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Davies, Ray / Americana
Album:Americana Collection:General
Artist:Davies, Ray Added:07/2017

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-08-17 Pull Date:2017-10-19 
Week Ending:22 Oct15 Oct8 Oct1 Oct24 Sep17 Sep10 Sep3 Sep

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 18 Jan 19:Jon Cousins
KZSU Time Traveler’s Token Brit Assistant
4.Sat, 21 Oct 17:Eme O
Music Casserole
2.Sun, 07 Jan 18:Jon Cousins
Formerly A
5.Fri, 20 Oct 17:Francis D
KZSU Time Traveler
3.Thu, 16 Nov 17:Jon Cousins
No Cover, No Fo
6.Thu, 19 Oct 17:Sully
Brains and Eggs

Album Review
Kim Walter
Reviewed 2017-08-09 
Ray Davies, “Americana”
Label: Legacy Records
Reviewed by: Kim Walter

Sixth solo album from the former superstar front man of the English band the KINKS. This album is quirky and fun, but also a bit stilted and conflicting as times. Take #4 for example. I like the early Bowie sound, but find the lyrics a tad over the top. Ray Davies is a legend, but I don’t think that this album represents his best work. It seems to me that he may just be trying too hard to truly be part of the Americana scene. Best: 2, 4, 9, 11, 13.

1. med – gentle rock & roll, not bad, not exceptional
2. slow – old David Bowie vibe, talk at both ends of song
3. med – awesome lyrics, mediocre song
4. slow – dreamy acoustic song with female singer as well
6. med – live blues vibe
7. slow – spoken word, reminds me of Donovan
8. med – sounds like a comfortable musical style for Ray (ie routine, easy, boring…)
9. med – unique sound on album, sounds almost like protest music
10. slow – mostly spoken word
11. slow – bluesy Americana sound, **best song on album
12. slow/med – dreamy sounding song

Track Listing
1.Americana 8.Rock N Roll Cowboys
2.The Deal 9.Change For Change
3.Poetry 10.The Man Upstairs
4.Message From The Road 11.I've Heard That Beat Before
5.A Place In Your Heart 12.A Long Drive To Tarzana
6.The Mystery Room 13.The Great Highway
7.Silent Movie 14.The Invaders
 15.Wings Of Fantasy