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Format: CD
Sku: 217602545
UPC: 602527529424
UPC 14: 00602527529424
Release Date: 4/5/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Better Things ~ Ray Davies (Kinks)
2. Celluloid Heroes - (featuring Richie Sambora) ~ Ray Davies (Kinks)
3. Days/This Time Tomorrow - (featuring Mumford & Sons) ~ Ray Davies (Kinks)
4. Long Way From Home - (featuring The 88) ~ Ray Davies (Kinks)
5. You Really Got Me ~ Ray Davies (Kinks)
6. Lola - (featuring Paloma Faith) ~ Ray Davies (Kinks)
7. Waterloo Sunset - (featuring Jackson Browne) ~ Ray Davies (Kinks)
8. 'Til The End of the Day - (featuring The 88) ~ Ray Davies (Kinks)
9. Dead End Street ~ Ray Davies (Kinks)
10. See My Friends ~ Ray Davies (Kinks)
11. This Is Where I Belong ~ Ray Davies (Kinks)
12. David Watts ~ Ray Davies (Kinks)
13. Tired of Waiting ~ Ray Davies (Kinks)
14. All Day and All of the Nihgt/Destroyer ~ Ray Davies (Kinks)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Mike Crossey.
Muze PNote Photographer: Ian Brodie.
Muze PNote Arranger: Ray Davies .
Muze PNote A tribute album starring the man of honor himself, who also curated the whole affair, See My Friends is a bit of a curious creature. Certainly, Ray Davies' influence is so pervasive he could rope in a number of heavy hitters from a number of different generations. Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen sign up for duets; Metallica backs the legend on a rip through "You Really Got Me," while Spoon offers suitably spacy support on "See My Friends"; Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora harmonize on a languid "Celluloid Heroes," and Black Francis comes in to sing "This Is Where I Belong," a song he covered with gusto some 16 years earlier. As it turns out, "This Is Where I Belong" provides a good indication of the energy level of See My Friends in general: the older dudes are comfortable playing with Ray while the newer dudes are respectful, delivering amiably mannered performances. It's all pleasant enough, but it's hard not to wish that more of the record had the kick of "Til The End of the Day," where the late Alex Chilton seems genuinely enthused to sing with his idol. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Martyn Berg; Ray Davies

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Bruce Springsteen
Muze Guest Artist Jon Bon Jovi
Muze Guest Artist Richie Sambora
Muze Guest Artist Mumford & Sons
Muze Guest Artist Lucinda Williams
Muze Guest Artist The 88
Muze Guest Artist Metallica
Muze Guest Artist Paloma Faith
Muze Guest Artist Jackson Browne
Muze Guest Artist Alex Chilton
Muze Guest Artist Amy MacDonald
Muze Guest Artist Spoon
Muze Guest Artist Black Francis
Muze Guest Artist Gary Lightbody
Muze Guest Artist Billy Corgan

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Muze Music Compilations 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C

Associated Artists and Works

Crouch End Festival Chorus
The Kinks Choral Collection ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus
Hynde, Chrissie
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/08/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 2752942
Music Label Name Label : Decca
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602527529424

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.72)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The highlight of this collaborative set is 'Day/This Time Tomorrow,' a medley of Kinks classics....Davies songbook is so deep, this could be a box set."

Clash (magazine)
- "Springsteen is on fine form on 'Better Things'....Alex Chilton is the beating heart of ''Til The End Of The Day.'"

Record Collector (magazine)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Jackson Browne clearly got the winner's ticket and the honour of accompanying Ray on 'Waterloo Sunset.' It's genuinely beautiful, Davies restricting himself to harmony back-up while Browne takes the lead with reserve and reverence."

Uncut (magazine)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] recontextualizes familiar material, most successfully on Spoon's spacey version of 'See My Friends'."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Davies,Ray
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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