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Format: CD
Sku: 212977110
UPC: 602527240503
UPC 14: 00602527240503
Release Date: 10/25/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Postcard From London [From the Musical Olympicland] ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
2. Days ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
3. Waterloo Sunset ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
4. You Really Got Me ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
5. Victoria ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
6. See My Friends ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
7. Celluloid Heroes ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
8. Shangri-La ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
9. Working Man's Cafe ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
10. Village Green Medley: Village Green - (remix) ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
11. Village Green Medley: Picture Book - (remix) ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
12. Village Green Medley: Big Sky - (remix) ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
13. Village Green Medley: Do You Remember Walter? - (remix) ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
14. Village Green Medley: Johnny Thunder - (remix) ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
15. Village Green Medley: Village Green Preservation Society - (remix) ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
16. All Day and All of the Night ~ Crouch End Festival Chorus/Ray Davies (Kinks)
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recording information: Air Studios, London; Konk Studios, London.
Muze PNote Photographer: Sam Seager.
Muze PNote Orchestral and choral arrangements of rock songs have been a curious subgenre ever since the mid-'60s when Andrew Loog Oldham arranged The Rolling Stones Songbook for syrupy strings, but The Kinks Choral Collection stands apart from the pack for the simple reason that it's not the project of some associate or admirer, but rather chief Kink Ray Davies. His very presence as arranger and lead vocal means The Kinks Choral Collection isn't nearly as stuffy and middlebrow as so many of these orchestral rock albums; he manages to inject some semblance of rock & roll by pushing the songs forward with guitar, and letting the rhythms swing instead of plod. This looseness is the first big surprise of the album. The second is its unrepentant but quite possibly accidental silliness, how many of the major guitar riffs are transposed for choir, an audacious idea in concept that's simply goofy in practice. These choral chants hamper the hardest rocking songs here -- "You Really Got Me," "All Day and All of the Night," "Victoria" -- and they're mercifully absent from the slower tunes, songs that benefit from the gentle layered harmonies. In comparison to most orchestral and choral rock albums, these arrangements are subtle and sensitive, providing a nice counterpart for the surprising dose of rock & roll, both things that make The Kinks Choral Collection one of the better entries in this curious subgenre -- and while that's somewhat faint praise, it's praise all the same. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Producer: Ray Davies

Engineer: Jon Bailey

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Chrissie Hynde

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Kinks Choral Collection
Muze Music Compilations Music from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Muze Music Compilations 100 Greatest Tv Themes
Muze Music Compilations Star Trek Album
Muze Music Compilations Music Of James Horner
Muze Music Compilations Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Muze Music Compilations I Hear A Symphony
Muze Music Compilations 100 Greatest Film Themes

Associated Artists and Works

Music From The Pirates Of the Carribean Trilogy ~ City Of Prague Philharmonic
Original Soundtrack
Music From The Pirates Of The Carribean Trilogy ~ Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 12/07/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2009
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 2724050
Music Label Name Label : Decca (USA)
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 : 00602527240503

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.93)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[B]allads such as 'Waterloo Sunset' frame him flatteringly with gorgeous harmonies."

Product Attributes

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