Some fans argue that this 1967 release is one of head Kink Ray Davies
's middle-period masterpieces (coming between two LPs that no kultist can deny: Face to Face
and Village Green Preservation Society
), while others regard it as an uneven collection of great singles and inconsequential filler; a stopgap move. Although no one could argue that it's as consistent as those classics, Something Else
does boast one of the great one-two punches in rock history: the rumbling tale of social envy, "David Watts," and "Death of a Clown," a slurring pub sing-along warbled by brother Dave
. Elsewhere, the quartet dives headfirst into droning psychedelia ("Lazy Old Sun"), whimsical balladry ("Afternoon Tea"), suburban soap opera ("Two Sisters"--love that harpsichord), and one of the most poignant singles in rock history ("Waterloo Sunset"). This import edition generously supplements the strong 13-song original lineup with eight bonus tracks. --Don Harrison
Digitally Remastered with Additional Bonus Tracks and the Original Artwork Including New Sleeve Notes and Lyrics. Bonus Tracks Include: 'act Nice and Gentle', 'autumn Almanac', 'susannah's Still Alive', 'wonderboy, 'polly', 'lincoln County', 'there's No Life Without Love' and 'lazy Old Sun' (Unreleased Stereo Take).