Now seems a good time to note how incredibly young Ray Davies was when he wrote these songs. The Face to Face recording sessions were completed around the time of Ray’s 22nd birthday. He wrote Sunny afternoon and Fancy when he was 21. To benchmark that, consider the ages of the big music trendsetters in mid-1966. Paul McCartney had just turned 24, Dylan had turned 25 and John Lennon was nearly 26. I think it’s pretty amazing Ray Davies was so innovative at such a young age.