Return To Waterloo: The Kinks CD (2005)

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Label Koch Entertainment
SKU 63942169
UPC 634677982026
UPC 14 00634677982026
Format CD
Release Date 2/22/2005
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Author Kinks
Compilation Appearance 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Compilation Appearance 25Th Anniv Rock Roll Hall Of Fame C
Associated Artist/Work Crouch End Festival Chorus
Technical Info
Engineer Dave Baker; Damian Korner; David Baker; John Rollo
Producer Ray Davies; Ray Davies
CatalogID 79820
Lable Name Koch (USA)
Released 02/22/2005
Original Release 1985
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 31m : 39s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00634677982026
Musical Guests
The Kinks
Album Notes and Credits
Composer: Ray Davies .
Personnel: Ray Davies (guitar, piano, synthesizer, gong); Ray Davies (vocals, sound effects); Valerie Hollerman (spoken vocals); Ian Gibbons (keyboards, synthesizer, programming, drum programming, percussion programming, background vocals); Robert Henrit (drums, percussion); Mick Avory, Bob Henrit (drums); Louisa Davies (vocals); Jim Rodford (bass guitar, background vocals); John O'Donnell (percussion); The Kinks.
Audio Mixer: John Rollo.
Audio Remasterer: Alan Silverman.
Recording information: Konk Studios, London, England.
The only album ever credited to Kinks singer/songwriter/guitarist Ray Davies contains "music from the motion picture": Return to Waterloo is a film written and directed by Davies depicting the daydreams (and nightmares) of a commuter taking a one-hour train trip from the London suburbs to Waterloo train station. The format allows Davies to write a series of story-songs, including "Going Solo" and "Missing Persons," both of which refer to the commuter's daughter, who has left home, "Sold Me Out" and "Not Far Away," punk rock rave-ups expressing the anger of the young people on the train, and "Expectations," a Davies reflection on one of his favorite subjects, the decline and fall of the British Empire. In other words, this is a good Kinks album. And, in fact, three of the songs had appeared on the last Kinks album, 1984's Word of Mouth. But Return to Waterloo is credited to Davies, and the musician list includes all the members of the Kinks except guitarist Dave Davies, which may be the reason for the solo billing. In any case, the billing didn't help sales much, and the film's limited distribution (which seems to have been limited to a TV showing or two and release on home video) didn't promote the soundtrack, either. The album failed to chart and went out of print the year after its release. ~ William Ruhlmann
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 Return to Waterloo
3 Going Solo
4 Missing Persons
5 Sold Me Out
6 Lonely Hearts
7 Not Far Away
8 Expectations
9 Voices in the Dark (End Title)
Product Attributes
Artist Kinks
Music Format Compact Disc

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