The Kinks / Ray Davies

Ray Davies/Kinks Choral Download

December 22, 2009 – It didn’t strike me as a great idea: Ray Davies, frontman for the legendary band The Kinks, had paired some of the group’s most popular songs with a full choir. It turns out I was wrong. There have always been simple and often beautiful harmonies in many of The Kinks’ songs, especially in the band’s work from the late 1960s. Fortunately, much of the material Davies chose for his new choral album, The Kinks Choral Collection, comes from the group’s seminal 1968 record, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society. The beauty of the song “Waterloo Sunset,” in this setting, is especially powerful.

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Hear Ray Davies Spin Some Of His Favorite Songs For ‘All Songs Considered’

~ by castleqwayr on December 30, 2009.

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