New Ray Davies Album 'Americana' Out April 21 2017

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  1. jl151080

    jl151080 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bristol, UK
    Americana by Ray Davies: Music »

    Track listing:

    1. Americana
    2. The Deal
    3. Poetry
    4. Message from the Road
    5. A Place in Your Heart
    6. The Mystery Room
    7. Silent Movie
    8. Rock 'N' Roll Cowboys
    9. Change for Change
    10. The Man Upstairs
    11. I've Heard That Beat Before
    12. A Long Drive Home to Tarzana
    13. The Great Highway
    14. The Invaders
    15. Wings of Fantasy
  2. rstamberg

    rstamberg Forum Resident

    Riverside, CT
    Great news.
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  3. DesertChaos

    DesertChaos Forum Resident

    Cautiously optimistic.
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  4. Bullis

    Bullis Forum Resident

    Loved his last two solos, can only hope for another excellent cd from the master.
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  5. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Thanks for the heads up. When Ray releases an album it's a no brainer, automatic purchase for me.

    Sometimes it's nice not to have to make a decision .
    The only solo album I skipped is See My Friends. The thought of Ray working with Jon Bon Jovi upset my stomach. :D
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  6. gottafeelin

    gottafeelin Forum Resident

    Wow, this is a long time in the making...
  7. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

    Lakewood OH
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  8. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    Any idea why he would do an album called "Americana"? Is this serious?

    It makes me think of the Allman Brothers releasing an album referencing cricket... :D

    (I'd buy both for the record...)
  9. BlueJay

    BlueJay Forum Resident

    'Americana' is the title of the autobiography Ray published in 2013. That's a book about his experience of touring, living, and nearly dying, in the USA. My guess is that this album touches on many of the same themes.
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  10. Agora Mike

    Agora Mike Forum Resident

    Cleveland USA
    Well he did get shot in New Orleans, so I guess that makes him an honorary American in my book. ;)
  11. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    Did not know that. :cheers:
  12. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Richmond, Virginia
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  13. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    Instant buy
  14. I loved Other People's Lives, Working Man's Cafe not so much. I'll certainly check this one out, if it's good I'll enjoy this much more than a Kinks reunion.
  15. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    When Working Man's Cafe came out in 2007, there was a special edition with a DVD included. This DVD included a twenty-minute short film named Americana: A Work in Progress. Ray thought that the Americana CD would be a quick followup to Working Man's Cafe, but of course it wasn't. It's been many years since I last viewed that DVD, but I wonder if any of the new songs are mentioned in that DVD.

    Some of the songs have also been performed live by Ray a few years ago:

    Rock n Roll Cowboys:

  16. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    I've Heard That Beat Before:

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  17. Who'sTommy

    Who'sTommy Forum Resident

    The Netherlands
    Interesting news. Looking forward to it.
  18. Fortuleo

    Fortuleo Forum Resident

    15 SONGS ! I mean 15 NEW RAY DAVIES SONGS !
  19. Bonddm

    Bonddm Forum Resident

    I was the complete opposite!
    Having said that, I played Other People's Lives the other day and it's definitely grown on me.
  20. jl151080

    jl151080 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bristol, UK
    Rays Facebook page says more news to be announced tomorrow. Ray is also on the cover of the new issue of Mojo (#280).
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  21. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    Ray got shot trying to defend his lady from a purse-snatcher...that makes him a "White Knight" (quite British, actually).
    If he had been armed and shot back at the armed perp in self-defense...that would have made him an honorary American.
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  22. Fortuleo

    Fortuleo Forum Resident

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  23. Kevin55

    Kevin55 Forum Resident

    Mojo says this on their webpage: Davies goes on to discuss ... his new album (or, more accurately, pair of albums) Americana.

    Anyone have an idea what that might mean?
  24. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    Hopefully the news is a US tour. Last time west coast - 2012. Last New York City - 2011.
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    Kevin55 Forum Resident

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