Ray Davies - Our Country: Americana Act 2 2LP

Ray Davies - Our Country: Americana Act 2 2LP

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The continuing story of The Kinks co-founder’s journeys through America, as depicted in his 2013 memoir Americana and last year’s album of the same name, OUR COUNTRY: AMERICANA ACT II is an album born from Davies’ vision of America -- how it shaped him and evolved through the years. His reflections on his experiences in America instigate personal reformation, and eventually rediscovery and celebration of his own origins.

OUR COUNTRY, like its predecessor, was recorded at the legendary Konk Studios in London with guitarist Bill Shanley and The Jayhawks once again serving as Davies’ backing band plus a group of UK musicians. The album picks up several intriguing musical threads from Davies’ extraordinary songwriting catalog, from the opener “Our Country” – which is developed on a theme melody heard in AMERICANA’s title track – to reinterpretations of songs inspired by America and written for other projects over the years, including “Oklahoma USA” (first heard on The Kinks’ MUSWELL HILBILLIES), “The Real World” (from 2007’s acclaimed solo album, WORKING MAN’S CAFÉ) and “The Getaway” (from 2006’s OTHER PEOPLES LIVES).

OUR COUNTRY: AMERICANA ACT II was arranged and produced by Ray Davies; the album was co-produced by Guy Massey and John Jackson. All songs by Ray Davies.

 

  • - 1 -
    • 1. Our Country
    • 2. The Invaders
    • 3. Back In the Day
    • 4. Oklahoma Usa
    • 5. Bringing Up Baby
    • 6. The Getaway
    • 7. The Take
    • 8. We Will Get There
    • 9. The Real World
    • 10. A Street Called Hope
  • - 2 -
    • 1. The Empty Room
    • 2. Calling Home
    • 3. Louisiana Sky
    • 4. March of the Zombies
    • 5. The Big Weird
    • 6. Tony and Bob
    • 7. The Big Guy
    • 8. Epilogue
    • 9. Muswell Kills

EAN Code 0889854803018