Monday, August 15, 2011

Lost Dave Davies Album to Delight Kinks Fans This Autumn!

Wow! 2011 is shaping up to be the year of the great lost album. First we've been promised the long-awaited official release of The Beach Boys' SMiLE sessions, now Universal Music has set release dates and revealed a track listing for Dave Davies's legendary "Lost Album."

Ray Davies was enjoying his most creatively fertile period in the years spanning 1967 to 1969. At the same time, little brother Dave was developing into quite a fine songwriter in his own right, scoring a major solo hit in '67 with the magically Dylanesque "Death of a Clown". As Ray's command of The Kinks didn't allow Dave much room on the band's albums, the younger Davies planned to branch out with his first solo L.P., using The Kinks as his backing band. Although several excellent songs slotted for the album wound up on 45, the album never surfaced. Now it is being reconstructed with brand-new, Dave Davies-approved remastering and all of the klassics he kontributed to The Kinks' albums as bonus tracks. While much of this material has surfaced on Universal's >recent Kinks reissues, quite a bit of this has never received official release, including "Do You Wish to Be a Man", "Crying", and "Are You Ready". Now how about releasing The Stones' Could You Walk on Water? or The Who's Jigsaw Puzzle for a fabulous, 2011 lost-album trifecta?

Dave Davies Lost Album is scheduled for a September 26th release in the U.K. and an October 4th appearance in the U.S. It is available for pre-order on here.

And now, the track listing:

1. Susannah's Still Alive Stereo
2. This Man He Weeps Tonight Stereo mix
3. Mindless Child Of Motherhood Stereo mix
4. Hold My Hand Stereo
5. Do You Wish To Be A Man
6. Are You Ready
7. Creeping Jean
8. Crying
9. Lincoln County Stereo
10. Mr Shoemaker's Daughter
11. Mr Reporter Stereo
12. Groovy Movies
13. There's No Life Without Love
14. I Am Free
15. Death Of A Clown
16. Love Me Till The Sun Shines
17. Susannah's Still Alive
18. Funny Face Mono Album Version
19. Lincoln County
20. There's No Life Without Love Mono Version
21. Hold My Hand
22. Creeping Jean
23. This Man He Weeps Tonight
24. Mindless Child Of Motherhood
25. Mr Reporter Alternate Mix
26. Hold My Hand Demo Version
27. Good Luck Charm

Much thanks to The Second Disc for this news.
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