Ray Davies - Other People's Lives mp3 album

Ray Davies - Other People's Lives mp3 album
Contemporary Pop/Rock,Singer/Songwriter
  • Performer:
    Ray Davies
  • Title:
    Other People's Lives
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  • Style:
    Contemporary Pop/Rock,Singer/Songwriter
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  • Recording Location:
    Konk Studios
Ray Davies - Other People's Lives mp3 album

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    1616 mb
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    1761 mb
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    1348 mb
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Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Things Are Gonna Change (The Morning After) Ray Davies Ray Davies 4:21
2 After the Fall Ray Davies Ray Davies 4:35
3 Next Door Neighbour Ray Davies Ray Davies 3:53
4 All She Wrote Ray Davies Ray Davies 4:10
5 Creatures of Little Fatih Ray Davies Ray Davies 3:45
6 Run Away from Time Ray Davies Ray Davies 3:48
7 The Tourist Ray Davies Ray Davies 4:46
8 Is There Life After Breakfast? Ray Davies Ray Davies 4:30
9 The Gateway (Lonesome Train) Ray Davies Ray Davies 6:36
10 Other People's Lives Ray Davies Ray Davies 4:52
11 Stand Up Comic Ray Davies Ray Davies 4:33
12 Over My Head Ray Davies Ray Davies 6:02
13 Thanksgiving Day Ray Davies Ray Davies 5:10


Toby Baron - Drums
John Beecham - Horn
Phil Bodger - Mixing, Overdub Engineer
Steve Bolton - Guitar
Mike Cotton - Horn
Martin Davies - Choir/Chorus
Ray Davies - Arranger, Audio Production, Bass, Composer, Engineer, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Harmonica, Main Personnel, Mellotron, Mixing, Organ (Hammond), Piano, Primary Artist, Producer, Remixing, Vocals, Writer
Graham Dominy - Engineer
Isabel Fructuoso - Vocals
Alida Giusti - Choir/Chorus
Adrian Hall - Engineer
Dylan Howe - Drums
Serge Krebs - Choir/Chorus, Loops, Remixing, Sound Effects
Laurie Latham - Cymbals, Engineer, Mixing, Tambourine
Bob Ludwig - Mastering
B.J. Ben Mason - Overdub Engineer
Linda McBride - Choir/Chorus
Milton McDonald - Guitar
Dick Nolan - Bass, Choir/Chorus
Nick Payn - Horn, Sax (Tenor)
Martin Salvador Rex - Choir/Chorus, Engineer, Mixing
Andrew Scarth - Engineer, Horn Engineer, Mixing, Overdub Engineer
Dave Swift - Bass
David Temple - Trumpet
Phil Veacock - Saxophone
Lawrence Watson - Portrait Photography
Norman Watt-Roy - Bass
Matthew Winch - Trumpet

Ray Davies returned with his first album of original songs in years and it's a strong set. While stylistically it may relate to "UK Jive" or one of the Kinks last albums on MCA, the songwriting outclasses most of those albums touching on what Ray has always done best--giving us a window into the characters that inhabit the worlds he creates in his mind."Other People's Lives" may be a little slick but some of that slickness also acts as salvation helping some of the weaker tracks resonate and pushing the focus on the melodies. Yes, this doesn't have the back-to-basics sound that most of Ray's contemporaries were using at the time to popularize their sound again. That meant that some folks just didn't take to the album after the stripped down reinvention of Kinks classics on "The Storyteller". Give the album a chance as Ray continued to rediscovery the very things that made his songwriting great to begin with.
So after 43 years the Godfather of Britpop brings us his first solo work. His inspiration has seeped into much of contemporary music, spanning every decade since. From the rocker kids and punks picking up their Stratocaster copies and banging out the chords to “You Really Got Me”, to the whimsical British poets of the 90’s, using “Waterloo Sunset” and “The Village Green Preservation Society” as their guide vocal. Not only is the music of The Kinks esteemed for its influence to these generations of musicians, but as a commentator of the British life style over the last 40 years, Davies has held his gifted hand over the heartbeat, reflecting our culture, and national personality with a skill that is completely unrivaled. So does a man in his 60’s, a man whose commercial success has surely bought the financial rewards that have allowed him a certain detachment from his Muswell Hill roots and the working class, have something relevant to say in 2006 ? “Other People’s Lives” is actually a misleading title. Much of the material on the album seems self analytical, reflecting a life of loves and losses, introspectively observing the mistakes, the successes that most men in the autumn of their life are entitled to do. Set to a contemporary rock background, the hooks are fine, polished, but are far from memorable. When they do work, as on “Things Are Gonna Change (The Morning After)”, “Creatures Of Little Faith”, the Flamenco tinged title track, and the outstanding “All She Wrote”, Davies sounds as important as ever. On the flip side, there are completely forgettable tracks like “Next Door Neighbour”, “The Tourist”, “Is There Life After Breakfast ?” and “Stand Up Comic”. “Other People’s Lives” is uneven, hardly groundbreaking, and occasionally interesting, but for all his triumphs, Ray Davies can be forgiven almost anything.