of the British Empire. In other words, this is a good Kinks album. And, in fact, three of the songs had appeared on the last Kinks album, 1984's Word of Mouth. But Return to Waterloo is credited to Davies, and the musician list includes all the members of the Kinks except guitarist Dave Davies, which may be the reason for the solo billing. In any case, the billing didn't help sales much, and the film's limited distribution which seems to have been limited to a TV showing or two and release on home video didn't promote the soundtrack, either. The album failed to chart and went out of print the year after its release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2005
  • Label: Velvel Records
  • UPC: 634677982026
  • Catalog Number: 79820
  • Sales rank: 85,392

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:56)
  2. 2 Return to Waterloo (4:40)
  3. 3 Going Solo (3:55)
  4. 4 Missing Persons (2:53)
  5. 5 Sold Me Out (3:19)
  6. 6 Lonely Hearts (3:05)
  7. 7 Not Far Away (4:23)
  8. 8 Expectations (4:06)
  9. 9 Voices in the Dark (End Title) (4:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ray Davies Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Gong, Vocals
Mick Avory Drums
Louisa Davies Vocals
Ian Gibbons Synthesizer, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Robert Henrit Percussion, Drums
Jim Rodford Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
John O'Donnell Percussion
Valerie Hollerman Spoken Word
Bob Henrit Drums
Technical Credits
Ray Davies Composer, Sound Effects, Special Effects, Producer, Audio Production
Ian Gibbons Programming, drum programming, Percussion Programming
Damian Korner Engineer
John Rollo Engineer
Alan Silverman Remastering
Dave Baker Engineer
David Baker Engineer
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