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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Arista had made it clear they would not accept any concept albums from the Kinks, and Sleepwalker, their first effort for the label, makes good on the band's promise. Comprised entirely of glossy arena-rockers and power ballads, the album is more of a stylistic exercise than a collection of first-rate songs. Davies contributed a handful of fairly strong songs, highlighted by the exceptional "Juke Box Music," which sees Ray in a shockingly resigned frame of mind, claiming that rock & roll is just rock & roll, and nothing more. Unfortunately, he chose to illustrate that fact by loading the rest of Sleepwalker with competent but undistinguished mainstream ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Arista had made it clear they would not accept any concept albums from the Kinks, and Sleepwalker, their first effort for the label, makes good on the band's promise. Comprised entirely of glossy arena-rockers and power ballads, the album is more of a stylistic exercise than a collection of first-rate songs. Davies contributed a handful of fairly strong songs, highlighted by the exceptional "Juke Box Music," which sees Ray in a shockingly resigned frame of mind, claiming that rock & roll is just rock & roll, and nothing more. Unfortunately, he chose to illustrate that fact by loading the rest of Sleepwalker with competent but undistinguished mainstream rock. While that might have made the album a hit at the time, its processed sound and weak songs sound dated today, especially compared to the lively arena rock the Kinks later released. [This version of the album includes bonus material.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2009
  • Label: Velvel Records
  • UPC: 634677984426
  • Catalog Number: 79844

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Life on the Road (5:02)
  2. 2 Mr. Big Man (3:49)
  3. 3 Sleepwalker (4:04)
  4. 4 Brother (5:29)
  5. 5 Juke Box Music (5:32)
  6. 6 Sleepless Night (3:18)
  7. 7 Stormy Sky (3:58)
  8. 8 Full Moon (3:52)
  9. 9 Life Goes On (5:03)
  10. 10 Artifical Light (3:26)
  11. 11 Prince of the Punks (3:18)
  12. 12 The Poseur (2:53)
  13. 13 On the Outside (5:06)
  14. 14 On the Outside (5:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Kinks Primary Artist
Mick Avory Percussion, Drums
Andy Pyle Bass
Technical Credits
Ray Davies Composer, Producer
Jerry Cantrell Composer
Doug Hinman Reissue Art, Reissue Photography
Alan Silverman Mastering
Roger Wake Engineer
John Swenson Liner Notes
Bob Heimall Cover Design
K. Lee Hammond Reissue Art
Bill Crowley Reissue Producer
Klaus Schmalenbach Reissue Art, Reissue Photography
Albert Pinheiro Archival Tape Engineer
Marianne Spellman Reissue Art, Reissue Photography
Ryan Tully Archival Tape Engineer
Dawn Frank Engineer
Graham Hogg Archival Tape Engineer
John Dyer Art Direction
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