Something Else [2011 Deluxe Edition]

Something Else [2011 Deluxe Edition]

by The Kinks
     
 

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Face to Face was a remarkable record, but its follow-up, Something Else by the Kinks, expands its accomplishments, offering 13 classic British pop songs. As Ray Davies' songwriting becomes more refined, he becomes more nostalgic and sentimental, retreating from the psychedelic and mod posturings that had dominated the rock world. Indeed, Something…  See more details below

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Face to Face was a remarkable record, but its follow-up, Something Else by the Kinks, expands its accomplishments, offering 13 classic British pop songs. As Ray Davies' songwriting becomes more refined, he becomes more nostalgic and sentimental, retreating from the psychedelic and mod posturings that had dominated the rock world. Indeed, Something Else sounds like nothing else from 1967. The Kinks never rock very hard on the album, preferring acoustic ballads, music hall numbers, and tempered R&B to full-out guitar attacks. Part of the album's power lies in its calm music, since it provides an elegant support for Davies' character portraits and vignettes. From the martial stomp of "David Watts" to the lovely, shimmering "Waterloo Sunset," there's not a weak song on the record, and several -- such as the allegorical "Two Sisters," the Noël Coward-esque "End of the Season," the rolling "Lazy Old Sun," and the wry "Situation Vacant" -- are stunners. And just as impressive is the emergence of Dave Davies as a songwriter. His Dylanesque "Death of a Clown" and bluesy rocker "Love Me Till the Sun Shines" hold their own against Ray's masterpieces, and help make Something Else the endlessly fascinating album that it is. [Universal's 2011 double-disc deluxe edition of Something Else by the Kinks contains both the mono and stereo mixes of the classic album plus a wealth of bonus tracks: mono and stereo takes of non-LP singles, BBC sessions, and a host of alternate takes and international oddities, such as the Canadian mono mix and German stereo mix of "Afternoon Tea." Much of this material can be found elsewhere, but for hardcore Kinks kollektors this is a treasure trove.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2011
Label:
Sanctuary Uk
UPC:
0602527321417
catalogNumber:
2732141
Rank:
34090

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. David Watts
  2. Death of a Clown
  3. Two Sisters
  4. No Return
  5. Harry Rag
  6. Tin Soldier Man
  7. Situation Vacant
  8. Love Me till the Sun Shines
  9. Lazy Old Sun
  10. Afternoon Tea
  11. Funny Face
  12. End of the Season
  13. Waterloo Sunset
  14. Act Nice and Gentle
  15. Mr. Pleasant
  16. Susannah's Still Alive
  17. Autumn Almanac
  18. Harry Rag
  19. David Watts
  20. Afternoon Tea
  21. Sunny Afternoon
  22. Autumn Almanac
  23. Mr. Pleasant
  24. Susannah's Still Alive
  25. David Watts
  26. Love Me till the Sun Shines
  27. Death of a Clown
  28. Good Luck Charm
  29. Harry Rag
  30. Little Woman

Disc 2

  1. David Watts
  2. Death of a Clown
  3. Two Sisters
  4. No Return
  5. Harry Rag
  6. Tin Soldier Man
  7. Situation Vacant
  8. Love Me till the Sun Shines
  9. Lazy Old Sun
  10. Afternoon Tea
  11. Funny Face
  12. End of the Season
  13. Waterloo Sunset
  14. Susannah's Still Alive
  15. Autumn Almanac
  16. Sand On My Shoes
  17. Afternoon Tea
  18. Mr. Pleasant
  19. Lazy Old Sun
  20. Funny Face
  21. Afternoon Tea
  22. Tin Soldier Man

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kinks   Primary Artist
Dave Davies   Guitar,Vocals
Nicky Hopkins   Keyboards
Ray Davies   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Mick Avory   Drums
Peter Quaife   Bass Guitar
Rasa Davies   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Dave Davies   Composer
Ray Davies   Composer,Producer
Andrew Sandoval   Remixing
David Whitaker   String Arrangements
Bernie Andrews   Producer
Peter Doggett   Liner Notes,Sleeve Notes
Bill Bebb   Producer
Mike Leale   Original Photography
John Koerner   Composer
Alan MacKenzie   Engineer

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